Hi I’m Sara
Energy enthusiast, female empowerment advocate, entrepreneur, ultramarathon runner, recovering caffeine addict, food lover, passionate traveller, freedom chaser and now blogger…
I absolutely love running. Actually I love racing! I love the sense of accomplishment when I cross the finish line despite the challenges that I have encountered on the journey. I am never going to be really fast, you are unlikely to see me on any podiums (unless it’s a VERY small field!), but I have the endurance and the mental strength to keep going when things get tough.
If people ask me what I do for fun I say I am a runner. It is a big part of my life. A lot of my friends are runners. I define myself as a runner. But that wasn’t always the case…
I remember at school I was more the brainy kid than the athletic one. Always a little chubby, nobody ever wanted me on their team in sports, and I didn’t want to be picked because I knew that I would let everyone down. I hated running with a passion! I was always the slowest, and would do anything to get out of athletics. When I left school at 16 I swore I would NEVER run again!
And yet here I am now, 30+ years later and I run marathons and ultramarathons for fun. In fact since my mid 30’s I have run 18 marathons, and twice as many ultras, and counting. I set myself tough goals, I don’t always achieve them and I have a few DNF’s to my name, but it’s all part of the experience.
I run everywhere. I can’t go on holiday without taking my running shoes. Most of my holidays or weekends away are planned around some race or other. We planned our honeymoon to coincide with a race we wanted to do in NZ. (Thankfully my husband is just as obsessed with running as I am, otherwise it might not have worked out very well…)
So how did I get from there to here? In my mid 30’s I was persuaded by a work collegue to do a 5k charity run in Bournemouth to raise money for cancer research. I was working in the head office of a large gym chain at the time. I had free gym membership and loved doing classes like spin, pump etc, but had never ever given running another go. I started right from scratch with a run walk program, I completed the race, and it was such a sense of achievement for me. I was hooked… A year later I did my first marathon in London and I have never looked back.
Running is my passion and I love sharing it with other people! So what else do I do other than run I hear you ask…
When I hit my forties I was a corporate professional who relied on coffee to wake me up in the morning, and struggled to get through the afternoon without that energy slump.
I spent almost 30 years in the finance industry. When I started my first business back in 2013 it was a bookkeeping franchise. I really wanted to do something in the health field but I had no idea what so I stayed in my comfort zone. It was hard enough going to network events to find clients for someone as introverted as I was, but I persevered.
About a year in an opportunity presented itself that allowed me to combine my core values of health and fitness with my passion for helping others feel good and I “ran” with it (pun intended!)
Now I get to coach and support women like me to rekindle their energy and enthusiasm for life and feel comfortable in their own skin! I absolutely love being a part of someone else’s health transformation!
I really do believe that everyone deserves to live life as the healthiest happiest version of themselves, and the solutions that I share allow women to achieve optimal health and redefine their normal.
My wish is to inspire other women to prioritise their health and well-being, and I know that the key to achieving sustainable results lies with our mindset and our subconscious programming. Over the past year I have studied neuro-linguistic programming and I am now an NLP Master Practitioner.