Category Archives: Week 4

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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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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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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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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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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