Guest post by Moms on the Run Coach Gabe Cox
Have you ever hit a goal, basked in that glory, but soon after found yourself in a weird funk, feeling lost and not knowing what to do about it? Those of us in the northern states are almost to the finish of our signature 18-week season, and I know many of you are hitting goals you have set for yourselves this summer. Way to stick to them!
There are times after we hit our goals we don’t really know what to do next. That’s why it’s important to remember the 3 Rs after accomplishing a goal and before embarking on a new one.
At Moms on the Run, we focus a lot on physical training, but our mental training is also critical to our success. Today, National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, leads us through a simple visualization exercise that we can do throughout our week to empower our minds. Listen in!
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.
Name the activity and you'll most likely find a retreat catered to it. Running is no different. Whether you simply want a getaway with your gal pals or a way to take your running to the next level, a running retreat is both beneficial and fun.
Moms on the Run is debuting its first run retreat this fall, led by our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson. Carrie typically attends and speaks at three to four running retreats each year. Read more on our conversation with Carrie to find out why our running retreat will be worth your investment!
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, certainly has experience with today's training tip: mental toughness. Mentally training for a race, workout or even daily life may be one of the hardest things to work on, but so critical. Listen in as Carrie shares several techniques she uses.