Everyone, meet Coach Jen:


And I’m Coach Caitlin!

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Today was my first day as a Girls on the Run assistant coach .  I was a little nervous, but all my fears melted away when I walked up to our SIXTEEN GIRLS!  They are 3rd to 5th graders (8 to 10 years old) and are all very sweet and fun. 


We started off by eating healthy snacks, changing into running clothes, and then doing a fun introductory game.  We played warm-up activities, stretched (I showed the girls how to do Warrior I and Peaceful Warrior – AKA “Special Grown Up Yoga Moves”), and then we ran!  Most of the girls ran just under 1.0 mile, but a few ran more.  One little girl even told me that she’s run three 5Ks before and her life goal is to run a marathon!  I was so proud!


Because I’m the assistant coach, I’ll be there on Tuesdays and another assistant coach (Coach Kim) will help Jen on Thursdays.  I can’t wait to go back next week!


Post-Girls on the Run snack was an orange:


I quickly slammed through some work and then joined the Husband’s for a Power Mixed yoga class (I feel like I ran all over the place today between running, coaching, working, blogging, yogaing, and cleaning).


Dinner was made by the Husband.  He asked what I wanted and I said, “A giant plate of vegetables.”  He did NOT disappoint.




All together now:


That’s brown rice, cauliflower, green beans. potatoes, carrots, and broccoli… Bone Suckin’ Sauce <—my new favorite.



Side note:  I take my dinner pictures on the floor because the lighting is so good in my hallway, and James is such a good dog.  He never bothers my food, even when I walk away. <3


Do you volunteer?  Where and why?  I love Girls on the Run because I feel like it aligns perfectly with my core values and personal interests! 



  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) September 14, 2010, 8:46 pm

    wow, my dog would have sucked those potatoes down in no time. you look great with the whistle!

  • caronae September 14, 2010, 8:50 pm

    I think volunteering is such an important thing and everyone who is able to should try! The great thing is that it can literally be anything from picking up trash to tutoring kids to helping and older neighbor. I work for non-profits and am studying human rights, can you tell? Lol.

    Right now I teach SAT and college prep skills to underserved high school students through a free program. The progress is tangible, and I love helping younger people discover themselves.

    Yay for volunteering! So glad you’re doing this. Girls in the run sounds like a great group.

  • Tina September 14, 2010, 8:52 pm

    I’m glad you are loving your coaching time so much! I think you are a perfect fit for it. 🙂

    I volunteer by leading an adult Bible study in my church and a small group. We occasionally do service projects and things together as well.

  • Katie (goodoledaze) September 14, 2010, 8:52 pm

    I did GOTR last semester in Raleigh. It was such an amazing experience and my favorite part was at the end of the year when the parents told me what an impact GOTR had on their daughter’s self-esteem. Every single moment was worth it at that point.

  • Jess @ atasteofconfidence September 14, 2010, 8:53 pm

    I’m a big sister in the big brothers, big sisters program. I love it!

  • Becca @ start over from scratch September 14, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying volunteering! You’re changing those little girls lives!
    I start volunteering this weekend at JWU! They do culinary classes for the public and I get to help teach people to cook! I’m excited and it will be great for my resume!

  • Amy B (Second City Randomness) September 14, 2010, 8:54 pm

    I volunteer with GOTR and have so much fun with it! It’s always cool to see how excited they get during the 5k’s…

  • Kelly September 14, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Coaching sounds really fun! I need to find some volunteer work I can do that’s not as consistent. I teach kindergarten so technically I get paid but sometimes it feels like constant volunteer work!

  • Kiersten September 14, 2010, 8:58 pm

    I’m a volunteer at Petsmart. I help take care of the cats that are up for adoption. I feed them, play with them, and help them find new homes. I love it! It makes me so happy knowing that I am helping those little kitties and giving them the love that they deserve.

  • Charlie September 14, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Volunteering is so important! Not only does it helps others, it also has positive effects on the volunteer.

    In the past I’ve volunteered at a center that helps pregnant women and women with young children. This year I’m trying to find a new volunteering activity. I have an interview this week to volunteer for a kiosk to help students at my university with problems like violence, depression, suicide, solitude and food disorders (they give a formation, of course). I really hope I’ll be chosen but if I’m not, I try to find something else that relates to my domain (I study in psychology).

