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Ready to Run

BLACKSBURG -

Stacey Poertner is on her eighth  week of working out and is using the Couch to 5k app to help with her goals.

She says, "I thought okay can I do this?  I wasn't quite sure and I thought yeah this is feasible because it starts out with run a minute and then walk three minutes it goes up in intervals and such."

Stacey has worked at Virginia Tech for the last nine years, but recently started an exercise regimen with running and walking for her health.

She says, "I woke up one day and my leg was basically swollen.  It had doubled in size.  It was all blue and purple and I found out I had was a D.V.T. deep vein thrombosis

With a family to think of after a second blood clot... Stacey got active three months ago... from bike riding with her daughter to walking..  the compression sock she wears on her right leg is the only reminder of a tough time in her life.

She participates in Virginia Tech's Hokie Wellness Program and with her goal of running a ten miler at Walt Disney this fall.

Cynthia Rutherford, Hokie Wellness Director explains, "Hokie Wellness now incorporates all aspects of an individual."

Stacey plans to participate in the Remembrance Run on campus in April as she looks forward to continuing her healthy future.

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