Category Archives: Week 2

Can you do a pull-up?

A few days ago, I was chatting about an article from the New York Times Magazine that I had read titled, “Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups.” When I had first read the title, I thought to myself, “It’s true, we’re … Continue reading

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Wondrous Weight loss

I have come across three stories of weight loss that are truly inspirational and I felt that I had to share them The first story is the most impressive in my opinion. Amy Smith, a Wisconsin woman weighed 427 pounds. She had a … Continue reading

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Breakfast, for a change

I didn’t usually eat breakfast until very recently.  During Janplan, I’ve probably gone to breakfast more times than I did the entire fall semester.  Part of this may be due to the fact that Foss is open for breakfast now … Continue reading

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Maybe My Parents Knew What They Were Doing

Growing up I had never had Cocoa Puffs, Cap’n Crunch or Lucky Charms. While other kids during school lunch got to enjoy Lunchables or school food like chicken nuggets or pizza I was stuck with my peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

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Manti Te’o….Why????

Today some information has been leaked to the public that many are having trouble grasping including myself. Here is some background for those who do not pay attention to college football. Manti Te’O is a senior and plays linebacker for … Continue reading

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Juana Run Faster?

I’ll start off by mentioning that I can honestly say that I have never smoked marijuana. I remember having a talk with a close friend last spring about marijuana use and the affect that it has on athletic performance. This … Continue reading

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Performance-Enhancing Drugs and their Place in Sports

In the recent past there have been numerous accounts of professional athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. From Major League Baseball to professional cycling and Olympic track and field athletes, steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs have dominated sports media for much of … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain

What is the most painful track event? This question has baffled both experts and bored high school students for literally tens of years. Fortunately, I shall now attempt to answer it. Before I proceed, a couple points of clarification. First … Continue reading

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NO QUIT IN HERE

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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My New Year’s Resolution

Every year, the most popular New Year’s Resolution choice for Americans is to lose weight, either via dieting, exercising, or a combination of both. I include myself as one of these millions of individuals hoping to change their body for … Continue reading

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My fingers hurt

My fingers hurt.  No, I didn’t pull landscaping duty. My hands just hadn’t been on a wall in quite some time. Climbing is a sport I always end up coming back to.  Since I was 12, I’ve been oscillating between extended periods of either climbing every … Continue reading

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A Look Inside

Saturday mornings at my house usually involve waking up around 9:00, then rolling downstairs and hanging out on the couch while watching SportsCenter.  It’s a lazy habit that my dad, brother and I have adopted, but you have to be up and … Continue reading

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A Liquid Diet at Colby, Doable or Disaster?

From a young age I have been told that my lower jaw was out of place. It is too far forward and, until braces, resulted in a severe underbite. Braces brought my bite to normal range for a few months, … Continue reading

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Happy Tears

After so many tragedies this year, and every year, sometimes we forget that this world is full of more people that do good things than bad. That’s why everyone should hear about stories like the 2012 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids … Continue reading

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Hello Again, Yoga!

I have recently started doing yoga again to improve the flexibility in my hips, and I just realized how stiff I had let myself get.  I have a power yoga DVD, and since my boyfriend decided that he wanted to … Continue reading

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