Category Fitness

Running and Job Searching by Jason Sininger

running and the job search

Running and Job Searching by Jason Sininger

Ready… Set… Go… I know these two topics do not at all sound like they are related but I have found myself doing both running and job searching this past summer and even now into the Fall. More specifically I have found that running has assisted me in being able to stay grounded during the job search process.

Here are some of the similarities in terms that I  noticed:

Training / Searching – Both seem overwhelming and sometimes impossible. The question of where or how to start may come to mind. One can start to answer this question or combing a variety of their thoughts and creating a plan that can identify where they starting from to where they would like to finish...

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

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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.

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Now she would like to hand off...

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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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A 10 Year Fitness Journey by Andrew Campbell

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Andrew Campbell is from West Palm Beach Florida. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Andrew has worked professionally at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida International University in Miami, and is currently working as an Assistant Director for Residential Education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.  In his free time, Andrew enjoys running, working out at the gym, singing with his chorus, watching college and pro football, and volunteering in the LGBT community.

A 10-YEAR FITNESS JOURNEY by Andrew Campbell

2014 marked the 10 year anniversary of when I decided to make a change to live a healthier lifestyle...

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Do What You Love by Suzanne Onorato


Suzanne Onorato is an associate dean of students at Agnes Scott College. She completed her doctoral work in higher education administration at Florida International University and a master’s at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her free time she enjoys traveling to places where she can engage in activities that challenge her body and mind including white water rafting the Pacuare river in Costa Rica, hiking the Grand Canyon and the Cinque Terre trails in north eastern Italy.


Suzanne Onorato is an associate dean of students at Agnes Scott College...

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For the Love of the Trails by Korrin Anderson


Korrin Anderson serves as the Associate Director for Orientation and Parent Programs at Florida International University (FIU). Prior to this role, she worked for Residential Life at FIU both as a graduate student and as a professional. She earned her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance at Millikin University, a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building, and her Masters degree in Educational Leadership at FIU. Korrin ran her first marathon this past February and is currently training for her fourth triathlon.


Sometimes you discover love in the most unlikely of places...

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What works for you? by AJ Lauer

1540529_10101763812078369_1086932590_oAJ Lauer currently serves as Coordinator of Conference Services at the Colorado School of Mines in beautiful Golden, CO. She has also held positions as a Resident Director at the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and Manager of Student Life at Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus. She received her MS in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University in Miami, FL. In her spare time you can usually find her either somewhere in the Great Outdoors or hiding in a corner writing an article or her next book. Outside of the Conference Season, she blogs regularly at, or you can find her on Twitter: @ayjaylauer.


Having an “active lifestyle” is something we are all supposed to aspire to...

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Getting Fit — One Year Later by Dr. Brenda Bethman

brenda bethmanBrenda Bethman has been Director of the UMKC Women’s Center since January 2007. She also holds appointment as Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and Affiliated Faculty in German. Before coming to UMKC, she was founding Program Coordinator of the Women’s Center and then Director of the Women’s & Gender Equity Resource Center at Texas A&M University, where she also taught for the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts Honors Program, and the Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures. She is a past chair of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Women’s Centers Committee, as well as past Secretary for NWSA. Brenda was a member of the committee that revised the CAS Standards for Women Student Programs and Services.


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My kingdom for a good night’s sleep. By Dr. Carolyn Golz


Dr. Carolyn Golz is a College Administrative Officer for Cowell & Stevenson Colleges at UC Santa Cruz. Carolyn loves her dogs, her bike,  and her new life in California. She can be found on twitter at: @CarolynGolz


When editing a friend’s blog post about wellness last year, I suggested that she

strike a statement that said something along the lines of “healthy people do not need

to nap in the middle of the day”. I told her that this statement might offend some and

that I considered myself a healthy person, yet I would LOVE to take a nap every day.

I am perpetually tired. I go to bed by 9:30 each night and have difficulty waking up

when my alarm goes off at 6:45 each morning...

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The Will to Persist by Dr. Tiffany Davis

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Dr. Tiffany Davis is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Higher Education Master’s Program Coordinator in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University. Tiffany is passionate about all aspects of professional supervision as well as preparing the next generation of Student Affairs Professionals. 


Last year, I thought up a running challenge. I would participate in one 5k race per month with the goal to make the 12th race the Disney Princess race in Orlando, FL. Now there are a couple of things about this challenge. 1. I don’t run. 2. I don’t like to run. 3. I don’t run. So you can see the problem already...

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