Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

The day I was told I drank too much water

Maintaining healthy ion concentrations may seem like a relatively easy task; as long as an athlete eats a balanced diet he or she should not have to worry too much. Being born with Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (NDI)* at 18 months, … Continue reading

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Finally Eating Right

I’ve tried so many times to give up junk food…but it has never worked out. Too many of my favorite foods are full of saturated fat or have a high GI level. That’s why for my wellness calendar for this class … Continue reading

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Who knew?

I was introduced as a young child to cross country skiing; however living in Pennsylvania, it was not something that happened all the time.  I did it now and again when we had enough snow.  Downhill skiing, on the other … Continue reading

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That probably means something, I just don’t know what

I love running, but it has never really loved me back. I started training competitively my junior year of high school, my senior year I had a stress fracture in my foot that put me out for over a month. … Continue reading

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Just one more pound…

Just by looking at me it would be hard to tell that at one time I was underweight. I am currently 5’ 11” and average between 175-180 pounds. But not too long ago I weighed between 120-125 pounds. During high … Continue reading

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Finding the Limit

As long as I can remember, my life has revolved around athletics, but as in anything in life, when you push the limits, you sometimes find it, and have to pay the price.  Being an adrenaline seeker, I’m no stranger … Continue reading

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My Brain on Football

The First time I cried at Colby College was February 5th 2012. I watched missed opportunities in the fourth quarter of the 46th Super bowl to Welker and Gronkowski and felt my heart sink. We always joke around that everyone … Continue reading

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Eat the Right Foods, Exercise Regularly, and . . . Sleep?

Last week in class and lab we highlighted the importance of proper nutrition for the athlete. In order to perform at an optimal level, the right energy sources in the correct amounts need to be put in the body. However, … Continue reading

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Versatility and Me

If the first fitness evaluation conducted in lab told me anything (and it did), it was that I am extremely one sided in terms of physical fitness. I learned that I am well above average in running and aerobic fitness … Continue reading

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LiveStrong or LiveaLiar

Recent Facebook post by my uncle:  [January 11, 2006 – a day that profoundly changed our lives. But Jimmy, that day pales in comparison to what you’ve accomplished since. Son, I’m so proud of you and continue to be inspired … Continue reading

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Yoga is for Girls, Lifting is for Boys

I just always thought it was something for girls, and not for a tough teenage boy who was trying to prove himself to others.  The girls’ sports teams always cross trained by doing yoga, and the boys’ teams cross trained … Continue reading

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Breaking the Routine (and the Bank)

The idea of spending $25 for a one hour workout class has always seemed absurd to me, especially growing up in a place where 70 degrees and sunny is the norm 340 days a year.  With great running trails and … Continue reading

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What goes in is more than what goes out

It’s amazing how much difference two pounds can make. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you’re 5’0”, it feels like more than you’d think.  I’d be willing to bet that most people indulge in an excess of high GI … Continue reading

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Stress Fracture…But I Don’t Feel Stressed?

One day in my youth I was hanging out with one of my friends at his house. Next thing I know, I am getting dragged to his taekwondo lesson to watch. Sounds boring right? But it wasn’t. I really thought … Continue reading

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When Did I Get so Old?

I always thought it was absurd when twenty-somethings complained about “getting old” and how their bodies were significantly changing as they aged. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a young, athletic twenty year old, but I can’t help but … Continue reading

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