Fourteen weeks ago, I started a running club at my school. This is something I had wanted to do for a while, because I enjoy running and I thought my students would truly benefit, since we do not have sports at our school. It is completely focused on academics.
I was the coach and I trained 10 students and seven went on to run the Palm Springs Half Marathon yesterday.
I was able to work with a non-profit organization that provided new running shoes to students that did a required amount of runs and the organization also paid their entry fee to the race.
The students really enjoyed the race and they seemed pretty excited about their accomplishment!
I am proud of all of them, because when we first started, they had a hard time even running/ walking for 20 minutes. Now, they have gone 13.1 miles!