Warming up before you exercise is the most important part of training, according to platinum sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics. In their blog, "Warm up to perform, cool down to recover," TCO offers helpful tips on proper warmups and cooldowns. Be sure to prioritize both for successful training.
Traci Tapani is used to breaking stereotypes. In her 20s, she became co-owner with her sister of a precision sheet metal fabrication company — one of the few women-owned businesses in a heavily male-dominated industry. She has been invited to speak before Congress and the White House regarding women in manufacturing.
Raising two daughters as a single mom, Tapani was searching for a way to get back into running and make new friends when she decided to join White Bear Lake/Shoreview Moms on the Run. But she didn’t do that the traditional way, either. In fact, she is one of the few members to initially join Moms on the Run during Polar Club — hitting the snow-covered trails in Minnesota in frigid January.
Grab a cup of coffee, protein shake or bottle of water and read on for more of our conversation with this inspiring woman.
Join us for a special online webinar series on June 6 in celebration of Global Running Day and learn from the very best in running! Get tips to improve your training, fitness and nutrition with live video chats on a variety of running-related topics, featuring Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Carrie Tollefson, Moms on the Run founder Karissa Johnson, world-class running coach Greg McMillan, and more! Sign up for free here.
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We often hear of Sunday drives or Sunday family dinners, but Sundays for Cami Stottle and Kayshia Rosenbury — a mother/daughter duo from Missouri — include running together. Cami and Kayshia train together as part of Springfield Moms on the Run. In honor of Mother's Day, they are our Inspiring Members for May!
by Carrie Tollefson, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director
Running for me has been my life saver, my solitude, my first love, my sanity. Yes there are days I have a love/hate relationship with it, but at the end of the day, it always makes me feel better, gives me confidence and energy, and makes me a better wife and mom. And the best part? I always enjoy my meal after (have I told you I love to eat?) and that to me makes everything worth it!
If you are new to a run/walk program, Moms on the Run wants to help you get started on your journey. Come run or walk with us and we promise you will have a great time!