  • Wei-Wei September 14, 2010, 9:00 pm

    BIG PLATE OF VEGGIES. Man. I want that for dinner 😀 Glad that GOTR went well! I knew you would ace it 😉

  • Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances September 14, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I volunteer with Girls on the Run too! It’s my first season with them and it has been a great experience so far.

  • Lin September 14, 2010, 9:03 pm

    Caitlin, the girls are so lucky to have you as a coach :-)! I used to volunteer for the March of Dimes wayyy back in HS. I think that when I go back to Jersey, I’ll start volunteering there again.

  • Jessica (Fit and Clean) September 14, 2010, 9:04 pm

    Girls on the Run sounds like a BLAST! I think they have something similar (if not the same thing, I’ll have to look) in my area. I LOVE big plates of veggies. I crave them! 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 14, 2010, 9:06 pm

    I really love the Girls on the Run initiative 🙂 It sounds like a such a positive thing for these young ladies 🙂

  • ari September 14, 2010, 9:07 pm

    i WANTED to volunteer on a farm, but the owners took so long to get back to me i ended up just taking more shifts at work. maybe next semester! i think it would be such a great experience.

  • Maissa (Run, Rant, Realize) September 14, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I have volunteered with the university farm in the past, I need to get back into it because local, organic, and sustainable food is what I am all about.

    I also have volunteered with habitat for humanity in the past, we primered an entire house, it was fun.

  • Kelly September 14, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Haha I’ve taken pictures on the floor before, gotta go where the light is!

  • Lisa September 14, 2010, 9:09 pm

    I recently read about GOTR and thought it sounded like a great program. Can’t wait to read more about your experiences with it. I love the idea of helping boost the confidence of these young girls! I’m a teacher and it’s such a tough age! I’m sure it will be an amazing experience!

  • Emily September 14, 2010, 9:10 pm

    I currently volunteer for an organization called Ten Thousand Villages. It’s a non-profit store that works with artisans around the world, paying them a fair price for their merchandise. Everything is fair trade certified and we have some of the most beautiful jewelry, home goods, etc. I really believe in the mission and love the things we have in the store, so I love it!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet September 14, 2010, 9:13 pm

    so nice that you are doing GOTR. glad you enjoyed your first day with the girls

  • erica September 14, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I am a volunteering fiend! I volunteer once a week in the local ER for 4 hours at the UCDMC. I volunteer once a week for a local organization that aims to improve school lunches by serving meals from scratch that use locally grown produce, including a daily Crunch Lunch (salad bar full of goodies.) I get to hand out samples of possible menu items to kids during their lunch and give nutrition lessons. Check out Davis Farm to School Connection! I also am an “intern” for the Red Cross and and do a bunch of stuff from teaching CPR (which I sometimes get paid for) to organizing health safety classes for the community and for children. Right now I am starting a new Certified Nursing Assistant program in my town and teaching disaster awareness to kids.

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 14, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I love volunteering, I just haven’t been able to much. Ok, thats a lie. I just haven’t made time to volunteer. I used to volunteer with my church and with my local police department (that is how I met my husband, we were both police reserves!)

  • Jill September 14, 2010, 9:18 pm

    I volunteer for the Travelers’ Aid Society of Pittsburgh. Once a week you can find me at the airport’s information desk dispensing all kinds of travel advice, helpful tips for getting around The Burgh, helping anyone who is lost or in need. It’s fantastic! I cannot wait for my shift each week. I love it.

  • Nicole, RD September 14, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I volunteer at the dog park, LOL! But I would love to do something like that – how wonderful for you and them!

  • amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler September 14, 2010, 9:21 pm

    I used to volunteer regularly with the local food pantry, but then stopped when I started working 50+ hours a week and going to school. Now that everything has (radically!) changed, I’m hoping to go back soon.

  • amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler September 14, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Also, I think you found the PERFECT match with GOTR! I look forward to hearing more about it on your blog.

  • lisasfoods September 14, 2010, 9:24 pm

    I visit an elderly homebound woman about once a week to provide companionship, which I’ve been doing for the last four years. Back in high school a friend and I visited two elders every week at a nursing home in our town, and I spent a year volunteering with seniors after college.

    There’s nothing like the stories and history I hear through meeting these incredible women.

    Glad your coaching is going so well.

