NORAD Tracks Santa! NORAD Tracks Santa!


Personnelist by day, Santa Tracker by night! We are a mere nine days…I repeat, nine days…away from Christmas Day!  If you’ve been a long-time reader of AHE, you may know that I’ve volunteered with NORAD Tracks Santa for the last two years as an official Santa Tracker.  It’s an amazing experience, if you’re a Colorado…
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Fitness Update + Giveaway! Fitness Update + Giveaway!


Disclosure: I have been provided a race registration code by Spartan Race Media to be given away on my blog. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about OTS and how things are going with my commissioning process.  I’m still in a holding pattern, if you will, because of my PT score.  Despite the…
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Wins and Losses Wins and Losses


Aiming High is not about achieving at your fullest potential all the time, every time.  It’s also about being humbled by your losses and growing from them, rather than giving up.  Today, I experienced a new loss in my Air Force career.  Today, I failed my first PT test. Source: Air Force Times If you’ve…
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Time to face the music! Time to face the music!


Well, this is it.  The shutdown is over and drilling for Reservists has resumed.  Our October UTA got rescheduled for later in the fiscal year, but this weekend is the November UTA and my rescheduled PT test.  At this point, most of my anxiety about the task is gone.  I just want to get it…
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Postpartum PT Anxiety Postpartum PT Anxiety


How appropriate that this article should hit the Air Force Times and my Facebook feed, a mere seventeen days before my own postpartum PT test! In a nutshell, SSgt Alison Mona had failed two PT tests postpartum and worried that she would potentially be discharged from the Air Force, chose to have her roommate stab…
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Happy Family Giveaway! Happy Family Giveaway!


Disclosure: I was provided products to sample as well as a package of products (valued at $25) to giveaway.  Regardless of this fact, all opinions are my own and are based upon my personal experience with the company and their products. As promised, the good folks at Happy Family have a treat for AHE readers!…
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Racing to Readiness Racing to Readiness


Disclosure: I have been provided a race registration code by Spartan Race Media to be given away on my blog. One of the best ways to physically prepare yourself for BMT is by running, if you didn’t get that message already through my blog.  The run is 60% of your PT score in the Air…
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