Welcome to Run Fast. Eat Lots. My name is Sarah and I love to run and eat. I wish it was my full time job.
I’ve always been a recreational runner. Truth be told, I joined the high school track team because of a cute guy. If you can’t be honest on the world wide web, where can you be?
I ran my first official race was in 2009 – the Scotiabank half marathon. I don’t think I had run more than 15km in ‘training’ (aka Saturday morning jogs to the waterfront) and I had no idea what my pace was or how far I was going. These were the pre-Garmen days. I finished it in 1:50 and thought, “that wasn’t so bad. Let’s try a full”. So my second race ever was the Scotiabank full marathon one year later in September 2010. The rest is history.
After running my 6th marathon in Chicago in October 2013, I decided to look for a coach to really push myself. I had been able to take about 25 minutes off my marathon time in three years on my own – but not by doing any of the tough stuff like interval training, tempos or fartleks. I had read enough to know that I wouldn’t be able to get much faster without putting in the hard work. So when I passed tryouts with the Angels, a speedy group of talented female runners, I was esctatic and got serious about success.
Over the last year, my coach Nicole and the Angels have pushed me harder than ever. I still find myself lying on the floor of my living room to recover after our group workouts. Since training with the Angels, I’ve set PB’s in every distance and recently took 10 minutes off of my marathon time, running 3:03:09 in NYC. I am so grateful to be able to train with such speedy and inspiring females! They are rockets.
Running clears my mind, is good for my soul and let’s me eat what I want.
So I run to eat. There is nothing better than indulging in an amazing meal after a long run or a hard workout. I love to cook and spend a lot of time trying new things in the kitchen.
My boyfriend (the taste tester) is probably rejoicing that my ‘food scrapbook’ will be posted so I can stop bothering him with pictures of my kitchen adventures.
I hope you enjoy my blog! If not, that’s OK too. Running isn’t for everyone. Eating however is 😉