  • Rachael September 14, 2010, 9:28 pm

    More volunteering, compassion and empathy would do so much for this country! Glad you found something that fits. I do a lot of work with food politics and community gardening – making healthy food accessible to historically oppressed demographics is extremely important to me.
    GOTR is a great organization – female empowerment certainly needs to start at a young age!

  • Meghan September 14, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I am glad you had a good experience with GOTR. I have done a lot of volunteering (autism, food bank, delivering Thanksgiving dinners, Habitat for Humanity etc), and each experience is fulfilling in a different way. I am looking for a new opportunity now that incorporates educating about healthy living somehow-sounds like you found a good match.

  • ashleigh September 14, 2010, 9:34 pm

    I don’t volunteer right now but I need to get back into. I used to volunteer at a cat shelter but I moved away from it. I recently volunteered for a non profit called kids can cook that teaches children how to cook healthy meals, totally up my alley… but to actually work w. kids ( I volunteered at an adult class ) I’d have to get out of work early to make it and that’s just not a possibility.

  • Jennifer September 14, 2010, 9:35 pm

    Volunteering is something near and dear to my heart. Currently I am a Brownie leader (7-8 year olds), volunteer at Bingo for the Air Cadets as well as with their newsletter and also help organize events for my daughters swim club. In the past I’ve volunteered in the kids schools as well as with the breakfast program. Volunteering is such a great experience. I’ve learned so much from so many over the years. Volunteering will always be a part of my life.

  • Kim September 14, 2010, 9:36 pm

    I knew you would do awesome!! Macee loved you both and was very tired!! I can’t wait to meet all of the girls on Thursday…if I had to guess I would say Ms. Mary is your future marathoner?? She is quite spunky!! I am so glad you are coaching…the girls are going to learn so much from you and Jen!

  • Jen September 14, 2010, 9:38 pm

    You are such a wonderful coach! Definitely a natural. I am so, so happy you’re doing this with me 🙂

  • Natalie September 14, 2010, 9:39 pm

    the other day i was at target and looking at some headbands and in that section i saw that there were hair elastics and other things with the girls on the run logo! I had never heard of it before reading about it on here so I was excited to see that proceeds were going to it 🙂

  • Heather September 14, 2010, 9:40 pm

    I am also volunteering for GOTR here in Boston. I also volunteer for this great girls’ school in the area, Mother Caroline. They help underprivelaged 8th grade girls excel academically while providing them moral support and stability they do not get at home. I mentor 1 girl beginning in 8th grade, and follow her through high school. These girls are able to win scholarships to prestigious private high schools and ultimately get to college, where they may never have without the program!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 14, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Coaching seems like such a fun and worthwhile experience. You have a great opportunity to change these girls’ lives. I remember many of my coaches, some good, some bad. I think you’ll be a great one!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 14, 2010, 9:45 pm

    mmm I looove giant plantes of vegetables! Those are my absolute favorite!

  • eatmovelove September 14, 2010, 9:46 pm

    Volunteering is the (one of the) most rewarding experiences in life.

    I love that your dog doesn’t disturb your food! I used to live with dogs and cats that would have jumped on the ceilings if they seen food there…;)

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 14, 2010, 9:51 pm

    GOTR sounds like SUCH a great organization!
    And I’m in looooove with dipping veggies in barbecue sauce right now.. so good!

  • Katie @ peacebeme September 14, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I volunteer for a dog rescue. I work as a transportation volunteer supervisor and it makes me so happy!

  • Carrie Keele September 14, 2010, 9:59 pm

    I’ve never heard of GOTR, sounds so fun! My daughter is 10 and would love to start running. She and I have done some biking, but I haven’t taken her on any runs with me. I am totally inspired to now!

    I am PTA President this year, so my volunteering is down at the school. It keeps me pretty busy, but I love doing it. I feel like I make a difference, know what’s going on in my kids lives and make great friends in the process!

  • Wendy September 14, 2010, 10:00 pm

    I also volunteer as a GOTR assistant coach. Last spring I helped with both practices each week, but since I’m teaching full-time now, I’m only helping with one. I could honestly use the time to prep for my classes, grade papers, etc., but I love GOTR so much, I just can’t let it go!

