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.
Guest post by Moms on the Run Coach Gabe Cox
So, you're training for a race. Whether it's a 5k, a half marathon or the full 26.2, the physical training begins months in advance. But there's one area of training that you cannot overlook: mental training. Can you see yourself at the finish line? What time is on the clock? How do you feel? What’s going through your mind? What is the crowd like? Who’s with you? These questions are great visualization exercises to prepare yourself for an upcoming race and assist you in affecting the outcome.
It's not too early to begin thinking about our end-of-season celebration events and our 2019 Team Challenge! Which Twin Cities franchise will send the most women to our end-of-season celebration events on August 23rd and 25th? It's based on percentage, so your team size doesn't matter! Register now and help your team win. Our first place franchise will win a night out for their whole team, and additional prizes will be awarded to second and third place teams. Plus, early registration will get you the following incentives:
We invited a writer from Twin Cities Moms Blog to one of our classes. It was a cold, rainy spring Minnesota day — not exactly the best day for the first class of spring season. Billing herself as the "Only-Runs-On-The-Playground Lady," Maureen was a bit nervous and excited. But she was about to learn what makes Moms on the Run so different from other running groups.
"The accountability and the energy that came with the other moms at Moms on the Run was just what I needed to know that I could actually learn to run," Maureen writes. "I left that class not only with a boost of long lost confidence, but I also left the class feeling the need to return."
Read more about Maureen's experience here.
What do you do if you're training for a marathon and on the day you are signed up to do a 17-mile trail race, a freak April blizzard cancels your plans? Well, if you're this month's Most Inspiring Member, you run anyway, of course!
On May 5, Eau Claire Moms on the Run member Sarah Kleven will run the Eau Claire Marathon. As part of her training, she signed up for the 2019 Zumbro Endurance Run, a trail race that takes place in southeastern Minnesota's bluff country featuring high bluffs, deep river valleys and rugged terrain. Unfortunately, race organizers ended up cancelling the race because of a spring blizzard that wreaked havoc in the area. Sarah was devastated.
"I checked my email at 3 in the morning and may have shed some tears," Sarah recalls. "I've wanted to run Zumbro for a couple years. It's been on my radar ever since I watched some of my MOTR friends do it."