In light of all the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Moms on the Run want to share uplifting stories about what our members are doing to stay active, to continue to crush goals, and to remain in community as a team. If you or your team are doing something fun or unique or cool, please email us here. We'd love to share it with our members.
Dana Parisi, a coach with Eau Claire Moms on the Run, was on track to run her first marathon — the Eau Claire Marathon — on May 3. Like many others training for a particular race, she was disappointed to learn it was rescheduled to September because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Down to tapering her runs in her training schedule, Dana decided to run a solo marathon — something she'll never forget as her first. Read on to learn more about her story and what her family did to commemorate her experience.
Want some fun exercises you and your kids can do together? Karissa Johnson, founder and CEO of Moms on the Run, is excited to bring you a kid-friendly full body workout video starring her and her son, Kai! This short video (six minutes) is sure to get the heart pumping and some smiles as you and your kiddo break a sweat together. Click here to watch the video.
by Karissa Johnson,
CEO and Founder, Moms on the Run
It's MOTRvate time, and I'm excited for myself and for all the women in our program who are going to take great strides toward their health goals this month. I want to share with you all the reasons I love MOTRvate!
I need to get MOTRvated!
Truth is, I need external motivation. Turning health "chores" into a game just makes it more fun. I get POINTS for eating veggies? Yes, please!
I'm only competing against myself
Okay, so I get that there is a prize if I get the top score, but I have absolutely zero chance of winning. And it doesn't matter. I like the idea of setting my own "doable" goal each week and seeing if I can get there.
My youngest son is highly competitive. I'm embarrassed to admit that there are certain athletic activities he doesn't want to participate in because "he can't win." Ugh, I would think I have failed as a parent if I didn't have two other more sensible children! While he's still learning, personally I find a high sense of accomplishment in setting small goals and getting them done, and this leaves me more motivated to reach the next goal even if it may be slightly more challenging.
Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run owner Amy Magdalein and Coach Ginger were featured on Jacksonville's River City Live show on WJXT-TV today to talk about their upcoming spring season, the new Northside location and how to use strength training to avoid injuries and continue running strong. Click here to watch the segment.
Whether you're a New Year's Resolution gal or just someone who needs ongoing goals to keep motivated, we're bringing back MOTRvate28, our 28-day (plus 1 for Leap Day!) healthy lifestyle challenge for the month of February. It’s everything you liked about our Healthy Holiday Challenge from years past, with local team accountability to add to the fun*. If you are in one of our southern U.S. locations, you may already be in your active training season and can use this as an extra motivator. If you are in one of our northern locations, use this challenge as a way to prepare for the spring running season!
Two lucky winners will each claim a $100 shopping spree from our online store, where we are adding new items this month. We’ll give one to the top scorer and conduct a random drawing of all participants who check in weekly for the other. We are also offering a little friendly competition between franchises. The city with the highest average score will win our team challenge!
Join the challenge by Jan. 31 by signing up with your local franchise owner.* The cost for the challenge is $28. Everyone who completes the challenge will earn a specially designed long-sleeved tee, valued at $28. Earn points in several healthy lifestyle categories — including cardio exercise, strength training, hydration, nutrition, sleep, self-care — and post every weekend on Facebook. In addition, watch for fun bonus opportunities on Facebook throughout the challenge. Get all of the details, including the challenge tracker, on our MOTRvate28 challenge page.
*If you do not have a local franchise, you are still welcome to participate with us on the national level. Sign up on our MOTRvate28 webpage.