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Are You RIO Ready?

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The Olympic Games are by far my favorite event every four years!! I watch more TV and sports coverage online in those two weeks than I do during the four years in between the games.

I have LOVED all of the pre-games commercials, but my favorites have to be “Salute” and “That’s My Girl” from NBC Sports!

Such powerful women and amazing role models for girls of all ages!!

USA Gymnastics is so strong it could send three full teams and sweep the medal podium – and the reason why, is the incredible semi-centralized training system that has been created over the past 16 (give or take) years.

So, are you RIO READY? I say let the games begin!!!

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Gabrielle Douglas Nike Free Cat Door Ad

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Gymnasts are creative and can do pretty amazing things with their strength and flexibility! In my 25+ years of coaching, I saw my gymnasts do some crazy creative things and I have heard even more stories, but what Gabby Douglas does in this Nike Free commercial is definitely up there on the creativity list!

What do you think? Is that even possible?

Whether Gabby could really open the door with her foot through the cat door while in her splits is possible or not, I got a giggle out of the commercial – which is what everyone needs on a Friday!

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P&G “Kids 2012” Olympics Commercial

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Normally when I am watching TV when it comes time for the commercials I get up, walk around, refill my water, or fold a load of laundry – EXCEPT when watching the Superbowl or the OLYMPICS! During last night’s Opening Ceremony I didn’t dare move at commercial time – I might miss something!  There were quite a few really good commercials (which I will be highlighting during the next few weeks) and I lost track of how many brought tears to my eyes. Here is one of my favorites, so far:

Procter & Gamble has got the number of Moms around the world! They have figured out how to make us bawl – out of pride, love, and watching our own experiences as Moms flash before our eyes. As I watched their latest commercial in their Olympic series – Kids 2012 – the reality of my own journey as a sports mom pulled at my hearts strings as I sat watching the Opening Ceremonies with my 16 year old son (who was born during the Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta) who is now a High School & Summer League swimmer, my 14 year old daughter who just retired from a life long career as a gymnast and is now embarking on a new journey as a cheerleader, and my 10 year old daughter who swims year round, but loves just about every sport she tries. At that moment I felt blessed, proud, and wanted to stop time!! As much as I love being a sports Mom, I don’t want them to grow up – they will always be little kids to me!

Well played Procter & Gamble.

Categories : Olympics, Parenting, Videos
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