@jillkins99! Jill runs with Lakeville Moms on the Run, and she wins a prize package courtesy of FASTZach, which includes a blender bottle, rally towel, Goodr Sunglasses and an REI Gift Card. Her winning entry is pictured below. (And now you have that song stuck in your head, right?! You're welcome.) Congratulations, Jill! And thank you to our sponsor FASTZach. Check out their cool running app!
We had many great photos to choose from, so keep up the hashtags! For a chance at August's awesome prize package courtesy of Twin Cities Orthopedics, we want to see your photos! We have four great categories: #MOTRonTour, #LoveMyTeam, #PushThrough or #MOTRmemories. And of course, add #MOTRstrong! Click here for more information and contest rules.
Thank you to our 2018 #MOTRstrong contest sponsors: Ucan, Twin Cities Orthopedics, Anderson Races, FastZach, Scheels, and Twin Cities in Motion.
Jacksonville, Fla. Moms on the Run member Cory Schaefer has endured a few stressors in the last several years: a job relocation from Wisconsin to Florida, a craniectomy on her 3-month-old to correct a birth defect, her mom diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past March, and a job loss in May. Because of Moms on the Run, she has not only endured those trials, but thrived — losing 70 pounds in the process.
Warming up before you exercise is the most important part of training, according to platinum sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics. In their blog, "Warm up to perform, cool down to recover," TCO offers helpful tips on proper warmups and cooldowns. Be sure to prioritize both for successful training.
*This is a change to our previously announced speaker, but you're going to love her!
High performance coach, speaker, trainer and author Dr. Cindra Kamphoff motivates elite athletes, championship teams and business leaders to live and perform to their potential. She has even worked with the Minnesota Vikings and our originally announced speaker, Gabe Grunewald. (Watch Gabe's personal introduction message about Cindra here.) We are excited she will share her passion, energy and expertise in performance psychology with us as our 2018 Celebration Banquet keynote speaker. Cindra will help us master our mindset to become our best.
In life, sports, and business, we experience adversity and challenges daily. Often what’s holding us back is not our talent or our skills, but our mind. With Cindra’s keynotes and trainings, entrepreneurs, athletes, corporate leaders, and high achievers (that’s you, mother runners!) learn more about how to overcome the odds, live with purpose, and play bigger to reach their ultimate best.
Traci Tapani is used to breaking stereotypes. In her 20s, she became co-owner with her sister of a precision sheet metal fabrication company — one of the few women-owned businesses in a heavily male-dominated industry. She has been invited to speak before Congress and the White House regarding women in manufacturing.
Raising two daughters as a single mom, Tapani was searching for a way to get back into running and make new friends when she decided to join White Bear Lake/Shoreview Moms on the Run. But she didn’t do that the traditional way, either. In fact, she is one of the few members to initially join Moms on the Run during Polar Club — hitting the snow-covered trails in Minnesota in frigid January.
Grab a cup of coffee, protein shake or bottle of water and read on for more of our conversation with this inspiring woman.