Stacie Tovar

Episode 113

29 MAR 2021

An eight-time CrossFit Games competitor. In college she had been a volleyball player at the University of Nebraska Omaha, following a high school career that saw her compete in both volleyball and track.  Today she is the owner of both CrossFit Omaha and Go Far Fitness.

Guest quotes:

“I went to a Catholic school and the school, because of the size of the community, it’s (kindergarten) through (twelfth grade).”

“I played nearly every other weekend, either the organ or the piano, funerals, I played in weekly Masses or when it was Saints’ Day or just a special circumstance I played for the school.”

“I loved (altar) serving.  Actually, in the eighth grade I was (Altar) Server of the Year and I was so proud of that accomplishment.”

“One of my favorite Biblical verses is ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’.  And that’s something that I’ve carried with me, I guess, through childhood and even into my adult life as a competitive athlete.”

“My heart has always told me, ‘You love to serve.  You love health.  You love wellness.  You love quality of life.  You love fitness.  You love to be physically active.  You love sports.  You love Christ.  Help people’!”

“I knew that this was what the Lord wanted me to do.  And, I trusted in Him, that He was gonna get the job done for me.  And, turns out, I ended up landing on so many sponsorships and wonderful partnerships that led me to where I am today.”

“You start to doubt in your faith and second guess ‘What are you doing,’ and, turned out to be, of course, of course it was, the Lord blessed me with the best year of my life.”

“I… talked to God many times in the middle of the afternoon after my training sessions.  I would just walk into church and sit down on the bench and, ya’ know, ‘God, thanks, ya’ know.  Thanks for everything you’re doing for me.  And, I love you!’  And, He blessed me beyond measure.”

“God called me back to truly find my passion and led me to this moment, and it would be a disservice of me, it would be super selfish of me, not to share everything that I’ve learned and continue to help.”

“I felt the Lord’s presence in that moment, just like, ‘Oh my gosh, thank you, Lord, for bringing me here.  Thank you for giving me the breath of life to do this trail, for giving me the ability to run this trail, and for all these kids’.”

Related link:

Stacie’s official website

(This episode contains a prayer by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R., as seen in Play Like A Champion Today’s prayerbook for sports, God, Be In My Sport)