Author Archives: cckatsar

A case for DRUGS

I really enjoyed learning about all of different ways to optimize performance this week. I especially liked getting into the ethics of what was ok and what wasn’t. Coincidentally, a couple weeks ago, after the Lance Armstrong bust hit the … 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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“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it” – Luccock

When I stopped playing soccer in high school in favor of long distance running, I experienced a trade off that I hadn’t expected. In soccer I focused on skill work, short sprints and vision on the field. I knew running … Continue reading

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Breathing for success

I was especially interested in what we learned this week about the respiratory system in lecture and lab. I found the breath holding theory implying control of breath via the diaphragm especially enlightening – and relevant to an issue I … 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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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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“Life is short… running makes it seem longer.” – Baron Hansen

As a kid I played any sport that didn’t make me wear a skirt as part of the uniform. I hated skirts when I was younger, mostly because I thought they were ugly and I couldn’t run around in them … Continue reading

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