COACH SPOTLIGHT: Kristen Kennedy

Name: Kristen Kennedy

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Age: 35coach-Kennedy

Favorite Hobbies:  Yoga and hiking with my dogs.  Two blue heelers, they have a lot of energy!

Profession: Project Analyst

Favorite GOTR Energy Award:  I like them all – the girls come up with some funny ones at every practice.

How long have you been involved with Girls on the Run?  This is my first season.

What inspired you to get involved with GOTR Rockies?  I attended an International Women’s Day event in Colorado Springs and they had a speaker from GOTR.  I thought it looked like an incredible program and applied to be a coach.  I’m so glad I did!  It’s been fun to work with the girls and other coaches (and get moving myself!) – it’s the best part of my day!

What’s your favorite thing about being involved?  To see the girls progression and attitude changes.  We just did our practice 5K and some of the girls that have had a hard time running throughout the season really tried running as much as they could for the practice.  Everyone had a good time and they are so excited to run the 5K with their families.

 

Why should other women get involved?   It’s just really fulfilling.  The girls are funny, and fun and it’s really neat to see how some of the lessons click with them.