Thursday, March 29, 2012

TWA Run Club

    As I mentioned in a previous post, my life has gotten a little bit busy lately with being a Middle School Soccer coach and also heading up the run club for the Willows Academy.  The run club started 3 weeks ago as a way to encourage students to live a more healthy lifestyle and to excite the students about an upcoming race fundraiser for the school.  I was nervous about the turnout I would get but I am so pleased to say that our group has been growing!  The first day we had a total of 5 people, 2 middle schoolers, 2 high schoolers and even a teacher!  We kept it nice and slow, we did about a mile loop so that those who would want to run longer than a mile could and those that had a time constraint, etc. could end after the first loop.  
    The second week, I also had 5 people show up, some of the runners from the week before couldn't make it but some of the other girls brought friends! I am so excited to see that they are talking about it with their friends and encouraging others to join the group.  Yesterday was our third time meeting and this time there were 7 students!  I know it's not a huge growth in numbers but I am still impressed that it has been a variety of students each week especially with all the other after school activities that are available.

   I'm really looking forward to seeing this group grow!  If you'd like to join us for our fundraiser race, you can get all the information here: Just remember to check the box for the Willows Academy so that part of your registration fee comes back to the school!

Happy Running!!


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