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Getting back to MTB riding

12 January 2013

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I made a decision last year that I REALLY wanted to get back to MTB riding. I enjoy it, as it gives me a chance to get away from just about everything, ride my bike off the road (If you have never ridden on an MTB trail, you are seriously missing something), feel FREE, see […]

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8 years later…

1 August 2012

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… and I still miss him terribly. For a few reasons, this year’s anniversary of Rory’s death has been tougher on me than previous. I knew going into the academy would mean a lot of sacrifice and time, but I didn’t realize how, at times, it would take such a toll emotionally on me. First, […]

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Final exam day

16 May 2012

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Well, today is the day I take my final exam. This is for the first of 3 classes that will allow me to become a paramedic. It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 months since I began this journey. I’ll update you as I know more…

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Coming up for air

19 April 2012

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I can’t believe that I am 3 months into the Paramedic Academy already. Time has flown by so quickly, I can’t even fathom it. So far, I am maintaining a decent grade on the written material, but nailing the NREMT Advanced Psychomotor testing is daunting. I’ve never been tested to this type of standard before, […]

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Day Two

20 January 2012

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Day two, as well as my first week of the Paramedic Academy are over. We are still working on the administrivia (computer access, calendars, reading requirements, testing – FISDAP, etc), as well as reminders of our BLS skills. It makes sense to ensure EMT skills are solid before moving to the new paramedic skills. Today […]

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