I’m so excited to be able to help coach Girls on The Run this year. Last year I was a “Running Buddy” for the 5k run and had a blast. I have always had a special place in my heart for girls this age (4th through 6th grade) and I knew right away that I wanted to get involved. We started yesterday and I enjoyed meeting the girls. I know I’m going to love being a part of this awesome program that will teach way more than running.
I’ll never forget my high school Softball Coach telling my mom that I only had one problem and that was that I ran like a girl. I remember her responding: “What do you want her to run like? She is a girl!” I don’t think he meant to humiliate me, but it could have affected my self-esteem if I was insecure. I wonder if deep down his put-down affected my confidence? I don’t think so. I had played softball since I was very young and felt pretty confident that I was a good player with a good arm (so maybe that off-set the way I ran?). Yep, I played 3rd and 2nd base and we were State Champs that year.
I have a feeling I’m going to learn a lot from these girls and I can’t wait!
p.s. I’ll be running like myself!
Coach Ms Angie 🙂