Friday, March 17th, 2006

Dan Fischer of Paradrenaline fame and the legendary Step Up for the Cure event recently took a trip to Lake Placid where apparently you can spend $40 to run and ride in a bobsled. He has a great story about how he actually managed to get on the course but ...

MRI magic

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Looking inside yourself is quite surreal, and I'm not talking about introspection: I had an MRI scan due to a nagging back injury from indoor ultimate. The whole process was quite fast, about 20 minutes. You get loaded into a very tight space so this is definitely not for the ...

Health of mind and body intertwined – who knew?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Science News reports that experimental evidence continues to mount that mammals who exercise demonstrate both better cognitive abilities and regenerative healing of nervous tissue. When they dissected the rats' brains, Gage's team found changes similar to those that they'd seen in the previous study's mice: The runners had more new neurons ...

Step up for the cure 2005: results

Friday, October 7th, 2005

STEP UP FOR THE CURE - 2005 "The team was triumphant, totalling a distance greater than 20 times Mt. Everest" Total Stairs Climbed : 789,184 Total Vertical Distance : 301,136 m I was expecting it ...

Step up for the Cure

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Here is where I will be this weekend: I have no idea how hard 24 hours of stair running might be, but I imagine it will sorely test our limits. When I make it through I will be sure to pass on what I have learned.


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Andre Agassi defeated James Blake in the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis tournament a few moments ago. This in itself is not amazing unless you consider that Blake has been playing the tennis of his life and was up 2 sets 6-3 6-3 against the 35 year old Agassi. ...

Catching up on Interesting News

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Technology Advances Sports Coverage Some of you may have noticed the innovative technology provided by the US Open coverage. Watching a few matches I was impressed by the computerized slow motion rendering of close calls that redrew the ball and the lines and eliminated everything else. Apparently they also had a ...

Too Funny: Bush’s tactics caught on film (updated)

Monday, September 13th, 2004

Speaking of mud slinging in politics, perhaps this explains how George got really good at playing dirty. Anyone who knows the sport of rugby (somewhat akin to mud wrestling) will be particularly appalled! I like to think of one's sports persona as reflecting one's character. In a recent book about the ...