Saturday, February 27, 2010
I understand that this is all for safety sake, considering there are usually a mix of new and more seasoned shooters on the range at any given time. I'm currently looking for a location near my home where I can do some running and gunning type training. I have located a sportsmen's club within 30 minutes of home that practices IDPA. I may look into that in the near future. I've wanted to try my hand at some competitive shooting for some time. I'll give some updates on how this works out.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
It took a while to find a copy of the book, but I finally located one at my local Borders Book Store. I enjoy how the book is basically a narration of her (Delores Claiborne), telling her story to a group of police detectives of how her husband died. As I write this, I'm only half-way through the book, so I don't yet know what will happen. Just about every time I pick it up to read, I find myself sucked into the story and end up reading longer than I planned. I love it when that happens with a good book. I'm looking forward to reading more. We'll see what happens. NQE
Friday, February 19, 2010
Once I got to the third episode, I returned the borrowed copy and immediately ordered my own. I found it to be an excellent production.
Now I'm not the type of person to order tons of DVD's. I usually limit my purchases to great stories or historical pieces that I would want to watch many times.
Anyway, If you might feel so inclined check it out. I think you just may like it.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
A great story that made me think about whether I ready or not. Are you ready? Are you prepared? Are you willing to act? Ask yourself these questions and listen to the answers.
After watching this video and the subsequent Level 1 and five part Level 2 First Aid Kit series...I realized that I wasn't ready. Since then I've made a couple level 2's and many level 1's. I keep them at work, in the vehicles and at home.
I feel more capable to be able to handle most minor to medium situations. I've even explained and showed my family the kits as well.
Take the time and watch. NQE
Saturday, February 6, 2010
One interesting thing that happened was seeing a past participant on the Biggest Loser TV show standing in the pack waiting for the race to start. Considering I never forget faces, I looked up her entry number after wards and found that it was her. It was good to see her in a race and doing her best to stay healthy. I saw she was also wearing a jacket for the 2009 Detroit FreePress Marathon. Maybe she did that race also. Her name is Amy Cremen and I found her page here: http://www.amycremen.com/
The race had a few nice hills and is an out and back type route. This is the first time I've done one of those and I actually like it since your are able to see the race leaders and throw words of encouragement to them. A few people closer to the front also threw out a few, "Keep up the good work," statements. That proved encouraging when the 20mph wind was blowing on the side of your head on a few parts of the course. I'm looking forward to my next race.