Girls on the Run training was so much fun. I just love team building activities!! It’s so cool that a bunch of adult women (and one dad!) can sit down and play games and it’s actually fun and meaningful. And everyone turns into “be kind” mode, scooting over to make room for someone, pats on the back, smiles, encouragement and cheers. Why can we be like that all the time!?
GOTR is headquartered and was founded here in Charlotte by Molly Barker. When Molly walked in, I felt like a celebrity had entered the room! She’s been featured in tons of magazines (Runner’s World, O Magazine, Redbook, People, to name just a few!) and I recognized her right away. We started the day by going around the room of about 30 volunteers and doing introductions. When they got to me I did my usual, “I’m getting masters in nutrition and wanted to find a way to volunteer that would fit well with my career plans in health and wellness….was a camp counselor and love kids….yadda yadda.” And then Molly says, “Do you have a blog???” And I of course said, “Yess..” And she goes on to tell the group about how cool it is and that they should all check it out. I felt my face turning bright red!! I can’t believe she’s read KERF!! So I shared the site with the group and may have some of my fellow coaches check it out today (hello all – it was great to meet you!) Molly has one of those contagious optimistic personalities and shared the history of the program and her vision with us – it was all so touching. We went through a few of the GOTR lessons and even ran a few laps outside (grrr for wearing jeans!) By the time I left this afternoon, I felt confident and glowing 🙂 A reminder to us all to be proud of who we are inside and out!
On to the FOOD!
It was great to be in a health-minded organization because they had nice healthy options to eat. I was actually quite satisfied from breakfast, so I didn’t end up having anything when I got there, nor did I eat my packed snacks. My stomach rumbled around 10:30, but then we were up walking laps and having fun so I didn’t really get hungry until right around noon.
They had more healthy options for lunch – salads (!!), carrots, apples, chips.
I had some chicken Caesar salad with balsamic dressing, carrots, an apple, a few pita chips –
Plus I split a bag of Sun Chips with a new friend and had a Diet Dr. Pepper.
And I had 2 more pita chips on the way out!
After running an errand, I am home and am starting to get geared up for a workout. I want to RUN after this morning but it’s quite hot out there at this hour. Mmm…what to do?