Quick Chat with Stacey
Know her story and her passion for roller skating
Miss Runner: What motivated you to start this awesome team and bring the idea to life?
Stacey Short: RollerFit was created from my love for Roller Sports. I had a vision of growing skating again, however I wanted to be able to offer it as an alternative way for people to stay active and exercise their body and mind in a non-competitive environment. Roller sports is not only great for your overall health but it's also so much fun and I wanted to be able to share this with my community thus RollerFit was then born :)
MR: Out of so many sports, why roller skating?
SS:Roller skating is a combination of strength, creativity, technique and grace which is just a few reasons why love this sports. Although I had fun playing some team sports with my friends growing up, I found Roller Skating allowed me to be myself, it has always been a creative outlet whilst also giving me and over all work out. With so many disciplines within this sport, it has forever exercised, not only my body but also my mind! I have been skating since I was 5 years old and I am still learning and because it is so creative and can be so technical I know I'll never stop learning. About 2 years ago, I started to learn to dance on Roller Skates and I am loving how challenging it is. It makes me feel alive!
MR: What do you do when you aren't skating?
MR: How many pairs of roller skates do you have? Which is your favourite pair and why?
SS: I get asked this all the time and people are always disappointed when I say I only have 3 pairs (haha). They're all specific to a certain style of Roller Skating so I love them all ! However my go to pair that I can use for almost everything is my Moxi Roller Skate Boots, Roll-line Plates and Bones Bearings plus a mix of these 3 brands for wheels. There are so many reasons why I love this set up and I am a skate gear nerd so I won't go into all the nerdy details but lets just say Moxi Skates are soooooo dam awesome, so pretty and so comfy and I love what the brand stands for! Oh and a side note to this, RollerFit now has 250 pairs of skates of 7 venue :) so some would say I own 253 pairs.
MR: Apparently you're also a foodie! Can you share with us your favourite healthy recipe?
SS: Where do I start! I love food. I am even eating while I write this! This delicious recipe is so easy and you'll be wondering why you didn't make it earlier. Takes no longer then 20mins. Perfect for week night dinners.
1 Can of Red Kidney Beans
1 Can of Crushed Tomatoes
1 Cup of Cooked Quinoa
1/2 Medium Red or Green Capsicum (Sliced)
1/4 of a Medium Cucumber (diced)
1/2 a Red Onion (Sliced)
1/2 Avocado (sliced)
1 clove of Garlic (chopped)
1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 Tsp Ground Paprika
Small Bunch of Coriander
2 tbsp lime juice
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Heat a large non stick pan over medium high heat. Add a splash of olive oil and throw in the onion and garlic cook and stir for 3-4mins, throw in the crushed tomatoes, cumin and paprika. Cook for 5mins, stirring. Add the red kidney beans and stir for another 1-2mins.
Meanwhile layer the quinoa, capsicum, cucumber, avocado in a bowl. When your beans are ready, add in the beans. Top with lime juice, salt and pepper and Coriander.
Toss and Serve!