August is here, and that means it’s more important than ever to keep your family hydrated in the summer heat. But, maybe water is not your jam? Never fear! Our friends at MedExpress Urgent Care have seven other ways to help you and your family stay hydrated this time of year.
Before we dive in to how to stay hydrated, let's start with the basics. Why is hydration so important? "Whether you’re pedaling uphill in a spin class or going for a trail run, any activity that makes you break a sweat means you need to bump up the water intake. Why? Sweat is made almost completely of water, and it’s important to replace any of the fluids you are losing during your workout." Read more of the blog here.
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.
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. First up: Kristen Genet. Kristen's story may sound a little familiar; she was featured as our Inspiring Member in October 2018.
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Kristen Genet, and I run with the Blaine and Lino Lakes Moms on the Run groups. I have been coaching for the Twin Cities North Metro franchises since 2011, and I started in Coon Rapids at Bunker Hills. I have learned and grown so much over the last several years, in no small part due to the influence of MOTR and the incredible women it brought into my life. MOTR is an important part of who I am. MOTR has brought joy, fulfillment, hard work, challenges, and rewards to my life, and for that I am grateful.
Content courtesy of sponsor Oakdale ObGyn
While information is widely available about multi-faceted vitamin D, many women still have questions. According to Oakdale ObGyn nurse practitioner Carmen Stansberry, common questions she gets in clinic range from how much is needed, what’s normal and deficiency symptoms. “There’s still confusion, particularly in younger women who don’t see themselves at risk for heart disease or bone loss.” Read on to learn more of what you need to know and what you can do regarding vitamin D.
Moms on the Run began 11 years ago with the simple mission of helping women learn to run. While our signature learn-to-run program is still a foundational part of our program, we have helped many women transition from beginner to intermediate and advanced runners. In 2018, we brought Olympian Carrie Tollefson on board to help us continue to meet the needs of our experienced runners. Now in the lead as our National Fitness Director, Carrie shares a few insights into our revamped intermediate training program.