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Preaching the gospel of Tabata

I am a huge fan of group fitness.  Nothing like some terrifying sweaty woman breathing down your neck, screaming about how you need to “PUSH” and “GO ALL THE WAY.”  Seriously.  It’s great.  It’s also fun to look in the … Continue reading

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The moms know what’s up

If you live in a suburb like me, I’m sure you’re accustomed to seeing the mom brigade.  Armed in baseball caps and spandex, they come marching down the street just around the time you’re waking up, still recovering from that … Continue reading

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A Runner’s Mind

When the lecture today turned to sports psychology, I could not help but think back to probably the most memorable race of my high school track career.  I was a sophomore at the time, and the anchor of the distance … Continue reading

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Gym Shame

This doesn’t necessarily pertain to what we have been learning in the past week, but I’ve got an issue.  I made it my goal at the beginning of the month to work on my strength and, because I could barely … Continue reading

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Marathon des Sables

All this talk about the human body has got me thinking about those who choose to test its limits.  Julie Moss in the 1982 Ironman was a great example in class.  Her entire body basically stopped working, but she still … Continue reading

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Vegan times

Every year since I was a freshman, I’ve made it a tradition to go vegan for the month of January.  I’ve been vegetarian since I came to Colby, and probably would of started much earlier if it wasn’t for my … Continue reading

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Fighting lazybone syndrome

After nearly gluing myself to a Miller cubicle during all of finals week, I made a promise to myself to change my sedentary lifestyle and go for a run (or do some sort of athletic-related activity) every single day of … Continue reading

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