|Lindsey's first 5k, spring of 2011.|
Another time, Lindsey told me about a time she could put her Girls on the Run lessons in action. They had just had a lesson on gossiping: what it is, how it's different from other kinds of conversations, and what to do to prevent it.
The day after the lesson, one of her classmates was talking about a mutual friend and the way she dressed. Lindsey cut her off and said, "Well, she's not here to talk about it, and I don't want to discuss this behind her back." End of conversation. If only adults knew and abided by this lesson.
|Lindsey's first medal.|
Their grand finale will be a Girls on the Run 5k on November 16th. Nearly 100 girls from around the Twin Cities and their running buddies will be participating. For the first time, Girls on the Run is opening up the finale 5k race to the community to participate, and have limited the field to 300 runners.
That's where you come in.
Here's the easy part: I have been given a free entry to give away to the Girls on the Run 5k which will take place Saturday, November 16th, at Lake Nokomis.
Here's the hard part:
If you win it, you have to run it.
This is normally a $40 entry fee, but it's free to the winner of this giveaway.
Just comment on this blog post with your take on why fitness or running are important to kids (be sure to register so I can contact you if you win).
And if you can share this post via social media sites too, that'd be great, though I won't make it a requirement of entering.
Wayne and I are both going to be running buddies for our kids on that day -- join us and other runners to support our Girls on the Run!