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Author & Coach – Sarah Lavender Smith Ep45

Sarah Lavender Smith is a bit of a renaissance woman and in this episode she talks about how that came about. We chat about her path away from her original journalism career plan and how she found herself a runner much to her own surprise. Then how running became a career of its own.

Sarah and her husband have also followed some not so traditional life and career moves including taking nearly a year off to travel the world with their two kids. I ask her to explain how you can go about doing that financially and whether it was really all it was cracked up to be. For anyone interested in a non traditional career path Sarah’s candor and insights will really be helpful.

Photo by Howie Stern

Find her book The Trail Runner’s Companion here.








And find out more about what Sarah is up to and how she can be your coach at www.sarahlavendersmith.com

Sarah in a self-supported stage race last May during the 155-mile Mauna to Mauna Ultra on the Big Island, drenched from rain. Photo courtesy Mauna to Mauna Ultra

And below her and her family in Barcelona on their round the world trip.

Pro Runner – Sage Canaday part 1 Ep13

Sage Canaday is a hard man to keep up with. That is most true if you are running, especially in the mountains. It’s also true that trying to keep up with all the ways he is hustling to carve out a career in running is hard. He has sponsors, a YouTube channel with tips and training videos,  a podcast, a coaching business and of course he’s on social media. Oh right and he runs and races…very very fast.

We talk about why he transitioned from road runner to ultra runner and some of the different things he’s done to make running a career, and spoiler alert some of them were not fun! But Sage is someone who has long been passionate and enthralled with running and worked very hard to make a career happen. I think he shares a lot of helpful information for anyone trying to make it in athletic endeavors as well as people just trying any kind of niche enthapeneur career come to life.

Find more about Sage at www.sagecanaday.com or find out how to have Sage as coach at www.sagerunning.com

Follow him at all these places too.  Facebook – Twitter @sagecanaday – Instagram @sagecanaday – YouTube at Vo2maxProductions