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U.S. Olympic Athlete Chad Hedrick a Future Dad Blogger?

By Isabel Kallman

chad_hendrick_daughter2.pngThanks to P&G and their Thank You Mom Program*, I’m in Vancouver for couple of days for the Olympic Winter Games. One of the best parts thus far has been the opportunity to meet athletes as they visit their families in the P&G Family Home.
I was able to meet Olympian Chad Hedrick, champion speed skater on Team USA. So far at these Olympic Winter Games, Chad has won a Bronze medal for his performance in the 1000m. At the 2006 Games in Torino, he won a Gold, Silver and Bronze!

What’s Your Favorite…

Olympic Moment as a spectator?
The US vs Canada Men’s Hockey game last week. There was no poor sportsmanship.

Spot in the P&G Home?
The Pampers Village where my daughter Hadley took her first steps. And, she said Daddy for the first time in the same week!

Item you brought to Vancouver?
My lucky charm: a fortune cookie strip I opened before I won in 2006. It reads “Your golden opportunity is coming soon.”

Sport other than speed skating?

To play, golf. And, I love to watch the Houston Rockets.

Website? where I hope to continue to document my family’s life for years to come. (hooray, for the future daddy blogger!)

Guilty Pleasure

No answer. Just Laughter.

Most Valuable…

Meeting my now-wife for the first time after meeting on MySpace.

Item in your Training Bag?
My iPhone as it holds the inspirational music I like to listen to as I prepare for races.


My daughter; she’s my gold medal in Vancouver.

Advice to Aspiring Olympians?
Treat everyday like it’s the Olympic Winter Games. If you treat training day like it’s a competition, then competing is normalized to you.

Advice you received from your parents?

My dad taught me that you can’t be good at something you don’t love.
Disclosure: P&G has flown me to Vancouver and is paying for my stay while here and that includes having attended the ice dancing competition. My opinions are my own and have not been paid for whatsoever.

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Those diapers with the Olympic rings on the tushie are so cute.