At Rejuvenation, we’ve always believed that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Our employees certainly prove this adage—and not just when they’re at work. In the coming months, we’ll be featuring some of the surprising and inspiring projects that are their own labors of love.
The following is from Sarah Fritsch, a consultant who’s been working as our web project manager for so long enough she’s become part of the Rejuve crew.
Over the past ELEVEN years I have been trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon. On several occasions I have missed qualifying by only seconds. This past October, I gave it another try at the Portland marathon. And, finally, I qualified!
To prepare for the race, I got up stupid early in the morning and ran almost every day. I tried to finish my training runs in the wee hours of the morning (before 7 a.m.) so that I didn’t miss any action at home. Once a week I got a babysitter to watch the kids while I cranked out my long run—about 20 miles.
My family loves to ski and spend time on the mountain, which is awesome but impacted my running schedule (since I can’t run in snow very well!). To compensate, I incorporated cross-training in the form of snowy hikes with a baby strapped on, and cross-country skiing pulling a kid in a sled. Happily, my husband, Oliver, is a huge supporter and has been for all 11 years that I have tried to qualify. My kids cheered me on and loved to have mini marathons with me at home and in the park.
I’m happy to say that I completed the marathon and that it was totally worth all the time and effort. Now I just have to find a new project to occupy me for the next 11 years…