Stroller Warriors Fort Meade was founded by Rachel S. I had the privilege of meeting Rachel first hand this year. We Captained a Ragnar team together for the 2017 Ragnar DC. Rachel is funny, caring, and a great team player. Sit back and enjoy the founding story of SW Fort Meade!
Rachel says she first heard about Stroller Warriors when she lived in Monterey, CA. “There was an active chapter when I was in Monterey, CA but I never joined because I was doing my own thing and thought I didn't need a running group.” Little did Rachel know she was about to learn how wrong she was about not needing a running group!
This got Rachel thinking about how awesome it would be to have like-minded individuals in her life to support and encourage one another. Once her son was born and she was back into running she felt the need for a community of runners in her area.
Rachel says she now has a new motto in life. Her motto is, "Jump in with both eyes closed!"
Jumping in with both eyes closed has taught Rachel valuable lessons about herself. “From launching a Stroller Warriors chapter without ever having been involved in one I have learned that I am more outgoing than I give myself credit for. This has allowed me to take on things I didn't think I'd ever do because I was timid and afraid. This chapter was possible all because a team (SWHQ) took a chance on me.”
Thank you Rachel for sharing your story. We know Stroller Warriors Fort Meade will continue to grow and flourish under your guidance!