“What I did was in the name of peace and sanity.”
“I know. But not in the name of the...
The race was yesterday.
Went for a 3 mile run today anyway.
And it felt good.
Girls on the Run is such an amazing program that I’m delighted to be a part of. The program combines running and physical activity with building self-esteem and positive self-image for girls in 3rd-8th grades. The mom of a student in my crew this year is heading up the program at our school, and I was excited for the opportunity to coach. At Wellesley, I was involved with the Vagina Monologues all four years (I was President & director junior and senior years), so empowering women and girls is something near and dear to my heart.
We’re building up to and training for a 5K in Denver in November, and along the way the girls will learn and talk about positive self-image, self-esteem, positive self-talk, and a plethora of other issues. We also do a service project before the end of the season.
I’m not being terribly eloquent about it now, largely because I’m braindead at the moment. I am looking forward to watching these girls grow and demonstrate how self-assured and amazing they are. Because they already are, and I want them to know that they should never change that.
I wish there’d been a program like this when I was a kid.