Monthly Archives: January 2017

Eat Bad, Feel Good

I always had a feeling that caffeine didn’t hit me hard, but I had no idea I’m more genetically fit for endurance activities. Finding this out in lab came as a huge surprise to me. I’ve never really given endurance … Continue reading

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I Think I’m Going to Run a Marathon

Okay, so I’ve wanted to run a marathon for a few years now and I have never had the guts to just do it. My friend ran in the Boston Marathon two years ago as a “one time thing” and … Continue reading

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Com’ on, One More rep…

Tuesday’s class about ergogenic aids made me think about everything an elite athlete puts into his body. As an athlete myself, I have tried protein shakes, vitamins, sports drink, energy drinks and mineral salts; but a childhood friend of mine, … Continue reading

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Runaway brain

First of all, shoutout to Julie, Ed and Peter for teaching a fantastic Jan-plan course. The past month for me has been a refreshing return to academia. As an ex collegiate runner and newbie coach, I have begun to explore … Continue reading

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We Are All Mental

Pole vault is an exceptionally unique and mental sport. No really it’s seriously mental, we’re all crazy. Then again you’d have to be at least a little bit crazy to voluntarily fling yourself through the air on a fiberglass pole. With the … Continue reading

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My Father Punched a Paramedic

Several years ago, in his early stages of training for the New York Marathon, my father decided to run the “Steeple Chase” with his brother. This event, unique to Lincoln Massachusetts, is a 6.7-mile endeavor through Lincoln’s conservation lands from … Continue reading

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Younger Next Year

So my dad went through a phase where he lived and died by the book Younger Next Year.  While he may be out of the acute phase of absorbing this book, I think he made some chronic adaptations for the better. … Continue reading

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Alpine Adventures: Bunny Slopes, Control, and Pizza

Last Sunday, I hit the slopes for the first time in 12 years. I’ll admit, I was nervous to try skiing again, as I had never even made it past the “bunny” slope as a kid. I’ve been at Colby … Continue reading

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The Dirtiest Race

For my honour diploma project in high school I covered the topic of performance enhancing drug abuse in Track and Field throughout the decades, and the main focus of my paper centered on the 1988 100m finals in Seoul South … Continue reading

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Doping and Coping Through Adversity

First of all, I want to acknowledge the amazing speakers we heard in class. The stories we heard were truly inspiring. Whether it was surviving a 65 feet fall, becoming one of the first females to compete in a “strongman” … Continue reading

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Got Talent? Hope so…

I wonder why we or I guess I at least, view the naturally talented in such a negative light or at least why we prefer the guy who worked all his life to get to the level he is at. … Continue reading

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The Power of the Mind

Overcoming adversity. What a great and super important topic to cover in exercise physiology! I’ve always loved listening to people talk about their own experience with exercise and how strong their minds are. It’s crazy how strong people truly are … Continue reading

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Hypothermia? More like scientific tool that will propel us into the intergalactic space age!

After watching the NOVA clip in class about stories of people who had suffered from severe hypothermia causing their heart to stop, I became curious about the effects of extreme cold on the human body. As I was looking deeper … Continue reading

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How Will I Overcome Adversity?

It’s very easy to say “no, I can’t” and to give up on goals, especially fitness goals. In the past, I have been one to start a fitness plan, and then to quit after a few days because it got … Continue reading

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Is Exercise the Perfect Drug?

Who else found today’s lecture super inspiring? I know I did. I very much admire the resilience and grit of our three speakers. I was particularly interested in Michael’s story and the huge role that running plays in the management … Continue reading

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