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Posted By iamincontrol | October 15, 2013
Running has been a part of my life for many years. It’s great because you don’t have to be an athlete, or even desire to be one to start running. In my case, I was on the cross country team in high school and enjoyed being outside running. It was a way for me to get exercise and be with my friends. I have continued to have a passion for running through my college years. College life can be very stressful. Trying to balance; family, friends, school, and work can be quite hard. Many students I know say they don’t have enough time to exercise. When I need a break from doing homework I enjoy going out for a run. Sometimes, I just need a break from my busy life, and running helps me and makes me feel so much better when I am done.
Running is just one way to get exercise, but I enjoy it because running is easy and very inexpensive. I don’t need costly equipment; all I need is running shoes. When I run I notice that I sleep better at night, which is important for anyone who is really busy.
Posted By iamincontrol | September 3, 2013
Last month’s poll was about STRESS. The question was: What stresses you out the most?
You guys said:
- Grades (39%)
- Job (17%)
- Parents (4%)
- Friends (4%)
- Relationships (8%)
- Not enough time to do everything (26%)
I’m sure most of you wanted to click more than one – not suprising! Trying to balance so many things like school, activities, relationships and a job? Feel like pulling your hair out and just giving up sometimes? Well you are not alone! I think everybody goes through various stages in their lives where they feel like giving up because the stress seems unbearable. We need to remember to keep pushing through it because the rewards will be worth it someday. However, we also need to remember to not push ourselves to the point we break. The solution to this is to find stress relievers.
Posted By iamincontrol | August 20, 2013
Throughout high school, I was always active in sports and loved being involved and socializing with my friends during them. Little did I know that after coming to college, I would find a sport that I would love more than any other sport: rugby. Rugby is an intense game that requires a large amount of toughness as no pads are worn, as well as endurance because games last eighty minutes. Tackling is an essential part of rugby as well as rucking, which is fighting for possession. It is a game like no other, though people like to think of it as a combination of soccer and football.
The main idea of the game is to score the ball, which is called a try. There are eight forwards, which are generally the bigger and stronger individuals and seven backs which are the quicker individuals. In football the clock stops every down. In rugby there is no such thing as downs and the clock never stops except at half time. The goal is to run the ball up the field to get the ball into the try zone. When the ball is in the try zone, downward pressure needs to be applied to the ball for the try to count on the scoreboard. There are three main forms of rugby: sevens, tens and fifteens. The names of the game demonstrate how many players are on either side of the field. Sevens games last fifteen minutes total, tens games last twenty minutes total and fifteens games last eighty minutes total.
Posted By iamincontrol | August 13, 2013
Upon entering high school, I developed an eating disorder. It didn’t happen the day I walked through the door… it happened gradually. I was very involved in sports that year, and the first season was volleyball. High school sports take a lot of practice that I wasn’t used to. I was also involved in choir, swing choir, and pep band. It seemed like I was constantly busy! I lost a little weight just from the extra activity.
When I did lose weight, people noticed me. My friends and even people I hardly knew complimented me. I had never been noticed in that way before. Soon after that is when I started to lose weight the unhealthy way.
Before I knew it, I was completely obsessed with how much I ate, how much I exercised, and how much I weighed. I literally didn’t even notice I was doing it; I was just engrossed in my obsession. Every day before lunch at school, I would get really nervous. I didn’t ever eat and my friends would always ask me why. I made up different excuses everyday (mostly that I didn’t like the cafeteria food). After school was sports practice. If there wasn’t practice, I would go to the gym. I would cancel plans with friends to go work out.