Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Runs/Walks in Kansas City: Run by the River August 22, 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: Run by the River 5K/10K

When: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7 a.m.

Where: English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park in Parkville, MO
Join us as we kick off Parkville Days Parade with our 5k/10k River Run.  This walk/run will take place in English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park.  Finish in time to watch the Parkville Days Parade!  One of Parkville’s biggest festivals, the annual Parkville Days offers great family entertainment and fun in historic Downtown Parkville.  Visit for more information about Parkville Days.  First 200 registered guaranteed goodie bag and t-shirt.
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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