Hi! I’m Organic Runner Mom!
Hi! I am Sandra! I am a 40-something mom who blogs about trail running, running (half marathons and marathons), CrossFit and triathlon. I live in the Upper Valley of NH near trails that I can run on! I have two active kids who spend much of their time exploring the outdoors and who now have found a love for running! In addition to writing about endurance sports I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I love to create recipes using organic & healthy food, I write product reviews, provide training and workout tips and most of all I hope to inspire YOU! I am also an aspiring Children’s Book author.
I found running back in high school when I used to run before crew practice. It was common for us to have to run from boathouse row in Philadelphia to “The Three Angels” and back as a warm-up before getting into our shells for the real workout. Someone once called me “gazelle” during one of these runs perhaps because of my ridiculously awkward, skinny long legs but perhaps more so because they could see how freeing running could be for me. I rowed all through high school and then college at Colby College in Maine. I was even a coach at Bates and Middlebury. In 2000 I moved back to a tiny town, Monroe, NH. A new location, a career change to become a first grade teacher, and a discovery of an incredible trail system, the Kingdom Trails and my love for trail running was started. Much of my free time was spent running and racing. One may call it the start of a healthy obsession.
I am now a 14 time marathon finisher (including 4 Boston Marathons, 3 as a qualified runner, one with Team Stonyfield). several marathons have been on trails. I have finished countless half marathons and races of shorter distances. I am a 3 time Half Ironman Finisher. I also love to paddleboard, cross country ski, downhill ski, do yoga, and now have added CROSSFIT into the mix!
Being a runner has taken me on a journey of self-discovery and made me a stronger individual both inside and out. As a runner I am inspired and motivated by all of the amazing endurance athletes that I meet. Since I discovered my love for running I have met many new friends and have continued to set new goals for myself. Running has also been essential in helping me to deal with depression, post partum depression and PTSD after running the Boston Marathon in 2013.
I am currently an ambassador for:
- Skirt Sports
- GARMIN Crew
I have written Articles for:
Women’s Running Magazine:
Places that I have been featured:
- Another Mother Runner-Follow this Runner
Podcasts: (Please Give a Listen):
Here are some of my top posts:
- Stretches and Exercises to Help with Peroneal Tendonitis
- Run It-What a Runner Eats Before, During, and After a Long Run
- Building Mental Toughness for Running
- Chafing. How can you prevent it during exercise?
- The Best Half Ironman Triathlon Packing List
I hope you enjoyed stopping by Organic Runner Mom! Please e-mail me with any questions or comments or inquiries about how you can work with me at firstname.lastname@example.org