Katie is an avid runner, Stroller Warrior Headquarters Team member and mother of 3. She is an alumni member of Stroller Warriors Yuma and the founder of Stroller Warriors Iwakuni.
Around the world, we’ve watched as our OCONUS chapters and Elsewhere members are in varying states of pandemic preparation or direct response. Japan shut down schools for the month of March, and some of the American bases have some level of ROM (Restriction of Movement) set up for residents returning from travel. Bases in European countries are on full lockdown, and their schools are closed, too. All PCS and non-essential TDY/TAD travel has been cancelled CONUS and OCONUS in an effort to stop this virus.
The past few weeks, we’ve watched as the running world has all but shut down every large running event scheduled for the next few months. I have seen countless Warriors posting about missing their races and the devastation they feel not being able to run their planned race. I have felt helpless and sad for my fellow runners.
Sending my best from the low country to Stroller Warriors around the world – rock on Warriors! Whether you’re running laps in your driveway, a 5K at the track, a 10K on your garage treadmill, a half marathon on a one mile base loop, we’re all cheering for you this season.