Paddle Boarder, Runner, Adventurer (Auckland)
Stacey Huston (nee Smith) is a self-confessed active mum to her daughter Kaia and son Bodhi. 2019 saw Stacey returned to full time work and love it! Around full time work and the two small toddlers in her world, she managed to squeeze in some training to complete the Tarawera Ultra 50km, the Queenstown Marathon and the Lactic Turkey Wild Auckland 50km Ultra.
Her son Bodhi was born in March 2018, so with two kids under two Stacey spent a chunk of the year building back up her fitness 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 Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon in 2013. While this caused injury to her knee, 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, away from being mummy and time to just 'be'. 2020 has gotten off to an unusual start with the lockdown, but running will remain her exercise of choice, with the hope of completing the Taupo Ultramarathon later in the year!
"You'll never regret exercise so stop making excuses. 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 love my Zeenya shorts- bringing colour to Auckland's waterfront, both on and off the water."
Follow her on Instagram @staceylorrainehuston