Char Polanosky (charp)



charp's Favorite Sports:

Swim, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Summer Games

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Tips and resources for raising a happy, healthy athlete.

Amy Purdy – An Inspiration to Everyone
For those familiar with Amy Purdy and her story, her success on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars should come as no surprise. Purdy hasn’t just been overcoming obstacles since the double amputation of both her legs at age 19 – she’s bee...[Read on]
Two Former Track Stars Persevere and Find a Home on 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Bobsled Team
Guest post by Kate Voss The road to Olympic victory is not an easy or painless journey. However, for some athletes who found defeat in one Olympic sport, including former track stars Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams, an alternative route for Olympic succ...[Read on]
BBC Sochi Trailer is Seriously EPIC
The Olympics are just a few days away and the commercials, trailers and other press are really doing a great job of overshadowing the fact that Sochi may or may not really be ready for an event of this size. The BBC trailer for the Sochi games is so aw...[Read on]
Falling Down Makes You Stronger – P&G;Thank You Moms Commercial
With the 2014 Sochi Games right around the corner, of course P&G has a new commercial that gives tribute to sports Moms everywhere and the incredible journey athletes take to get to the Olympics. Take a look.     Obviously there are ple...[Read on]
10 Gifts Any Sporty Girl Will Love
This post contains affiliate links. Looking for last minute gift ideas for the sporty girl on your list? We have found 10 guaranteed to be a hit gifts that you should be able to find any time of the year. The list was curated by my 15 year old daughter w...[Read on]
Sochi Games Fan Gear
If you are a big Olympic Games fan like I am, Fanatics.com has your Christmas gift list covered already! Not only can you get the collector pins (I just LOVE the Nesting Dolls pin), but they already have quite a selection of the Team USA fan gear and th...[Read on]
Demmianne Cook Joins STX Elite Women’s Lacrosse Team
Baltimore, MD – Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today that it has signed 2013 Tewaaraton nominee Demmianne Cook to Team STX, the first-ever elite post collegiate women’s lacrosse team. ...[Read on]
8 Winter Olympic Hopefuls for 2014
It’s hard to believe that the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are literally right around the corner! Here are 8 of the top female contenders for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Thank you to Aries Apparel for this infographic. For more details or to share it...[Read on]
Under Armour and GK Color Your Leo Contest
Under Armour, GK Leotards and USA Gymnastics are launching a ‘Color Your Leo’ contest. Design your “dream” leotard and enter for a chance to see your design be produced and featured by USA Gymnastics! Enter here:http://on.fb.me/1...[Read on]
adidas Energy Boost Running Shoes for Women
So, I have a thing for shoes – not pumps or strappy sandals, but athletic shoes. There are more athletic shoes – from golf cleats to running shoes – in my closet than there will ever be dress shoes!  adidas has so many new produc...[Read on]