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Girls Gotta Run in Windsor, CO

– Tuesday, June 25, 2013 –

This year, I had an awesome experience coaching an amazing Girls Gotta Run team!  Our goal was to get girls interested in an active lifestyle, especially running, and we more than exceeded this goal.  We had a fantastic group – all 4th and 5th grade girls from Grandview Elementary in Windsor, CO.  The season consisted of 8 weeks full of activities that included not just running, but also yoga, kickboxing, aerobics, jump roping, tennis, and more!  We also discussed important topics about health and wellbeing at every session.

Dr. Jill's Girls Gotta team, 2013. Go Grandview!

As a reward for all of our training, the season culminated with a 5K run – the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Fort Collins.  For most of the girls, this was their first race ever.  We had an amazing time at the and every girl finished strong! 

Grandview Elementary's 2013 Girls Gotta Run at the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Fort Collins

Thanks so much to all of the girls for participating and to the coaches:  Melissa, Dr. Jill Shonka, and Dr. Emily Anderson-Elder!

Check out our Facebook album to see some more fun pictures!  And get more information about Girls Gotta Run and other programs in the Healthy Kids Club - part of the University of Colorado Health System.

by Dr. Jill K. Mioduski

Dr. Jill grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan, a small town just off Lake Michigan. She has known she wanted to be an orthodontist since fourth grade!

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