Thursday, December 9, 2010

Girls on the Run

There is a really great program called Girls on the Run that Brianna participated in this fall.  She had practice 2x a week after school with a 5k at the very end! 

The program's mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
(They are located nationwide for girls in 3rd-5th grade)

I pushed myself through the finish line crowds so I could have a good view.  I thought I was being really smart by staying at the very end, but after awhile I thought that her group might have had to start later since there were so many girls ahead.  So even with good time, she would finish later. 

As I pushed myself towards the coach she said, "Oh!  Brianna finished awhile ago!"


I ran to find her in the after party area but could not see her.  I was just about in tears that I had missed her finish.  Then I saw her with her running buddy with hair down and RED hairspray.  They were nice enough to re-create the act at the finish line for me so I could get a picture! 

Brianna was fast (of course) and her adult running buddy had to keep up.  We are so proud of her!


MommyJ said...

What an outstanding program. My girl loves to run. I would love for her to do something like this when she's old enough.

matt and michelle ray said...

I looooove Girls on the Run! So glad she had a good experience. :)

Stef said...

She looks so cute. I will have to check my area to see if they have something like that here.

Mommy #1 said...

That is so awesome! Amazing what a little passion and entrepreneurial spirit can turn into, huh?

Amy said...

Way to go, girl! What a neat program. Running is hard! But I can't wait to get started doing it again. (I got a jogging stroller for CHEAP at a garage sale!)

Wendy said...

Yeah! Her smile says it all. She's a happy camper!

The Stroud Family est. 2007 said...

When I heard about this, I was SO proud of her...and still am! :) I will definately be searching for this program when my girls are older.

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