As I wrote in today's feature about the Girls on the Run, they have the best 5K training program I've ever examined.
The fun greatly exceeds the weekly mileage.
Sophia Schueller, 10, and a student at St. Robert School in Shorewood, shared the secrets to all those smiles in a quick game of five questions.1. What did you learn from participating in Girls on the Run? "I learned that if you are feeling sad, tired or angry, running will make you feel better."
2. How would you describe the challenge of running that far? Is it really hard? "If you pace yourself each time on Tuesday and Thursdays, the actual 5k isn't that hard."
3. What did you like about Girls on the Run? "I like that we didn't just run. We would talk about peer pressure, feelings and community involvement."
4. What did you dislike? "I wish we could have run just a little bit more."
5. Why should other girls participate? "Other girls should participate because you can meet other girls beside the ones from your school. Also, because it is fun and you get to run a lot and talk about other things.
The last two classes you get to do a community project and we are making cards for children at Children's Hospital and it makes me feel good to help other children.