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Friday, February 20, 2015

Girls On The Run !

Girls On The Run 

I am really excited to announce I have been accepted to coach a Girls On The Run team with the Salt Lake City division!  This Saturday I am going to a 2 hour CPR training and a full day coach training.  After hearing about this program through other friends, runners, bloggers, and on instragram, I am SO excited to be a part of this amazing program.  

Sooo.. what is Girls On The Run? 

"A non profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams".  

What is my role?  Being a coach for a team of girls from a local school here in SLC.  I will meet with the girls once a week with the ultimate goal of running a 5k in the spring.  Sessions will consist of running, nutrition, and instilling healthy and positive body image. 

 Amazing program right?

This day and age, it is scary to see just how cruel girls can be to each other.  And lets be honest, social media and the world we live on puts a lot of pressure on young girls.  I really love the idea of instilling a healthy attitude at a young age, and teaching these girls a skill they can hold on to for a long time.  Running doesn't require any expensive gear, or any special talent, it is approachable for anyone and has so many positive and healthy benefits.  I am really excited to help teach this girls how to empower one another. 

"We believe that every girl
can embrace who she is,
can define who she wants to be,
can rise to any challenge,
can change the world".

learn. dream. live. run.

My philosophy has always been-- I will never be a super fast runner, or the person winning the race, but I am really good at motivating and inspiring people, especially beginner runners.  I am really excited to take this "skill" and use it to help teach young girls a love of running and a passion to live a healthy lifestyle. 

I am really excited to include all of you on this fun new expedition.
I will be back to share some of the knowledge from coach training, and will be doing a weekly update on my team and how the girls are doing so you can all see the difference in the girls and what they learn, and hopefully inspire you all to get involved somewhere somehow :) 


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  1. Awesome Katie! My little cousin participated in this last year and loved it! Have a blast!

    1. Yay so glad your cousin enjoyed it! I am so excited thanks!

  2. how fun! you are amazing to do this!!


  3. I hope that goes great Katie! I know you will do well. Do your girls need any type of sponsorship?

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    2. Any sponsorship would really help these girls!

    3. Thank you Mark! And YES YES YES they do! I have a title one school so they need anything they can get , many of them applied for scholarships so the fee is waived except for $40 and sm,e can't even afford that. I heard ther saddest story how some girls couldn't even get to the race last year ( yep I cried- and that's taken care of this year) Payless is giving us $25 each girl for sneakers and the grocery store $100 for the 18 weeks for healthy snacks for practice. But as I said the entry fee is still too much for some and sponsorship would definitely help!

  4. This is so great! I can't wait to follow the journey!

    1. I cried about ten times listening to stories and how bad some of these girls need some structure companionship and help. Humbling experience already!


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