GOTR = Girls on the Run
I just finished up my second season of GOTR. It was a lot of fun. We had a really great group of young girls (ages 3rd - 5th grades) that were just sweet, nice, and motivated - for the most part (we had like a 2-week slump with our girls when they were just blah :).
We had four coaches and I totally enjoyed and liked them all - they were so great and made it great, too. They were fun to be around.
We met every Tuesday and Thursday from right after school - 4:30. We did a lesson with some warm-up activities and such. Then we'd run a bit. The GOTR season ends with a 5K - ours was just held this past Saturday in Grand Junction. Some girls love the running part of it. For others, it's the part they like least about GOTR. :)
The 5k is a neat experience for the girls - and their family. It's fun to see the families supporting the girls. It's a huge race with hundreds and hundreds of girls running (around 1,500 I just found out) - girls, plus family/friends that want to join in, too. I had to take all my kids this year because of a temple trip that Ben needed to attend. It was fine having them with me - I ran with the girls in a double-jogger I had borrowed, while the boys hung out with another coach's husband and his boys. It worked out great that way. But some day I would love to be able to go up on my own (or Ben coming up and watching the kids), so I could focus a little more on just the girls. The GOTR girls, not my girls. :)
I was impressed with a lot of these girls - the fast ones and the slower ones.
P.S. I got a super-cute hoodie at the 5k - another bonus of volunteering. :)
P.P.S. I do have some group shots but felt like I shouldn't post it without getting permission from each parent. And I'm just not going to do that. So just trust me, they were a darling group of girls.