Monthly Archives November 2014

1 Van, 2 Heel Drive, and 6 Women: Our Journey THROUGH Ragnar ( Part 2)

ragnar group

Oh what a night (and two days).

In a previous #safit blog, we discussed our upcoming Ragnar race. We shared our motivation for competing in this 12-person overnight relay race and promised to share what we had learned.  We returned from Las Vegas with so much to say about the experience that we are excited to share with you!

Ann Marie was inspired by the symbolism of our relay bracelet

In the relay race, you hand off an orange bracelet from one teammate to another.  I was so inspired by the words I would hear (from my team and from others) at the handoff point.  “Love you!”, “Crush it!”, and “You Got This!” were some of the commonly heard phrases.  No matter how fast or how slow, the message was the same—positive, uplifting and supportive.

amk teri handoff

Now she would like to hand off...

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The 2015 Student Affairs Health Pledge by Ed Cabellon

At the 2014 NASPA Region 1 conference this past week, Hank Parkinson, Becky Lindley and I presented on “A Journey to a Healthier You in Student Affairs” and shared our individual transformation stories. As part of the presentation, I shared our (almost) three year journey as an #SAfit community. Julie Leos and I decided that, as part of the presentation, we would do something different and launch the 2015 Student Affairs Health Pledge now, rather than wait until January.

This is being done, in part, to help folks get a head start on 2015. Why wait until January when we can all renew our commitment to health and wellness now, ahead of the holidays? Certainly, if you can focus your energy and do well now, staying committed through 2015 may be a bit easier 🙂

Two years ago, I wrote a blog...

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1 Van, 2 Heel Drive, and 6 Women: Our Journey to Ragnar ( Part 1)


There’s running for fun, there’s participating in an organized race and then there’s Ragnar.

In case you are unfamiliar with this word, I will quote the tagline which says “Ragnar is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport.”

It is a 12 people tag team running 200(ish) miles, day and night, relay-style. Only one runner hits the road at a time. Each participant runs three times, with each leg ranging between 3-11 miles and varying in difficulty. There are Ragnar races all over the country, but we opted for signing up for the one in Las Vegas due to warmer temperatures in November.

The six of us decided to form a team and we have been paired with another team of six. Our team ranges in age from 27 to50...

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