One year ago, Woodbury Moms on the Run member Andie Christopherson committed to bootcamp in the fall and HIIT training through the cold winter months in Minnesota. She hadn't been as consistent the previous summer and wanted to get on track. She's so glad she did. As the pandemic hit and classes went virtual in the spring, she saw improved gains in her strength, endurance and running —resulting in her ability to train for her first half marathon this spring and 10 mile this fall. Read on to learn more of Andie's story and why she credits her team for helping her through 2020.
There's no doubt this is a stressful and challenging season. If you have young children, our friends at PNC, through their Grow Up Great initiative, have some helpful tips parents and caregivers can do to help relieve some of children's fears and insecurities. One tip is remember to be calm and understanding when children are being clingy, whiny or overactive. Helping them regain control of their feelings reassures them that you are keeping them safe.
Pack your (virtual) bags and travel with us to Haiti to support our charitable partner, Feed My Starving Children. On Saturday, Oct. 17 from 7-8 p.m. CST, FMSC will present a virtual gala and mission trip to help feed hungry kids around the world. This event normally takes place in person and is an important fundraiser for the organization. Experience a full itinerary of tour stops with Mark Stockeland, CEO of food partner Haiti Bible Mission. Hear stories first hand, participate in the online auction and shop MarketPlace — all to feed kids. For more details and to register, click here.
Moms on the Run is a proud sponsor of Feed My Starving Children.
Whether reading a book or trying some breathing exercises, everyone has a favorite way to relax. Refocus your mind and reduce stress, relieve headaches and ease insomnia with the help of meditation. Our sponsor MedExpress shares meditation tips you can do at home and some of the physical health benefits you may experience. Read the full article here.
As a retired nurse of 41 years, St. Cloud (MN) Moms on the Run member Melanie Neubauer has spent her life helping others. This year has been no exception. Consumed with caring for her in-laws after medical emergencies in Arizona and now in Montana, Melanie has stayed committed to running — and her St. Cloud Moms on the Run team — despite the distance.