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From Never Eating Again to Racing the Himalayan 100 Mile: Sarah Russell
Mar 11th, 2015 by runnersconnect at 12:01 am

I just want you to imagine how tired you feel at the end of the furthest race you have done, be it a 5k, marathon or ultra.

Think of how much of an accomplishment that is.

Now imagine doing a 100 mile race, how would that feel?

How about 100 mile race through the Himalayas?

Makes me feel tired even thinking about it, but how about if not only did you have to run 100 miles through the Himalyas, but you ran that 100 mile race carrying a colostomy bag, and only 2 years prior you were in a high dependency unit wondering if you would ever eat again.

That is what you are going to hear about today from our guest, one inspiring woman. This is a story you do not want to miss!

Our guest today, Sarah Russell, was recently featured in the Telegraph (a prestigious newspaper in the UK). Sarah is

   Consultant Editor for Running fitness Magazine, and a writer for Runners Connect

   Running, Biomechanics & Corrective Exercise Specialist

   Coach and founder of Sarah Runs- group for beginners and intermediates; with over 350 members

   Represented Great Britain as an U23 lightweight rower in 1993

   Part of Team GB at the European and World Duathlon Championships in 2006 and 2007.

   Race Director Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon.

Todays Episode will cover

    How Sarah went from having 5 serious surgeries in 3 years to racing 100 miles across the Himalayas within 3 years

   The perspective change that occurred within Sarah's attitude towards challenges

   How it felt to wake up at altitude with views of Mount Everest after 5 months in hospital wondering if she would ever be able to eat again

   How the race taught Sarah the raw appreciation of what we are capable of, and how that sense of achievement resulted in one of the best moments of her life

   What the Himalayan 100 experience involved; from sleeping in tin sheds, wearing every item of clothing she had with her, covered in blankets, to trekking through the jungle and rainforest in sweltering temperatures

   Why Sarah believes life is all about creating memories with those you love, and sharing experiences with other runners.

Never Eating Again to Racing the Himalayan 100 Mile: Sarah Russell

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