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!
Our Top Chefs
27 Nov 2013
Thanks to Cecelia Parle, Tracey Weatherly, and Tere Gathright for demonstrating and sharing some tasty and healthy foods with us at the November meeting. Here are the recipes for Crockpot Oatmeal and Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans.
BRRR is back!
1 Nov 2013
Does your running or walking routine get the wintertime blues? KC Express invites you to join us in Building a Really Regular Routine that will keep you moving through those cold dark days! It’s easy to get started:
• Show up to run or walk with us on Saturdays! We’re a diverse group of women who like to have fun while staying fit. Connect with others who run or walk your pace and mileage. Then meet up with everyone for coffee after.
• Sign up to receive weekly emails with tips from our RRCA-certified coaches. Topics include: Stress relief, injury prevention, strength training, speedwork, stretching, and a training plan to keep you going when it’s 10 degrees and snowy!
BRRR is a free program sponsored by the KC Express long run and walk groups, which meet year round. If you’d like to join KC Express and get involved in our many other activities, annual membership is just $25.
Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award
31 Oct 2013
Each year the Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award is given to a member who has made a special contribution to our club. Sometimes the winner is a high-visibility member whose work is obvious, but we also strive to acknowledge those who work behind the scenes on the good things we do. Please show your appreciation for a fellow member and send your nomination asap to last year’s winner, Mary Allison, who will present the award at the December meeting.
The winner must be someone who has not received the award before. Previous winners include: Janet Baker, Janice Young Miller, Virginia Harmer, Sheila Wood, June Moore, Saskia Jacobse, Amy Medina, Jean Nearing, Jan Dunham, Fritzi Hazelrigg, Jean Buchanan, Ann Lento, Terry Franzen, Karen Raymer, Terry Mann.
← Here’s a great old photo of Phyllis. She’s the one on the right, with the short shorts and tall socks. She would be LOL to know these are being worn by runners again.
We ♥ jammies
21 Oct 2013
Thanks to everyone who helped with our fabulous waterstop for the KC Marathon. It’s was amazing to watch all that water and Gatorade, carefully poured into cups and stacked into towers, as it disappeared in no time into the thousands of runners who streamed by us.
Though we worked hard, our theme outfits — “You got me up for this?”– made it almost like a gigantic sleepover. We had it all going on: sock monkey pj’s, a bed-jacket, a nice selection of hair curlers, a teddy bear, a rainbow of bathrobe colors, and that “I-had-fun-but-I’m-so-tired” feeling afterwards. Check out the photos here, taken by Mark Mueller.
17 Oct 2013
Our hot new ArmSkins are selling like hotcakes!
Arm-warmers are fun and useful running/walking accessories, especially for these variable weather days when you’re cold at the start. As you warm up, just roll them down and out of the way. Made of coolmax, they are wind resistant, breathable, and moisture-wicking. All this for only $13!
We had them custom-made in these bright colors so they’ll match almost every outfit you own! Get yours at the next Express meeting in November. They’d be a nice gift for a running buddy, too.
We did it!
17 Sep 2013
Lots of fun and high-fives on Sept 14 and 15 when many KCE Members and BRAG Teamers did their goal events. Eight made the road trip to Wichita for the See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon (pictured here), while others stayed home for the Plaza 10K. Congrats to all our finishers, and thanks to all our coaches!
News and Events
SAT GROUP WALK
SATURDAY GROUP WALK
Saturdays at 7:30 am
Dec: Panera, 6301 Brookside Blvd, Kansas City, MO
SAT GROUP RUN
SATURDAY GROUP RUN
Saturdays at 7 am
Dec: Panera, 8300 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS
Dec 3: It’s our Holiday Party! Bring family, friends, and food!
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