On the very first MRG Show of 2019, I’m joined by two frequent guests and great friends – Maia Turek and Pam Carrigan – to talk all about the upcoming second annual MRG Winter Weekend Getaway in Roscommon, Mich.
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But before diving into the details of this amazing event (we’ve still got spots available!), we catch up on one another’s holidays, the snow that (finally) has arrived in northern Michigan, how we’ve been (attempting) to stay active, Maia’s discovery of how not to pour drinks into Solo cups, snowshoeing with dogs, and the power of January 7 (when the new year and resolutions really get underway, right?).
The MRG Winter Weekend Getaway is next month, Feb. 8-10, and is again taking place at the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center on Higgins Lake. This is a beautiful Department of Natural Resources property, located in the woods on the shores of the lake, and the all-inclusive, 2-day retreat features cross country skiing, snowshoeing, running, rest & relaxation, Sunday morning yoga, great food and drink, and lots more (including a “live” podcast recording with a special guest talking about ways we can prevent and treat common running injuries).
Refresh, rejuvenate + connect
Maia, who works for the DNR and took part in last year’s event, and Pam, who is MRG’s event coordinator, reflect back on last year’s event, which included 30-some other women from around the state (and beyond – one participant traveled from the west coast to join us!). “There are two people from the retreat last year – one of them I keep in touch with on Facebook only and I love to see when she accomplishes things and gets in her miles and finishes her races,” Maia shares. “I get to cheer her on over Facebook…and then another woman, she came by herself and she immediately connected with me and my friend and became the three musketeers throughout the weekend and she’s one of our favorite people.”
There’s an amazing group of women signed on for this year’s event – women of all ages and at varying stages of life and in their health and wellness journey. All are welcome, whether you’ve only begun to run, are thinking of starting to run and be more active, or you’ve finished many races and have been running for a long time. Get all the inside scoop on this great gathering of like-minded women during this episode.
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