Two weeks ago while I was running my 6th 800 at track practice I saw a little girl running up ahead. My initial thought was, “How cute!” until it took a little longer than I wanted to catch up to her. When I finally passed her I shouted “Keep running. You’re going to be really fast!” A few seconds later I saw her mom look down at her stopwatch. She cheered, “You beat your record!” with a warm and encouraging tone. Running is empowering and builds confidence in our young girls. It teaches them they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Yes…I’m going to ask for money in this post, but it is for such a great cause. Ellen and I have just one month left to raise $1000 for Girls on the Run so that our girls can experience the power of running free of cost. We’re almost half way there. Click here to help us out!
What’s new in my world of running? Gisele and I ordered THESE Boston Marathon shorts to motivate us and get us excited about Boston. I don’t get to wear them until April 21st though! And I’ve managed to squeeze the following runs into the work week:
- Monday: 4 Miles with Back on My Feet
- Tuesday: Track Day! 1 Mile Warm-Up, Drills, 1 x 200, 1 x 300, 3 x 1200, 1 Mile Cool Down
- Wednesday: Off
- Thursday: 8 Miles 7:30 pace
- Tomorrow: I’ll be at Back on My Feet
This weekend the mileage is going up to 19 😦 BUT Carmen, Mama and Papa will be in town so we’ve got all kinds of fun planned for after I finish my long run. Have a Happy Friday!