My guest today is a fellow entrepreneur and only recently did I find out that she’s also a runner.
Once I heard that she was training for a marathon I couldn’t resist inviting her on the show.
I am looking forward to going a few easy miles today with Sara Kedge.
Transforming Into A Runner
Sara Kedge wasn’t always a runner.
There was a time when she couldn’t run more than a few hundred yards.
She started by setting an achievable goal of running a 5k.
Sara is very competitive with herself and wanted to prove that she could accomplish any goals she set.
Once she completed her first 5k, she began to wonder what else she might be capable of.
Slowly she began increasing the distances she ran.
According to Sara, somewhere between running a 10k and progressing to a half marathon, a change occurred.
Sara began to view herself as a runner.
Running began with a focus on fitness and morphed into so much more.
Full Before 40
Once Sara accepted that she was a runner, a new goal began to take shape.
She set a goal to run a marathon before the age of 40.
Sara accomplished that goal when she crossed her first marathon finish line at the age of 39.
Upon crossing the finish, she also vowed to never run another marathon again.
As most runners know, anything said after finishing a race is almost always a lie.
Sara went on to complete an ultra-marathon as well.
Her love of running began to subside after all the time she poured into the long-distance events.
Ultimately it took a close running friend to convince her to go the distance again.
What The Marathon Taught Her
After covering 26.2 miles by foot, Sara had gotten some things right but would also change some things.
Her nutrition was spot on which is often a challenging aspect to get right.
In hindsight, Sara realized she didn’t plan her race in enough detail and went too fast at times.
Training for and running longer distances has taught Sara how to listen to her body.
If something feels off while running, she would rather back off on mileage rather than ignore it and risk further injury.
She also learned that it’s ok to run alone and take advantage of her “me” time.
Running allows her brain to switch off and focus on one foot in front of the other.
Sara has been working for herself since early in the pandemic when the lockdown began.
She splits her time between various endeavors ranging from teaching at a university, consulting/career coaching, and producing adult blanket forts.
The idea for blanket forts came naturally as she was looking for a way to relax.
Sara is a big believer that forts aren’t only for kids and that adults can benefit from them as well.
Her entrepreneurial spirit has taught her to keep adjusting even when life throws curveballs.
Sara is proud of what she has been able to achieve thus far in both running and in her professional career.
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