Are you ready to train for your first 5K? Set a personal record in your favorite distance? Or shed a few pounds? Whatever your personal walking or running goals may be, you’ll find friends among the women of KC Express. We offer free Saturday walking and running groups, hold monthly meetings on topics relevant to women’s health and fitness, and host the popular Mother’s Day 5K. Join us and stay healthy while having fun!
KCE ♥ Red Dress Wed Night Run
13 Feb 2014
Everyone was rocking the red at the KC Express Wed Night Run on Feb 12. It’s our Valentine to the running community to take to the streets in red dresses, the symbol of women’s heart health. Host Amy M and her sons added to the fun with lots of holiday heart decorations for the potluck dinner after the run. Thanks to all who participated—you look marvelous!
WIN for KC Awards Luncheon
7 Feb 2014
10 lucky KCE members got to hear keynote speaker Tamika Catchings at the WIN for KC Awards Luncheon last week. As a basketball star from college to the Olympics to the WNBA, it sounded like she’d had a storybook life. Then she told us about her childhood: “I had a hearing problem and had to wear big old hearing aids. I had a speech problem. Kids always found a way to make fun of me– the way I talked, the way I looked.”
Around 7th grade, Tamika discovered that by outworking everyone else, she could be better than other kids at sports. Her work ethic shaped her to become an outstanding athlete. But she’s never forgotten the feeling of being different. She created the “Catch A Star” Foundation to help others overcome disabilities.
At the photo/autograph session afterwards, Tamika was seated at a table for the long line of fans. But when she met KCE member Jean Nearing and heard she was a physically-challenged half marathon runner, she stood up – all 6”1’ of her – to hug Jean and shake her hand.
15 Jan 2014
Ann Nelson’s smiling face appeared on the front of the Jan issue of Golden Guide, and her running story was featured within. Check out this lovely and inspirational profile on her here. As Paula L. said, “Ann can run rings around all of us!”
2014 KC Express Officers
7 Jan 2014
Welcome to our new KCE Board for 2014. Tracey Weatherly: President Elect; Jimmi Lossing: MD5K Race Director; Jane Smeltzer: Treasurer; Alisa Mueller: Secretary; Tere Gathright, President. It’s going to be great year!
Alisa Mueller steps down as KCE President
29 Dec 2013
As the year ends, our 2013 President reflects on her term of office. Read her Closing Remarks here.
Trudy Nepstad wins Pace Setter Award
15 Dec 2013
Congratulations to Trudy Nepstad, who received the 2013 Phyllis Bahner Pace Setter Award from Mary Allison (last year’s recipient) at the December meeting. The award is given annually to a KC Express member who has made an outstanding contribution to our club. Read Mary’s speech honoring Trudy: Pace Setter Award
News and Events
SAT GROUP WALK
SATURDAY GROUP WALK
Saturdays at 7:30 am
March: Panera, 6301 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO
SAT GROUP RUN
SATURDAY GROUP RUN
Saturdays at 7 am
March: Latteland, 7900 State Line Rd, Prairie Village, KS
March 4: “The Value of Cross-Training,” Julie Harmon, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Details: St. Joseph Medical Center, I-435 & Stateline Road, KCMO, in the Community Center (Building D) Auditorium. Socialize and light dinner at 6:30; meeting begins at 7:00.
- KC EXPRESS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE