Summit Up: Where our arms are weak like T-Rex |

Summit Up: Where our arms are weak like T-Rex

Special to the Daily/Margart Miller

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that -insert your gasp here – can’t do a pull-up.

We recently discovered we have weak, T-Rex-like arms while hanging out at our neighbor’s house. He installed a pull-up bar near his couch, so of course we couldn’t resist its siren song.

“Hang on us,” it said. “Assert your strength. You are so muscle-y.”

So, we did. Hang on to it, that is. We tried with all our might to pull our chin above the bar, and failed miserably – huffing, and puffing, and cursing – until Mr. Neighbor hefted our weight a little so we could do a faux-up. It was pathetic. But it inspired us.

The next day our forearms hurt, but we did another faux-up, this time with – a little – less help. It seemed like, even after a day, we were slightly stronger. And we liked it.

We think everyone should do pull-ups. We could all practice, and then there could be an annual Summit County pull-up challenge where we could show off our super-human strength. Maybe.

We’d probably lose.


If you’re looking for a fun spring activity, we suggest taking another visit to Arapahoe Basin.

We made turns on the East Wall Saturday, and boy was it fun!

Diehard skiers and snowboarders were there en masse, taking advantage of the new snow and fun on the “beach.”

Even though it’s May, there’s still tons of white stuff to enjoy. Don’t waste it!


We also have a proud-dad alert! “On May 7, Jessa Kumar, a 2007 Summit High School graduate, will graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. For the past three years, Jessa has studied to receive a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology and Sociology. In addition to receiving a double degree, Jessa has been awarded the degree designation Magna Cum Laude in Sociology. To graduate with Honors is a remarkable achievement, one that sets her apart from more than ninety percent of her fellow graduates. This degree designation signifies Jessa’s capacity to perform at the highest academic level, rewards the time and energy she has invested in producing and defending a senior thesis, and recognizes her ability to define and create an original piece of scholarly or creative work. Good work, Jessa! Love, Dad.”


We’re out, planning our next ski day.

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