Hello pals. Happy Thursday!! Last week I changed my emphasis from running to strength training. I’m all new kinds of sore, but I think it’s the right move for my body and something I can pull off without any long races looming. (Though I do have a few shorter races coming up!)
Here’s what I got into:
I first heard about Girls on the Run from an old coworker (Thanks, Cass). Girls on the Run is an international nonprofit that works with girls ages 8-13 to build confidence, cope with bullying and develop healthy living skills. One of their big events is a 5K. Running over 3 miles is tough for a lot of people, and it feels even longer on little legs.
To help motivate the runners, the coaches seek the help of additional volunteers, called Sparkle Runners. Each sparkle runner is paired with a girl to help encourage her through the race, so she stays positive and happy over the 3 miles.
Hello there. I’m taking full advantage of the nice weather, my proximity to Central Park and that my ankle (knock on all of the wood) is still in good shape and I’ve signed up for a bunch of races.
Will you be running any of these? Any other ones I should add to my list?
Here is my spring/summer race list: