Let’s get started with what we did at Girls On The Run this past week.
First, we ate our snacks and talked with one another. That turned out to be the easiest activity of the afternoon. That did not last long and we soon began an activity called The Human Knot. These are the directions: First, you get in a small circle. Second, you reach out with one hand to clasp another person’s hand (the person you reach for can’t be beside you). Third, you do the same with your other hand, but it can’t grab the hand of same person you have with your opposite hand.
Fourth and finally, you try to untangle the knot.
Well, we quickly learned that if we did not work together we would stay tied up overnight!
We also talked about untangling our emotions. I think that means to defrost a little. Like The Human Knot exercise, we cannot go on with what else we have or want to do without getting our emotions untangled. What I mean by that is, you need to come out of your shell sometimes and talk about what may be bothering you.
Healthy Habits for Life was the lesson for the second practice of this week. On that day we did a healthy habits paper! We had to ask our fellow runners if they do one of the healthy habits on our healthy habits paper (say that five times fast). If they do the healthy habit they signed their names on the sheet. If not then, well they didn’t.
Some examples of healthy habits are brushing your teeth two times a day and limiting your screen time.
The lessons might be complicated and the running might be tough but at least it is preparing me for a 5K. As somebody (I don’t know the name) once said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
See you (for now)!