Brittany O'Neill reveals the emotional ups and downs of having her very personal journey adapted for the big screen. First, she decided to take charge of her health and trained for the New York marathon, shedding 60 pounds in the process and altering her career path. Paul had been a big part of my questioning where I was going in my life and wanting to make a change. I was running an off-Broadway theater company at the time, so there was some level of having it together. I feel forever connected to her through this movie. She nailed it so well that I feel like she knows me extremely intimately because of how she portrayed this character. I have tendonitis, it sort of flares up here and there. So I try to keep it to no more than two to three miles at a time. FB Tweet ellipsis More. Image zoom.
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Are you all right? But my growth has been exponential because of that experience. She and Bell, who came from her far-closer home in the San Fernando Valley, were eating breakfast and trying to ignore the heat outside at a restaurant on the Sunset Strip. Bell was also focused on her own personal weight-loss journey. She began running — usually a couple of miles per day, and four at her maximum.
By Gregory E. August 20, pm Updated August 20, pm. Then living on the Upper West Side, she smoked a pack and a half of Marlboro Lights a day, had six figures of student loan debt and her job running a theater company had some unhealthy side effects. Too embarrassed to attempt an outdoor jog, she headed to the gym and slowly pounded out 2 miles on a treadmill. She was hooked. She stopped eating processed foods and lost 70 pounds. By November , she was ready to race. She completed the Read Next. David Beckham's soccer stadium site may put your health at
The story behind Brittany Runs a Marathon began on a couch, after work, back in She knew she needed to change. But how the hell could she break out of her cycle of work, booze, and crappy food?