Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Has a Mainer Ever Competed in The Tour de France?

The answer is a YES! Susan Elias of Readfield was a member of the USA women’s team which competed in the Tour De Feminin (women’s TdF) in 1989.  This race was run concurrently with the men’s race over somewhat shorter … Continue reading

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Can you do a pull-up?

A few days ago, I was chatting about an article from the New York Times Magazine that I had read titled, “Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups.” When I had first read the title, I thought to myself, “It’s true, we’re … Continue reading

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Wondrous Weight loss

I have come across three stories of weight loss that are truly inspirational and I felt that I had to share them The first story is the most impressive in my opinion. Amy Smith, a Wisconsin woman weighed 427 pounds. She had a … Continue reading

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Marathon des Sables

All this talk about the human body has got me thinking about those who choose to test its limits.  Julie Moss in the 1982 Ironman was a great example in class.  Her entire body basically stopped working, but she still … Continue reading

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On Weak Hands

I have small hands.  A pair of small hands can only be so strong.  In addition, my hands are weak.  In high school I did things that require frequent hand strength.  I maneuvered my fingers over a flute for three … Continue reading

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Breakfast, for a change

I didn’t usually eat breakfast until very recently.  During Janplan, I’ve probably gone to breakfast more times than I did the entire fall semester.  Part of this may be due to the fact that Foss is open for breakfast now … Continue reading

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Maybe My Parents Knew What They Were Doing

Growing up I had never had Cocoa Puffs, Cap’n Crunch or Lucky Charms. While other kids during school lunch got to enjoy Lunchables or school food like chicken nuggets or pizza I was stuck with my peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

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