This is a sponsored post written by me for SheSpeaks/P&G. However, my thoughts are my own and are not influenced in any way.
I have a confession to make: I love watching the Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have me captivated. It is so inspiring to watch incredibly talented athletes from all over the world come together to compete. Side Note: I cry during the Olympic Games – a lot. It is amazing to watch the triumphs and (sometimes, failures) of the world’s most talented athletes. My favorite events are gymnastics, swimming and track & field.
Now, just a few years ago, I may not have included track & field among my favorites. But ever since my older daughter, Keira started running her 7th grade year, any running events are on the top of my list. Keira runs cross country and track. She is going into 9th grade, and I am so excited to see her competing at the high school level. During track season, since she is a cross country runner, she typically runs distance: the 1600, the 800, or distance medley, though she also will run the 4×800 and 4×400 relays. She has great endurance from cross country, and that really helps her power through at track meets. Her speed has increased as well. It is so exhilarating to watch her compete. It’s amazing to see my “little girl” running and competing and succeeding.
This photo is one I will cherish forever. It’s from a track meet where conditions were yucky. It was cold and raining. I wasn’t even sure if I would have a chance to leave work to see Keira run. Luckily, we had enough people and I was able to sneak down to the track. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to watch her. Before the meet, she told me she would run even harder if I wasn’t there. I told her to run her best, and she did! Keira really put it all out there. She overcame this girl and finished 2nd in both the 1600 and the 800, and had her best times of the whole track season. My favorite part: she was so proud of herself! And I was one proud mama. My eyes were full of tears, but we both had big smiles on our faces all evening. My heart was filled with joy for Keira’s successes. She is so dedicated to running. I love that watching the Olympic Games together allows her to see dedication and hard work paying off at the topmost level.
I feel so proud of all of the athletes, but especially the Team USA athletes. Check out this featured Olympian: Ashton Eaton competes in Track & Field (Decathlon) and we want him to bring home the gold! Keira is really looking forward to watching the men’s decathlon events coming up on August 17th. It makes us so happy to support Team USA athletes any way we can. An incredibly easy way to support Team USA athletes is to purchase select P&G Products at Walmart. P&G products are available at Walmart for an everyday low price.
We received the Gillette® Fusion® ProShield® Razor with FlexBall™ Technology to try. This razor gives you lubrication BEFORE and after the blades to help shield your skin while you shave. It has FlexBall Technology to give you maximum contact over your face’s contours to get virtually every hair* and provides 5 precision blades for less tug and pull*.
*Vs. Fusion razors
Donny is loving the smooth shave he gets using the Gillette® Fusion® ProShield® Razor with FlexBall™ Technology. The lubrication before and after allows him to get a close, smooth shave without nicking his skin. The FlexBall lets him reach every hair on his face without difficulty. This awesome men’s razor makes shaving easier than ever. The cartridges are going to be on our Walmart shopping list for sure.
In addition to the Gillette® Fusion® ProShield® Razor with FlexBall™ Technology, you can pick up several different P&G Products to help support Team USA athletes! Be sure to visit Walmart online and in-store to support Team USA athletes during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. And tune in to your favorite events to cheer on the Team USA athletes on their road to gold. Let’s Power Their Dreams!
Are you watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? What are your favorite events?