Ahhhh... that glorious moment you cross that finish line of the big event you've been working toward for so many months. It can feel like your training is over! But there's one more important consideration of your time and effort: recovering well.
Doing this the wrong way can not only lead to injury but it can have a negative impact on your next big event or even your next few casual runs.
We're fortunate in the Twin Cities. We live in a fitness-minded culture that is supported by local, state and grassroots efforts throughout the seven-county area and beyond. We know cold, crisp winters, but we also know how to build community and support everyone’s ability to achieve a healthy lifestyle. In 2017, Minneapolis-St. Paul was even ranked the "fittest city in America" by the American College of Sports Medicine.
This fall, Minneapolis and St. Paul host one of the nation’s top 10 marathons, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, in additional to a full weekend of fun for spectators, racers and families. This community celebration is the culmination of pride for our “fit” cities, and the opportunity for all individuals and families to celebrate their active lifestyle.
Starting Saturday, Sept. 30, our smallest friends show their inner athlete as they toddle, crawl or dash to the finish line. What a perfect way to share your values with the children and loved ones in your life. As moms, aunts and influencers of the little people in our lives, we have the opportunity to share our passion for running, community and good health. Here are a few conversation starters you can use to talk to children about their race-day experience:
To learn more about the events, food, music and activities taking place the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, visit www.tcmevents.org.
Twin Cities in Motion (TCM) has been the region’s premier running event company since 1982. Its mission is simple – ignite everyone’s inner athlete. TCM is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that organizes 27 races throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. marathon, to provide opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and experiences to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
It is a partnership where our mission and vision are closely aligned. We both strive to inspire busy women of all ages — not just moms — to discover the importance of mental health and a healthy lifestyle of fitness.
Choices Psychotherapy helps individuals and families rediscover the joys of a healthy mind and healthy body, notably the Superwomen. Superwomen are the world’s best jugglers with family, work, money, kids, dinner, in-laws — they take care of it all, but they forget to take care of themselves.
If you or someone you know is under more stress than a busy schedule, it may be helpful to talk to a qualified professional. Find out how they can help you!
For more information about Choices Psychotherapy, visit choicespsychotherapy.net or call 952-544-6806.
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