SARAH SAGERS

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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.


RACE HIGHLIGHTS:

50 min (10K)

1:50 (half marathon)

4:06 (marathon)