We asked some kids at one of our Kids on the Run classes what they thought about themselves, their moms and Moms on the Run. Here are their cute answers...
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.
Age is a privilege, and this month's Most Inspiring Member lives that fully. Moms on the Run is blessed to have a membership full of women in varying stages of life. Cathy Schmit, a coach with White Bear Lake Moms on the Run, is a perfect example of someone who has continued to stay active — despite physical injuries, surgeries and the excuse of retirement. Read on to learn more about her story.
Because friendship is part of our motto, we love to hear stories of how our members connect on the trails. This month's Most Inspiring Members from Shoreview (MN) Moms on the Run connected on the trails with similar pace times, but it was the journey of international adoption that cemented their friendship. When one person's life challenge can be used to help another person through that same experience, everyone benefits, and Krista and Cari are an example of that. Read on to learn more about each of their stories.