Episode 283: Sara Vaughn – Mom of four, realtor, 2017 team USA, pursuing olympic dreams

Sara Vaughn is the mom of four, she works full time as a realtor and is running big mileage weeks in hopes to make the Olympic team next year.  To say she is inspiring to me would be an understatement. In 2017, when her third baby was one, she made team USA in the 1500 and competed in London. She has high hopes to do it again and I believe she can.

Sara, who is coached by her husband Brent shares with us what her training is looking like now, one year post partum. We get to hear about how they are changing things up a bit and of course I wanted to know if she’ll ever throw down for the marathon. (She went on an 19 mile long run the other day so I had to ask.)  We also talk a lot about family life in this episode. She became a Mom at a very young age, while still attending the University of Colorado, really defying the odds still graduating in just four years. Her kids now range from ages 1-14 so I was super curious about parenting through so many different stages at the same time. One thing I think Sara and I both want to leave you all with is that if you are parent to drop the  guilt and that you can still pursue your own dreams while being a damn good Mom. 🙂

Enjoy my conversation with Sara!

Photo Cred: Dave Lane


What we talked about:

3:10- What Sara Vaughn is up to and what her running has looked like post-partum

7:55- Having a baby in college while competing for the University of Colorado

11:55- What her plans were for when she graduated college

18:20- How her and her husband Brent Vaughn met

19:35- What helped her relationship with her husband work while having a child so young

22:00- What her husband does for work

22:55- Her kids and how she juggles childcare with work and training and the importance of outsourcing help from others

31:55- How her parenting style has changed with each kid

33:55- What makes her running career sustainable while working full time and having 4 kids

35:45- Her kid’s thoughts on her career and their involvement in coming to races

41:50- What a typical daily routine looks like for her

46:45- Her current goals with the Olympics being postponed

49:30- Potential plans of running a marathon

52:30- How Brent pulls training ideas from all of the different coaches that they have had including Jerry Schumacher and Mark Wetmore

58:50- The 9 day training cycle that she follows

1:03:45- Her current mindset around sponsorships

1:10:00- What currently inspires her to keep training and chasing running goals

1:13:50- Advice to moms that are recently postpartum

1:15:40- End of podcast questions


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