BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF THE BAY AREA INC
In the fall of 2013, a good friend of mine started a Girls on the Run ( www.girlsontherun.org) program at my daughter's school and with a little prodding my daughter joined the team. After each practice I would ask her "what did you do at Girls on the Run today?" She would talk for a moment about running around how far she ran but then she would launch into a discussion about how good she felt about being able to accomplish the goal or how cool it was to run with her friends or one of the other "lessons" that this great organization teaches girls (btw, she didn't call these lessons. She was just excited to be running and to be with her friends).
That same semester, she ran the 5K with her amazing running buddy. I was so proud to see her accomplish this goal and it is all attributed to the amazing coaches and circululum of Girls on the Run.
As many of you know, running has been a new hobby of mine and I ran my first half marathon this past February. So I feel very lucky to be able to combine two passions of mine, my daughter and running, by being on the board of this great organization whose mission is to "inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based circululum which creatively integrates running"
I my goal is to raise money for this great organization by running the 5k with my daughter on December 6th. I hope you can help support us and this great organization.