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How to protect mass gathering from a vehicle attack

The use of dump trucks and garbage trucks to harden the start/finish area of the April 6, 2019 Milwaukee Marathon caught my attention. I have run many races of varying lengths and locations and not previously noticed this type of security measure. Tip: Use Municipal Vehicles to Increase Security at Temporary Mass Gatherings There are […]

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5 Million Steps in 12 Months

I made it. Five million steps. I have been on an intentional quest since realizing how close I was in April 2017. Six million … I would really need to up my game, but there is something catchy about being a 6 million step man.  

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Health and Wellness

Just short of 5 million steps

I wear a Garmin Vivoactive to track my steps while walking and running. I have been tracking my steps since May of 2013 and pay attention to my daily, weekly and monthly step count. Recently I have begun to ponder my 12-month step count with a goal of 5 million steps. From May 1, 2016 […]

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Health and Wellness

Video: Jump Roping for Everyday EMS Fitness

Jump roping has become my new hobby, go to stress reliever, running warm-up or short burst of midday exercise. Because all you need is a rope, a bit of space and intensity can be varied to the user jump roping is a great everyday EMS fitness activity. Watch this video for some quick instructions.

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News and Events

Waiting for Polls to Close: Doing Stuff to Pass the Time

While waiting for the polls to close, winners to be declared and to learn the winner of the elections. This post was my running list of things I did to pass the time. I had high hopes of staying up late for all the results and speeches, but eventually had to call it a night. — I […]

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Health and Wellness

Summer Reading and Reflections

Reading and running are my top two hobbies. I find both of them relaxing and refreshing. I also get a recharge or energy boost and many ideas come to me while doing both. Today I had a fantastic run in Wausau, Wisconsin – an out and back from the soccer fields to and through downtown. […]

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Products

Amazon Prime Day Recap

Last week I wrote about my plans to shop the great (or sort of great) Amazon Prime Day deals. My best deals were the purchase from Alexa deals. I missed the 8″ HD Fire Deal, not realizing how outstanding it was and that an Fire 6 and a 10″ HD Fire were not what I specifically […]

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Health and Wellness

Race Report: EMS Week 2016 10K #EMSVRC

The EMS Appreciation Week 2016 5K/10K is a virtual running race hosted by the Virtual Running Club during EMS Week with a portion of each registration fee going to the National EMS Memorial Foundation. (read about the race on EMS1) I ran my 10K, which can be run any time during EMS week for medal eligibility, this […]

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Health and Wellness

Two Runs Two Oceans

In late March I ran to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This morning I ran from a hotel near LAX to a beach on the Pacific Ocean. When I travel I try to run to specific points of interest.

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EMS Week 5K and 10K #EMSVRC

Join me for an EMS Week 5K or 10K virtual run. The organizers  promise “A portion of each registration will go to support the National EMS Memorial Foundation.” Registration is open up to EMS Week, but if you register by April 24 you will get a shirt in time for race week. When you register […]