My son/athlete is a runner and runs fast. He participates on the track and field team at his high school. My athlete has not always been the best on his team. Though hard work and encouragement from his mom and coach, he is reaching his dreams of winning. He has discovered that with the right motivation, he can one day reach his goals and dreams. Moms and coaches are a major part of every athlete's dreams.
My son's running started at a young age. I am a runner and my son would enjoy riding in the stroller while I ran every day. At the age of four, my son no longer wanted to ride in the stroller, he wanted to run with me. He started out on a scooter while I went for my daily run. He made that scooter go fast with the power of his legs. He was now leading me and encouraging me to go faster as I had to keep up with him. That scooter led to my son wanting to run. In elementary school, his gym teacher saw the potential in him and encouraged my son to run and enter races. My son enjoyed the thrill of winning and wanted to run more. My son and I would have fun running together. Those days of running lead to my son joining the track team in 6th grade. His coach trained him during the school year and I had the summers. Every morning we would get up early and head to the park to do our laps. By now he was a faster runner than me, so while I was encouraging him to get those miles in, he was motivating me to run faster.
My athlete is now in high school and no longer needs his mom for running. He has a coach to encourage him to reach his potential. That means many hours of practice to reach his goals and dreams of winning. My son knows that lots of sore muscles and sweat are what it takes to be a fast runner. The right shoes are also important as well as proper nutrition. That's a mom's job to make sure he has these as well as cheering him on from the sidelines. I also make sure I buy the right replenishing drinks to keep my athlete hydrated.
My son's preferred drink is Powerade. He loves the taste and knows the power it has to replenish after he sweats. What my son does not know is that Powerade has an ION4® Advanced Electrolyte System which helps replenish four electrolytes lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. This great tasting drink also is formulated with vitamins B3, B6 and B12 and a 6% carbohydrate solution to help provide energy to working muscles. I love that Powerade has been helping keep athletes hydrated for decades. My son loves the many flavors like Mountain BerryBlast®, Fruit Punch, Orange, Grape, and Lemon Lime.
Powerade We Are All Just A Kid From Somewhere Campaign
There is potential in all of us. No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else: as a kid full of potential and big dreams. At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere.
POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told.
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How do you inspire your young athlete to reach his/her potential?