Life has been chaotic in a really wonderful way recently. But chaos is still chaos and that makes me sleepy. And these past few weeks have forced me to take a step away from my ego and become gentle with my body and my mind. I certainly don't see myself as a prideful person--if anything perhaps my self assessments could be a bit higher--but the recent rush of highs and lows have stunted me.
I've been talking about this a little on here but one of my goals recently has to become a faster, more efficient runner. Part of this is coming from having PRs that are a few years old and could use some updating but the other part is from seeing other runners on instagram who have these beautiful, comfortable looking strides. I'm not turning this into how women shouldn't fall into the "comparison trap" in social media because (1) I feel we all already know that and it's being talked into the ground and (2) that's not what this piece is about at all!
Rather than making me feel shitty, when I see those photos of Deena or Alexi or Emma, I'm inspired! I want to work harder to become more strong and powerful. So I started doing some research on the topic and surprisingly it wasn't as easy as I thought. Not the actual getting faster--of course that's going to be hard--but finding resources that are detailed and accurate, that was actually a challenge.
Here you will find a compilation of nonprofit organizations working both domestically and internationally to support their individual missions through community and running! Each organization is doing some incredible work, so I've linked ways for us to get involved with each organization, along with a small bio. Maybe one specific mission really speaks to you! If you know of an organization that is not included in this please let me know and I will update the post!