Celebrating Mother’s Day with a 5K Race

How will you spend your Mother’s Day this year? Mine will be spent running in the 2014 Run Like a Mother® 5K race to be held in Hinsdale, IL. As an avid athlete, wife and mother, I can’t think of a better way to spend this wonderful holiday.

All About Run Like a Mother®

Run Like a Mother® is a non-profit organization created by and inspired by women. This organization was formed with the sole purpose of supporting women through their journeys toward health and wellness. Each Mother’s Day, the Run Like a Mother® organization holds a series of celebratory, family-oriented 5K events in eight cities across the country.

Why I’m “Running Like a Mother”

From research, to expert writing, to consulting, each and every one of my professional endeavors are centered on making women aware of the importance of implementing sensible eating, physical activity, and other positive behaviors into their lifestyles for overall good health. The Run Like a Mother® organization is definitely one that encourages women to get off the couch and get moving, encouraging lifelong weight management among women for optimal health and wellness.

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Why You Should “Run Like a Mother”

If you’re not physically active, the sheer act of training for a 5K race is an excellent way to get yourself off the couch as it gives you a tangible goal to shoot for. Committing to becoming physically fit or even maintaining your current level fitness is all about making exercise a part of your life, indefinitely. Physical fitness doesn’t have to be all or nothing.

In spite of popular belief, getting involved in a 5K race doesn’t even require jogging or running. You can reap equal benefits through a training program that involves brisk walking. In fact, I’ve seen many people who can actually walk faster than some people jog and it’s a whole lot easier on the joints.

Run Like a Mother® Supports You

Women involved in the Run Like a Mother® organization truly believe in it. As such, they make an all-out effort to provide you with all the support you’ll need to successfully reach your fitness goals. I had the pleasure of running with the Hinsdale race director, Tiffany Cruickshank, during the 5K training kickoff—I was quite impressed with her to say the least.

As a mother of four, proud owner of two Ridgebacks, and a self-proclaimed “crazed marathoner” who also runs a specialty shop for enthusiasts, Tiffany still manages to dedicate a whole lot of her time and energy to the cause. The Run Like a Mother® team is truly one that seeks to inspire and empower women to be healthier and happier.

It’s Never Too Late to Participate

If you’re unable to participate in a Run Like a Mother® 5K race this year, don’t sweat it. Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation, comradery, or charity, participating in 5K races has become the thing to do so there’s always a new one to get involved in. One of the best things about training for a 5K race is the fact that you’re really competing against yourself. If you’re up for the challenge, set some personal fitness goals and get started today!

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Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a physician for advice.

Before starting an exercise training program you should first make sure that exercise is safe for you. If you are under the age of 55 years and generally in good health, it is probably safe for you to exercise. However, if you are over 55 years of age and/or have any health problems, be sure to consult with your physician before starting an exercise training program.