Today's Training Tip takes a break from our awesome series with Carrie and let's you in on a fun conversation with Sarah Bowen Shea and Maggie Palmer from Another Mother Runner. Karissa Johnson, founder of Moms on the Run, was recently featured on AMR's weekly podcast about women's running groups. At the 14-minute mark, listen in as Karissa talks about how Moms on the Run got its start and why we continue to grow to serve more women. https://anothermotherrunner.com/349-running-groups-for-moms/
For Wendy Schmidley of Chippewa Falls Moms on the Run, 2018 was a big year of running. What started as a 40-day running challenge on Thanksgiving 2017 turned into running not only those 40 days, but every day in 2018.
Shawnna Bresina and Jen Jilek, co-owners of Chippewa Falls Moms on the Run, nominated Wendy for inspiring member. "Wendy joined the FB running streak group in November of 2017," Shawnna shares, "and not only completed the challenge to run until the end of 2017, but continued on for 403 days with a total of 1,384 miles — all while crushing her first full marathon! She is so encouraging to all of our ladies and we are so lucky to have her as part of our Chippewa MOTR!"
Read on for a fun conversation with Wendy.
We have two great challenges coming up to motivate you in the new year!
First, our Winter Workout Challenge is a free, fun challenge that will launch January 7. For one week, we will post on our national Facebook and Instagram pages one exercise a day to challenge all levels. If you are just beginning your journey, you can choose to do that day's challenge at one time or throughout the day, making sure to complete the exercise by the end of the day. If you are advanced, you can level up and do the daily challenge twice! (For example, 50 squats becomes 100 squats.) After you complete the exercise, you will post on our national Facebook page: challenge completed x1 or x2. This post will qualify you for that day's entry; one lucky winner on both Facebook and Instagram every day will win a coveted #MOTRstrong knit pom hat. The Winter Workout Challenge will run Monday through Sunday, Jan.7-13.
Our platinum sponsor UCAN sat down with our own National Fitness Director and Olympian Carrie Tollefson, to chat about a wide range of running topics. The next time you head out for a run, put the airbuds in and listen in on this fun video, where you'll get to know Carrie and learn about her love for the running community and how she got into the sport. You'll also hear a funny story about the first time she decided to beat her older sister in a race, and how she loves to encourage us Moms on the Run to stay hydrated!
Your feet. They are the foundation to your body — and let's face it, the main tool to get you out on the trails running! Twin Cities Orthopedics physician Paul Langer, DPM, reminds runners that self-diagnosing injuries can hurt their chances of getting back on their feet.
“A treatment approach that helped a running friend isn’t going to be the same treatment that helps you,” Dr. Langer tells Motiv Running. “Not every injury has the same cause and treatment.”
Read more for valuable information from our platinum sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics and Dr. Langer about getting a proper diagnosis, treatment and recovery on their blog.