Author Archives: Hayden Carpenter

Gym Magic

After a grueling few weeks of trials and tribulations, I have finally found success in the most important aspect of fitness training: how to pick up women at the gym.  Many failures, and eventually successes (along with many broken hearts, … Continue reading

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Food for Thought, Literally

Up until the last year or so, I never really paid much attention to what I was eating.  I ate whatever I wanted and in large quantities.  My thought was that if you ran the engine hot enough, it’ll burn … Continue reading

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Step into the Freezer

Stepping outside this morning, I pulled some good, frozen air down into my lungs and a smile crept across my face.  It was cold, really cold.  I looked around to see the few Colby students outside bundled up like it … Continue reading

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The Swiss Machine

Ueli Steck.  Man or machine?  Take a look for yourself. Ueli Steck Speed Solo Eiger Nordwand Ueli Steck is a Swiss alpinist at the top of the game.  Considered to be one of the best in history, he holds many … Continue reading

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As most endurance athletes have probably experienced at some point in their lives, hitting the “wall” and continuing on is a pure battle of mental grit; a true test of what you are made of. Last year, on a chilly … Continue reading

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Finding the Limit

As long as I can remember, my life has revolved around athletics, but as in anything in life, when you push the limits, you sometimes find it, and have to pay the price.  Being an adrenaline seeker, I’m no stranger … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Ice

It wasn’t an easy transition, returning to Colby after 4 months of travel in South America.  The freedom of the road, living under an open sky, an endlessly changing horizon, and an insecure future, all lost in the rigid structure … Continue reading

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