  • Kristina @ spabettie September 14, 2010, 10:07 pm

    that sauce is AWESOME.

    this totally reminded me of MY VOLUNTEERING… until a couple years ago I was a coach for the weight lifting team of the special olympics. 🙂 so amazing, SO much work… and SO AMAZING

    🙂 🙂

    I had to take some time off for traveling and other things, but I am on schedule to start again soon. those kids really make my day.

  • Paige @Running Around Normal September 14, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I think that’s awesome that you find time to volunteer as you have such a busy schedule. It sounds like a ton of fun, too!

  • Jillian@ ReshapeYour Life September 14, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Girls on the Run seems like a great organization! It’s awesome that your volunteering with such a busy schedule. Truly an inspiration!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 14, 2010, 10:16 pm

    I used to volunteer at the Humane Society and I’ve been toying with the idea of starting up again, but it is so emotionally draining for me.

    I was also a YMCA volleyball coach. Girls on the Run sounds really fun! I’m sure I would enjoy something like that.

  • Susan@MomSwimBikeRun September 14, 2010, 10:21 pm

    I just signed up last month to volunteer for Girls on the Run too. I signed up just to run on the day of the race as I am recovering from a serious injury. I hope I have as much fun as you had on your first day. Can’t wait. What a great program!

  • Camille September 14, 2010, 10:29 pm

    How cool is that! I will definitely look in to volunteering for Girls on the Run!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 14, 2010, 10:34 pm

    The little girl who has already run 3 5ks will definitely be a distance runner!

    I love helping people out when I can. I know when things get rough its always nice to have a helping hand, so while I’m feeling great I can help someone else.

  • ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska September 14, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I would love to volunteer, but feel weird doing it because I work for a non-profit that exists because of volunteers. I always feel like I’m cheating on my organization or something! I am thinking about doing Girls on the Run this spring, though.

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day September 14, 2010, 10:37 pm

    Haha. I think it’s hilarious that you take your photos on the hall floow. Our bathroom has the best light, but I haven’t contemplated going THERE yet…maybe when I get fed up from the fluorescents in the kitchen.

  • Krystina September 14, 2010, 11:03 pm

    I saw that BBQ sauce at Whole Foods the other day and thought of you. 😀

  • MoniMeals September 14, 2010, 11:12 pm

    Killer BBQ sauce, I love it too. I love to volunteer! Every Holiday Season my husband and I make balloon animals for some incredible families in East Los angeles, and they seriously have nothing and the smile that one simple balloon gives them, makes it all worth it, it is beyond words but a true happy feeling.:)

  • Megan @ The Daily Sweat September 14, 2010, 11:19 pm

    How fun! I really need to get involved with Girls on the Run here in my town.

  • Carrie H September 14, 2010, 11:32 pm

    I visit an older couple who used to attend my church who can no longer go anymore a couple times a month on Sundays after church. I’d never met them before, but they’ve lived in my community a long time and I’ve learned a lot from them. It is getting hard to see how the older man has gotten sicker over the months I’ve visited them … I really do love them.

    It’s awesome you’re making a once a week commitment, Caitlin. This past month, visiting “my family” (that’s what I call them: “I have to visit my family after church,” LOL) twice in a month has been hard since I’ve been out of town so much!

  • Lisa September 14, 2010, 11:40 pm

    I used to volunteer at Cat Adoption Team here in Portland. I loved it! I loved playing with the kitties, cleaning their cages, helping in the hospital, and helping people find their love match to take home. I love that cats got adopted!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 15, 2010, 12:39 am

    That sounds like fun. 🙂 I bet the girls love you.

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt September 15, 2010, 12:42 am

    Congrats on volunteering for such a great cause! I do a lot of work with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It always feels good to give back and be involved!

  • Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul September 15, 2010, 1:02 am

    As you know, I love Girls on the Run as well. I am hoping to start coaching, once we settle down in a city. It sounds like you had a blast today! The girls are going to so benefit from your involvement =)

  • Rachel @ suburban yogini September 15, 2010, 2:24 am

    I use to teach volunteer yoga at a cancer hospital and now I volunteer to teach chair yoga at nursing homes 🙂

    Girls on the Run sounds awesome. I teach yoga to girls that age too – they are pretty cool!

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 15, 2010, 3:18 am

    Good job at GOTR 🙂
    I volunteer at a charity shop a few days a week – at firts it was to get exeperience and help out, but back in august I moved shops (the first one closed) and now it’s awful 🙁

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) September 15, 2010, 3:44 am

    how fun!

    i am a peace corps volunteer right now so i guess i am a full time volunteer… ha. but i really want to do something when i move back, maybe volunteering with some sort of fitness or athletic club, it seems great!

