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Equal Opportunities

There are many places in which women do not have equal opportunities as men, especially in sports.  One sport in which this is the case that particularly irks me is in whitewater slalom paddling, more specifically in the c-1 division. … 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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Satisfactory Wins

For tomorrow, for those of us in the Monday/Thursday lab section, we had to complete a Pre-Lab Assignment discussing gene doping, and it got me thinking about doping in general.  You could say that I am a purist.  I do … Continue reading

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Fun

Basketball was my favorite organized sport in high school.  I started playing in eighth grade and instantly fell in love with it.  Every winter it was like coming back home to something I really and truly loved.  It was so … 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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Who knew?

I was introduced as a young child to cross country skiing; however living in Pennsylvania, it was not something that happened all the time.  I did it now and again when we had enough snow.  Downhill skiing, on the other … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise Physiology, Week 2 | 1 Comment

Non-traditional…Nature

Sports, for me, are almost a new fangled idea.  I have lived my whole life in a house in rural Pennsylvania where there was ample space to run around in fields and woods.  My parents told my sister and I … Continue reading

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