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    The Weird Spandex Girl

    By Xu | December 7, 2012

    The biggest difference between the “me” in high school and the OSU “me?” The pants I wear.

    Before coming to OSU, I thought that only crazy fitness enthusiasts wore spandex. Imagine my surprise to find the elastic but unrelenting material hugging me tight nearly every minute since I stepped foot on campus. Unfortunately, the (un)fashion choice is an undesirable but inescapable consequence to being on the school crew team.

    This isn’t to say that rowing doesn’t have its benefits, however. I am quite proud that my biceps no longer resemble craters and that I can finally walk to my classes without panting like Braxton Miller after rushing 57 yards.

    I’m just experiencing a massive reality shock at having transformed from a perpetually-napping-bookworm to Russell Simmons in the span of a few months. I’ve even gained 10 pounds in muscle since crew training began in late August, which puts me well on the way to hitting the freshman fifteen soon!

    Another benefit of Crew? The Food! Also, notice the spandex.

    My newfound fitness just goes to show how much a person can change because of college. To put my efforts into perspective, I have never played any sports nor exercised outside of required activities in mandatory physical education classes. Though I have always been skinny due to a high metabolism, both my heart rate and systolic blood pressure averaged 120 throughout my teenage years.

    Crew is a major deviation from the smart-but-lazy student I used to be, and undoubtedly one of my greatest accomplishments.

    To any student wanting to get involved but unsure where to start or what to do, I would say to actively look beyond your comfort zone and enroll in a club that may not match your lifestyle exactly. College is the perfect time for exploration, and you will be happier and healthier to sample all that OSU has to offer.

    Topics: Advice, fitness, Personal, Student Life | 7 Comments »

    7 Responses to “The Weird Spandex Girl”

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      December 7th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

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    3. MasonNation Says:
      December 10th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Great advice for anyone going to college, you’re a great writer. Spandex all the way :)

    4. Nisitha Says:
      December 10th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Lovely post!! Can’t wait for the next!

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