Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us improve our running. Today she offers suggestions regarding the question, "How do we keep our shins happy?" Those of us in the northern regions of the country may not be out running as much as our counterparts in the south. For all of us, however, avoiding shin splints is key. Watch the video below.
At Moms on the Run, we hear over and over that many women join to get into running, but end up staying because of so much more. For Hastings (MN) member Amy Seefeld, Moms on the Run has far exceeded all her expectations.
"I wasn't actually sure what I was searching or hoping for when I joined," reflects Amy, "but thankfully the MOTR family surpassed anything I could have dreamed up. You all have filled me up with inspiration, support, love, friendship, motivation (and the list goes on) to carry me through to where I am today. Thank you, God, for bringing these amazing women into my life!"
In this four-part video series, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, offers us tips focused on our feet and ankles. For running, it's important to keep your feet and ankles healthy and strong to avoid ankle injuries. In part 1, Carrie started with a simple but important suggestion: Get fitted for the right shoe. Today's tip is a quick one: Roll your ankles while you work on your balance. This is a fun exercise to do throughout the day and will help you strengthen and stretch your ankles.
Join us for one of our partner races, the Xperience Fitness Reindeer Run on Dec. 14. Carry your fitness through the holidays with a fun and festive race around Minneapolis' Lake Harriet. Join us for a 5K, 10K, or a 15K. Choose the right distance for you. Runners and walkers welcome. Use this registration link to sign up on Team Moms on the Run. For more details about the race, click here.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Carrie Tollefson, sat down with our friend and orthopedic doctor, Angela Voight, M.D., of Summit Orthopedics. Dr. Voight is a runner herself, so she understands well the athlete's perspective when it comes to exercise and orthopedic care. What can you do to prevent injuries and stay healthy? Dr. Voight offers some great tips in this video.