I ran competitive track and cross country all through middle school. The summer between my eighth and ninth grade year I attended an extremely aggressive running camp. During my time at the camp I realized I had lost my genuine love for running; I only cared about trying to win. When I started to become a runner I was so proud even if I was not the fastest kid. After the camp, I felt terrible and realized competitive running was not for me at this point in my life. I decided to become a GOTR running buddy that year. This was the best thing I had ever done in my running career. I fell in love with running again. I sincerely look forward to every practice! I appreciate listening to what the girls say because they speak their minds. The Girls on the Run Program is making a difference in the world because they are teaching girls at a young age to treat everyone fairly while still respecting their own needs.