Hi, I’m Sarah
And I’m a fitness coach who teaches adventure travelers how to self-coach so they can climb higher, hike further, and save 💰.
A few years ago, in 2017, I was training my ass off for the class and the graduation climb at Rainier. But I was totally getting my ass kicked.
I’d spent most of 2016 recovering from a potentially disabling injury, so I was coming into the class pretty weak.
I was also in a group of really strong hikers and climbers. I really struggled to keep up. The group would leave me behind on training hikes, which was scary. And also felt like shit.
I was so crushed. I felt like I was the wrong age and in the wrong body. (The other girls in my class were size zeroes, and I’ve always been, shall we say, a bit more curvy.)
So a few months into this class, I was totally dejected and defeated.
No matter what I did, everyone was fitter, better, faster, and leaner than me.
I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be there.
But what could I do? I was too proud and stubborn to throw in the towel.
Plus, I couldn’t shake the feeling that the naysayers around me were dead f*ck1ng wrong about me … and that I didn’t have to be a 22-year-old, gluten-free-vegan, razor-skinny, 6-minute-mile-running fitness model in order to climb Mt. Rainier.
So I held onto that feeling all through the spring and summer. And in October, this happened:
That would be me on top of Pequeno Alpamayo. Which is a lot bigger, steeper, and more technical than Mt. Rainier. And it’s in Bolivia.
Mt. Rainier you ask? Well, it was already in the books by then.
Now you may be wondering, what the actual @$%& happened between May and October?
The short answer: After lots of study, trial, and error, I finally dialed in an endurance training system that worked. And it’s the one that I teach to my students and clients today. (I call it the Epic Endurance Roadmap, and you can read more about it here.)
Today, and my life is so different.
Now I’m a certified personal trainer specializing in self-coaching for mountain athletes. I’m out to help people everywhere redefine what’s possible … and blow their own minds.
Ready? Start here!
- FREE Training Plan Workbook – Learn my 6-step process for writing a training plan that gets results.
- 8-week beginner training plan – Designed for beginners and anyone coming back from a break. Starts at 3 hours of training a week.
- Mountain Fit: Self-Coaching for Mountain Athletes – Become your own fitness coach! This online master class shows you step-by-step how to train yourself for all your hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering adventures.