One year ago, Woodbury Moms on the Run member Andie Christopherson committed to bootcamp in the fall and HIIT training through the cold winter months in Minnesota. She hadn't been as consistent the previous summer and wanted to get on track. She's so glad she did. As the pandemic hit and classes went virtual in the spring, she saw improved gains in her strength, endurance and running —resulting in her ability to train for her first half marathon this spring and 10 mile this fall. Read on to learn more of Andie's story and why she credits her team for helping her through 2020.
Jenna Allerson, our newest owner of Apple Valley Moms on the Run and Farmington Moms on the Run, recently shared her story on becoming a business owner in the Sun Thisweek newspaper.
After struggling with postpartum depression after the birth of her oldest son, Jenna became interested in holistic medicine and fitness and started running with Moms on the Run. “Moms on the Run was really part of my journey to help me kind of get out of that place. Exercise was a critical component for me to be healthy for myself and my family,” she said.
Now Jenna is excited to grow the Moms on the Run community in Apple Valley and Farmington. Read more of the article here.
If you're a mom of young children, life is busy with activity. Our friends at PNC Bank developed tips that parents can use to turn everyday moments — from morning to mealtime to bedtime — into learning opportunities for their child. As you step outside, here are some fun ideas to spur some adventure with your kids.
Whether reading a book or trying some breathing exercises, everyone has a favorite way to relax. Refocus your mind and reduce stress, relieve headaches and ease insomnia with the help of meditation. Our sponsor MedExpress shares meditation tips you can do at home and some of the physical health benefits you may experience. Read the full article here.
At Moms on the Run, we're passionate about our belief that "healthy moms make healthy families." Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run member Andrea Benitez, who is training for her first marathon, recently shared this inspiring message regarding a conversation she had with her young daughter. Kudos to all of you who are modeling fitness and self care to your families and friends.
"My daughter rode her bike alongside me while I ran today. She asked me if I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and a runner. (She called me a runner! Like it’s just who I am and was always meant to be!) She also asked me if tomorrow is a “running day.” Even though she grumbles because I may not be there when she wakes up, I know I am teaching her an important lesson in self care, not selflessness. All too often women and mothers are encouraged to give up themselves to serve others, especially their children. What a gift we give them when they see us breaking that cycle. Moms on the Run plays such an important role in opening that world up to so many of us. Thank you."