Category - Attempting Something New

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All the Medals Look the Same.

When Julianna joined our program last Fall she was 9 years old, weighed 185 pounds, and had Type 2 Diabetes. Julianna was in and out of foster care because her mother was going through...

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It is never too late…

I have been involved with GOTRBA for the past 3 years as a board member and I am continued excited and full of joy at what this organization does for girls and women. As a “wannabe”...

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Chin Down to Head Up

One fall, on the recommendation from a friend, I registered Allison for Girls On The Run. All I knew was the program was designed build confidence with an end goal of running a 5k. As a mom...

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Working Hard to be Joyful!

A few years ago, my husband and I were at an event where the speaker challenged us to develop a family motto. He suggested we sit down with our kids and create a simple phrase that embodied...

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Growing with Girls on the Run

I first learned about Girls on the Run from a coworker, she was telling us at lunch how much her daughter enjoyed it. I checked out the website and knew this was something I had to get...

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You Can Do It!

Girls On The Run changed my life by encouraging me. When I started I couldn’t run very far. I didn’t think I could run a 5k. Through practice and the people who encouraged me I...

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When Weakness Becomes Strength

I had always been a quiet child, enjoying nature, keeping to myself – and being overlooked by others. Many times the feeling of being different from others overcame me, in groups I often...

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Wenn Schwäche zu Stärke wird

Ein Kind der Stille war ich schon immer. Gern in der Natur, gern allein – und gern von anderen übersehen. Oft beschlich mich das Gefühl, ‘anders’ zu sein als die anderen, in Gruppen...

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Ecos of My Compass

My name is Karla Wheelock and I’m a Mexican mountain climber. When I think about what it means to lead from the heart and be authentic in my leadership, I think of the heart as the...