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I’m sure a lot of you watched the Olympics, and enjoyed the tough competition, the incredible skills and the amazing stories of the athletes and their families. Personally, I love the “back stories” of the athletes – how they got to be where they are, the adversities they’ve overcome and the drive they have to compete with the best in the world. I even love the commercials – thanking Mom and the backwards ones, too! In a world of DVR’s and on-demand programming, I don’t watch too many commercials anymore, but these were fun.

I see The Olympic Spirit every day at Push to Walk. Our trainers are the coaches, our clients the athletes and the families supporting all of us. Working hard at their training every time they come in, staying focused on their goals, and keeping a positive outlook all contribute to their success. Getting their names on our blackboard provides some incentive for them to accomplish special things each and every time they are here.

Blackboard

Here’s to OUR Olympians – our CLIENTS – and all they do every day to improve their lives. We may not have any medals to distribute, but hopefully our encouragement and dedication to help them is proof of our commitment.

Here’s also a shout-out to NOLAN KASPER, our family friend and US Ski Team Olympian who finished 13th out of 117 skiers in the Sochi Men’s Slalom Event. He was also the ONLY American man to finish both runs of that event. Congratulations, Nolan!!

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Happy Monday! I hope anyone who experienced the snow this weekend is safe and sound! Back to the twelve days…..

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me………five golden rings! Since 2014 will be an Olympic year, I thought I’d tie the five golden rings to the five colorful rings that are the symbol of the Olympic games.

On February 7-23, athletes from all over the world will compete for their country’s highest prizes – Olympic medals. I always love the “up close and personal” segments to find out more about the athletes themselves, their families and lives. If there’s any TV coverage at all, I’d love to do the same for the Paralympics, which take place from March 7 -16. Past coverage has been little to none of the Paralympics, but I am sure there are equally interesting and inspiring stories about these athletes as well (if not even more so).

At Push to Walk, we like to treat our clients like athletes. Repetitions, challenges, hard work and dedication are just a few of the qualities that define both our clients and Olympic/Paralympic athletes. Setting goals and working hard day after day, week after week, month after month. While the Olympic athletes have to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals, Paralympic athletes and our clients share the challenges that every day living poses to them every minute. Paralysis, loss of bladder and bowel functions, inability to regulate body temperatures, etc. The list is a long one.

Please cheer for ALL the athletes I am referring to! And if you’d like to make a contribution to support our Push to Walk athletes and help them reach their goals, please visit our website at www.pushtowalknj.org to make a contribution. Our slogan: A Little Push Goes a Long Way seems very fitting to today’s post. Thanks for reading!

Cynthia

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