I am 48 years old, been a runner for about 16 years and have suffered numerous injuries during that time. I really wanted to become a stronger, healthier, injury free runner and heard about Sarah through my run group, Penninsula Runners White Rock.
I remember my first or second call with Sarah – I told her what I was looking for but more importantly the two things that I WOULD NOT give up – coffee and wine 🙂 I fully expected her to try to convince me of the health benefits of giving those up and read me a bit of a riot act – but she didn’t. She did convince me to cut coffee down to 1 cup per day and limit my wine (ha ha – honest Sarah I did limit it ). We had monthly check-ins to check my progress which were not only helpful to provide me with good direction but I found them inspiring.
Sarah is very positive, laughs easily and makes it easy to admit little blips along the way – and there were some blips !!
I did the Newport Marathon 10 years ago and swore I would never EVER do another marathon again and never EVER Newport again and guess what? Yep I signed up – and I completed it – saying of course, I’m never doing another marathon, but now – perhaps I might. I completed it relatively injury free and beat my time from the first time…………………. So her program works!
I’m sure I was not Sarah’s most committed student but I learned some valuable tools to help me progress as a runner and as a healthy human, without having to give up my coffee and wine – what could be better!
Thank you Sarah for all your guidance, your friendship, your knowledge, your empowerment and most of all your undying encouragement!”
Lesley Garlough, Tsawwassen BC
January 10, 2016