Girls on the Run

Last night, I had the choice between two social activities–both which were related to running.

Seriously, Five Years Ago Theodora is laughing at Now Theodora. Who ever would have guessed running would not only have become my primary source of cardio but also a big part of my social life?

The first option was a happy hour with running bloggers/Twitter people organized by Jocelyn. It was at Ginger Man, one of my favorite bars (I <3 beer), with some of my favorite people. I was all about attending, until Former Coworker Abby asked if I’d go to the Girls on the Run fundraiser she was helping host. I mean, I couldn’t say with a good conscience, “Sorry, I’m going to happy hour.”

If you’re unfamiliar with GOTR, they’re an awesome group that uses running to change the way young girls feel about themselves. I’d love to coach with them, but realistically, know I don’t have enough time and don’t want to let the girls down.

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Their fundraiser was held at The Ainsworth, and they FILLED the place! They also had lots of awesome auction items, of which I won none. Which is probably for the better.

Oh hey Former Coworker Abby!

This morning, I met up with Nicole, who’s in town for work, for a fab four miles. I’m not yet ready to call myself a morning runner, but I’m getting there!

12 comments on “Girls on the Run

  1. Kimra

    Woohoo GOTR! If you don’t have time to coach, could you be a running buddy for one of the Lollipop Runs? I did that last fall, and I only needed to go to one practice plus the run. It was basically chaos, but I’m glad I did it and will most likely do it again next fall.

  2. Abbie Anderson

    I love your site. You do a great job and love reading your stuff. I”m putting together a huge giveaway in conjunction with a novel about running. I’m hoping your blog would be will to participate. The way it’s set up is hopefully a win win for everyone by promoting our book and increasing your followers at the same time. I’ve emailed you more details. If you don’t receive it please email me at

  3. Allison

    I have always wanted to coach for GOTR, but unfortunately I do not have the time to do so because of my job. Instead, I try to help out as a running buddy 1-2 times a year. It is always a blast helping the girls run their first 5Ks.

  4. Angela

    Girls on the run is such an amazing group. I tried to get involved with my local one but my work schedule didn’t work out well with it!

  5. Allie

    Yay for Girls on the Run! It was an exciting, packed night. Thanks for coming out & supporting! Great way to help even if you can’t coach. The NYC GOTR 5K is June 10 – as I am sure former co-worker Abby has informed you!


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