Sarah Porter - Grand Rapids

Journey to Movement:

I've come a long way in my running journey. I was the student-athlete that didn't understand why people would run long distances for fun. I decided to go out for my first race wearing a pair of Keds, needless to say, it did not go well. Many years of off and on running, two stress fractures and three children later, I have restarted my running journey. The Bridge Run 5k in 2017 was actually my first race back! In that time span I have enjoyed running longer distances, participated in the Fred 200-mile relay, and have a few fall races of 10+ miles. Never in my lifetime would I have thought I could say that.  As a mom of three little ones under five, I am often on the move, so when I am able to dedicate time for myself I appreciate the stress relief and "me time" that running provides.


What is one thing people may not know about you?

I have a degree as a certified therapeutic  recreational specialist (CTRS) with a minor in psychology. While in the field of recreational therapy a few of my favorite highlights include providing adaptive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilites, such as adaptive water skiing, adaptive rock climbing, wheelchair sports camp, and day programs for individuals seeking mental health support.


If you could have any superhero power, what would it be?

All of them, but I'd really like to be able to fly and to read minds.

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