My Re-Education Lessons
As a high level volleyball athlete at
Endicott College, I experienced pain in my right knee the majority of my
seasons. It didn’t always slow me down, but during my junior year the pain
became so much that I could barely walk after practice and had to be in the gym
or athletic training room to warm up an hour before the team even arrived just
so I would be able to practice. As the starting libero, I was reluctant to sit
out practices for fear of losing out on playing time; something I feel like
most athletes go through during their career.
As manager at HordoN HEALTH, I am often proud of our clients. I have been known to sprint down the street cheering when one of my athletes crushes their goals, or shed a tear or two when a new mom thanks me for helping her move without pain again. I am lucky enough to have these types of moments happen not infrequently, as our coaches are master motivators, and we tend to cultivate clients who are not good, but great. There are times, however, when I feel as if I need to shout from the rooftops about one of our clients, and this is one of those times.
We at HordoN HEALTH and theBoston Sports Institutes
lucky enough to work with some very gifted athletes, and great people. As
current and former athletes, we take extra pride in our young athletes in theSports Institutes
. It makes us proud when they graduate from high school and
attend leading prep schools, universities, or colleges regardless of whether or
not they continue to pursue interscholastic athletics. We take as much pride in
their growth into responsible, intelligent, and caring men and women.
As the departure grew nearer, it got harder and harder to
come to terms with leaving. I have no doubt that I’ll have countless amazing
experiences over the next 6 months, but as I sat alone in the Logan airport
terminal that Tuesday morning I felt more surrounded than I ever have before.
Sitting to my left was the love everyone has shared with me in the past few
weeks. Finishing another semester of school and organizing a health and beauty
festival wouldn't have been possible without all the people in my life.
There will, inevitably, always be a
few clients who are not able to fully realize every aspect of their goals, no
matter how well coached or advised they are. There will always be some who
don’t follow through, stick with it, stay disciplined, or fully implement the
coaching they are given. Our HordoN’s Hero for this season is not one of those
people. In fact, she is the antithesis.
Karen, or KayKay as we know her,
joined us about a year ago, seeking, among other things, fat loss. Since