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Sara Rue Finishes San Luis Obispo City to Sea Half Marathon With Pictures

Sara Rue Proves That Anyone Can Be Marathon-Ready

Seven months ago, actress Sara Rue couldn't run a mile, but this past Sunday she crossed the finish line of her first half marathon. The San Luis Obispo City to Sea half marathon is just one of many milestones that Sara hit this year: the actress lost an amazing 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig system and is also planning her upcoming nuptials.

After finishing the race at two hours and 27 minutes, Sara told People that running in the race was empowering: "I feel so happy! It's awesome! Now I understand what people have been saying about having a runner's high. I'm in the best shape of my life." Sara trained for the race over the Summer with her personal trainer Christopher Ross Lane, who ran alongside her for the entirety of the half marathon — talk about motivation. Tweeting after the race, Sara says she took an ice bath and that running commando is "the only way to go" — it seems that Sara forgot her underwear on race day!

If there is something you want to do, whether it's drop 10 pounds or run a marathon, I think that Sara's story is a great source of inspiration. Congrats to you, Sara!


Photos courtesy of Jenny Craig


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RunningOnCoffee RunningOnCoffee 6 years
I agree; it's not weird to run without underwear...shorts have liners built in. And I expected the title to indicate she ran a marathon as well. Big difference! I ran 2 half marathons this year except I trained entirely by myself and I ran them by myself. I noticed a lot of "coaches" in my last half marathon, and thought that I could probably run a little faster too, if I was paying someone to run along side and yell at me the whole way. My half marathons were all me - no music, no coach.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
(not to say that a half marathon isn't an accomplishment!)
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Not to be a total brat, but she did a half marathon -- she's not "marathon ready." There is a BIG difference between 13.1 and 26.2 ... a marathon is more than double a half in terms of training and race day pain and exhaustion. The "half way" point of a marathon for most people is mile 20. Also..... I don't know any runners who wear underwear -- all my running skirts and shorts have a liner built in.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 6 years
Wow! She looks amazing!
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