Thursday, July 9, 2015

Runs/Walks in Kansas City: The Culture House Red Carpet Run August 15, 2015

Before I was the homeschooling writer mom of 5, I used to love to walk all the time as a stress reliever and to stay in shape. Walking is something you can do as a parent anytime, but now that my youngest is 5 and my oldest is 14, it's a lot easier for me to fit in time for my own fitness. Over the winter I walked some at the gym on the treadmill and track. Now I can walk the neighborhood or the field at the school by my house. I'm not a jogger or a runner yet ... special equipment needed for my upper lady parts ... but might be someday! For now I walk in my OOFOS sandals because they are the most comfy thing I have ever worn and work perfectly for summertime.

Because I love walking so much, I'll be posting upcoming walk/runs in Kansas City as I find them. This does not mean I'll be participating in all of them, so don't show up expecting me to sign autographs or anything. I MIGHT or MIGHT NOT be there, depending on household funds at the time, Mr. Kerrie's travel situation, my sanity level, etc. Enjoy the race info, and go out and find some in your town!

What: The Culture House Red Carpet Run

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Lone Elm Park, Olathe, Kansas

ALL proceeds from the Red Carpet 5K Run/Walk go to theStar Program at The Culture House. The STAR Program educates challenged, at-risk youth in the arts, life skills, character, spiritual development and civics. In many cases, children and youth who are coming from severely broken situations experience consistent failure in school and want for positive opportunities to develop their gifts and talents. This has a devastating effect on their self-confidence, and ability to learn and succeed. The STAR Program engages these students in theatre, art, music and dance classes to engage their imagination and potential artistic gifts, plus taking them through the learning process. Students rebuild their sense of hope and discovering their personal interests and calling.

Fun facts: my uncle used to coach track at a high school in Lee's Summit for many years and my dad has taken up jogging ... it's in my blood!

Check the link (above after WHAT) for more info!

P.S. I get my info from the fabulous KC Running Company website.

On a personal note, here's my walking story for National Walking Day a couple of years ago with an update.

When you're all done, you'll be hungry! Grab a copy of my Tater Tot Casserole Cookbook and whip up a batch of happiness for dinner!

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