Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great News

Did I grab your attention?  Well, I do have some exciting news to share...a couple of exciting things have been happening in my little world. 

I was accepted as a Girls on the Run assistant coach.

Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd through 5th grade.  We spend 2 days each week after school training for a 5K, but more importantly working with the girls to follow the core values.

Our Core Values 

Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:
  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others
I love the message of girl empowerment!  If we teach our young girls to build each other up instead of tearing each other down, then the future will be a much more positive place!  At the end of the season, there is a 5K for all of the GOTR programs across the city.  It is open to the public and the girls get to complete an actual race.  "Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can."  Imagine if we all strive to reach the impossible!!!  Check here to look for locations in your area. 

I was also picked as a Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador. Girls Gone Sporty was founded by a husband and wife team, Laura and Lance Williams.  It is "an online editorial magazine and a social community for women dedicated to living and leading sporty lives. In addition to providing cutting-edge content, we’re committed to creating a support system for women who are striving to be their best selves."  I'm so excited to be an Ambassador!!  

The motto of “Live the sporty life!” is something that I try to embody.  Also, the network of positive women is amazing.  I love that it helps you to connect with other healthy living bloggers in your area as well as across the globe. I have already "met" a few of the women on social media and they are an inspiration!

Do you have any great news of your own to share?

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1 comment:

  1. Congrats on both your accomplishments! I'm familiar with Girls on the Run in particular, so that news I can definitely relate to. You'll be a great coach!