Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Mind the Pain

        “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” When my friend joined the U.S. Marine Corps he repeated this saying over and over again anytime he spied someone complaining about being sore or in pain. I took this … Continue reading

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All or Nothing Type of Gal

As a collegiate athlete I know it is all the more important for me to pay sincere attention and concern to what I am ingesting and digesting. However, I can’t shake my eternal love for the sweets. Chocolate, Snickers bars … Continue reading

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Golf…to be a sport, or not?

In lieu of my last blog, I would like to discuss the idea of what a sport really is.  I have always been under the idea that golf is not a sport, perhaps a fun recreational activity, but not a … Continue reading

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A Day at Camp Without the Sugar

As a camp counselor it is easy to notice how what a kid eats for breakfast and lunch will have a huge impact on how they behave for the rest of the day.  In the upper-middle class town I worked … Continue reading

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Shin Splints??

I’d like to talk about something that really messed up my freshman year’s track season: I over-trained and was not careful about having proper technique, and guess what? I got shin splints. It was very painful and really no fun … Continue reading

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Manti Te’o….Why????

Today some information has been leaked to the public that many are having trouble grasping including myself. Here is some background for those who do not pay attention to college football. Manti Te’O is a senior and plays linebacker for … Continue reading

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80 mg Exercise 2x Daily

Everybody knows exercising is good for your physical health, but its effect on mental well-being is far too often overlooked. To be honest, this lack of recognition may not be completely unwarranted; a large aspect of many people’s exercise routines … Continue reading

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Juana Run Faster?

I’ll start off by mentioning that I can honestly say that I have never smoked marijuana. I remember having a talk with a close friend last spring about marijuana use and the affect that it has on athletic performance. This … Continue reading

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Performance-Enhancing Drugs and their Place in Sports

In the recent past there have been numerous accounts of professional athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. From Major League Baseball to professional cycling and Olympic track and field athletes, steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs have dominated sports media for much of … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain

What is the most painful track event? This question has baffled both experts and bored high school students for literally tens of years. Fortunately, I shall now attempt to answer it. Before I proceed, a couple points of clarification. First … Continue reading

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NO QUIT IN HERE

As most endurance athletes have probably experienced at some point in their lives, hitting the “wall” and continuing on is a pure battle of mental grit; a true test of what you are made of. Last year, on a chilly … Continue reading

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A Venture in Yoga

Yesterday I went to yoga for the first time at the Colby AC and overall it was a really positive experience.  I wasn’t sure that I was doing the poses right, but the instructor was very helpful and had a … Continue reading

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How much we take for granted

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=244020232398018 Not only is this video amazing in how much love is shared between these two brothers, but it also brings up how much we take for granted. Most everyone is taking this class because they are athletic, in the … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution

Every year, the most popular New Year’s Resolution choice for Americans is to lose weight, either via dieting, exercising, or a combination of both. I include myself as one of these millions of individuals hoping to change their body for … Continue reading

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The Easiest Way to Improve Performance

As a child I always resented my 8:00pm bedtime. It wasn’t fair, I thought, that I had to go to bed earlier than any of my friends, who consistently stayed up until 9:00 or 10:00. To make matters worse, it … Continue reading

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