Category Archives: Week 2

Only One Hill

As a biochemist, I know that anaerobic exercise cannot be sustained for longer than a minute or two. How then is it possible that I felt completely anaerobic for almost two hours during one particular race? The event was the … Continue reading

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The day I thought I ran a marathon

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person and athlete. I’ve never understood moderation in terms of athletics. I hear people talk about the importance of taking rest days, but I always thought “that’s not for me,” my body doesn’t … Continue reading

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Expensive Messages

Mark Zuckerberg is a very important person. I mean, he is the founder of Facebook after all. And now, any person can send a message to Mark’s personal inbox for only $100! That’s right, Facebook to make good ol’ Mark even … Continue reading

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~Trendy~ Food Advice? Not Trendy for Athletes.

Self magazine recently published the article “What to Eat for All-Day Energy” by Julia Savacool that lists specific foods to include in the diet. The article posits the issue of women feeling “pooped” even though they are eating 1800-2000 calories (maintaining weight) … Continue reading

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My Lactic Acid Story

I would like to talk about a very memorable experience of mine that involves lactic acid and fermentation. I remember the day my coach decided to have me run a 400m for the first time. This was the 400m relay. … Continue reading

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Changing Goals, Changing Lifestyle.

My workouts and overall fitness have always been centered around three words, “bigger, faster, stronger”. Since I was 16 years old I have been lifting weights and completing agility and conditioning work out geared to improving myself as a football … Continue reading

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Do You Live to Eat or Eat to Live?

After any lecture that I’ve attended regarding nutrition and exercise, I’ve always left feeling somewhat guilty about my own habits, and Thursday’s lecture was no exception. As an athlete that has been competing for most of my life, this topic … Continue reading

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Finally Eating Right

I’ve tried so many times to give up junk food…but it has never worked out. Too many of my favorite foods are full of saturated fat or have a high GI level. That’s why for my wellness calendar for this class … Continue reading

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Who knew?

I was introduced as a young child to cross country skiing; however living in Pennsylvania, it was not something that happened all the time.  I did it now and again when we had enough snow.  Downhill skiing, on the other … Continue reading

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Just one more pound…

Just by looking at me it would be hard to tell that at one time I was underweight. I am currently 5’ 11” and average between 175-180 pounds. But not too long ago I weighed between 120-125 pounds. During high … 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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Eat the Right Foods, Exercise Regularly, and . . . Sleep?

Last week in class and lab we highlighted the importance of proper nutrition for the athlete. In order to perform at an optimal level, the right energy sources in the correct amounts need to be put in the body. However, … Continue reading

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Versatility and Me

If the first fitness evaluation conducted in lab told me anything (and it did), it was that I am extremely one sided in terms of physical fitness. I learned that I am well above average in running and aerobic fitness … Continue reading

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Yoga is for Girls, Lifting is for Boys

I just always thought it was something for girls, and not for a tough teenage boy who was trying to prove himself to others.  The girls’ sports teams always cross trained by doing yoga, and the boys’ teams cross trained … 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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