Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with FitApproach to bring promote If Girls Ran the World, an event where people around the world will collectively and virtually run around the world raising funds and awareness to empower girls globally.
I spent the past two weeks glued to my TV screen watching the Olympics. While Canada typically excels at the Winter Olympics, I’m always drawn to the Summer Games.
What struck me was just how well Canadian women did over the course of the Games. It wasn’t until Andre DeGrasse won bronze in the 100m did Canadian men have a medal. Of the 22 medals won by Canada, five were won by men, 17 by women. I’m so encouraged and inspired when I see women excelling and doing well.
While I never competed beyond the provincial level (and only made it to provincials twice) being able to spend my youth participating in sport (swimming and synchronized swimming) is something that I’m so thankful for. I learned how to push myself, to appreciate doing my best even if it meant not winning, and I will forever treasure the friendships I made with my teammates over my swimming career.
I’m now able to leverage that learned drive into running, barre and my job.
Empowering girls can lead to so much good in the world. So many of my friends attribute involvement in sport at a young age to teaching them commitment, discipline, and sportsmanship. I’m not sure it’s possible to overstate just how important those lessons are.
In October I will be teaming up with If Girls Ran the World with a goal to collectively run 24,901 miles (that’s 39,842 kms) which is equal so the circumference of the Earth.What do you think would happen @ifgirlsranworld? See what Ange thinks. #sweatpink Click To Tweet
As part of my participation with If Girls Ran the World, I’m giving away three entries to the month-long event. Your entry (valued at $25) gives you the opportunity to make your miles count in October. Just run, track your miles, and submit them so we can reach our collective goal of running 24,901 miles and providing opportunities to girls all over the world.
What do you think would happen if girls ran the world?
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