ANOTHER
MOTHER RUNNER

#252: How to Get Your Kid(s) Involved in Running

How to get your kids involved in running: Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin (calling from her own mom’s house!) have a sit-down with Vicki Lang, a mother of two collegiate runners and a long-time youth cross-country and track coach. Vicki highlights the importance of making running fun for kids to keep them engaged and enthusiastic. The gals talk about the crucial middle school years, a turning point in enthusiasm for sports for many children. Coach Vicki puts forth an intriguing mileage guideline (which takes math-challenged Sarah a few beats to catch!), as well as the beauty of a “progression plan.” The conversation covers the “reverberating” effects of running for kids. Coach Vicki also talks about the importance of proper hydration and quality shoes for young athletes. Voice memos from a bevy of mother runners bring to life the variety of delights (and challenges!) involved with kids and running.

Sarah kicks the show off with a conversation with 18-year-old Lucy Williams (middle daughter of her BRF, Molly) to hear what kickstarted her running routine—and where it’s lead this high school senior.

Stay tuned to the end of the show: Sarah is joined by special-to-her youth runner—her 11-year-old son, John. Laughter abounds, sprinkled with a few dollops of insight.

*Green Chef is a USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service that brings delicious dinners right to your doorstep. To get meals delivered and show your support for Another Mother Runner, go togreenchef.com/amr to get $50 off today.

*Looking to squelch the stench in your workout wear? Stay fresh and save 15% using code AMR15 at SweatXSport.com

*If you’re digging our podcasts, we’d be super-grateful if you’d take a minute (because we *know* you have so many to spare!) to write a review on iTunes. Many thanks.

**Also, the quickest way to get our podcasts is to subscribe to the show via iTunes. Clicking this link will automatically download the shows to your iTunes account. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. We've also joined the Acast podcast network, download their app to hear our podcast and many others like it!

Add Comment Register



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *