I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to redeem myself. From what? Well, I signed up for a 10-mile race in support of Girls on the Run, but ended up sick and injured (and freaked out by big city crowds) on race day. I did succeed with my fundraising goals with the help of YOU lovely people, but I still feel like I let people down by not actually running the race.
Fortunately there is a Girls on the Run 5K coming up…the one that the girls race! It takes place on Saturday, November 16th at 9am in the twin cities area and I want you to join me! This is the first time that Girls on the Run is opening up the race to the community and we can be a part of it!
For those of you who aren’t aware, Girls on the Run is a fantastic organization who’s mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Basically over the course of 20 lessons, the girls are taught valuable life skills while training for a fun 5K race!
Here is more about the Girls on the Run Twin Cities program + curriculum:
|Mary and I|
I had the pleasure to meet Mary, one of the founders of Girls on the Run Twin Cities at the Healthy Living Summit. Not only did she lead me to tears with a touching story about a girl who’s life perspective was changed through the program, she motivated me to seriously think about what I’m looking for in volunteering opportunities.
Well, I have a serious passion for helping ladies feel better about themselves since I have (and still do at times) battled a lot of self-esteem and negativity issues myself PLUS I am all about teaching healthy habits…especially at a young age! (Cue dinging of bells to signal the winner!!) I am definitely sticking with Girls on the Run for as long as I can.
So if you are in the twin cities area, please consider joining me at the Girls on the Run 5K! You will get to experience first hand how amazing this program is and will likely get excited about humanity…or am I the only one who gets really excited and motivated when I see truly self-less people helping others?
More 5K Details:
Who’s with me?? Let’s run for the girls!!
PS I am playing around with different signatures…which one do we like?