2012…the year of the Olympics is here!

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Well, it’s 2012…I survived my trip to Las Vegas and Indoor Track and Field is about to kick off! I will have my first three competitions in Czech Republic. I will compete in Ostrava, Hustopece, and Trinec. I had a minor set back in training due to a hamstring sprain, but it is starting to get better just in time. I try to rehab at my desk by icing and stretching. The temperature has dropped drastically so I have to start packing more layers so I can stay warm. My weight room is still consistent. I am very strong and plan on getting even stronger. I am slowly getting back into my top speed in sprinting, though my hamstring does prevent me from going 100 percent. It’s still very early so I do have time to get everything back to normal.

Work has been great over the holidays. I love how Thanksgiving rolls over into Christmas. The office has been decorated with lights and bulbs. Christmas cards from all of our healthcare travelers (travel nurses, locum tenens physicians, school therapists, etc) are hanging everywhere. People are shipping out gifts and holiday greeting cards. There is always a smell of freshly baked goodies roaming around the cubicles. The radio station is playing Christmas carols instead of the 80’s all day (thank goodness!). The Soliant choir is practicing in the meeting rooms for the big holiday party. People are secretly asking around the office of what to get for the secret Santa gift exchange. I had the pleasure of being Tera Tuten’s secret Santa (smile). The whole company went up to David’s clubhouse for a Christmas brunch. The food was great. I swear I gained about 8 pounds because I kept going back for more. I had the chance to get to know my co-workers on a more personal level. I think it’s very important that you know the people around you at work because Soliant is a big team, and it takes teamwork to be successful here.

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12 comments on “2012…the year of the Olympics is here!”

  1. Go Keith! We are so excited to follow your progress in your upcoming competitions. You’ll have to send us photos and an update from each location so we can be there with you. LOVE the photo of us at the holiday party…I look so short next to you!

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  2. Tera Tuten is the nicest person ever! After talking to her at the Soliant Holiday party I am sure she has a crick in her neck from looking up at me..lol! Great seeing you Tera and enjoy your gift!

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  3. Good luck Keith! I look forward to your blogs. You’ll do great and we are all supporting you here at Soliant. I love our office, but it’s always nice to hear someone agree. You are a great addition to our team.

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  4. Great job Keith! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! I’m glad “CERTAIN people” helped other people out with their secret santa gifts (haha!) 🙂 I have really enjoyed getting to know you more and can not wait to see where your journey takes you! TEAM KEITH!

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  5. GREAT JOB KEITH!!!!!! We are so proud of you and I have really enjoy working closely with you. You are an awesome addition to our company and I really enjoy your positive attitude. I really appreciate everything you do for our company as well. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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  6. I am cheering for you Keith and will be at all of your competitions if Bif approves those days off : )
    Seriously, I will be there in spirit and I know you will make us all proud!
    Also, to piggy back on Betsey, I too am happy that “certain people” were able to help you with your Secret Santa gift (hee, hee, hee). GO KEITH!!!!!

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  7. I look forward to seeing you jump in person one day (the youtube clip just doesn’t do it). I hope there are some more local competitions in the future. I know having you in our office is a a great asset and I have enjoyed getting to know you during my first three months here.

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  8. Go Keith, go! Or is it, “Jump Keith, jump!”? We’re all pulling for you. Know that you’ve got fans in Chicago, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Houston sending good wishes your way. Soon we’ll be seeing you on TV from London, walking with the other USA Olympic team members, making us so proud. Good luck!

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  9. Keith, its always good seeing you walking around the office with a smile on your face. You’re a cool person and I love how you’re always very willing to help! Great luck to you in the competitions. I KNOW that you’ll do an amazing job!!! You’ve got a great spirit! Best of luck to you!!! GO KEITH!!!

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  10. Keith you’re a great example to us; thank you and good luck in your upcoming meets. Beverly are you getting PTO this year?

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