Where do you believe you belong? Do you consider yourself an athlete?
These are some of the questions that we contemplated while journaling and sharing at Rise Run Retreat Running Camp with Lift Run Perform. 32 strong women from all over the country gathered on Lake Winnepesaukee at the Geneva Point Center in Moultonborough to run, learn, and build connections.
Sarah Canney (Run Far Girl) is the founder of Rise Run Retreat and leads the weekend.
The setting is rustic, cabins set back in the woods with a general meeting area and a fire circle out back. Bunk beds for sleeping bring you back to the days of summer camp.
Throughout the weekend we enjoyed inspiring talks from Sarah and informational sessions from the team from Lift Run Perform including founder Mary, an RD, a PT and several trainers. On the first day we broke down into small groups to set intentions for the weekend and to talk about why we run. Then the topics for discussion during the weekend ranged from a discussion of Athletic Identity, to Nutrition and Intuitive Eating, strength training and conditioning, and injury prevention.
We had a short shakeout run the first day just to get the legs moving after a day of travel. Each morning we woke for a run at seven that began with a guided Dynamic Warm-up by Montana. The first day runners broke down into pace groups with one group running 6 miles and several other groups running 4 miles.
In the afternoon on day 1 Sarah led a short 2.5 mile trail run on the trails around the campus of the Geneva Point Center. The trails took us by Lake Winnepesaukee for some beautiful views and through the woods on some slightly technical trails. On day two the morning run was 6 miles or shorter if you chose. We ran down by the lake again and then out onto a bike path that was close to the campus.
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The food during the weekend was provided by the camp. It was family style in a dining hall.
We enjoyed a bonfire the second night and shared s’mores which is always fun.
Every participant was given a Swag Bag for the weekend. An awesome outfit was provided for each runner by Under Armour. Every runner was also gifted a necklace by Erica Sara Designs (Erica was at the retreat!).
Also, in the swag bag were a Rise. Run. Retreat water bottle, goodr sunglasses, a sample of FRE Skincare, a Momentum Jewelry Motivate Wrap, an exercise band from Senita Athletics, Grandy Oats Samples, RX bars and coupons for all kinds of goodies
This was a great weekend getaway and definitely a running retreat/camp not to be missed! You will take time for yourself, build connections with other like-minded women, you will run and you will learn. Sarah also leads Rise. Run. Retreat., a boutique running retreat in the spring set in beautiful Vermont.