Now that the new year is here, it's time to look at what we've accomplished, celebrate our successes, and plan for new goals. My goal is to make more time for reading for myself and to enjoy running. I devour books because I love that reading takes me on a new journey, bring to life new characters, or informs about topics that are of interest to me. Running is something I do because I have to stay in shape. To be honest, it's not something I really enjoy. But I think with a new pair of shoes and a new outlook, I can start to enjoy running for what it is---free time for myself. I think by setting these simple goals I am doing something that I can be successful at as well as something that will expand my knowledge and keep me healthy!
This year we have about 30 kids who are participating in the Go! St. Louis Read, Right, Run Marathon. This is a six month event where students read 26 books, do 26 good deeds and run 26 miles. We had so much doing this last year that I look forward to seeing this group accomplish their goals too! Students who are in this program should be a third of the way to their 26 books, deeds and miles. This winter weather has been mild and therefore, I will be coordinating some runs in February and March. Coach Davis is going to be offering running club again this spring, which is another opportunity for students to get their weekly mile done.
What are some of the books you have read so far and enjoyed? Share your books, good deeds and successful runs in the comments section. I look forward to being inspired by you all as I am every day!