United We Play

United We Play…….the theme of the 2016 Pan Am Games
It occurred to me that Toronto Power Walkers live “United We Play” every week
We play as we train every week to be ready for a race or life. 
We play as we do hill repeats in Sherwood Park, or intervals in Rosedale. 
We play when we travel to walk races in cities beyond Toronto.
We play Chicago, Washington, Cleveland, New York and Rome to name a few. 
We play on the race course.
We play is in a restaurant celebrating a marathon finish by singing at dinner.
We play as  we meet for breakfast after a long Saturday training walk.  
We play as we organize a fundraiser or volunteer at Pan Am Games, Habitat for Humanity or at meal for Out of the Cold.
We play as we support each other reach their goals, some are as basic as walking their distance, for others its training for a personal best or distance. For some it’s walking the distance with the goal to PLAY.
My thoughts this week are with the Pan Am and Parapan athletes as they Play United.
The Pan Am athletes Play in High Park next weekend. The course includes loops of High Park
If you want to see world class athletes at their best, come by the park
I will be volunteering at the water station near Grenadier Restaurant, supporting their play
Once in a lifetime experience to be apart of World Class Play!!!!

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