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Kicking Off Run Into Summer

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

All of us at the Mission Society know the incredible value of incorporating fun, physical activities in the daily lives of our families. Through sports, dancing, hiking, and more, we've seen our students grow stronger, let go of unhealthy stress, learn about teamwork, and develop creative thinking and problem solving skills. That's why we're so excited to partner with BOKS Kids for Run Into Summer - a series of tips, tools, and games to kick off a new running routine.

First up in our series, we're sharing advice from BOKS Kids for beginning runners who are hoping to build a fun, sustainable practice with their families.

Determine Your Cadence

Do you like to sprint and then walk? Do you prefer a longer, slower paced jog? It’s always helpful to get a feel for your favorite running style as you build a weekly routine.

Create Your Space

Whether you like running on the sidewalk or hitting nature-filled trails, understanding what environment you love most will help you flourish, and will make running more fun.

Stay Safe

It’s important to know how we should respond to each physical activity, and understand our limits. The feelings chart below offers a few ideas about how much we should be feeling at each level of activity.

Gather Your Gear

Be sure to look over your running gear checklist before you start your routine. Your list should include a pair of running shoes, comfortable socks, a water bottle, a timer, and your favorite tunes!

Thank you to the team at BOKS Kids for putting together these awesome running tips, and encouraging all of us to hit the trails this summer. Be sure to follow the Mission Society and BOKS Kids for more Run Into Summer exercises throughout July & August!

The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in any of these exercise programs or activities, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, and assume all risk of injury to yourself. Additionally, the Mission Society will not be held responsible in any way for the advice that you receive through or on our website, blog, e-mails, programs, services and/or social media platforms.

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