We ♥ Girls on the Run

WE LOVE GIRLS ON THE RUN. Their mission runs close to home for us: They teach young girls to be healthy, confident and strong by developing a love for running. This program wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing volunteers who sign up to be tutu-clad running buddies and pink-haired cheering fans, dedicating anywhere from […]

Girls on the Run 5K in Chicago

When you get an email from one of your oldest friends asking you to join her and the nine-year-old who calls you Auntie Rachel to come to Chicago for her first 5K, you can’t not go. Earlier this fall Val sent me a message about a conversation she’d had with her daughter Ivy that morning. […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Chelle Brain

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Chelle Brain and share what inspires her to volunteer… What inspires me to coach for Girls on the Run? Two words: my daughters.  Both have participated in […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Jodi Brindisi

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Jodi Brindisi and share what inspires her to volunteer… “I never thought I could do it, Coach Jodi!” “I am awesome!” “I feel beautiful!” These are just […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Erica Thompson

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Erica Thompson and share what inspires her to volunteer… Giving girls a true sense of accomplishment when they are able to complete that 5K race. Importance of […]

Finish Strong Like a Kid

Something about the holiday season makes me want to put on fleece pajamas and a pair of fuzzy slippers and slide around on the hardwood floor. You, too? The smell of popcorn and cinnamon coupled with an early evening showing of the Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph or The Christmas Story (you know that great movie that […]

Girls on the Run: Return of the 5K Runner

“I’m running a 5K in four days?” My eyes popped in surprise. Sometimes the best way to get back in the game is to be thrown into it; but after only a few years off from running, I haven’t even missed it yet! There was no way out of this race. My fifty-two-year-old client and […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Charlotte Norman

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Charlotte Norman and share what inspires her to volunteer… Courage inspires me, the courage that I have come to willingly accept in my life, the courage to […]

Pledge to Finish Strong

It’s the end of the year.  We are wrapping up another successful Girls on the Run season, thanks to the 47,000 plus volunteers who help bring this organization to life for so many across North America. We have also enjoyed an incredibly successful partnership with Athleta.  I had the privilege to meet with the Athleta […]

Taylor’s Tale

I’m traveling a ton these days and it never fails…I can spot the runner in the crowd. Whether on an airplane, in a hotel lobby, or dining at the table next to mine, there is this thing that a runner has, does or is, that lets other people know…”I am a runner.” I don’t know […]