Author Archives: Alexa Williams

Too Much Caffeine, Too Little Time

It was YMCA States for swimming, and everyone was so excited to be there.  YMCA States was the last meet of the year for people that didn’t swim USA Winter Championships or decided not to attend another meet at Harvard.  … Continue reading

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The Little Rotator Cuff that Could

Everything was quiet as I stood poised on the starting block.  I heard the announcer call “take your mark”, and my mind cleared of everything except the water beneath me.  I took a deep breath and waited for the loud … Continue reading

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An Ommm of Emotions

While doing yoga this morning, I realized that some days I feel very in tune with my body, and other days I can’t seem to get the positions correct.  I wondered why that was, then realized that some days I … Continue reading

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The Competitive Drive Gone Too Far

I recently read an article on the Today News about Lance Armstrong, and I was interested to find that he claimed that he was surrounded by “dirty” riders while refusing to admit that he had partaken of performance enhancing drugs … Continue reading

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Hello Again, Yoga!

I have recently started doing yoga again to improve the flexibility in my hips, and I just realized how stiff I had let myself get.  I have a power yoga DVD, and since my boyfriend decided that he wanted to … Continue reading

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Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats…Oh My!

I have always grown up with a very healthy lifestyle.  We have our own farm, and my mom has harvested an abundance of vegetables to keep us through the winter months for as long as I can remember.  She makes … Continue reading

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Fitness through the Years

I have always been flexible and athletic, but after the fitness test yesterday I realized that I need to work on my hip flexors.  I have always had trouble with my right hip flexor, especially when I used to swim.  … Continue reading

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