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❤️ Nurse ❤️ Runner ❤️Momma to a teen and toddler ❤️ Veteran Wife ❤️ Dallas Cowboy Fan (but we will overlook that for now!!)
Stacey just started her new running journey not long ago but wow at the results she has seen since joining us. She is just one of many moms in our club and serves as a great example of what we are all about. So let's here it for.....
I was born at Virginia Beach General Hospital in 1979. I think the city and state are self-explanatory. LOL In 2001, I became a Licensed Practical Nurse and in 2015 our family moved to Raeford, NC. I’m the very blessed mother of a 13 yo daughter and 3yo son. Barry, my husband, a 20 year 82nd Airborne Army Veteran, was the reason we moved here. He is still supporting the military mission as a contractor and why we are still implants.
After our move here, and many life changing events, I knew I wanted to start my journey with running again. I thought it would be a way to stay healthy and keep our family active together while also meeting others that shared a common interest. I just didn’t know where to start.
In 2017, I decided to complete at least one run a month, nothing less than a 5k. Most of them were affiliated with FRC in some way like Cinco De Mayo 10k, Run for Legend 5k, and the Firecracker 4 miler.
A year later, I decided it was time to level up. After much angst, hearing my daughter tell me repeatedly “Mom you really need to join the FAYETTEVILLE running club” she kept hearing about. I finally decided to join, and eventually attended a meetup. The meetup happened to be the Marathon-Half marathon training run on Saturday morning in April 2018. I remember being so nervous, was afraid of being judged because I’m not the fastest runner I just run my own race. But none of that is what I experienced! Not only was everyone so inspiring and informative. The camaraderie and kindness the entire club generated was immense.
With help and accountability from my Fayetteville run club friends, I signed up and ran the Myrtle Beach Diva half marathon and the Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Half. Since then I have ran at least 10 more half marathons, dabbled in trail running, and have gained so much more than just a number of runs and medals.
The friendships, and bonds that have been created from this run club are something that I’ve never been a part of before. I’ve visited places with not just “fellow runners” but people I consider family and friends. It’s like no other run club I’ve ever heard or been a part of before.
I am honored and excited to be able to share this amazing club with others in hopes that this too can inspire others to level up and come out of their comfort zone to meet their goals with an amazing group behind them to inspire and push them along the way.
I am now an FRC Ambassador and just love to share the camaraderie and inspiration this club offers with others! It’s truly an honor to be an Ambassador!