The Yaya Girls journeyed to Entoto for a challenging workout. They live at 8,858 feet in Sululta, Ethiopia, however wanted the higher altitude of over 10,000 feet for their kilometer reps. Their workout consisted of 4k, 3k, 2k with 2 minutes rest in between on a hilly field loop. In order to get to Entoto, the Yaya Girls traveled around 90 minutes by minibus and foot. They did not cool down after their workout since they had an over 90 minute walk back through the forest.
The Yaya Girls not only train hard on a daily basis, but also study English, gender empowerment, and receive vocational training. The Yaya Girls co-program coordinator, Julia Hanlon, creator of Running On Om, had the privilege of filming their Entoto journey and hopes to share more videos of their amazing work on and off the trails. To learn more about the Yaya Girls, visit www.yayagirls.org.
Music by Tom Misch, “The Journey”