Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding strengthening our running, fitness and health. Today she talks about the benefits of joining a running community, including support, accountability and friendship. Listen in!
If the current pandemic has taught us anything over the last six months, it’s that our Moms on the Run community rocks! We had 500 participants at our first-ever LIVE national virtual race on Aug. 23.
National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, started us out with a live warm-up via Facebook, then participants logged onto the Charge app to start the race, get cheered on in real time, listen to our personalized race playlist and view race results as our runners crossed the virtual finish line.
At Moms on the Run, we're passionate about our belief that "healthy moms make healthy families." Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run member Andrea Benitez, who is training for her first marathon, recently shared this inspiring message regarding a conversation she had with her young daughter. Kudos to all of you who are modeling fitness and self care to your families and friends.
"My daughter rode her bike alongside me while I ran today. She asked me if I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and a runner. (She called me a runner! Like it’s just who I am and was always meant to be!) She also asked me if tomorrow is a “running day.” Even though she grumbles because I may not be there when she wakes up, I know I am teaching her an important lesson in self care, not selflessness. All too often women and mothers are encouraged to give up themselves to serve others, especially their children. What a gift we give them when they see us breaking that cycle. Moms on the Run plays such an important role in opening that world up to so many of us. Thank you."
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. Today's training tip addresses the question: Why be a runner? Maybe you've been running for years or perhaps you're considering a running program for the first time. Carrie gives us several reasons why running is so good for us. Listen in!
As we prepare for our LIVE virtual race this weekend, we want to talk about mental strategies while racing. This week's Ask Coach Carrie — featuring Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson — brings back a good one from December 2018 and will give you some great tips regarding what to tell yourself as you're running your race.