Ok, so clearly we have a soft spot for crazy girl running groups. We are loving the GP Ms. Fits this week because of their just do it attitude.
Group co-founder Ashley talks about the origins of the GP Ms. Fits (GP is for their home town of Gregory-Portland): A while back, my friend Nicole and I were discussing getting a group of women together for a run club. The only other area running club was running 6-8 miles for their “short” runs which was well beyond our comfort level. We really wanted to create a group that was comfortable for all ages and running ability.
Through Facebook, we reconnected with our high school friends, Victoria and Kim. They both were athletes in high school and have run marathons previously. Nicole and I were not athletes at all and recently started running. We felt that this was a good combination to be starting out our group.”
A Facebook page and little blurb in the local paper later and a week later they had 14 women show up for their first run!
Check out the full story and all the photos on our Facebook Athlete of the Week album. And get your photo and stories ready of next week’s athlete of a week!