Monthly Archives November 2013

The Woman Behind the Smile by Kelley McCarthy

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Kelley McCarthy  is currently a Hall Director at Saint Mary’s College in NotreDame, IN. She started running  April, and since than has ran a few 5ks and two 10ks.  Some of her goals are to continue running a race a month, complete her first half in the spring, and to run on average 40-50 miles a month. During her free time she enjoys watching her favorite show, All My Children, blogging,  shopping at New York and Company, and spending time with her cat Freefall! You can follow her on Twitter @KMcCarthy8185



” I want to be remembered as the girl who always smiles even when she’s in pain, and the one that could always brighten up your day even if she couldn’t brighten up her own”

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Being Johnny Bravo was never the goal by Chris Hein


Chris Hein is in his third year as a Resident Director at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is originally from Nebraska. He got his B.S. in Psychology and Sociology and a M.S. Ed. all from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He love the outdoors and enjoys spending free time fishing, hunting, disc golfing, hiking, and camping during the summers.


I want to talk about a topic of health and well-being that is often overlooked. I think it is fair to say that many health blogs consist almost entirely of articles regarding how to lose weight and get skinnier. While these blogs and articles are useful for a large number of people, some of us have the opposite problem...

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The 5k sounds fun, but I‘m not paying for an ugly t-shirt by Bill Heinrich


Bill Heinrich is a Student Affairs assessment type and is pursuing doctoral studies in higher education at a large Midwest university.  As a life-long adventurer, his Student Affairs, Outdoor Leadership, and Adventure Education work have helped him encounter all kinds of mistakes from which to learn.


I finished the “Lizard Lunge 5k” (not the real name) at my campus last weekend.  For those of you who are approaching your first 5k, I’m proud of you!  Keep on running!  On another end of the citizen running/racing arc is the question of cost.  It’s October and my second, and last, paid-for or bibbed run of the year for me...

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A Runner on the Injured List by Josie Ahlquist


Josie Ahlquist is a second year doctoral student at California Lutheran University in the Higher Education Leadership program.  Currently she is attending school fulltime, in addition to serving as the doctoral assistant on the Institutional Review Board for CLU.

Her research resolves around social media in higher education.  Josie brings with her ten years in the field of Higher Education in areas such as student activities, campus recreation, student unions, marketing, residence life, judicial affairs, student leadership and new student programs.

She is an alumnus of Northern Arizona University MEd in Counseling program and Undergraduate at South Dakota State University.  In addition to running, Josie was a group exercise instructor for five years teaching Spinning and Pilates.

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