Meet our Solemate Adrianna!

Meet our Solemate Adrianna!

My name is Adrianna Poetzsch. I am so excited to be a GOTR coach this season and a Sole Mate for the first time! I am a first grade teacher at the OLC School in Jersey City. I heard about Girls on the Run from my coworker Maggie. She told me a little bit about it and said she wanted to try to start it up at our school. I knew immediately that I wanted to be involved in this. I went home that night excited that I was going to be able to make a difference! Running is a big part of my life. However, it wasn’t always. I hated running and never really enjoyed any sport. One day my husband convinced me to sign up for a half marathon with him. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but I agreed. My goal was to train and finish the race without stopping. I was so determined. After I finished the race I said, “When can I sign up for another one?” I never thought in a million years I would love running so much. It makes me feel empowered and free. I am now signed up for my 6th half marathon this October. This will be my first race I will be raising money and running for a cause. Knowing the money I will raise will be even more rewarding. Running has given me strength and confidence I thought I would never have. I can’t wait to start coaching and have an impact on these girls lives, teaching them to be strong healthy and confident young women !

 

Adriana