Mental Health Run Streak Challenge

I’ve been inspired by the Runner’s World Summer 2019 Run Streak challenge (#RWRunStreak). Starting on Memorial Day (tomorrow) until July 4th I’ll be running at least 1-mile per day. I invite you to join me! I’m adding my own twist to the streak: tracking how the daily runs impact mental health.

Goal: Run at least one mile every day for 39 consecutive days and track the mental health impact.

Why: Daily runs promote sustained mood balance and is an active coping strategy for dealing with life’s ebbs and flows. Daily runs leave a person feeling accomplished, and will really solidify or kickstart a healthy wellness-based habit.

How: You can still follow any training plan you have going on (although the mileage might need to be adjusted a bit), however, on your rest days keep that daily run to a mile and really go slow. If you are just starting out, just do 1 mile every day, and use a walk/run combo.

Don’t do this if you are injured, are prone to running hard every run and don’t think you’ll treat some runs as easy-recovery-runs, OR for health reasons you are not recommended to do this sort of exercise by your doctor. *Before starting any exercise program you should always consult your doctor.

To track your runs and the emotional/mood impact, please use my free printable. If you are on social media you can also use the following tags: #RWRunStreak #RunStreakForMentalHealth and tag me! @kjersti_running_therapy on instagram.

Run Talk Run California is in the news!

I’m very excited to say that the local newspaper, the Mountain View Voice, picked up a story about the peer-support run club I’ve been leading. Give it a read, and if you feel so inclined, come join us! Wednesdays 5pm at Cooper Park in Mountain View! Everyone welcome. Cheers!

https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2019/03/10/mental-health-running-club-invites-all

New Moms Run Club Groups, Open Registration

I’m super excited to announce Registration is open for Moms Run Club. I’m aiming for 4-8 members per group. Tell your friends!

One group is specifically for Moms with babies or young children (under 3 years). If you have postpartum clearance to exercise from your OB, and you are learning or RElearning to run, this group is for you!

We’ll be working our way up from walking 2 miles to jogging 2 miles over a 6 week period. This group is non competitive, and meant to be an open non judgmental space to connect with other moms.

You are encouraged to bring your baby in a stroller. I’ll have my baby in mine too.

We’ll run, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry. This group aims to enhance your total well-being——mental, emotional, social, and physical health!

The group meets every Wednesday from 9:30am - 10:30am starting January 9th and ending February 13th (Make this group your New Year Resolution!) We’ll meet each week at Rancho San Antonio in the furthest down lot by the trail entrance.

Members will receive:

  • a welcome packet

  • a training schedule

  • weekly guided runs

  • weekly guided discussions with relevant group topics

  • coaching on relevant running topics

  • a training log

  • emotional & social support

The cost per individual is $60.


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The classic Moms Run Club welcomes all sorts of moms! This group is best for women that can currently run up to 1 mile continuously. We’ll jog and chat together over a gentle 3 miles each meet up. I’ll provide weekly topics to discuss, but the group is also a place to talk about whatever is on your mind.

The group meets every Saturday from 8am - 9am at Lake Lagunita, Stanford, Ca. Starting on January 5th - February 9th.

Like in the New Moms group, this group will benefit your total well-being——your mental, emotional, social, and physical health.

Members will receive:

  • a welcome packet

  • a training schedule

  • weekly guided runs

  • weekly guided discussions with relevant group topics

  • coaching on relevant running topics

  • a training log

  • emotional & social support

The cost per individual is $60.

So what are you waiting for? Make this group your New Year Resolution! Register!