  • Satu September 15, 2010, 5:19 am

    I wish I had someone to make me dinner! There is always just me.

    I definitely understand you want to take pictures on the floor. I tried taking photos of my meals but gave it up because it just didn’t look like the pictures I saw on other blogs.. 🙂

  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs September 15, 2010, 5:49 am

    I would love to do something like girls on the run! The best I have done is taken a cross country prep PE lesson. I used to volunteer a lot. I volunteered for Riding for the Disabled and loved it. I love working with horses and the kids were too cute and so much fun to work with.

  • Bridget September 15, 2010, 6:51 am

    Sounds like a great time with the girls!

    I usually volunteer abroad (have in Thailand and India), but am working hard to start a chapter of an NGO that will help orphaned children in this prefecture.

  • whitney September 15, 2010, 8:17 am

    I just finished reading all the comments on your post. It is so inspiring to see so many people volunteering.

    Now that I have free time on my hands I want to get involved with volunteering around my area and I have recently been looking for ideas.

    Thank you ::)

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 15, 2010, 8:38 am

    I don’t volunteer anywhere yet, but I’m currently looking into tons of opportunities related to my nutrition program available through my school. I might sign up to do something like running healthy eating seminars!

  • Juli D. September 15, 2010, 8:57 am

    My husband and I volunteer at a local animal sanctuary for dogs. It’s a no kill shelter and they take in dogs from other shelters before they are put down, rehab them as needed and work to get them adopted. Some are more serious cases and we don’t work with those dogs – just the more manageable ones. We read to them, play with them, walk them, work with them on basic commands, etc. Since it’s no-kill I can leave afterwards and not want to take them all home with me.

  • Charise September 15, 2010, 10:00 am

    I am a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. I came from a divorced, lower-income family, and I think it is important for kids to have positive adult role models and some space to get away from the stress of their family life, so it is great to be able to give back in that way.

    I also help organize canned food drives and other food-related volunteers opps a few times a year, because, well, I love food and want everyone to have enough.

  • Andrea September 15, 2010, 10:02 am

    I am also an assistant coach for GOTR.

  • katie September 15, 2010, 10:03 am

    i volunteer with the high school group (lifeteen) at my church. it was such a huge part of my life in high school, and after i graduated college i felt the urge to giveback and make a difference in the kids lives just like the volunteers made a difference in my life. it has been one of the best decisions i made post-college, as i have made great new friends and enjoyed getting to know the teens!

  • Lindsay September 15, 2010, 10:22 am

    What a great fit for you!! And you are doing an incredible thing by spreading the word about GOTR, as well as about volunteering in general. I am going into my 3rd school year of mentoring middle school students in DC through an organization called Higher Achievement. They need mentors in DC, Alexandria (VA) and Baltimore. Check it out if you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in those areas – http://www.higherachievement.org!

  • Victoria September 15, 2010, 10:29 am

    I’m a Court Appointed Child Advocate and I love it!

    Below is from the website:

    There’s no easy answer to the ever-present “What is Child Advocates?” Very simply, our organization trains and supports volunteers. Volunteers who make a difference in the lives of children. These volunteers are assigned to the cases of children who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and – as a result – have been placed in protective custody. Our volunteers contact caseworkers, interview parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. They dry tears and give hugs and throw birthday parties too. Most importantly, they serve as a “constant” person for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Essentially, our volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the child are being met while that child is in care.


    • Dynamics September 15, 2010, 1:40 pm

      Do you use Animal Therapy? I worked with child abuse kids who were removed from their homes and placed in a hospital for two weeks for evaluation to decide what is best for that child. Animal therapy helps the psychologists as well as the kids. One such case is a child who did not talk. The therapists did not know if she could not talk or if she was so traumatized that she would not talk. After a session of Animal therapy, that child sobbed her heart out and told the dog all her problems. We were all standing right there but all she could see was the dog. She held on to him for dear life. Long story short, she was placed in a foster home and later adopted and now lives a wonderful life. Animals are amazing!

      • Victoria September 15, 2010, 2:28 pm

        We currently do not use Animal Therapy but I love the idea!!

