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GOTR Summer: Week Two

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

It's week two of GOTR Summer! Each week, we will be updating the GOTR Summer page with photos, healthy tips and weekly challenges to help you stay connected with Girls on the Run! 

Don't forget to share photos of all the places you wear your GOTR gear this summer with #GOTRSummer.

Week 2 Healthy Tip: Stay Hydrated!

Staying hydrated becomes increasingly important as we soak in all the great outdoor activities summer has to offer. Because children are more prone to dehydration than adults, be extra cautious in ensuring your GOTR girl consumes plenty of liquids throughout the day. Many summertime fruits with high water contents, like watermelon, can help kids stay hydrated while providing a treat.

Week 2 Staying Connected Challenge: Untangling Our Emotions

It’s not always easy to tell how we are feeling, but when we do, it’s much easier to express those feelings to someone else. This week, make an emotions chart for your room to help you practice identifying your feelings. Create a grid with each of the emotions below (and maybe include a picture if you’re feeling extra creative) and identify the emotion you feel when you wake up in the morning.

At the end of the day, go back to your emotions chart and think about a time during the day when you had a particularly strong emotion. Find it on the chart. How did you deal with the emotion? How would you like to deal with emotion next time? Did you use any of your GOTR skills?

Emotions: Mad, Scared, Sad, Happy, Confused and Anxious

Read more on our GOTR Summer page, and stay tuned for another healthy tip and way to stay connected to Girls on the Run next week!

Suzanna McCloskey

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Suzanna is the Marketing Services Coordinator at Girls on the Run International, where she serves as the project manager for all marketing collateral, manages the weekly e-newsletter for Girls on the Run councils and works closely with the Partnerships and Programming Departments. She comes to Girls on the Run with a background in nonprofit communications and is thankful for the opportunity to help girls lead joyful, healthy and confident lives.

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