Daily Archives: January 27, 2013

Food for Thought, Literally

Up until the last year or so, I never really paid much attention to what I was eating.  I ate whatever I wanted and in large quantities.  My thought was that if you ran the engine hot enough, it’ll burn … Continue reading

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Is Football a Dying Sport?

It was recently revealed that President Barack Obama is concerned about the future of football, citing concussions as a major safety issue. Our president is not the first to express feelings of doubt for the future sport, however, as families … Continue reading

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Harder, Better, Faster and More Dangerous

Bernard Pollard, a Baltimore Ravens safety with a penchant for injuring Patriots players, has stated in a recent interview that he thinks that with the way that the NFL is headed there will be a death on the field due … Continue reading

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Mind the gap

In NCAA cross country, men run 8k and women run 6k. In national and international races, men run 10 or 12k and women run 5, 6 or 8k. I think these differences are silly. They stem from outdated beliefs that … Continue reading

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Class and Life: Making Connections

This weekend, I went with 3 other friends on an adventure: winter camping and cross country skiing in the Rangeley Lakes area.  This was to be a new experience for me, and I was, in a sense, the trip leader. … Continue reading

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Preparing to Fail

It happens each and every season, regardless of the sport or whether or not I have trained thoughtfully in the offseason. The first few practices are always excruciating. This phenomenon is particularly bothersome when I feel I have prepared my … Continue reading

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What To Add To Your Diet

By the end of 2012, the nutraceuticals industry, including dietary and sports supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and genetically engineered foods, grew to more than $86 billion in the US alone. The explosion of growth in this market over the past … Continue reading

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Skiing at Sugarloaf: Where My Worst Fears Culminated

This Saturday, along with half of the Colby population, I headed up to Sugarloaf for some skiing. Unlike the majority of that population, however, I am a very inexperienced skier; I have only skied twice in my life. As such, … Continue reading

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Is Theater Disrupting my Workout Routine?

I have been acting since I was very young. During my high school and college theater experience I have attempted to balance the demands of putting up a show, keeping up with my school work, and keeping myself physically fit. … Continue reading

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Poor Rondo

If any of you are Celtics fans, you probably heard the news that point guard Rajon Rondo tore his ACL in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks late last week. ACL injuries are so common and devastating in athletics, but … Continue reading

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Sometimes I think I should rest. Then I stop and go be awesome instead.

I am culprit of not resting enough. I like moving and I don’t like standing still. Sometimes I get twitchy and all I want to do is work out. It is a phenomenal outlet for angst or pent up energy. … Continue reading

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Bugs that fight the bug?

I came across an article recently that i found extremely interesting. This past year the flu has been spreading throughout the nation like wildfire. Due to this rapid spreading of the virus, a new breed of vaccine has been approved to try and stop … Continue reading

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Skiing > Running?

Arthur Lydiard was a runner and coach in New Zealand who is widely considered one of the best distance running coaches ever. His style of coaching was based upon runners logging many miles at a slow pace. He would have … Continue reading

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A Whole New Look at Food

Before this class I ate a balanced diet, but I was unaware that some foods I was eating were actually really bad for my body.  The day after we learned about the horror that is mashed potatoes, wouldn’t you know … Continue reading

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Nordic Skiing Week

This week has had a lot of Nordic Ski aspects to it. I come from Rhode Island where the high schools do not have ski racing teams, Alpine or Nordic. These sports had to be seeked out through clubs and … Continue reading

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