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About this project
GOTR Council: Girls on the Run Greater Houston
Project Created on: 08/27/2015
Project Type: SoleMates
I'm running my first 1/2 Marathon in January.
I enjoy running but am relatively new to it. After doing a 10k, I figured that if I try hard enough I could do a 1/2 marathon. I never imagined myself doing that, so I'm pretty nervous, both or the actual race, and the months of training leading up to it.
I've been a Girls on the Run coach for 3 seasons now and love the program. I wish it had been around when I was a kid. My friendships may have been healthier and I would for sure have a less traumatic relationship with exercise. In my elementary school, physical activity was partnered with embarrassment and a sense of failure. Girls on the Run seeks to make physical activity empowering and about fun and personal goals more than than achievement and competition.
All girls in Title I schools (Most Houston schools) participate in Girls on the Run at little to no cost. That's where your donation will go; to girls from low income families who need the empowerment and social skills Girls on the Run teaches.
Please consider donating, even a couple of dollars.