The short version:
I’m Sarah and I’m the girl behind Run Far Girl. I’m passionate about my family, running, fundraising for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and helping others find freedom from the addiction of an eating disorder. On my blog you’ll find all things related to running, motherhood and healthy living. It’s a crazy, messy life but I love it!
The long version:
I’m a mom to three great kids and wife to an amazingly supportive man. We met in college and were married in 2004. He was a history major, I was an English major. He loved weight lifting, I loved running. He was outgoing, I was shy. It was a perfect match!
We both grew up in New Hampshire and in 2005 decided we needed a change of scenery and moved to Arizona (you can’t get much more different than that!). I loved the sunshine and the heat of the desert, but we missed family. So in December of 2008 we packed everything up and moved back to NH.
My “career” has consisted of teaching high school English in both private and public schools, as well as working on the residential staff of a boarding school for troubled teens. Most people cringe when I relay this detail, “High-schoolers!?! God love you!” But the truth is I love working with that age group and honestly feel more equipped to deal with a teenager than a toddler.
I stopped working in 2012 to be a full time stay-at-home-mom with my own toddler, with my then 2.5 year old daughter, Sophia (she is now 4). She is sweet, spunky and just as determined as I am (I’m kind of looking forward to when she’s a teenager, believe it or not. Because right now debating over whether she can use the car or not seems easier than potty training). On September 29th, 2012 we welcomed our son, Jack. He’s such a sweet boy and so brave. You can read about his story and our journey with him HERE. Juggling the responsibility of raising two kids has been a challenge, but like any challenge in life I’ve faced it head on and have started to figure it out. I consider “wife” and “mom” my primary roles, but I also love to run.
I fell in love with running the summer I turned 18, when it became the place where I found peace. It turned into more than just a hobby when I set out to run my first marathon in 2003. I’d never run a single race in my life and I decided to run a marathon first. I ran a 3:51 and have been chasing a Boston Marathon Qualifying time since. I ran my PR this May of 3:25 and finally qualified for Boston. You can read about that HERE.
On these pages I also share my 9-year battle with Bulimia and how I’ve come to a place of complete freedom. For me this freedom means a life that is more fully alive, able to enjoy my family, running and food more completely than ever before. I hope you find encouragement in my story. I share it in detail in these posts: