My name is Sarah, and I've been training with Beyond Exercise for almost two years.
I started running for fun and to maintain fitness in college, and I unexpectedly fell in love with the sport. I ran a bunch of half marathons and often found myself thinking, "How do people run twice this distance?" Then in 2011, when I realized that the Flying Pig Marathon would fall on my birthday, I made a New Year's resolution to run my first 26.2. I will never forget the feeling of crossing that finish line. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and it lit a fire in me that left me wanting so much more.
Fast forward a few years, and there I was multiple marathons later still chasing a sub 4 hour finish. I started Pig training again but was derailed by a stubborn hamstring injury.
I saw a few different providers, but it wasn't until I walked through the doors of Beyond Exercise almost two years ago and met Eric that I finally felt like I was where I belonged. Since starting my rehab journey with him and strength training with Jason, I'm optimistic that my return to running marathons is no longer just a dream, and I can't wait to cross that finish line again.
Outside of being very involved in the local running community, I'm a clinical pharmacist for Humana, and I enjoy working out, trying new local restaurants, baking, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
What's your favorite pre-race meal? Peanut butter and banana toast
What's your favorite non-running or triathlon activity? Weight training (with Jason!) and spinning
What's your preferred recovery activity? Does drinking beers by the pool count? :) If not, then yoga!
What motivated you to get involved in your sport and what keeps you motivated to keep participating? What motivated me to start running was a desire to discover what I was truly capable of both physically and mentally, and to learn how to push myself beyond what I ever thought possible. While I've reached some of my goals, there are still plenty I'm chasing, and that untapped potential is what keeps me motivated to keep participating.
50 min (10K)
1:50 (half marathon)