Life @ LPD - Sniper Training

When Dan and I started the month of April we knew it was going to be a hectic but rewarding month of events. The first of those happened last week when Dan finally got the chance to attend Sniper Training, which officially made him a certified police sniper for the LPD SWAT Team. Even though it was an awesome opportunity for Dan, it also flipped our lives upside down for a short period of time. But, what can I say... after being married to a cop for the past five years I'm completely use to our lifestyle not being exactly normal.

I won't lie and say that I wasn't annoyed most of the week. Throughout the week bullets, guns, rain gear, random packets of food, muddy boots, bags full equipment, etc. littered the entire house. Me being the clean freak I am... all the "stuff" kind of drove me insane. AHHHH! Also, I was driving back and forth from home to work 2-3 times a day because Dan and I's hours currently are insanely long and I was in charge of making sure the dog was fed and let out. PHEW! But, let me tell you, hearing about Dan's awesome week and seeing how much he enjoyed himself made it ALL worth it!

So now, with a little bit of Dan's help as I type this post, I will try to fill you in about his week and also about what each picture is of... bear with me as I'm not the expert on this Sniper stuff.

Most of the week was spent on the 100 yard line as 26 students practiced their shooting skills at different targets they were presented.

Here is a picture of what it looked like looking down the range. There were 13 target backers. Below the targets are the "butts," where people worked to swap out targets while bullets flew over their heads.

Another shot of the 100 yard line.

Here's a picture of several shooters down in the "prone" position.

Shooter on the glass getting ready to take a shot.

Picture of Dan enjoying trigger time. They got to have a lot of that and he came home each evening talking about how fun it was.

It rained during the beginning of the week and was very wet and muddy. Dan came home several nights and had all his wet/muddy gear laying out on the floor of the kitchen. The joy I felt... NOT!

A shot of one of Dan's rifles.

More shooting going on...

Here's a pic of the scope turrets... whatever that means?

Some of Dan's fellow classmates and instructors on the 500 yard line.

So now after a week of Sniper School Dan was certified to shoot a bolt action precision rifle, which only Snipers can legally shoot. He practiced shooting at the 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 yard lines to gain experience at those distances. He also spent several hours just laying in one spot and observing a house that simulated a real life sniper scenario. He shot moving targets and pop up targets. And he practiced several different drills with the different kinds of rifles he has. Dan thought this experience was great and gave him much more confidence behind his rifles. We are very excited that now he can put his skills to use if he ever has too.

Remington's Rundown

Hey Doodle Lovers! It's Remington Bear here!

There has been a lot going on lately, but Mom has been so busy she hasn't had time to help with write up my blog post! 

I have been keeping very busy with my Therapy Dog visits and I absolutely love them! Every Thursday at 6:30 in the evening I go do visits at assisted living, long term care, and the memory care unit at Greenwood Village South. Everyone there really likes me and gives me lots of snuggles and treats when I visit.

I usually do my visits with my buddy Bella! She is a medium sized doodle and lives close to me. We are hoping to get together this summer for some play dates outside of our work time together. I secretly have a little crush on her!

Sometimes dogs from other organizations besides Paws and Think come to do visits with us. This is Cubby who works with ICAN! We did a visit together this past week and had a fabulous time! In this picture we are patiently waiting to enter a room for our visit together.

Another big event that took place is that I had my yearly check up at the vet. Mom was a little worried about my visit since I had two lumps she was a little concerned about, but the vet told us they were just fatty tissue and nothing to worry about. I weighed in at 73 lbs, my teeth are still fresh and clean, and all other aspects of the exam checked out perfectly! HOORAY for having that completed for another year.

"Let's get out of here Mom!"

Last weekend Grams and Gramps came to visit! I hadn't seen them in quite some time so I soaked up as much love as possible from them while they were here with us!

"Grams... I'm gonna lay on top of you so you can't go anywhere!" Have I mentioned how much I love seeing Grams and Gramps!

PHEW! That was a lot to catch you up on huh? 

I'm beat!

Time to sign off... WIGGLES!

~Remington Bear~

Photo a Day Challenge : Week #14

Day 6 - A Taste of Spring

Day 7 - Where I'd Rather Be

Day 8 - Hobby

Day 9 - Dark

Day 10 - My Favorite Time of Day

Day 11 - Three of a Kind

Day 12 - On my Left

Life @ LPD!

The SWAT Team that Dan is on has been in the process of getting a vehicle to transport team members from call to call. Just last week after being on a waiting list for several months they received the news that the military was transferring a vehicle to the LPD from Texas. WOOHOO!

The MRAP is gigantic! It is designed to be able to drive over land mines and resist the blast. It has two inch armor plated walls, windows, and doors to resist impact from large caliber rifles. Thankfully this was donated to the department because otherwise it would have cost them over $700,000! WHOA! Yes, this might be a little bit of overkill, but this is a huge upgrade from the previous vehicle they had!

The SWAT Team is overly excited about this BEAST! Boys and their toys... sigh!

Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of March 31st - April 6th... well, things aren't looking good. I did finally try a run on Tuesday and was sadly disappointed with the way I felt during it. Only a half mile in and the pain came back. I pushed through the run and nursed my knees after, but the next day I was back to limping around again...

I have decided on pulling myself out of the Geist Half Marathon. I will be selling my bib number today so someone else can run it and I can get a bit of money back. It's disappointing, but I think what I need right now is to just completely stop running for a while and let myself heal up. I am very much looking forward to when I am back to my normal self.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 - REST DAY!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Ran 2 miles / Walked Remi 1.5 miles / Stretched / Foam Rolled / Iced / 50 sit ups, 50 push ups, 50 side crunches each side

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - REST DAY!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - REST DAY!

Friday, April 4th, 2014 - REST DAY!

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 - REST DAY!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 - REST DAY!

Total miles run/walked this week : 2 miles

Photo a Day Challenge : Week #13

Day 30 - Fast (bullets)

Day 31 - Faux

Day 1 - Something Purple

Day 2 - In My Hand

Day 3 - Shapes

Day 4 - Good Together (birthdays and sushi go good together)

Day 5 - Not Mine (LPD's new SWAT vehicle)

Photo a Day Challenge - March Recap

Sorry everyone that my posts have been few and far between lately... life is super busy at the moment! Here are the photos taken during the month of March. As you can see it was a month focused on Remington for the most part ;)