This past fall, I led a double shift of JLMer’s for the Girls on the Run fall 5k event. It was a beautiful, crisp fall day. We volunteered at the registration table, were part of a cheer squad out on the race course, and helped with some very demanding post-race clean up. Girls on the Run is an AMAZING organization whose mission is: “[To] We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running”. I can promise a morning of inspiration and joy.
I grew up with a dad who was a marathoner, so the whole idea of going to such an event with a parent is deeply nostalgic. I love it. I am firm believer in using physical challenges – such as accomplishing a fitness goal – to grow self-esteem.