Coaching my first season of Girls on the Run last year was an incredible experience. This is my second year of teaching at my school, so I decided to be a coach for GOTR in order to build better relationships with my students outside of the classroom. Twice a week I spent time doing fun and encouraging lessons on self-confidence, teamwork and finding your star power.
Showing up in the freezing cold in November at Arrowhead Stadium, the girls were completely shocked at how many people were there to race with them and cheer them on. It was the best moment getting to run alongside these girls who had prepared for this big event! As a teacher, I now have a special bond with all the girls who were part of the team last season.
I decided to be a Sole Mate because I want more girls to have this experience at their schools where they can have a space to learn about health, confidence and a fun way to exercise. When I first signed up to run the half marathon, I have to admit that I was terrified! The most I had ever run was about 1 mile. Having a purpose for this training has made all the difference. I’m so excited to begin our next season of GOTR in just a few days!
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