Whether you are a new runner or an experienced one, it is important to set goals to stay motivated and on track. The key to success with goals is to make them SMART! A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic (or Relevant), and Timed.
You may be striving for a PR, or have a new goal to get run an entire 5k, only walking the water stations. One way to help measure your progress with Moms on the Run this year is to consider some "before and after" goals! Find a race near the beginning of the season to benchmark your progress. In the Twin Cities we have a great option - On May 13th the Run Like a Mother 5k will serve as our official spring/summer season kickoff event.
Run or walk this race and see how your training pays off at the end of the season! It's not too late to register to save on race day pricing. And then register now in your end of season race to stay motivated, at the Moms on the Run 5k/10k on August 27th or your local season-end race. With a little #lovemyteam support, you can crush those goals this summer!