Author Archives: Wall-E

Pole Pedal Paddle

After hearing about the Adventure Racing that the Nordic ski coach participated in I started to look at some of the other races out there besides marathons and triathlons.  While I was checking them out on the Internet I came … Continue reading

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Food>Medicine?

I have had migraine headaches for most of my life and besides several intense prescription medicines there have been very few things that have helped with them.  When I was a sophomore in high school however, they started to get … Continue reading

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Finding Homeostasis

In this class we’ve talked a lot about homeostasis, looking at how different body systems work together to maintain it and how we as athletes, energy consumers and users can help make this easier for the body.  This got me … Continue reading

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A Little Extra Push on a Monday Morning

One of my favorite things about going home for the summer is my dog, Logan. Not just because (in my opinion) he is the cutest thing ever, but also because he is an excellent workout buddy.  At school when my … Continue reading

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A Day at Camp Without the Sugar

As a camp counselor it is easy to notice how what a kid eats for breakfast and lunch will have a huge impact on how they behave for the rest of the day.  In the upper-middle class town I worked … Continue reading

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Breaking the Routine (and the Bank)

The idea of spending $25 for a one hour workout class has always seemed absurd to me, especially growing up in a place where 70 degrees and sunny is the norm 340 days a year.  With great running trails and … Continue reading

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“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”

I come from a family of six, the youngest of four very different kids who have taken their lives to places around the globe and homes just blocks away from where we grew up.  The artistic and whacky brother living … Continue reading

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