Jennifer Sommer-Dirks, MS, RD, CSSD
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I am a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, former NASM Certified Personal Trainer and self anointed mountain girl. As a cyclist, skier, and runner (among other things) I know first hand the importance of proper nutrition and training in the great outdoors. I have also worked extensively with those suffering from eating disorders and am passionate about living a healthy and well balanced life.
Here I will share tips on sports nutrition and fitness as well as general nutrition info and a little of my own opinions! Any products I mention are only because of my own experiences with them. I do not receive funding or free stuff from any sports nutrition companies, unless otherwise mentioned.
The hope is that you will learn and be entertained at the same time. Feel free to leave feedback and interact with my blog!
Education: BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Colorado State University, Dietetic Internship through the University of Northern Colorado, MS in Biology/Exercise Science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Notable races/events completed include:
Cycling- Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Elephant Rock Century Ride, Triple Bypass, Copper Triangle, Ride for the Pass Independence Pass Hill Climb, Bob Cook Memorial Mt Evans Hill Climb
Running- Denver Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon, Tinkerbell Half Marathon, Mt Evans Ascent, Pikes Peak Ascent, La Sportiva Vail trail running series, Blue Sky Trail Marathon
Others: Warrior Dash, Muddy Buddy
You’re friend and “fan” Margaret Brammer sent me a link to your blog and I’ve enjoyed your postings. I’m also a registered dietitian and outdoor enthusiast, but your accomplishments def out-weigh mine. I work with Margaret at the Shaw Cancer center and also live in Summit county which she said was your home. Would love to meet you in person and perhaps we can do a ski run or two together this season.
Sadly I don’t live in Summit Country but I do spend most weekends there. It would be great to meet up sometime, always great to meet other RDs out there! I will definitely be hitting the slopes as much as I can. Perhaps Margaret can arrange something, or look for me on FB via her page.