Earlier this spring our school counselor sought me out to help with the Girls on the Run program. My background of coaching high school track/cross country and starting the middle school program at my previous job will hopefully help me. I got trained last night and met the other coaches this afternoon. We are given a curriculum to follow the covers physical, social and emotional issues that 3-5th grade girls might face. After being on a team myself for 3years in high school and 3 years in college I actually faced or seen some of these issues. I have seen girls struggle with boys, eating disorders, balancing life, and family issues. I have not experienced this with girls of this age level yet. I am excited now that I know some of the girls from my building that are involved. I know some of their problems that they have in school and I am excited to use running/exercise to help build them up as individuals!
I also learned that GOTR has a charity called SoleMates. I haven't read enough on it yet but I believe it is similar to the virtual race. I will get back to you all on that as I read more on it!
Plan for tomorrow: early 2mileish run then lots of sanding and staining the trim and baseboards!