Good afternoon friends! I’m so excited to be joining Kelly over at Miles-to-Go for her making a difference link-up! This will be a once a month event held on Wednesdays about giving back through running or anything fitness related. I have so many things to blog about when it comes to giving back so of course I was excited when Kelley asked us to join her.
Here’s a few topics you can expect from me in the upcoming months:
1.) SMART Girls volunteer coaching. I dedicate each Wednesday afternoon for about an hour and forty-five minutes or so to running, talking about life skills, and encouraging elementary aged girls. This one is particularly special to my heart.
2.) Running for the #IRun4 organization. This organization is for those who can not run themselves and you dedicate your running, swimming, biking, or whatever it is you do in their name. I love my #IRun4 buddy more than I can express!
“You can run for me anytime!”
A simple phrase that sparked a movement.
3.) Raising money for charitable causes through racing. I’m currently raising money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital as I I train for the Country Music Rock n’ Roll marathon.
4.) Giving back by giving time to other runners who may be new to the sport. Offering your time is definitely a way to give back. It’s not always monetary or a huge event.
For today I’ll leave this as an introductory post for the link-up and dive into more detail on topic number one above next month. I have too much to say to squeeze in on one post.
I will say that running can be a solo sport for sure, but within the running community there is a strong sense of camaraderie that has the power to change the lives of many. Friendships developed, charities supported, and endless bouts of support. Running in a way, can be the least selfish thing you can do.
If giving back is your thing feel free to add your link below to join in on the conversation.