Everyone, meet Coach Jen:
And Iâ€™m Coach Caitlin!
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 â€“ AKA â€œSpecial Grown Up Yoga Movesâ€), 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 sheâ€™s run three 5Ks before and her life goal is to run a marathon! I was so proud!
Because Iâ€™m the assistant coach, Iâ€™ll be there on Tuesdays and another assistant coach (Coach Kim) will help Jen on Thursdays. I canâ€™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 Husbandâ€™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, â€œA giant plate of vegetables.â€ He did NOT disappoint.
All together now:
Thatâ€™s brown rice, cauliflower, green beans. potatoes, carrots, and broccoliâ€¦ Bone Suckinâ€™ Sauce <â€”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!