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Lakeville/Burnsville Moms on the Run Franchise Owner and Head Coach, Kim Burggraaf, was recently invited to share her story with The Faces of Lakeville. Writer Annie Collins shares:
"Once you start reading this story, you will quickly understand why Kim Burggraaf, franchise owner of Lakeville Moms On The Run, was nominated to be featured as one of The Faces of Lakeville. Kim is one of the most genuine people in our community who is easily inspired by others ... however, SHE is the one that truly inspires so many around her. After talking with her for just a few minutes, I immediately felt like I have known her for awhile! Her story on how she ended up as franchise owner for both Lakeville & Burnsville Moms on the Run is a good one. It felt like it was all meant to be!"
We are so proud of Kim and all of her hard work she puts in to build her Moms on the Run community in Lakeville and Burnsville.
"I feel so honored to have been nominated - what a fun surprise that was!" exclaims Kim. "Big thanks to the community member that nominated me and to Amy at The Faces of Lakeville for taking time to share our story!"
Check out Coach Kim's story!
You're invited to Stride Into Spring, an injury prevention training on April 11, 2022, with our friends at Summit Orthopedics. Get all the details here.
While knee pain may be a common complain among runners, multiple studies have shown that regular running strengthens the joints and actually protects against development of osteoarthritis later in life. Last week, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brought us two exercises to help us strengthen our knees. This week, she's back to show us two additional knee exercises.
One note, do not run if you have ongoing pain in your knees. Seek a recommendation from an orthopedic doctor and/or physical therapist.
This article includes a video that offers six exercises to help keep your knees — and the rest of your body — healthy. https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a32598733/is-running-bad-for-your-knees/
Will running ruin your knees? What if you already have bad knees? Most knee injuries, like other running injuries, occur because of overuse. Research suggests that knee injuries are often caused by weakness or instability elsewhere in the body, especially the hips. That’s why strengthening the knees often involves exercises for your quads and glutes. Tune in today as our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares two exercises to help strengthen those knees and keep them happy. Next week, she'll be back with two more!
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding how to strengthen our running, fitness and health. Tight calf muscles are a common problem for runners. You can decrease your risk of injury by prepping the calves in advance of a run with a series of simple stretches.