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Friday, August 9, 2013

Girls on the Run

Wow... It has been a while since I posted!  
Where has the time gone?  Can you believe we are already in the month of August?
I feel like the last part of July flew by in the blink of an eye!  Derek and I had lots going on from family events, to trainings, to bachelorette parties and work.  Its no wonder I haven't found time to post!

Anyways... I wanted to share with you what I did this past Sunday!!  Yes, almost a week ago I attended my coaches training for Girls on the Run!  Starting this fall I am going to be an Assistant Coach for Girls on The Run Twin Cities and I could not be more excited!!

Girls on the Run is an after school program for girls in 3rd-5th grade.  The program help builds self confidence, and incorporates running into a fun curriculum.  I feel it is very important for young girls to build up a strong sense of self at a young age.  The more confidence they have in themselves as they begin their teen years the better!

The Girl on the Run Mission Statement-

“to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” (source) 

Throughout the 10 week program the girls will in the Girls on The Run program will learn valuable life skills/lessons such as how to handle bullying while they tackle training for a 5K!  At the end of the 10 week program each girl will participate in the end of the season Girls on the Run 5K!  

I am pretty pumped to be able to volunteer for this great organization!  I am excited to be able to get back into volunteering and to be able to share my love for running with young girls!  I think running is one of the best things out there for setting personal goals, stress management and exercise!  

To learn more about Girls on the Run Twin Cities click here! 
Otherwise check out Girls on the Run International to get involved in a Girls on the Run Program in your state! 

In other exciting running news... I was selected to run the TC 10 Miler on October 6th!  I am super excited to have been selected!  The TC running events are great races -Derek and I ran the TC (Twin Cities) 10K last year!

Time to start training again!  I would love to be able to beat my last 10 miler time! 

This 10 miler also wraps up my New Years race resolutions!  Read about them here
Happy Friday Everyone!