Category Archives: Week 3

Don’t be such cry baby.

This article isn’t  necessarily related to exercise, but it is extremely interesting. Each parent will raise their child the way they seem fit. Each parent will do something differently than another. One decision that all parents must make is how to deal with a crying … Continue reading

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On Sleeping… Or Not Sleeping.

Although it is Jan Plan, a wonderful time of the year when Colby students only have to attend one course and time seems to be endless, I have found that I still have not been getting sufficient hours of sleep … Continue reading

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The First Time I Liked Running

It was two days ago. My head was pounding, my eyes were drooping, and all I wanted to do was lie in bed and watch another episode of “The West Wing”. It was just one of those days where everything … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy or Dieting?

Is there a difference?  I’ve always thought there was.  To me, eating healthy is a life-long pursuit of healthy decision-making, whereas dieting is trying to cut back on the number of calories you take in per day. I find eating … Continue reading

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The worst water

The Badwater Ultramarathon is a 135 mile footrace through Death Valley to Mount Whitney, starting 300m below sea level and rising to 8360m above. Death Valley is pretty much a toaster oven and the race is in mid-July, so the … Continue reading

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Ironing out the Kinks

I am a twin.  My sister would legitimately kill me if she ever found out about this post, but hey, she gave me some great direct evidence in support of the importance of iron in the diet, so that’s a … Continue reading

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James vs. Jordan

Last year my AP Gov teacher spent most of the time talking to my classmates and I about what happened on sports center the night before rather than what was happening in the White House. His favorite topic to discuss … 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 Scallenge

Joe Blow sports fan often watch their favorite sports teams and jeer certain players who don’t perform with claim, “Even I could do better than that!”  Last week 4 Boston sports fans had that chance. Brian Scalabrine, a former Celtics … Continue reading

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Is anything really impossible?

You always read stories about athletes who have done incredible things, things you never even thought possible. Michael Phelps bringing home 22 medals from 2 Olympics, Felix Hernandez  pitching a perfect game, Usain Bolt becoming the fastest man alive way … Continue reading

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Satisfactory Wins

For tomorrow, for those of us in the Monday/Thursday lab section, we had to complete a Pre-Lab Assignment discussing gene doping, and it got me thinking about doping in general.  You could say that I am a purist.  I do … Continue reading

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It’s the elevation, dummy!

Living most of my life in Maine, I haven’t had much experience with running at altitude. One exception was when my running group in Seattle decided to enter a relay race in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Teams consisted of … Continue reading

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Bundle Up Ma’am(mals?)

A base layer of short sleeve Under Armour, a layer of long sleeve Under Armour, an Under Armour turtle neck, two Nike long sleeve pull overs, bottom Under Armour shorts and tights, a pair of running shorts, two hats, and … Continue reading

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Finish Your Food

Ever since I was young, my parents have always told me to finish the food on my plate. This usually wasn’t a problem as I was a picky eater and was usually given only a few different types of food … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside (But Not in the Gym)

The National Weather Service is predicting wind chill temperatures below -25 degrees Fahrenheit for today and tomorrow. Yikes. I need not explain why the drive to stay inside is so strong. In addition to this, I was blessed Tuesday night … Continue reading

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