About

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Hi, I’m Sarah!

In 2008 I had just finished running my second marathon in Madison, Wisconsin. The next day I immediately wanted another race and another goal to train for. I’d recently been reading books about famous runners and their life journeys with running. I was inspired by Bart Yasso’s travels around the globe and determination in overcoming adversity in so many ways. I was amazed and intrigued by Dean Karnazes expedition of 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days.
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I wanted a goal, a dream, something to work for throughout life that would combine my love for running, traveling, and exploring new places. It was then that I decided to run 50 marathons in 50 states by my 50th birthday.

Someday!

Someday!

Why by my 50th birthday? Well, I’m also an obsessive lover of travel, fashion, shoes, and photography-also expensive hobbies. Being a teacher means I can’t do/have it all at once. In addition, I want to make each state not just a race, but a chance to explore that area and its claims to fames.  I love trying food from local restaurants, sampling new local beer, and enjoying nature unique to an area.  I want to make sure I don’t just run a race in a state and check it off.  I want to make time to explore that state, too.  I also don’t want to sacrifice non-50 state races in my quest for 50 in 50. My timeline seems like a great way to stretch out my dream, maintain the healthy, active lifestyle I so enjoy, and truly make it about the journey.

Here I will share my ups, downs, and in betweens as I run my way to my goal. It is my journey of sneaks and stilettos. You can contact me with questions, suggestions, anything at sneaksandstilettos@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Awesome goal, Sarah! Are you based in Wisconsin if you started there? I’m in LaCrosse. Always happy to meet fellow midwest writers. Either way, I love your goal and that you’re including travel in it. What a cool way to see the world and share your ideas and learnings along that journey. Much success to you on your journey! I look forward to following along. 🙂

    • Thanks, Jess. The goal to run a marathon in each state and travel definitely keeps me motivated most of the time. I do live in Wisconsin-near La Crosse. Having a long-term goal to train through our cold, brutal winters is also a must. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to reading more about your adventures, too!

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