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[fusion_text]My name is Sara, I currently live in Virginia with my husband, dog Zoe, and cats Gorman, Izzy and Piper.

We’ve moved around quite a bit over the past several years. We both grew up in North Carolina, but moved to Pennsylvania from 2010-2014. After 4 long (and very cold) years, we moved to Virginia. It’s a crazy life, but it’s our life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

My journey with running has been a long and winding road. I started running many years ago, but began to take it seriously when we moved to Erie. It started as more of an escape but slowly turned into a passion.

I ran my first marathon, the Chicago Marathon, in 2011 (4:43) and again in 2012 (4:38). I ran each of them simply to complete, but really didn’t have a good race either time. I ended up taking a 3 month break from running all together after my second marathon.

I needed some time to find my “running mojo” again, and it came back! However, I still made mistakes. I jumped into it too quickly, and after losing my job I went a little too crazy and ended up with a femoral stress fracture. It was a very tough time for me, but without a doubt I believe it taught me so much.

After my passion for running was renewed and I had recovered fully from my stress fracture, I started thinking about goals. I decided, even though it sounded beyond crazy at the time, that I wanted to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

I found a plan and for 20 weeks I trained hard and smart. I ran the Kiawah Island Marathon in December 2014.

My official time was 3:29:43! I qualified for the Boston Marathon (which I will run in 2016) and cut 1 hour and 9 minutes off my previous marathon time. It was a dream come true and one of the top 5 days of my life.

Here are a list of my current PRs:

10k – 47:45 Half Marathon – 1:37:42 Marathon – 3:26:42

I look forward to conituing to chase my running dreams!

While I haven’t always been a runner, I have always (for as long as I can remember) been the girlfriend, fiance and now wife of a runner.

My husband is an amazing runner. He truly has a God given talent for it and it brings him so much enjoyment. His fastest marathon time currently is a 2:27.  His long term goal is to qualify for the olympic trials (which would mean a marathon time of 2:18 or better).

This blog is my way to document my honest journey (the good and the bad) in my marriage, everyday life, and my journey to be the best and strongest runner I can be. Thanks for stopping by!

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