Moms: how would you feel if you got something a little different for Mother's Day this year? Not flowers, not chocolates — but your daughter running a 5K in your honor.
A healthy living program called Team LOLA is running a program for young girls in the Martinez area to learn about healthy living and train for the Mother's Day 5K run at San Pablo Reservoir in El Sobrante, on Saturday, May 11.
Registration is now open for the eight-week program, which includes weekly meetings on Mondays at Morello Hills Christian Church starting March 18. All levels of fitness are welcome, according to the organizers.
LOLA stands for "Living Our Lives Actively" and was founded by Bay Area nutritionist Kim Juarez in 2006. The organization offers programs across the East Bay, as well as the Mill Valley and San Francisco areas.
The Martinez LOLA Girls program will be run by Erika Allen, a Bay Area P.E. teacher who says that even if she won the lottery, she would still be a P.E. teacher.
How do you encourage your daughter to learn about healthy living and keep fit? Would you want her to run a 5K in your honor? Share your thoughts in the comments.