        WOW, I would have not been able to stand there and watch that!! WOW

        I love being a CA but sometimes it can get hardcore! I will definitely bring Animal Therapy up at our next meeting!!

        I totally agree with you, animals are amazing!!

  • Tina September 15, 2010, 10:45 am

    I love that you are coaching for GOTR! So cool! 🙂

  • Katie September 15, 2010, 10:54 am

    I am a volunteer substitute teacher. Every day I work at an elementary school in CMS with a kindergarten class. It is so fulfilling. The kids are amazing. They fall in love with you and vice versa. They mean so much to me, and it’s amazing to watch them grow. It is so much more rewarding then any other job I have done in the past (I am 19 and have not been to college yet, and I only work in restaurants and such).

  • stephanie@Avocado Nation September 15, 2010, 10:56 am

    I just had my first GOTR practice as an assistant coach yesterday also. It was so much fun and the girls were so sweet! I am really excited to see them week after week.

  • Maura September 15, 2010, 10:58 am

    I looove volunteering. I work with a organization called Boston Cares (bostoncares.org if any of you guys are interested). Mainly, I work with seniors. They teach me card games, we play clue, etc. etc. But I also have done some work with the Big Sisters and different soup kitchens in the area. Volunteering is soo rewarding and Boston Cares pretty much has something for everyone!!

  • Amber K September 15, 2010, 11:18 am

    I volunteer Sunday mornings at church. I teach the 3-5 year olds. During the busy times (Easter and Christmas) I usually do Saturday nights also. I LOVE it!

  • The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010, 1:07 pm

    I love that Bone Suckin’ Sauce; it’s one of my favorites, too! I volunteer for our corporate programs and for the food kitchens here in Manhattan. Great post. Have a wonderful day!

  • Molly @fuelherup September 15, 2010, 1:26 pm

    I teach a conditioning class to a group of 7 and 8th grade girls…Love!

  • Dynamics September 15, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I am taking a break right now but I volunteer for Guide Dogs of America. I am a Puppy Raiser and train and socialize puppies. Also, I am a licensed Animal Assisted Therapist working with child abuse kids.

    It is great to see so many of your readers volunteering.

    Bone Suckin’ Sauce is amazing! You can use it on almost anything.

  • Dee September 15, 2010, 1:40 pm

    I’ve volunteered off and on, different programs since high school. I just signed up for a new program called CASA which supports foster care youth.

    I used to volunteer for a program called Girls for a Change,with girls right in your girls’ same age range. It was so fun. And if I still were doing that, I’d probably want to borrow some activity ideas from Girls on the Run! I can really see kids loving these activities, and it’s so good to introduce them to/encourage their active lifestyle.

  • Sami September 15, 2010, 1:51 pm

    roasted broccoli is the BEST.

  • Shanna @ Weight And See September 15, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I think it’s so amazing that you’re volunteering!! Such an inspiration for me to go out there and get involved!

  • BroccoliHut September 15, 2010, 5:43 pm

    I love Bone Suckin’ Sauce! I just discovered it on the “local” shelf at Whole Foods a few weeks ago.

  • Jessica T September 15, 2010, 9:16 pm

    I just started volunteering for GOTR too!!! (DC chapter) It’s so great! Many of the girls have completed the 5k previous seasons and they are always pushing themselves further. They girls always brighten up my day after work 🙂

  • Susan @ Journey for Health September 15, 2010, 11:36 pm

    That volunteering position sounds cool and very fun. Personally, I don’t volunteer, because, well….I’m in grad school. That should be ’nuff said on that one 😛 But, yeah, I am in school full time as a grad student AND I have a tutoring session once a week (and I’m thinking of adding another one), and some seminars about learning to teach writing, so I’m pretty busy. Reading blogs is a guilty pleasure some days 🙂

    Quick question – what type of potatoes are those? They look like regular white skinned new potatoes, but smaller. They look perfect for roasting.

    • Caitlin September 16, 2010, 7:01 am

      they are small yellow potatoes, according to the package 🙂

  • Sarah September 17, 2010, 12:34 pm

    I volunteer at my local church with teenage girls. Part of the reason is because I have wanted to be a mentor for teenagers since I was a teenager!
    The reason I volunteer at the church I do, though, is because my husband is a youth pastor.
    I’m just getting back to running, and I’m thinking Girls Gotta Run would be PERFECT for me.

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