Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us improve our running and health. Today, she's ready for the beach but the only white stuff around is cold! It's all for fun as she wants to encourage you in your long-term goals. Have something to look forward to and get a destination race on your calendar! There is nothing quite like training for a special race and combining it with a vacation.
Moms on the Run is headed to Run Clearwater Jan. 29-Feb.1, 2021 and we want you there with us! This is an opportunity to get all of our 50+ locations around the country together for one epic weekend! There are several race options to choose from to challenge you: 5K, 5M, Half, Full, Ultra and Relay. Set a goal and be there with us! For more information, check out our Run Clearwater event.
Moms on the Run is headed to Clearwater, FL on Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2021 — and we want you to join us. Be part of our "in-training" team for Run Clearwater: Submit your $100 deposit by March 15 and receive our exclusive Technical In Training Long-Sleeve Tee, only available to early registrants.
Early registration will help us better plan for our accommodations and overall trip price. The larger our team, the lower our price.
Our destination race weekend will include a travel package at a top oceanfront resort and a VIP race experience with fun, group activities led by our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson.
At Moms on the Run, we hear over and over that many women join to get into running, but end up staying because of so much more. For Hastings (MN) member Amy Seefeld, Moms on the Run has far exceeded all her expectations.
"I wasn't actually sure what I was searching or hoping for when I joined," reflects Amy, "but thankfully the MOTR family surpassed anything I could have dreamed up. You all have filled me up with inspiration, support, love, friendship, motivation (and the list goes on) to carry me through to where I am today. Thank you, God, for bringing these amazing women into my life!"
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. Today we feature Anna Carlson, who runs with Roseville (MN) Moms on the Run.
Our youngest daughter Maya has a rare brain condition called lissencephaly, or “smooth brain syndrome.” When she was two years old, she started going to a specialized therapy that helped her learn how her body could teach her brain to do movements rather than the other way around. She worked on a series of very small steps to get to a larger movement and her therapist commented that for Maya, learning one complete movement was like running a marathon. And that’s when I started to run. I thought if Maya could work so very hard on something, I could too, and so my husband joined me in the Couch Potato to 5K plan that we found online.
Port Washington (NY) Moms on the Run duo Nicoletta Gargas and Laura Neville have been friends for more than a decade and running partners for just over a year. One year after joining Moms on the Run, they ran their first half marathon to celebrate their half-century birthdays.
Nicoletta shares: "I still cannot believe that we ran a half marathon. It seems so surreal. Thanks to Moms on the Run and my amazing friend and running partner, Laura, it was possible. I also need to mention my husband, Tom. He was very supportive!"
Read on to learn as Nicoletta shares more of their story.