Cheers for Our Peers!
and training for races through GoUSF has created a bond among staff as
we strive to reach individual running goals while cheering each other on
as Team USF. I'm so grateful for the opportunities to run in races
that help me reach my goal of running half marathons. Thanks USF!
Fourteen months ago, after returning home from a three-week trip to Greece, Dubai, and Instanbul, I stepped on the scale and couldn't believe it: my BMI had reached the obese category. That day, I decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. I incorporated a gym routine into my schedule, I walked more than I took the bus (thanks to my FitBit), I ate clean during the week, and I still had fun, indulgent weekends. The GoUSF Wellness Program has helped me maintain this healthier lifestyle with their numerous lunchtime workshops, afternoon walks around campus, winning the FitBit raffle prize that has motivated me to walk 15,000+ steps a day, the races that I would have never ordinarily signed up for, and the competitive Hubbub challenges I've had with my fellow colleagues.
I am proud to say that thanks to the GoUSF Wellness Program and Suzy Kisylia's leadership, I have lost 60 pounds and have brought my BMI out of the obese and overweight ranges and into the normal range. The GoUSF Wellness Program is the best it has ever been, and I encourage all faculty and staff to get involved in some capacity.
Six months ago, I didn’t consider myself as a runner. The concept
simply didn’t match my sense of self. (Unless buying the soundtrack to
Chariots of Fire, when I was in seventh grade, counts for something. I’m
dubious that it does.) But that was six months ago. I do now consider
myself a runner, and that has everything to do with Suzy Kisylia and
the GoUSF program. Their sponsorships of races, their unflagging
energy and support, both have left an indelible impression upon me.
They’ve created a passion where there once was only lethargy. I like
being a runner. GoUSF deserves a lot of the credit for helping to make
Inspire. Be inspired. Know someone on your team who is a wellness inspiration? Have you had a personal wellness
journey you’d like to share? Tell us more.
Grab your team and enjoy this 1 mile stroll around campus - whether for a walking meeting or just a break in the day. Stay up-to-date by checking out the Events page regularly!
USF staff take the Hidden Stairs Walk
Arts and Sciences staff in front of Gleeson Library
Staff walk the Meaningful Mile during the USF vs. SCU Challenge in February
Sacred Spaces Walk
Staff from Public Safety participate in the Meaningful Mile
The School of Education enjoy a Meaningful Mile Walk