Four years ago, Karin Munksgaard, a member of Apple Valley (MN) Moms on the Run, chose to challenge herself with running — something she thought she could never do. Not only is it something she learned how to do, but it's helped her thrive with new friendships, confidence, motivation and, despite a pandemic, her first half marathon.
Read our conversation with Karin and learn why she's an inspiring member.
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.
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.