Author Archives: Douglas Sawyer, MS, ATC

About Douglas Sawyer, MS, ATC

I am an athletic trainer who is also a very avid athlete. My first love is running, but I also love cycling and triathlons and many other activities. I'm not a swimmer though, I just don't drown for 2.4 miles... As a athletic trainer I work with sports injuries. I currently work at a school with athletes in 7th-12th grade in a wide variety of sports. I can be found on twitter at two different names: @IronmanLongRunr - where I tweet about run, bike, tri, & more @Longrunr - where I tweet about athletic training

Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injuries #TBIs & #mTBIs

A common misbelief is that Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), even mild TBIs (mTBIs) are easily recognizable, and that the individual knows that they have one. There is also misconception that concussions, and other mTBIs involve loss of consciousness, severe headaches, … Continue reading

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Riding for Awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury

Since I have decided to dedicate this summer’s coast-to-coast bike ride to raising awareness and money for traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is only fitting that I start writing about it as well. So for the next couple of months … Continue reading

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Getting ready for this summer’s coast to coast ride for #TBI

With the signs of spring already upon us (pic is crocus from our yard) it is high time for me to start my ride prep. I had originally planned to start sooner, but ride partner was having difficulty with getting … Continue reading

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30+ Hours of Love Up In Smoke… Part II

Alarm went off on time, but no, getting up wasn’t going to happen. Too many beers the night before and up too late with Jessica and her brother, so I reset and tried again. I finally dragged my weary carcass from … Continue reading

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30+ Hours of Love Up In Smoke…

For the second time in my life, I played host for Thanksgiving. The first was long ago in a galaxy far, far away, or Texas, which is pretty much the same thing. It seems like a lifetime ago, but I … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate and Promote Athletic Training: March is National Athletic Training Month – We Got Your Back #NATM2014

Every March is National Athletic Training Month. For some it is a time to celebrate athletic training, and thank their athletic trainers for all the hard work they do. To show appreciation for keeping their athletes safe, and for helping … Continue reading

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Looking to Improve

Resolve: to make firm decision about. Resolution: a course of action determined or decided on. Goal: the result or achievement toward which an effort is directed. I’m not of these New Year’s resolution kind of people. That doesn’t mean I … Continue reading

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