Girls, Are You Ready for GOTR?

Are you Ready for Girls on the Run?

What to Wear and Bring to Girls on the Run:

1. Athletic shoes and socks. Girls who don’t have shoes appropriate for exercise will not be allowed to do the activity portion of the lesson.

2. Clothes appropriate for running and playing. Shorts and T-shirts usually work best in warm weather. If it’s cool, wear layers.

3. Full water bottle with your name on it.  And make sure you stay hydrated during the day, even when you aren’t at Girls on the Run.  It will help you stay active in the late summer heat.

4. A Positive Attitude. Everyone is valued for who they are at Girls on the Run and everyone’s participation is important.

5. Running journal (optional). You might want to keep a notebook/running journal in your backpack to record each day’s progress.

6. Healthy after-school snack. Girls on the Run does provide a small snack for you, however often times it is not enough.  If you are still hungry after school, pack an extra snack.  Ideas include: string cheese, pretzels, apples, oranges, hard-boiled eggs, peanut butter on crackers, low-fat/reduced-sugar granola bars.

How to Maximize Your GOTR Experience

1. Come to each meeting with a positive outlook and a willingness to learn, make friends and have fun.

2. Get outside to run and walk for 15 to 20 minutes at least three times a week during the season to help prepare for the 5K and implement what you learn at GOTR. If possible, run or walk with your parents. This is a great opportunity for families to be active together.

 Stayed Tuned: Next Week’s Topic: Talking to Your Parents

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