the energy in a Special Olympian

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Loving the energy that comes from being with Special Olympians and their parents and siblings.

It’s been a blessing to connect, spend time and become friends with these beautiful souls.

The power of exercise glows from them and inspires me.

This is the motto of the Special Olympics Athletes; “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

since March 1, 2018 – for the Special Olympics

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For the Special Olympics and the Special Olympians.

1509 miles on foot for the Special Olympics. The miles were tracked using the Charity Miles application.

How was October 2018?

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According to the Charity Miles application I walked 238 miles in October.

The YTD miles on foot is 1,673.

Since June 1, 2012, my on foot miles have been 18,713.

15 miles on foot today

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Sometimes, not often though, circumstances arise that make for a long day outside. That was the case today. I walk, so it can take a while to get it done.

Hopefully, the walking will help me stay fit and remain mobile.

I track the miles on my phone, using the Charity Miles application. Special Olympics is the charity.

Miles for the Special Olympics

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  • Charity Miles
  • Began March 1, 2018
  • 621 miles . . . . more to come

From Wikipedia

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year- round …
Origins: Camp Shriver
Founded: July 20, 1968
Founder: Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Milestone June 11 2018 Special Olympics

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I enjoy reaching special places such as the 500th mile mark for the Special Olympics. The actual number after todays miles is 514. It feels good and I appreciate the Charity Miles folks for their application. The app makes it easy.

Resting on my laurels for a few minutes.

They can see me now . . .

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The beautiful shirt I purchased from the Special Olympics was on my back for the first time out on Highway 80 today.

The ear buds were put away so folks that may consider stopping, feel more comfort.

In 3 miles I witnessed 3 vehicles pulling over. We chatted, good stuff. Still no stroller, hoping to add that soon, when the signs arrive for it.

Several more shirts are on order and from this day forth that’s what I will wear out there.

As mentioned yesterday, the donations have been a big surprise, a good surprise.

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