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April 2013-Jeremy Deuter

If you are ever involved in an automobile accident on the Pine Ridge Reservation, you won’t have far to run for help. For over four-years Jeremy Deuter has worked as an EMT on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a firefighter after high school, which he were he received some of his EMT training.

Jeremy started running to meet people, which is somewhat funny because to meet people you need to sit not run. Seriously, Jeremy is an all-around nice guy. He thinks the best part about belonging to the Runner’s Club is the Wednesday night socials-now we are getting to the sit down part! The community atmosphere on Wednesday nights is a big draw for Jeremy, the stories; well they are just a bonus.

One of Nicole Craig’s half-marathon training sessions at the YMCA is where Jeremy got his start in running. That was over four-years ago and he hasn’t stopped running since. He is open to any type of adventure, he runs the Trail Series, 5K’s, 10K’s, half and full marathons.

His goals for 2013 include the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon–half, RunCrazyHorse Marathon-full and the Trail Series.

Jeremy has a six-year old son that also takes part in the Runner’s Club kids runs. He feels that it’s important to have opportunities for the kids, while keeping it fun.

His advice to new runners is to start out slow and build-up, and set to realistic goals for yourself. He favors setting small attainable goals as a way to build up to a larger goal, rather than trying for a huge goal and failing.

It’s the friendships, having lots of running partners and staying in great shape that make running so valuable to Jeremy. The most important part of the Runners Club for Jeremy is the healthy friendships you find and enjoy. Oh, and you should know this guy’s feet barely touch the ground when he’s running.