Last weekend was Twin Cities Marathon weekend in Minnesota. Congrats to our Fitness Director Carrie Tollefson for WINNING the Women's Masters Division, to our race partner Twin Cities In Motion for putting on an amazing event, and to all of you fabulous ladies who ran your hearts out and left it all on the course — both marathon and 10 mile! We especially loved seeing Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run Franchise Owner Amy Magdalein on our St. Paul/Minneapolis course! Check out all the fun photos from our cheer zone.
Ready for an adventure? No planes, trains or automobiles allowed on this trip. We want to see how far you can go on foot! You'll be embarking on a 30-day journey, so grab your Garmin and log your miles for our Month of Miles challenge, which takes off June 1.
The goal of Month of Miles is twofold: to help you support your local Moms on the Run franchise plus encourage you to log distance every day. (If your local franchise is not participating, or you are not affiliated with a local franchise, please register with our national team.)
This past weekend, all Moms on the Run locations across the country planned to gather in one place — on the turquoise beaches of Clearwater, FL, for Run Clearwater. While the pandemic made that impossible, our substitute virtual run retreat — Beach Break Weekend — was undoubtedly a successful time of 'Fitness, Fun and Friendship.'
We kicked off the weekend together online with Beach Running Bingo, lots of prizes and movie night featuring the documentary "Spirit of the Marathon," which chronicles the journey of six runners as they train for the Chicago Marathon. (We all agreed if you didn't have running a marathon as a goal, watching that will certainly make you want to do one!)
Saturday featured a day of awesome activities! We started with a warm-up and fun run via the Charge app, with Coaches Carrie Tollefson and Amy Magdalein in our ears talking us through a 40-min run or walk. You could watch how far your fellow runners ran and participate in a live chat via the app. Coach Carrie then led us through a boot camp and cool down.
Our Winter Workout Challenge is back! This is a free, fun challenge that will launch Jan. 4. For one week, we will post on our social media, our national Facebook page and Instagram page, one exercise a day to challenge all levels. If you are just beginning your journey, you can choose to do that day's challenge at one time or throughout the day, making sure to complete the exercise by the end of the day. If you are advanced, you can level up and do the daily challenge twice!
Enter to Win Prizes
After you complete the exercise, comment by 10 p.m. on our national Facebook page: challenge completed. (By the way, we also love photos!) The comment will qualify you for that day's prize entry. (We will not be offering a prize drawing on Instagram; so be sure to post on Facebook if you want to be entered in daily drawings.) One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive our prize of the day — and we think you'll love our prizes. The Winter Workout Challenge will run Monday through Sunday, Jan. 4-10, 2021. Get ready!
Must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident to register. All men and women are invited to sign up. Children are welcome to participate alongside you for fun! By joining in this challenge you are attesting that you are physically conditioned to do so and you accept all liability arising from your participation. Posting on social media (Facebook) is required. If you do not have a social media account you may ask someone to post on your behalf.
Let's face it — there has been more ho ho hum than jolly this year. Our daily schedules and our holiday gatherings may look a bit different this season, but one constant remains: the need for inspiration and accountability. Enter our popular Healthy Holiday Challenge. In the spirit of doing things different in 2020, we have revitalized this challenge to make it simple, easy and fun.