This past month, things around MMRC HQ have been wild, wonderful and challenging. We are growing and with that growth, we are learning something new every day as we are on track to serve more children than ever before. Our team is dedicated to ingenuity, openness, communication and above all - the women, girls, men and boys who discover together the finish line is just the beginning.
Looking towards the Spring we are, as always grateful for our tribe who supports us every step of the way. Just like this picture of Georgia running next to me in the farm fields of Watsonville and blocking me from the wind so I can keep running, I am humbled by all of you and the ways you block the wind so we can help more and more kids hear their strong inner voice and know they matter.
To all of you (Over 1200 women, girls, men, and boys!!!) who in the past four weeks have started your journeys, THANK YOU for your time and commitment.
Young Tritons Running Club inspires every boy to become emotionally and physically balanced through self-compassion, empathy, cooperation, a broadened definition of strength and discover the finish line is just the beginning. I'm so proud of the men who have stepped forward to guide these boys. One coach said to me, "After the first day, I didn't know if I could do it - then I remembered, I was once just like those boys. I needed someone to look me in the eyes and tell me I mattered". Owning our humanity with all it's messiness and brokenness is what makes our program work.
Jen is a mom, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Mini Mermaid Running Club coach at Miramar Ranch Elementary in San Diego, CA. Here is what she had to say about her experience as a MMRC coach:
I decided to coach a MMRC to help increase self-esteem and fitness in my daughter and other girls her age and also, to have scheduled exercise for myself. I loved every second of coaching. I learned that every girl can benefit from this program. I can't wait to coach another team. Our girls and their moms are still getting together and running once a week.