“Passionate”-Intense or strong feelings towards something or someone
Today’s Wednesday Word topic couldn’t have come at a better time! Yesterday I began coaching the fall season for Heart & Sole. ( The new middle school program for Girls on the Run) This will be my third year coaching for GOTR and my first season with this curriculum.
You all already know that I have a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle. I also have an intense passion for mentoring the pre-teen girls enrolled in Girls on The Run. I love the name of the new program! I love what it represents (spirit, heart, brain, social & body) and the passion & excitement that comes along with something new.
The start of the season brings so many exciting possibilities:
-Will the shy girl in the corner blossom into more secure young lady?
-Will the girl who “doesn’t really like running” find something about it to motivate her?
-Will the girl who “wants to become a better runner” and beat last year’s 5k time achieve her personal goal?
-Will the self conscious girl grow to feel more comfortable in her own body and realize her strengths?
-Will the girl who is here “just because her friends are doing it” find she benefited in so many other ways?
-Will I, as a their coach, be able to motivate them to encourage and support their team mates?
As we all know, being a pre teen girl is not easy these days and if I can help provide some skills that they can use to navigate their way a little easier, then I will have done my job. I hope my passion will help them realize and encourage some of theirs.
What are you passionate about these days?