Official…Like a ref with a whistle!

When did you start feeling like a runner? Swimmer? Cyclist?  At what point did you actually label yourself according to what you do?  I always thought I was a “runner”, even though most of the time I felt like an air sucking jogger.  I’ve been an athlete my whole life.  I have spent most of my…

Charge to 360! Clear!

That’s right.  If you don’t believe you can, then you can’t.  This statement hit close to home last week.  “You need to do this for you.  And if you don’t want it enough, then you sure as hell won’t achieve it.  So take the easy way out…” My fellow paramedics and paramedic students know exactly…

The Suffer Shuffle

We can’t always get what we want.  Sometimes we just have to take what we get.  We set goals that might be just a tad ambitious and we tear ourselves down when we don’t meet those goals.  Those who can’t handle the pressure give up.  If it was easy, everyone would do it.  If it…

The Black Hole

You know you’ve been there.  If you say you haven’t, you’re lying.  The black hole gets everyone at some point.  The day starts out just fine, then BOOM!  The proverbial crap hits the fan.  One thing leads to another and your entire day is trashed.  One bad outcome leads to a negative thought…then another bad…

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I am pooped.  School is kicking my ass.  Clinicals are kicking my ass.  Still fitting in my runs and crossfit workouts.  Both of which are kicking my ass.  I can do this….I can do this….I can do this….

Go Big or Go Home??

Running is an addiction of sorts…why else would we wake up at the ass-crack of dawn to torture ourselves for X amount of miles before going to work?  Runners are endurance junkies.  We can’t wait to get high again, even if it means sucking every inch of oxygen from the atmosphere as we suffer through…

The Comfort Zone

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” No one likes to be uncomfortable.  I personally try to avoid discomfort as much as I can.  I don’t think I know a single person…