About Megan Searfoss
Megan fell in love with running 18 years ago when her younger sister encouraged her to run a marathon. Despite having mistakenly carbo-loaded by eating an entire loaf of sourdough bread the day before (!) she finished her first race, the challenging Big Sur Marathon and was hooked. Megan quickly realized that running was a gift to a working mom. All she needed were sneakers and a good sports bra. No gym fees, no excuses.
Running started as great motivation to lose the baby weight from Megan’s three daughters but turned into so much more than that. Running has become a mind-clearing way for her to start the day, think, solve the world’s problems (okay, her world’s problems), and come up with new ideas. It’s also through running that she met my closest friends.
Megan believe that having a personal motto is a great source of strength for a runner. They may change with each new passing phase of my life. A few of her favorites include:
After pregnancy: “I’m lean, I’m fit, I’m strong”
After tragedy: “Refuse to lose” – not just in sport, but in life
For endurance events: “Cool head, warm heart” – keeping the rational balanced with the emotional makes for a steady athlete
Megan has competed in countless races including more than 15 marathons, 7 Ironman Triathlons and countless 5K’s, 10K’s and ½ marathons. She learns something about herself every time she steps up to the starting line, but having weekly training goals helps keeps her motivated.
Her certifications include:
- Certified Personal Trainer
- RRCA Certified Distance Run Coach
- USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach
- USA Cycling Level 3 Coach