Are you ready…
- To train for your first 5K?
- Set a personal record in your favorite distance?
- Or shed a few pounds?
Whatever your walking or running goals may be, you’ll find friends among the women of KC Express. We host:
- Free Saturday walking and running groups
- Monthly meetings on topics relevant to women’s health and fitness
- The popular Mother’s Day 5K
Join us – and stay healthy while having fun!
How do you run a running club?
With a committed group of leaders and a dynamic group of volunteers! At the Feb 2 meeting, learn more about all the good things KCE does and how you can get involved. Here’s a photo of a few our esteemed leaders, L to R: Sheila W., Melissa S., Saskia J. and Tracey W.
Running through the Holidays: Give Yourself the Gift of Fun
For many of us, sticking to a regular running routine will be harder during the next few weeks than at any other time of the year. Kids are home from school, family may be visiting, or maybe you’ll be traveling yourself. With so many holiday distractions, following a training plan is hardly top priority. But… read more »
And the winner is… Melissa Hart
Each year KC Express members nominate one of our own for the Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award, honoring a member who has made a special contribution to our club.
Melissa serves the club as our social chair, planning fun events for our monthly get-togethers. She is also known for giving back to the community by volunteering as a pacer in local races, raising awareness for food shelters, and asking for our old shoes for her charitable organization “Soleful Suitcases,” in which she packs up shoes to distribute on her annual trip to Jamaica. Congratulations Melissa!
Time to renew your KCE membership
Help us make 2016 the best year yet! Our officers have wonderful plans for the coming year. Sign up now or renew your membership with online registration or check the membership page for a print-and-mail form.
Dueling with cooking utensils, KCE Hospitality Chairs Christine D. and Cecelia P. fought for the leftovers after the delicious and nutritious dinner Chef Gary Hild prepared for us at the Nov 3 meeting. In case you missed it, here are the recipes: Butternut Squash Soup, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cranberry Nut Cornbread Stuffing.
10 Tips for Your First 10K
KCE’s BRAG team has been training hard all summer, despite the crazy humidity. Now it’s time for their first goal race – the Plaza 10K. To spur them on, the BRAG coaches offer these tips for a great race day: 1. Get lots of sleep two nights before the race in case you have pre-race jitters the night before…. read more »
Look Great with Less Stress
Is your closet overflowing, but you don’t have anything to wear? If so, you’ll love the tips wardrobe consultant Stacie Mayo shared during KCE’s August meeting. Stacie believes style should be stress-free and reflect your personality, not just trends. So she recommends buying clothes you can wear for several years and then organizing your closet around… read more »
Runner Spotlight: Sarah Johnson and Sylvia Davison
Lots of women think of their running friends as their sole sisters, but for running partners Sarah Johnson and Sylvia Davison, family really is the tie that binds. The mother-daughter duo has always been close, but in the last 18 months, running has opened up a whole new world of goals, accomplishments, and experiences for them. It all… read more »
What Makes Someone a Runner?
I don’t know about you, but there are a fair amount of things that I thought about long before actually taking any action. Some were as “simple” as taking on a cleaning project at home, while others took the shape of a new endeavor like continuing education or a new job. Another thing on that list was… read more »
March 1: “Nutrition for an active lifestyle.” Lisa Markley, R. D. and Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods. 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.
SAT GROUP WALK
SATURDAY GROUP WALK
Saturdays at 7:30 am
Feb: Panera, 4700 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO (Country Club Plaza location)
SAT GROUP RUN
SATURDAY GROUP RUN
Saturdays at 7 am
Feb: Hy-Vee, 8501 West 95th St, Overland Park, KS (95th & Antioch)
KC EXPRESS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
KCE President’s Message Jan 2015
Prez Tracey Weatherly, far right, and some of her peeps.