Moms on the Run is great because of the women who are part of our family. In an ongoing series, we'll feature an Ambassador who will share her story with you. First up: Kristen Genet. Kristen's story may sound a little familiar; she was featured as our Inspiring Member in October 2018.
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Kristen Genet, and I run with the Blaine and Lino Lakes Moms on the Run groups. I have been coaching for the Twin Cities North Metro franchises since 2011, and I started in Coon Rapids at Bunker Hills. I have learned and grown so much over the last several years, in no small part due to the influence of MOTR and the incredible women it brought into my life. MOTR is an important part of who I am. MOTR has brought joy, fulfillment, hard work, challenges, and rewards to my life, and for that I am grateful.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks today about the warm up, which is so important for helping prevent injuries while prepping the body for a great workout. Watch her video here.
Content courtesy of sponsor Oakdale ObGyn
While information is widely available about multi-faceted vitamin D, many women still have questions. According to Oakdale ObGyn nurse practitioner Carmen Stansberry, common questions she gets in clinic range from how much is needed, what’s normal and deficiency symptoms. “There’s still confusion, particularly in younger women who don’t see themselves at risk for heart disease or bone loss.” Read on to learn more of what you need to know and what you can do regarding vitamin D.
At Moms on the Run, we have designed specific training plans for the level and pace you are working toward. Are you new to running, training for your first marathon, or have been running for years and have a new goal? Today, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, wants to help you stay on track and treat your body well with this training tip: follow the plan. Watch her video now. When you come to class, be ready to work hard, and be willing to follow the plan the rest of the week. Easy days, long days and even rest days are specifically designed into the plan and serve a greater purpose for your body. You risk injuries and other aches and pains when you go too hard too fast or too many days. We've got you covered. See you on the trails! (Click below to watch video.)
Age is a privilege, and this month's Most Inspiring Member lives that fully. Moms on the Run is blessed to have a membership full of women in varying stages of life. Cathy Schmit, a coach with White Bear Lake Moms on the Run, is a perfect example of someone who has continued to stay active — despite physical injuries, surgeries and the excuse of retirement. Read on to learn more about her story.