“You fail your way to success and what is success, it’s relative, right?” – Sabrina Seher
Today’s conversation is with Sabrina Seher.
Sabrina is a pretty special human being. I met her when I was running the Seattle Quadzilla last fall.
Sabrina was also running the Quadzilla—I think there were a total of 35 or so of us. But Sabrina, as you’ll hear in our conversation, really stood out for me. She was saying hello to a lot of people on the course, she was having fun, she was jumping around. She was basically doing everything you don’t do if you want to conserve your energy in order to run 26.2 miles.
But we chatted during one of the races and then became Facebook friends. So naturally I started seeing her posts and noticed that it seemed like she is always running a race. And, news flash, she is.
She has given me new perspective on what it means to be a runner/marathoner. The typical thinking is that you need 16 weeks of training to prepare for a marathon. And yeah, that is technically true, particularly for first time marathoners or someone looking for a personal record or a Boston Qualifying time.
But if enjoy running, especially long distances, then why not run a Quadzilla (and for the record, there are a lot of these around the country) or run 52 marathons in a year like Sabrina did a couple of years ago?
Just to put Sabrina into perspective, this is the first week of April and she’s already run the following races this calendar year:
Jan 1 – Andy Fritz Memorial New Year’s Marathon
Jan 13 – Bridle Trails 50k
Jan 29 – Seattle Locks Marathon
Feb 3 – Rocky Raccoon 100 miler
Feb 11 – Birch Bay Marathon
Mar 4 – Rock N’ Roll New Orleans Marathon
Mar 24 – Prairie Spirit 100 miler
April 1 – Sporty Divas Easter Marathon
So, yeah. She’s out there running a lot.
In addition to all these marathons, Sabrina owns Super Studio 253 (which is the local area code, by the way) in Tacoma, Washington. The studio offers all sorts of classes as well as run training. She also is the race director for the Cascade Super Series marathons and half marathons and manages a group of pacers, and you’ll learn what those are in our conversation.
At first you might think that Sabrina is all about Super Sabrina. But she’s not. She’s about a Super You! Her motto is Find Your Super. And she really means it. She wants people to be their better selves, to dig deep and discover what it is that can make them Super. And her energy output and desire to make YOU better is quite infectious.
As you’ll hear in this conversation, she has not had a straight path to wellness and success. Her life has not been perfect. But she emerged from some dark places only to come bursting out so that she could set an example for her two children and so that she could be an inspiration to others.
I observed and was the recipient of a little of that energy during the Seattle Quadzilla. But got a huge dose of it during our conversation and that energy is still with me.
She’s the kind of person that you want to surround yourself with. And she kinda gives you faith that there are great people in the world, you just need to know where to look for them and be open.
With that, please enjoy this conversation with Sabrina Seher.
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Mentioned in this episode
Cascade Super Series (marathons)
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (Amazon)
Sporty Diva (marathons)
Running in the USA (marathons)
Vega Protein Powder (30g protein sport)
Vega Protein Powder (20g protein with nutrients)
Lacrosse balls (Amazon)
Moji foot massager (Amazon)
Veridesk Chair (Amazon)
The Secret Life of Fascia (Facebook)
Marc Pro (Amazon)
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