Since I started coaching, I knew that I wanted to be part of the tide that was lifting female athletes. Through the creation of WAVES, I wanted to support a group setting for women of all abilities to feel comfortable training. Over time, I have had the privilege to work with several other women specific groups and I outlined a few of them in my article A Rising Tide.
This year, I have had even more opportunities to offer support both formally and informally. I have been honored to be a guest speaker at the West Chester Women’s Mulitsport kick off party and a run clinic hosted by Black Girls Run! Philadelphia.
My take away (always) is how inspirational we all are to each other. I might have more experience but I do not have the market cornered on inspiration. First timers and seasoned athletes alike bring the gift of themselves to these events. Real and imperfect, we share what it’s like to be committed to health and training for a purpose.
I sincerely hope that if you live locally, you will check out any of the groups dedicated to empowering women in sports.
We are so much stronger together.