One of my latest experiences at Fontbonne was teaching a Sports Nutrition lesson to the Lacrosse players at Fontbonne University. Initially, I though this was way out of my comfort zone. After the experience, I found out that it was completely painless! Although public speaking has never been my strong suit, I loved the confidence I gained from jumping past this hurdle. I truly appreciate that the classes I take at Fontbonne give me a positive push in the right direction, even if it feels scary at first.
Next fall, I am collaborating with another dietetics student at Fontbonne to create a grant proposal for a nutrition education program for athletes on the Fontbonne campus. Fingers crossed! Here’s a little Pinterest inspiration for anyone who’s pushed past their comfort zone these past few weeks, and anyone that needs a little encouragement this week. Also, if you’d like to check out my website with my lesson plans on Sports Nutrition, it will be up and finished by this weekend! Click here!
It has been a long semester, but we all survived, didn’t we?
Best of luck in the Spring! Happy Holidays!
In high school I played basketball and ran cross country, but I did not plan on playing sports at Fontbonne. However, one night two of my floor mates had their lacrosse sticks out and asked if I wanted to play lacrosse in the meadow. I went and played catch. It was really difficult in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it is really fun. I ended up going to the lacrosse meeting. I met Coach Donze. Long story short I am now on the Fontbonne Women’s Lacrosse team. I had never seen a game of lacrosse before in my life, but now I have a lacrosse stick and eye cage. I am ready to go. It has been so cool how Fontbonne can open you up to have new experiences. You just have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone.
The first home men’s lacrosse game is this evening, and as my team and I look to dominate Hendrix College, the weather is looking to make things a little more interesting. Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected during the entire length of the game, making this meet between teams even more intense. My excitement and anticipation for the starting whistle is going to be the first thing on my mind until 7 tonight, and I want nothing more than to send those kids back to Arkansas where they came from with one more loss on their record. Fontbonne has never lost to Hendrix, and last year, I was able to contribute to the victory over Hendrix with our 11-5 score. This weekend is a double header for our team, as we face Otterbein College on Saturday afternoon. They are driving to us from Ohio and are going to bring their best game. Last year’s was a tough overtime loss for us Griffins, losing 8-9. We have better personal this year and are playing at home so the score should be more Fontbonne-favored.
Saturday is also the Mardi Gras parade, and St. Louis has the second largest celebration in the country. Unfortunately, I have to miss the festivities, but getting a victory over Otterbein will make the sacrifice well worth it. My girlfriend’s mom is even driving 45 minutes from Breese, Illinois, to come see my game tonight. It is a big weekend for me, the team, and St. Louis. Always something going down around Fontbonne — that’s why I love this place.