PLANT, Inc. Blog
Encouraging Parent Led Education
By Maclaren Keffer
So your child is ready for sports? Naturally, you begin to investigate different options only to discover you’re required to spend 5 nights per week and hundreds of dollars to launch your child into athletics. As a parent, you value physical pursuits AND having a life outside of sports. And maybe, just maybe, you’d like to get some exercise yourself. Is there no middle ground?
Yes! Meet Running Medicine, a running club organized around the idea that movement is medicine. Running Medicine was founded in 2016 as a part of the Native Health Initiative (NHI), which was designed to “create a culture of wellness through a supportive, loving community.”
At only $15 per season, RM is an affordable alternative for anyone, especially families. The coaches run the club professionally and ensure a positive, injury-free experience.
Running Medicine meets in two locations. The Westside group gathers at the Alameda Open Space on Monday and Wednesday, and the Eastside group meets at the UNM North Golf Course on Tuesday and Thursday. Collective meetings are held on Saturdays at varying locations with six fun Friday night runs scheduled over the summer.
Maclaren Keffer is an exclusively homeschooled freshman in high school. When she isn’t at the ninja gym, reading, bossing around her three younger brothers, playing piano, or writing, she’s traveling the country from one national park to another. Her mom is currently accepting donations in the form of caffeine
PLANT, Inc. Blog is written by local parent educators and supporters of parent led education.