On October 19th I am running the Kansas City Marathon. This will be my 17th marathon and for the first time I am not only training to cross the finish line, but I am on a mission to raise $500 for Girls on the Run. I have been a Girls on the Run coach for 6 seasons. Each season we strive to inspire 3-5th grade girls to be confident, healthy, and joyful individuals. During our 10 week season we watch girls develop the determination, strength, and endurance to run a 5K. The joy and pride on their faces as they cross the finish line makes me smile! Girls on the Run has been a powerful experience for Phoebe, as a participant, and me as a coach. I am inspired to give back to this incredible organization!