Dog Bow Ties

I just received an email from Phi Delta Phi (one of the two legal fraternities here at Hulston Hall) regarding optional attire for your dog at the 5k/dog walk this Saturday, and I thought I’d share with all of you. Paws for a second to consider the following: Have you noticed your dog looking a  Continue Reading »


Race Day is Almost Here!

It’s just under a week before the 5k, and I just realized that I haven’t been training.  Are any of you in the same boat?  Luckily, if you’ve at least been doing one run per week, you should have no problem finishing.  If you’re at all worried about running the entire 5k, just remember that the most important  Continue Reading »


Pooch Smooch!

Our first Pooch Smooch event will take place tomorrow from 11-2 in Speaker’s Circle!  We will have a few dogs from Second Chance and possibly some student’s dogs who will be featured in a doggy kissing booth.  The dogs will also be happy to play or be petted too.  So come out and register for  Continue Reading »


Getting Outside with your Dog when it’s Raining

Today’s rain made me think about how difficult it can be to get outside when the weather is bad.  Not only is it difficult to motivate myself to go running in the rain, but I’m sure Fido doesn’t want to do his business out in the downpour either.  Because I’m not a dog owner, I  Continue Reading »


Exercise Your Way to Better Health!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for the John Tesh Radio Show, with his “Intelligence for your Life.”  I wanted to find a little something about endorphins, and I decided to check out the show’s website, where they archive all the past intelligence.  While searching, I found a great little tidbit about  Continue Reading »


Don’t Forget to Get Some Rest

Hello again!  Writing today’s post just before bed got me thinking about the importance of rest.  We all need rest, but it is easy to keep ourselves so busy that we neglect our bodies, downing caffeine to keep ourselves going.  Inadequate rest means a slower metabolism, less motivation to train for the upcoming 5k, and lethargy  Continue Reading »


Remember to Hydrate!

Hi everyone!  I hope your training is going well!  The weather is getting nicer, so it’s time to get outside and enjoy it.  Whether you’re walking or running, a little vitamin D can go a long way in motivating you to kick-start your training.  That said, it is important to remember to hydrate.  You and  Continue Reading »


How to Start Preparing for a 5K

Hello all you runners and walkers!  I’m so glad you’ve decided to join the Tim Heinsz 5k and Jim Devine dog walk of 2013.  If you participated last year, you might remember that we posted helpful tips on our facebook page to help you prepare for the event.  This year, we’ve decided to offer more  Continue Reading »


Flexibility Friday: Stretches to Avoid

Today is the LAST DAY before the event! It’s Flexibility Friday, once more, and today’s topic is stretches to avoid. Stretching can be very beneficial, but some stretches are risky, because they can easily be performed incorrectly. Performing these stretches often does more harm than good, so it is better to just avoid them. Remember  Continue Reading »


Trackstar Thursday: The Treadmill

Here’s our last Trackstar Thursday. Today’s topic: the treadmill. Have you ever wondered whether running on the treadmill is any different than running on the road? While it appears to be the same exercise, there are some differences. Running on the treadmill is easier than running outdoors, for a variety of reasons. One reason is  Continue Reading »