Here I sit. A few weeks after my marathon. A few weeks after I actually toed the start line. A few weeks after all the hard work, training and dreaming came to a conclusion, I AM A MARATHONER.
Never in a million years have I ever thought I would say that. I never thought that I was runner enough to achieve that goal but I had dreams and I had support and because of those dreams and support I was able to go for it! And go for it I did, I now have the amazing mermaid medal to prove it :)
Which is why as a mom and a runner, a supporter of healthy living I am beyond excited to have come across Go! Go! Sports Girls. As a mom I want to instill healthy living and activity into my kids. I want them to make choices and have fun while getting active and choosing healthy snacks. You can even find tips on how to get your kids involved in sports on the website here) While I live that example to the best I can to show them what it is like I am so thrilled that there are companies out there in society and the media that are promoting the same values that I am trying to. It is like the founder of these amazing dolls, Jodi Norgaard, got down to the core of what I am trying to teach. She has coached "Girls on the Run", a program which encourages girls to make healthy choices in life through running, for many years. It was while working with these girls that Jodi had an idea.
"I realized there was a need for a positive doll for girls that would be age appropriate, proportioned properly and send a positive message about a healthy lifestyle - physically, mentally and emotionally - through sports." -Jodi