Paddle Boarder, Runner, Adventurer (Auckland)
Stacey Huston (nee Smith) is a self confessed active mum to her daughter Kaia and son Bodhi.
2018 has been a low key year on the event side of things since the birth of Bodhi in March, and Stacey is spending any spare time she now has, building back up her fitness again through running, walking and paddleboarding!
In 2017 Stacey achieved 2nd in the half marathon at the World Masters Games just five months post the birth of Kaia, and 6th in Team Zeenya Girls at the Whangamata 6hr Adventure Race (baby bump and all).
In 2016 Stacey placed 4th at the NZ National SUP Champs, completed the Spirited Women's Team Adventure Race in 8hrs, placed first in her age group at the Olukai 13km SUP Race in Maui, Hawaii and took first place in the mixed teams at the ThermaTech 3D Rotorua 25km Multisport Race.
Her biggest accomplishment to date has been completing the 2013 Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon. While this caused serious injury to her knees, just four months after having knee surgery she turned around and finished the Taupo Half Ironman in 2014 and in 2015 she ticked off two half marathons and the individual long course XTERRA Multisport event.
Being active helps Stacey get time to herself, time away from being mummy and time to just 'be'. 2018 is the year of goal setting with some events in the pipeline for the new year. Perhaps another 100km run will be the next long term goal!
You'll never regret exercise. Set yourself small goals in the short term and work towards them, then lock in a bigger long term goal to keep you focused. I'm loving my Zeenya tights- bringing colour to Auckland's waterfront, both on and off the water.
Follow her on Instagram @staceylorrainehuston