With the 2023 Boston Marathon Weekend here, I’d like to take time to feature para athlete Brian Reynolds as he prepares for his SECOND Boston Marathon! At age four, Brian had bilateral below-knee amputations and has spent his life weight lifting, running, and reaching summits all over the world. He raced in the 2022 Boston […]
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) offers a variety of courses for wilderness medicine, including Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and Wilderness EMT (WEMT) courses. Each has its differences and advantages. Read to help decide which course is best for you!
October is my favorite time of the year, without a doubt. I would live endlessly in October. Not only is it my birthday month (10/4, baby!), but it’s also Physical Therapy Month (my beloved career) AND Pumpkin Spice Season! Read more for my Bucket List this autumn season.
A classic hike in New England, I finally crossed the Franconia Ridge Trail off my hiking bucket list with Nichole! We were blessed with a beautiful day, albeit a wee bit windy, and minimal people encountered. With 9 miles and >4K of elevation gain, this hike is some effort, but well worth the reward for bagging two more of the New Hampshire 48–Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette!
We got mountain high on Mount Watitic (1,832 feet) on 4/20 in Northern Massachusetts. It’s an easy drive from Boston and great for early-season hiking or when the higher summits have less-than-ideal weather. We did a total of 4 miles and <1000 feet of gain (745 feet). Lots to explore in the area!