I few weeks ago I ‘met’ Sarah Stanley (@sarahstanley) on Twitter. She was talking about her upcoming 50 mile run. At first I thought it was a typo, but as it turned out she indeed planned to run 50 miles. With her BlackBerry, and tweeting along the way.
I don’t think I could run 5 miles, and if I did manage to pull it off I wouldn’t be in any shape to hold my BlackBerry, never mind type. Out of curiosity I followed links to Sarah’s blog and found,
“I run 50 miles to inspire someone to run or walk 1 mile.”
I was out of town the weekend of the race, but I checked in on Sarah from the hotel, and there she was, running, tweeting and uploading occasional photos from the course.
Sarah’s a entrepreneur from Washington, D.C. She’s been running for about fifteen years, and this 50 mile event was her second ultramarathon. She’s on a mission to help others find health, fitness, and happiness. “I’m passionate about health and wellness,“ Sarah explained, “and every day I ask myself, ‘How can I be a blessing to someone, somehow, someway, somewhere.’”
If you want to improve your level of fitness, Sarah’s advice is to make a plan and keep it achievable. She also welcomes questions via her blog or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So what’s in her future? In addition to running, Sarah is working on a country-wide tour to help others find their way to health, fitness and happiness. In the meantime, she’ll be on Twitter providing inspiration to all.