Category Archives: Week 1

What sports mean to me

I love everything related to athletics. The daily practices. The early mornings. The long days. The brutal practices. The mixture of nerves and excitement that comes with competition. The euphoria that comes with victory and the bitter taste that accompanies … Continue reading

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Therapy to Heal the Brain = Movements of the Body

I was eight when my mother adopted my little sister. Tiffany was only five months old when she joined our family on April Fool’s Day of ’99, but during those first months my sister suffered unimaginable damage to her brain … Continue reading

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On How This Helps

This class will help me get my act together.  I have never cared to listen to my body’s needs or taken the time to learn how the things worked inside of it.  I have played little sports possibly due to … Continue reading

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Hey, Aqualung

I learned to scuba dive when I was in 7th grade. My dad had been an avid scuba diver when he was younger and had convinced me to try it. He was assisted by my uncle, a former scuba instructor … Continue reading

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Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. -Winston Churchill

As kids, my dad instilled athleticism in my brothers and I, not only with encouragement to be active and play any sport that interested us, but also to believe that we were the key to our success. During his childhood … Continue reading

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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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Chasing Dad

When I first started running track, I didn’t know that my dad was a state champion in high school, or that he was one of Maine’s all time bests, or that he set (and still holds) a few Division 1 … Continue reading

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The Younger Brother

I was always the smart child in the family, not the athletic one.  My younger brother has and will always outshine me in any athletic discipline.  He has the typical athletic physique: tall, toned, and muscular.  When I tried playing lacrosse, … Continue reading

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An ACL Injury With A Happy Ending

Some people might not believe the cliché phrase “everything happens for a reason,” but I do. One of my best friends is living proof. I met my best friend, Aimee, through soccer when we were very young. She was a … Continue reading

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If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record – Unknown

During my junior year of high school I broke my ankle… badly. I was on crutches for a little over a year and missed both my hockey and lacrosse seasons. As someone whose always defined themselves as an athlete, this … Continue reading

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Fitness through the Years

I have always been flexible and athletic, but after the fitness test yesterday I realized that I need to work on my hip flexors.  I have always had trouble with my right hip flexor, especially when I used to swim.  … Continue reading

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In it for the long haul

Some families follow the Red Sox. My family followed the Boston Marathon. The day before the big race, we would all read the Boston Globe special “marathon” section front-to-back, and I would see the list of former winners that included … Continue reading

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