June 8th I completed the 5th Annual Lula5k run for Girls with Sole. This race is awesome in so many ways and I try to run it every year. Girls with Sole is an organization for at risk girls. The Girls with Sole Mission is to " Use free fitness and wellness programs to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who are at-risk or have experienced any type of abuse". Many of the participants are girls finishing their first race, capturing what founder Liz Ferro refers to as the "Finish Line Feeling". Liz's book, Finish Line Feeling is Liz's life and what led her to start this great organization.
Peace Racing directed the race and it was another fun, inspiring race, that is well organized and tailored to any type of runner. I ran a PR with a time of 30:31, 9:49/min mile. The overcast, drizzling rain was welcomed but the downpour at the end wasn't helpful. But hey, life is about learning to dance in the rain. It was great to see so any friends at this race too. It was the first time seeing friends since the long, dreadful winter.
Liz's book can be found online at www.girlswithsole.org or on www.amazon.com. I encourage you to read her book, it's an inspiring story for anyone, runner or not! Follow Liz on Facebook as she runs a marathon in each state to help raise funds for girls with sole.