Bio

WELCOME!!!

My name is Stephanie Rae and I started RunTriMom years back because it encompassed three of my passions in life, RUNning, TRIathlon and being a single MOM to my two young boys.

I fell passionately in love with endurance running in April 2013 when I completed the St. Louis Marathon. Since then I have completed six marathons (including two World Majors, Chicago and Berlin), a 50k Ultra Marathon and completed races on three continents. I love to smile, sing and laugh my way through races.  I have the endurance and heart to carry me through ANY distance. I owe running a lot. I was one of those people that despised running. In my darkest hour, I needed an outlet and decided to cross off my bucketlist “Run a Marathon”. It turns out the structure, endorphins and the long run sparked something deep within my soul. I began to love the freedom and the feeling of flying. The strength I developed went far beyond what was needed to run 26.2 miles. It was an inner strength of confidence that began a passionate love affair with the world of endurance sports.

I became a Triathlete when I completed my first Sprint Distance Triathlon in May 2014. I have gone on to race in multiple Olympic Distance Triathlons, three 70.3 distances, completed Ironman Arizona in November 2015 and Ironman Wisconsin in 2017. Triathlon is a deep passion and my goal is to be 90 years old and still competing with a big smile on my face and bright red lipstick.  I didn’t know how to swim a single lap before I started triathlon and didn’t own a bike! I firmly believe that if I can do it, learn to swim and complete an Ironman…ANYone can do it!

Yoga

I have been practicing yoga for 17 years and have been a certified instructor since March 2008. I am a Reiki Master and Teacher. Yoga, Reiki and Meditation are my heart and soul and run deep in my spirit. It is a pure love and has taught me to surrender, been a sanctuary, and allowed me to find peace in all aspects of my life. I love to teach and practice the healing side and benefits of Yoga and Reiki. I am a Meditation and Art Therapy Coach and love to share and teach the healing power of Meditation combined with Art.

I love to write. I have been blogging for years and have started venturing into the world of writing books. I aspire to be a published author!

I am a Solo Female Backpacker. I LOVE to travel and discover the world on a budget with a backpack. I have travelled through five continents and hope to begin a book series of these adventures. I have met incredible people through traveling and want to empower women especially to get outside and have an adventure.

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