Jul 31 2017
As an athletic trainer, I get asked about what I do all the time.  In the same breath, I also get told what I do as an athletic trainer.  The conversation usually goes something like this:

So, “You’re an athletic trainer? …. that’s why you work out all the time.”

“You’re an athletic trainer? …. so, you’re responsible for giving football players water.”
Jun 15 2017
Happy first day of Summer!!! Now it’s time take necessary precautions on heat exhaustion.

Heat exhaustion is a serious illness resulting from exposure to hot, humid conditions, and it’s often accompanied by dehydration. Without swift intervention, heat exhaustion can progress into heat stroke, which can have serious implications on vital organs and even result in death.
Jun 12 2017
The importance of a challenge:

"Hey Dad, I have an idea for us...something I want to do before I go off to college." At this point, I didn't quite know what to expect from my son. We both enjoy being outdoors (backpacking/hiking/floating the river). I was hoping for one of those activities. My mind was instantly transported to the Buffalo River but somehow I knew that something else might be in store for me.
May 17 2017
You know those times when everything seems to be changing? Those moments that bring unexpected adjustments to large areas of our lives? Hello, transition. Whether for the better or for the worse, it’s oftentimes impossible to predict and even more difficult to plan for.
Sep 15 2016
Exercise…oh, you can feel so good when it’s over.  But I find that the biggest challenge is finding the time to fit it in.  With 3 young and involved children and a busy husband who works long hours, TIME is my biggest hurdle to regular exercise.

So, here are 5 tips that I’ve used to help me fit exercise into my busy schedule.  And, while I cannot claim to have a fail-proof solution, every single step is a step in the right direction.