This morning I had the joy of running with my youngest daughter and her “Girls on the Run” club as they completed their practice 5K run. Girls on the Run is an incredible program with this awesome mission statement: “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running” and this vision: “We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams”. Absolutely incredible. Watching the girls as they dedicate two mornings a week coming together, sharing stories, helping each other, learning empowering lessons and becoming runners has truly been an inspiration to me in my own life. How can a person not be inspired by their continued efforts to push themselves, encourage each other and persevere with laughter and enthusiasm?
This morning the girls ran their longest distance ever- 5K!, in preparation for their upcoming race on June 15th on Randall’s Island where all of the Girls on the Run programs throughout the city will celebrate and run together.
It was truly a beautiful thing to be a part of and watch this morning. As the girls circled the track, they cheered each other on and resolved to keep moving forward. They worked as a team, supporting each and every girl to the finish. Not a negative word was spoken. We could learn a lot from these awesome young ladies as they strive to embody the Girls on the Run core values- EMPOWERMENT, RESPONSIBILITY, INTENTIONALITY, DIVERSITY, CONNECTEDNESS, JOY, OPTIMISM, GRATITUDE, NURTURING, HEALTHY, OPEN-HEARTED, COMPASSION.
So proud of each and every one of our incredibly strong, awesome and fierce GIRLS ON THE RUN!!! They all deserve a SUPERSTAR energy award 😉 GO Girls!!
Hope you enjoy the pics and can find your own little inspiration today! Happy Wednesday and don’t forget to keep on running…
P.S. You ROCK Casey and Yuna =) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!