When I was a kid, I was a competitive swimmer. We'd have to run a mile in the hot Arizona desert sun for warm up. I remember thinking that running was insane. "Whoever does this and thinks it is fun is crazy", I thought to myself.
Years later, I found myself working retail and contemplating the meaning of life. A customer left his newspaper on the counter and so I rifled through it thinking I'd just update myself on the news between tasks. I saw a small advertisement for a half-marathon which it seems the customer had circled. I stared at it. It stared back at me. That night I signed up for the Boston half-marathon. Since then, I have run 5 marathons.
Looking back, it seems so ironic that I would ever pursue such a thing. They are addicting, though. Each one has its own personality, the people are always generous and kind, the training is intense and forces everything in your life to shift a bit for the months before the race. And then there's that moment...right before the starting gun goes off..when your heart rate goes up and you look around at all the other crazy people around you and you feel so amazing.
Several of my clients will be running Boston this year. I get such joy in working with you! Whether you're looking for massage, stretching, some supplemental training or just some motivation, I'm here to support your journey this year! I love to hear about how your training is going so get in touch and I'll post your stories on my blog throughout the weeks until the marathon!
Just for you crazy marathoners: 20% OFF all massage/personal training/stretching sessions until April 30th! Book online for any massage service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.
Sarah J. Rogers, LMT, AAPT-CPT, TRX Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Personal Trainer
Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist and an internationally certified personal trainer. She received her training at The Cortiva Institute in Watertown, MA and The American Academy of Personal Training in Boston, MA. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and of IDEA fit. Having received her BA in Anthropology and History of Science at Smith College, she shares a deep intellectual and philosophical connection to her clients and work.
Sarah works with each client to develop a comprehensive treatment to suit each client’s goals. She incorporates neuromuscular therapy, advanced osteopathic stretching, myofascial release, stretching, and personal training. She also integrates relaxation, meditation and motivation techniques. Sarah understands and appreciates the various ways in which people use their bodies to get through their every day lives, and enjoys the process of tracing the source of discomfort and injury.
A life-long athlete, Sarah enjoys yoga, running, swimming and biking among other things. Sarah has coached swimming, participates in special education wellness programs (Cantor Youth & Special Olympics). Sarah believes that holistic and traditional health should be equally accessible to every individual. She participates in the Collaborative Health For All initiative by Jill’s List in collaboration with Boston Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
*Swedish / Deep Tissue / Myofascial Release / Pre-Natal / Active Isolated Stretching / Body-Awareness / Personal Training
"Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul and good for either is the work of the other." -Henry David Thoreau.