Julie Stackhouse is a running coach and accomplished runner residing in Jacksonville, FL. When I recently finished the Donna Half Marathon last weekend I met so many runners who are coached by Julie and suggested I interview her! She’s also recent guest, Amanda Napalitano’s coach.
She is an experienced USA Track & Field Levels I, II and III certified coach with Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University, where she was a scholarship track and cross country athlete. She coached at Division I programs across the country collegiately for over a decade before making personal training and wellness coaching a full-time pursuit.
While coaching is her passion, she also still competes herself – with a half marathon PR of 1:16:54. Last year while racing the Donna Half Marathon, she was viciously attacked by a dog and suffered some major post traumatic stress from that event. Although she didn’t really want the attention about what happened, Runner’s World picked up the story. In this episode we talk about moving forward from that event and how she has so bravely faced her fears. She complete the Donna Half marathon again this year and had a team of people lining the street where the attack happened. She completed the race in 1:23:04.
Julie is just one more person involved in the Donna Marathon weekend that I will call a friend and she also shares while this weekend is so important in her own life as well as her Mom battled breast cancer last year. Friends- get this race on your 2021 schedule!
I had some coaching questions we ran out of time to get into so I’m going to have Julie back on for a patreon episode TOMORROW! For those who support the show over there you’ll get access to that episode where we will learn about her coaching philosophy!
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