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.
We truly have some rock stars at Moms on the Run. Beth Jensen, franchise owner and coach of Shoreview/White Bear Lake Moms on the Run, is one of them. You've heard her name before. In August, we named Beth as Twin Cities' Most Inspiring Coach for 2019 (read her story here). At that time, she was training for two big fall races: a 50K and a 100 Miler. Two weekends ago, she ran the Savage 100 — a 100 mile trail run in a suburb of Minneapolis. With incredible crew support from her Shoreview/WBL MOTR team, Beth hit the trails in the middle of the night. But it's what she would do over the next 76 miles that would show her rock star status. Spoiler alert: She didn't cross the finish line the way she had hoped. Battling a shin injury, cold temps, nausea and mind games, she was disappointed in the results. But she nearly ran a triple marathon in 26.5 hours, and throughout her miles, taught the rest of us how to be a smart runner and listen to your body — and that is what truly makes her #MOTRstrong. We asked Beth to share her race story, and here is her report.
Breathing. It's something we do without thinking. But when we're running, the way we breathe can greatly impact our run. Today, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares some helpful tips to aid our lungs while out on the trails. Listen in!