Category Archives: Week 4

Gender on the Front Lines

As many of you may have read, Leon Panetta (Defense Secretary) and General Martin Dempsey (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) announced on Thursday that the military will be officially lifting its ban on women in combat roles.  The … Continue reading

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Making Gender an Advantage

In the fall I took Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality, where we studied socio-cultural norms and political influences of dichotomous gender systems. We read a book titled Lessons from the Intersexed by Susanne J. Kessler, in which intersex individuals share … Continue reading

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Assessing Fitness II Predictions

With my last two blogs, I want to talk about our upcoming lab, Assessing Fitness II.  Today I want to talk about what I’ve done in the past month after Assessing Fitness I, what tests I am going to redo … Continue reading

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David Goggins: “I’m Nobody Special”

David Goggins. Sounds like a regular guy from somewhere around the world. Turns out, he is not some regular guy. Turns out, he is one of the most amazing athletes, even humans on the planet today. I first read about … Continue reading

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Procrastination… Or Lack Thereof.

I usually think one of two things when I decide to go to the gym on my own time or have to go for practice. I either have the I’d-Rather-Lay-In-The-Pile-Of-Snow-Outside-My-Dorm-In-Negative-Twenty-Degree-Weather-Until-I-Freeze thought, or the Hell-Yeah-I’m-Going-To-Break-A-Sweat-And-Get-Jacked thought. Yes, these are two completely … 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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Harder, Better, Faster and More Dangerous

Bernard Pollard, a Baltimore Ravens safety with a penchant for injuring Patriots players, has stated in a recent interview that he thinks that with the way that the NFL is headed there will be a death on the field due … Continue reading

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Mind the gap

In NCAA cross country, men run 8k and women run 6k. In national and international races, men run 10 or 12k and women run 5, 6 or 8k. I think these differences are silly. They stem from outdated beliefs that … Continue reading

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Class and Life: Making Connections

This weekend, I went with 3 other friends on an adventure: winter camping and cross country skiing in the Rangeley Lakes area.  This was to be a new experience for me, and I was, in a sense, the trip leader. … Continue reading

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What To Add To Your Diet

By the end of 2012, the nutraceuticals industry, including dietary and sports supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and genetically engineered foods, grew to more than $86 billion in the US alone. The explosion of growth in this market over the past … Continue reading

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Skiing at Sugarloaf: Where My Worst Fears Culminated

This Saturday, along with half of the Colby population, I headed up to Sugarloaf for some skiing. Unlike the majority of that population, however, I am a very inexperienced skier; I have only skied twice in my life. As such, … Continue reading

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Is Theater Disrupting my Workout Routine?

I have been acting since I was very young. During my high school and college theater experience I have attempted to balance the demands of putting up a show, keeping up with my school work, and keeping myself physically fit. … Continue reading

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Poor Rondo

If any of you are Celtics fans, you probably heard the news that point guard Rajon Rondo tore his ACL in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks late last week. ACL injuries are so common and devastating in athletics, but … Continue reading

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Bugs that fight the bug?

I came across an article recently that i found extremely interesting. This past year the flu has been spreading throughout the nation like wildfire. Due to this rapid spreading of the virus, a new breed of vaccine has been approved to try and stop … Continue reading

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Skiing > Running?

Arthur Lydiard was a runner and coach in New Zealand who is widely considered one of the best distance running coaches ever. His style of coaching was based upon runners logging many miles at a slow pace. He would have … Continue reading

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