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Fueling the limitless potential in ourselves, our girls and our world!

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Model Behavior: Making What We Say Match What We Do

02/08/2018

We must task ourselves to be open-minded about our sisters. We must practice empathy, have respect for, and acknowledge that women have different preferences, styles, worldviews, and experiences that contribute to who we are and how we present ourselves. Just because another girl may look, dress, or think differently than you, it doesn’t mean she is inferior. If you take away another girl’s right to exist as she is, without fear of castigation, then you, too, are surrendering your right to the same protections and freedoms.

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The Best Tool for Setting Goals That Are Both Challenging and Achievable

01/30/2018

As a coach for Girls on the Run, one of my favorite things is watching each girl realize she’ll be doing a 5K. This typically happens at the first practice when girls share what they already know about Girls on the Run: we do fun cheers at the end of practice, we play games that are related to the theme of the day, we can go at whatever pace as long as we’re challenging ourselves, and we run/walk a 5K at the end of the season. At the start of the season, it’s rare to see a ten-year-old girl who looks confident about completing 3.1 miles, but after ten weeks of going a little further each day, the same tentative girls are the ones ready and waiting at the start line of their first 5K.

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Five Female Athletes Who Are the Definition of Strong

01/25/2018

Nothing speaks more to the heart of Girls on the Run than celebrating strong, extraordinary girls and women. A strong girl is one who tries new things (activates her limitless potential), follows her heart (boldly pursues hers dreams), empowers others and continues to be a pacesetter for change – crushing stereotypes, breaking records and doing the unthinkable.

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