Teaching kids to run

Here's the thing about running--it's hard. Just ask 26 fourth through sixth grade girls how hard it is to learn to run. But like any challenge, every run gets a little easier. This week we finished ACHDUS Runners, a fall and spring running program for girls in grades 4-6. I had no doubt for this … Continue reading Teaching kids to run

Getting girls moving

This week we finished ACHDUS Runners, a fall and spring running program for girls in grades 3-5. I had hopes that the girls would be able to run 3 miles by the end, similarly to Girls on the Run programs, but I'll be honest--I had my doubts. Three miles for girls that couldn't even run … Continue reading Getting girls moving

A runner’s heart

Fourteen years ago I set out determined to become a runner. I didn't have the skill or even what I imagined to be the body shape for the sport, but I had what I didn't know then (and I know now) was the most important asset: a runner's heart. And I don't mean I was … Continue reading A runner’s heart