Hitting the Pavement One 5K at a Timedigital
Have you ever noticed how certain milestone events have a way of promoting other milestones? It’s absolutely the case for Melanie Mistelske. In fact, after celebrating the start of her fourth decade, she decided to do something she’d never done before – run a 5K, the Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove 5K to be specific. So, on August 3, armed with determination, she and her friends, seven of them and maybe even nine, will hit the pavement for this fitness inspired happy hour 5K.
After her birthday last September, Melanie decided to really up her fitness game. Because she, like those who have crossed the 40-yard line before her, discovered that age after all truly is just a number. So, she joined a team class at her LifeTime club, meeting three times a week at 5:30 a.m. with other women determined to sweat, laugh at the ridiculously early hour they’re working out, and work on their health. It was here that she heard others talking about Esprit de She and thought it would be fun.
Why Esprit de She? Because it’s accessible, doable and just for women. It’s women inspiring and supporting women and reveling in their shared accomplishment. And, more that that, it’s a chance to show her two young daughters through her example that being strong and healthy is beyond cool. In fact, her daughters and husband will be at the Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove cheering her on to the finish line. And, she’s not stopping there. The following weekend, the entire family is taking on a reading 5K together – another milestone.
It’s not too late to grab your moms, daughters, sisters and friends to register for the Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove fitness inspired happy hour, happening Thursday, August 3 from 4-9pm at Central Park. For women of all ages, this evening designer 5K includes high value participant gear, a Lifestyle Market and more–beginning with a timed 5K and ending with a post-race night market of festive proportions that includes saluting your success with a drink at the signature Bubbly Bar, enjoying healthy eats, live music and the Lifestyle Market featuring massage and manicures at the Beauty Bar powered by LifeSpa, and more. To register: http://espritdeshe.com/maple-grove-mn-run/register/