Erica Moore, Program Director
I’m a busy mom. Tween daughter… 3-year old twin sons… and an almost 3-year-old daughter.
Running is my happy hour.
My 4 kids have more energy than the Energizer Bunny. Before there were 4, I always enjoyed a quick 1-mile run. But after the birth of my 4th child, I soon realized that I needed to run distances longer than a mile. Much longer. I needed a distance that made the stress float away.
For some, running is about physical well-being and weight-loss. Sure, managing my weight is definitely a wonderful benefit.
But I run because that’s my happy hour. I do it for me… I run for the love of it.
Running pain free
I began using the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk/Run™ method after suffering severe calf cramps during my first half marathon. Halfway through the race, I was laid out on the sidewalk–too embarrassed to scream in pain.
Walking the remaining 7 miles of the race to the finish line was a game changing experience. I realized that for any distance, I needed a safer training method that would get me across the finish line pain and injury free.
The thrill of group runs
I’m certainly not the fastest runner. Not by a long shot. Still, I thoroughly enjoy racing events. There’s a force of power and momentum being among a group of 2,500+ bodies waiting to be in motion–the stories that await to unfold. There’s an unspoken connection between the runners.
No matter how we got here, we’re all in this together. That’s what I’m most looking forward to in my new role as program director for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Jeff Galloway Training Groups.
When I’m not plotting my next run around one of Minneapolis’ beautiful lakes, I’m busy creating a small at home business helping job seekers manage their job seeking projects. I enjoy pouring free time into my family, friends. reading and writing
I’m always thinking forward to my next run!