Will running ruin your knees? What if you already have bad knees? Most knee injuries, like other running injuries, occur because of overuse. Research suggests that knee injuries are often caused by weakness or instability elsewhere in the body, especially the hips. That’s why strengthening the knees often involves exercises for your quads and glutes. Tune in today as our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares two exercises to help strengthen those knees and keep them happy. Next week, she'll be back with two more!
On average, July is generally the hottest month across the United States, so when we head out to train, we need to make sure to care for our bodies and stay hydrated. Listen in as Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares her tips about running in the heat.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding how to strengthen our running, fitness and health. Tight calf muscles are a common problem for runners. You can decrease your risk of injury by prepping the calves in advance of a run with a series of simple stretches.
Did you know July 4th is now the second most popular holiday among runners, second only to Thanksgiving? In many ways, running is the ultimate celebration of the American dream: You give it everything you’ve got, relying on your inner strength — and that of your comrades — every step of the way. How better to celebrate the sport that makes you feel as free and alive as the country you live in?
At Moms on the Run, we want you to get out and run on the 4th of July, before all of your celebrations and backyard BBQs. Plan your run, either by participating with one of our locations in a fun run or selecting your own route or race. We think 4 miles on the 4th sounds ideal, but you can choose your distance. Wear your patriotic colors (or hopefully our cute tank!) and then post your pics, tagging us with the hashtag #FOURonthe4th.
A couple of tips to remember: It’s usually a really hot day, so remember to wear your sunscreen and a sun hat/visor and stay hydrated — drinking lots of water and filling your body back up with electrolytes — so that you can enjoy the rest of the day with family and friends. Happy Independence Day everyone!
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding how to strengthen our running, fitness and health. Today, we feature part 2 in our series about shin splints — ouch! Shin splints are one of the most common injuries runners experience. Here are three additional exercises you can do to strengthen and stretch your shins.
And if you missed part 1, check out last week's training tip on our blog!