Welcome!

Welcome to the blog of the Marathon Running Medic! My name is Rachel, and I’m a paramedic in Richmond, Virginia, that runs marathons. Highly original, no? Well, I decided to throw something different into the mix: I want to qualify for the Boston Marathon by time, and run it, before I turn 35. That means I need to run faster than 3:35 and my current PR is 4:33:56. So I’ve got some work to do. But, hey, I’m 27 – I have time. šŸ™‚

In the meantime, I work full time as a pediatric tech-like person (long story), volunteer as a medic with a 911 EMS service, and try to have a life outside of these commitments that involves my sweet pup named Maddy, a healthy lifestyle, and finding myself (very philosophical, I know).IMG_0294

I intend to talk about running a lot (because everyone else seems to get sick of it pretty quickly!), but also about my job (without violating HIPAA), career goals (does anyone ever figure out the adulthood thing?), and my quest for a happy and healthy life. And of course, there will be lots of cute puppy pictures. Feel free to drop in when you need a laugh, a smile, or some healthy motivation!

And here’s a quick and dirty “get to know me” section:

Likes: running, EMS, puppies, bunnies, chocolate, wine, coffee, sleep, flip-flops, sunshine, travel
Dislikes: oversleeping, traffic, socks that slide down my feet, humidity

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