Fitness, specifically running, has always been my “go to” choice to find my circle of love-- my family at each military assignment, my trail-running buddies, and my fellow moms who train for races with their kids and who wake before dawn on weekends to accomplish those long training runs. I have been a Stroller Warrior since 2014-- beginning with Ramstein, to Fort Belvoir, and currently a member of Elsewhere. Elsewhere…it takes some work as you are without a prebuilt running and friend network. What is the Stroller Warriors® Elsewhere Chapter? It is a virtual Stroller Warriors chapter for us Stroller Warrior members that no longer belong to a physical chapter-- an avenue to stay connected to our teammates, seek advice, channel motivation to run, and to meet up with Stroller Warrior members at non-chapter locations.
In 2019, our family received orders to Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC. I immediately jumped on the computer and searched to check for a Stroller Warriors Chapter at Shaw AFB. Though I was deeply saddened to learn there was no chapter here; luckily, a friend from an earlier assignment connected me with her childhood/college friend, Jess. Jess, like me, had two very common passions- running, and Germany (we were both stationed in Germany at different times). We hit it off right away, running at 5AM before the sun was blazing, and most importantly, our families became close family friends.
Have you been a member of Stroller Warriors® Elsewhere? How have you met your Elsewhere team?