What would you do if you traveled 1,900 miles for a race only to have it cancelled? A group of Moms on the Run members encountered this scenario — and ran it anyway!
Three weeks ago, the wildfires in northern California were raging, impacting the air quality hundreds of miles away in Monterey Bay, CA. Meanwhile, nine women from White Bear Lake/Shoreview Moms on the Run had traveled to compete in the Monterey 5K and Half Marathon the weekend of Nov. 10-11.
sheetmetalwoman! Traci is a member of White Bear Lake/Shoreview Moms on the Run, and we love her group photo (pictured below) from a half marathon this MOTR group ran together in Monterey, CA in November. She wins two entries to one of the top all-women's races in the country: the 2019 Women Run the Cities 5k/10k/10mile from Twin Cities in Motion. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Twin Cities in Motion, and congratulations, Traci!
West Fargo Moms on the Run coach Kayla Hiedeman says her West Fargo group is the reason she is who she is today. "MOTR has been a blessing in my life! These ladies — and running — have gotten me through some of the toughest times of my life and MOTR has been there to celebrate the highlights."
In her nomination, West Fargo owner Eileen Pruis shares, "Kayla's ability to be encouraging and always smiling makes her a great inspiration to those she runs with." That's why Kayla is our most inspiring member for December. Join in on our conversation to find out a little more about Kayla.
Back by popular demand, it’s our annual Healthy Holiday Challenge — with a twist! Simple and sustainable healthy behaviors are key during this hectic month. Choose what lifestyle habit you want to work on each week and keep us posted on your progress. Our goal is to help you maintain your weight and keep you accountable during this busy, festive season … and have some FUN. New this year: #healthyselfies and additional prize opportunities!
White Bear Lake/Shoreview Moms on the Run member Amy Bell says, “If you want to restore your faith in humanity, run a marathon.” Such a sweet mantra coming from someone who thought she’d never run more than 20 minutes around the neighborhood. Today, she has run three Ragnar races, nine half marathons, countless shorter races and, last month, she finished her third Twin Cities marathon — and the one of which she's most proud. “Amy’s positivity and ‘one-foot-in-front-of-the-other’ attitude is an amazing example for so many who think that they aren’t cut out to run,” raves fellow coach Jennifer Fink, who nominated Amy. “She is absolutely an energizer bunny.” And for that, Amy is our Most Inspiring Member for November.