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Category: You wanted to know

You Wanted To Know: Cross Training/Non Running Sports

Well if you’ve been reading you have noticed that I was injured for over a month or so.

Some cross training I did was:elliptical


Aqua Jog

Spin Bike

The only one I even enjoyed was aqua jogging. Why?

Elliptical is plain boring.

  1. It’s a tease.
  2. It’s the closest thing to running but yet you can’t and it doesn’t even feel the same.
  3. Time seems to go by so slow when on the elliptical.
  4. You can’t even read or do anything to pass the time because you have to have your hands on the bars.



Spin Bike hurts your butt.

If that isn’t good enough then:

  1. The seat is uncomfortable.
  2. When adjusting the height, I still can’t get comfortable.
  3. If I lean forward it hurts even more.

Aqua Jogging is fun.

  1. Friends don’t mind coming to the pool to join you.
  2. I get to use a belt because I can’t stay afloat in the deep end. (it’s a fear, leave me alone) image
  3. It reminds me of running, but no pounding.
  4. There are a lot more people to people watch at the pool.
  5. You can actually hear the music.
  6. You don’t sweat because the water is cold. +++++

However Aqua Jogging has a big negative to it: Doesn’t get my heart rate up enough. Sad smile FAIL


Some cross training activities I enjoy doing nonetheless:

  • Biking on the road bike (only on flat trails with no cars, yes I know it’s a ROAD bike, but I’m not comfortable with cars yet)
  • TAE-BO with BIlly Blanks for sure. I fell in love with Tae-Bo in middle school. (I haven’t done it for a long time)
  • Cardio Workouts (my teacher has us do cardio workout circuits in class and they get your heart rate up and make you work)

Some sports I enjoy playing:

  • Soccer
  • Knock Out/Just shooting hoops with the basketball
  • ULTIMATE FRISBEE (my favorite activity ever!)
  • Bowling (does that count? I Red heart to bowl)
  • Racquetball!!! (My new found love)

So those are some of my favorite cross training activities and sports to play!!


You Wanted to Know: Dietetics Degree

If you are new to the blog then you may or may not know that I am majoring in Dietetics.

I came into college with a major in Family Consumer Science Education. I was going to be a Home Economics teacher and a coach. But then I took a Sports Nutrition class my second semester of school and fell in love with it. So I switched my major.

What am I going to do with my Dietetics Degree you ask?

I want to either be a sports dietitian or work with those with eating disorders. But as we all know, these both can go hand in hand, especially in long distance running, gymnastics, dance etc.


So here is my curriculum:



Then once you graduate you have to take part in an accredited internship for another year where you get hands on experience. Most internships also give you ~14 credit hours towards your masters. After your internship you take the RD exam and once you pass it, you are a Registered Dietitian!!

I will most likely go towards my CSSD which is The Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

This takes a lot of work and the requirements are:

Eligibility requirements for the specialty exam include current RD status, maintenance of RD status for two years, and 1,500 hours of experience in specialty practice.


My dream job would be to work here:



The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.


So that is what I plan to do with my degree! 😀