Why I Give: Emma Hand

Posted by Maggie in on Tue 11/10/2015 9:51

Emma Hand is a business founder and owner, mom, runner and thoughtful supporter of Girls on the Run St. Louis. Without yet having a daughter in the program, when Emma found out about Girls on the Run St. Louis she jumped in with both feet as a volunteer, supporter and champion of the program. Emma uses her voice to share the importance and impact of our program, her beautiful artistic skills to make our program come to light at the annual gala, and supports our program in numerous other ways. Here Emma’s take on Girls on the Run St. Louis!

Letter from Lori Chalupny

Posted by Maggie in on Mon 11/09/2015 12:00

To all the Girls on the Run and Girls on the Track teams,

I am so proud and honored to be a part of Girls on the Run! I can’t wait for November 14…to feel the energy, see your smiles and know your excitement as you chase down your goals. 

I have always loved setting goals for myself. The feeling of accomplishing something that I have put a lot of work and effort into is pretty awesome. It takes a lot of courage to set a goal though, especially if you're not sure you will be successful. That is why I am inspired by you!

Catching Up With a SoleMate!

Posted by Maggie in on Fri 11/06/2015 10:18

Hi there! My name is Teresa Bayer. I am a mother of three girls, Lauren (21 years), Natalie (9 years) and Rebecca (5 years). I have also been happily married to my best friend, Bill, for 12 years. My family and I recently moved to University City, from Ballwin, and I have greatly enjoyed exploring running in and around U City.

Inspiration from a GOTR Alumna

Posted by Maggie in on Mon 11/02/2015 9:56

Abigail is a daughter, a 5th grader, a friend, a teammate…and a Girls on the Run alumna! GOTR has been a positive influence in her life. She has participated for the past two years at her school in Belleville, IL. GOTR has helped to foster her love of running and connected her to teammates who’ve become friends and supported her through challenging times. Abigail shares what she learned at GOTR, her interests in and out of school, and her memorable GOTR 5k moment.

A Day in the Life of an Accountant

Posted by Maggie in on Tue 10/27/2015 10:03

Michelle Brady is one of our fabulous Board Members and works for Ernst and Young. Today, she gives us a glimpse into a day in her life!

What do you do for a living?

I lead the mergers and acquisitions group for Ernst & Young’s South Central Region (Missouri, Kansas, Indianapolis and Southern Ohio).

What is your morning routine like?

Inside the GOTR Curriculum Part 3

Posted by Maggie in on Fri 10/23/2015 9:41

the Girls on the Run and Girls on Track Curricula are split into three sections; self, team and community. This is the third of a three part series by Sam Rhoades, Office Administrator and long-time coach which outlines different aspects of each section of the program. Read part 1 and part 2!

Celebrating and Sharing Our Strengths

5 Ways to Become Present, Grateful and Happy

Posted by Maggie in on Fri 10/16/2015 9:28

We all want to do it all, be it all and have it all and who is to say you shouldn’t get everything your heart desires? Have you ever stopped to think maybe you already have it? One of our GOTRSTL Core Values is to express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions and that is sometimes easier said than done. We live in a society where success is paramount and sometimes it is hard to just sit back, relax and feel content.  Here are a few strategies to help you do just that!