Hi! My name is Katrina Morgese. I am a proud Air Force wife, mom of a beautiful baby girl and now a S.L.A.M. BOSS! Here is a little more about me, my little family and how Stroller Strong Moms has changed my life…
I’m just a small-town girl who met her city boy after taking a job in Little Rock, Arkansas a few years back. I never thought I would fall for a military man. I watched the love, support and dedication my sister gave her Army Ranger husband for years. I just didn’t think that life was for me, I didn’t think I had what it took to be a military spouse. Well, match.com proved me wrong! My husband was only stationed in Little Rock for 6 months. I met him on month number 5. We saw each other every day for that month before he was off to his next location. After 4 months of dating long distance we moved to Florida together. We bought a house, got engaged, then married within a blink of an eye. We talked about wanting kids on our first date. We thought kids were going to happen as fast and easy as our lives had already seamlessly blended together. God had other plans for us.
After a year of failed trying, a diagnosis of my infertility, a procedure and one round of IVF we were pregnant with twin girls. My active runner’s lifestyle was put on hold due to my high-risk pregnancy. At 21 weeks we lost our baby girl A. While evacuating for a hurricane at 28 weeks, my water broke putting us in the hospital until baby girl B was born. We had our ups and downs every day in the hospital, but our baby girl Dahlia Dorothy was born 7 weeks later! After my c-section recovery I was eager to get back into my old lifestyle. I started running and it just wasn’t enough. I was a little bored and lonely (postpartum emotions, am I right?) when I hit the streets running again. Everything happens for a reason, don’t you think?! That’s when I saw the first S.L.A.M. Virtual Get Fit program was about to launch. It was love at first burpee! I immediately recognized an opportunity to bring Stroller Strong Moms to my local area. The endless support and motivation I gained from this group was incredible!!! I was going through the toughest yet happiest time of my life. I was grieving the loss of my baby girl A but celebrating the life of my daughter. I NEEDED these mamas in more ways than they will ever know. Stroller Strong Moms is a mom tribe like no other!
I became an athlete at a very young age. It all started with gymnastics for me then moved into volleyball, basketball, track & field and softball. I’ve ran countless 5ks, 10ks, some odd distance races and 10 half marathons…so far! Now this 30-year-old mama is S.L.A.M.’in and ready to share some S.L.A.M. love with all. the. mamas! I want mamas to find their tribe, get strong and healthy, celebrate their bodies, and feel loved. I want kiddos to have a blast and see how strong their mamas are! I am ecstatic to bring Stroller Strong Moms—a village of determined women challenging and encouraging one another to the Space Coast of Florida.