This blog is part of a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brings tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares one of her favorite strength excercises: lateral lunge with high knee hang. #trainingtiptuesday
"As runners we think we need to just go forward," Carrie explains, "but we also need to make sure we work our hips, our abductors, our adductors, and everything that's going to keep us safe while we're out on the road."
Guest post by Moms on the Run Coach Gabe Cox
Have you ever hit a goal, basked in that glory, but soon after found yourself in a weird funk, feeling lost and not knowing what to do about it? Those of us in the northern states are almost to the finish of our signature 18-week season, and I know many of you are hitting goals you have set for yourselves this summer. Way to stick to them!
There are times after we hit our goals we don’t really know what to do next. That’s why it’s important to remember the 3 Rs after accomplishing a goal and before embarking on a new one.
At Moms on the Run, we focus a lot on physical training, but our mental training is also critical to our success. Today, National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, leads us through a simple visualization exercise that we can do throughout our week to empower our minds. Listen in!
As a neighborhood medical center, MedExpress Urgent Care is proud to announce a giving back opportunity for Moms on the Run Celebration attendees. With all necessary items provided, you can each build a first aid kit that will then be to donated to PROP, a nonprofit fighting food and housing instability for families in need. MedExpress will also have available items that allow you to write and add an encouraging message to those receiving the kits. PROP offers food programs that nourish the body, plus comprehensive services to support and nourish minds and MedExpress is proud to help assist in fulfilling their needs. We invite you to join us in giving back to the community and share basic wellness.
It's not too late to sign up to join us at our Celebration Event. Click here for registration information.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, talks today about positive word cues. Repeating powerful, yet simple words like "I am strong," "believe," "push," and "I can do this" during a workout or a race will help you overcome those negative thoughts that creep in when the going gets tough.