The Finish Line is Just the Beginning

The Finish Line is Just the Beginning

The Finish Line is Just the Beginning – 3 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn from GOTR About four years ago, when I first signed up as a coach for Girls on the Run, I simply thought it would be a great volunteering opportunity. It still is to this day – but...
So what, now what?

So what, now what?

  My oldest son’s youth baseball coach used to say, “So what, now what?” when things would get tough in a game. If the team struggled, this phrase communicated to the players not to accept defeat but to get out there and do something about it. That...
The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Last week was race week! Ironically enough, it was also Practice 5K week for many of our Girls on the Run of Central Iowa teams. While many of us were participating in the 5K, half, or marathon, the girls on my team were preparing to run the farthest distance they’ve...
Who is in your Breakfast Club

Who is in your Breakfast Club

Training for any big event can be tough. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, work and kid stress make you want to stick something in your eye, you’ve got some weird pain in your ear that’s making you not want to train because WebMD...
National Coaches Day

National Coaches Day

  There was an important date marked on my calendar last week. It wasn’t an official national holiday like Halloween or Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t my mom’s birthday. This day is special for a completely different reason. Sunday, October 6 was National Coaches...
Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Think back to your 3rd grade self. You’re between 8-9 years old. You’re learning so much in school! You’re starting to read independently, learn multiplication and division, and you might even be able to walk to the bus stop by yourself.  Now think...