How To Be Race Ready

Pick a race, sign up for it, put it on your calendar and then register for the Fleet Feet, How to Be Race Ready presentation and optional run! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner and want to improve your time, you will learn valuable training techniques and important tips to keep in mind on race day!

Faculty and staff are invited to learn from Mandy Howard, a certified Fleet Feet Sports Training Program Coordinator about preparing for your race. You will learn training techniques and important tips to keep in mind on race day!

View How to Be Race Ready flyer [PDF]

There will be 2 presentations (with an optional run after); 1 on main and 1 on south campus:

Wednesday, April 26
Hall of Languages, Room 500

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If you require accommodations, please contact the Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or

Friday, April 28
Goldstein Student Center (South Campus), Room 201ABC

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If you require accommodations, please contact the Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or

Topics to be covered include:

  • Pacing
  • Hydration
  • Race visualization
  • Warm up & cool down
  • How to navigate a course

There will be healthy snacks at each of the presentations

Mandy Howard, Training Programs Coordinator, has been with Fleet Feet Sports since 2012. She leads all of the longer distance running programs. Her certifications include: USATF Level 1, Good Form Running, Fleet Feet Sports Certified Coach.
“As a coach for Fleet Feet Sports, I value above all, the chance to meet so many different people from all walks of life, and get to know each and every one of their stories. Their struggles, goals and dedication inspire my own training as an athlete. My ultimate goal as a coach is to teach my runners to be comfortable with uncomfortable, to confront challenges in both life and running, with courage and respect. “



Fleet Feet

Mindful Eating Workshop

Overcoming Obstacles and Dispelling Myths

For those of us with demanding schedules, daily meals tend to be rushed, with little time to savor or even enjoy the food we eat. Even with the best intentions, life sometimes gets in the way. This three part workshop will focus on overcoming the common obstacles as well as dispelling the myths about mindful eating.

Faculty and staff are invited to join Lisa Thomas, Registered Dietitian and mindful eating expert, in this 3-part mindful eating workshop.


Tuesdays: May 23, 30 and June 6
Hall of Languages, Room 500

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Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding Hunger and Satiety Cues – how to use the hunger scale (practice at home), an experiential chocolate meditation and a discussion on appetite disruptors such as caffeine, reflux, and low blood glucose.
  • Whole Health and a Dieting Culture – the biology of weight regulation including a review of research and defining dieting and healthy eating in terms of balance. Freedom with food and eating; all foods fit!
  • The Impact of Technology on Mindful Eating and Health – How to make changes in a culture that sometimes emphasizes healthy weight over healthy eating. Balancing the impact of a weight focused culture with healthy living, including a discussion on how technology  may interfere with healthy living; how might it help?

If you require accommodations, please contact the Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or

Space is limited

CRS 347 Mindful Communication Skills


Professor Diane Grimes will be teaching Mindful Communication Skills in Summer Session 2.

Faculty and staff are welcome to audit. Please contact Diane Grimes at with questions or to discuss.

Activities include:
• Yoga
• Journaling
• Daily meditation
• Sharing mindfulness practices

Summer Session 2
July 3-August 10
Mon-Thurs, Noon– 1:45p.m.
123 Sims Hall




25 Days of Fitness

The Department of Recreation Services, Healthy Monday Syracuse, the Syracuse University Wellness Initiative, and the Summit Federal Credit Union are sponsoring a campus-wide event to kick-start the beginning of the spring season and encourage individuals to challenge themselves to a healthier life style. Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, and Upstate Medical University students, faculty, and staff will track their daily distances converted to miles through walking, running, rolling, hiking, or climbing.

Thursday, April 6 thru Sunday, April 30

View 25 Days of Fitness flyer [PDF]

Participants are encouraged to register as a team and report daily their distance through the site.

  • The team that reports the greatest distance upon completion of 25 days will receive a trophy to display in their office. Teams will consist of at least four individuals. For teams with more than four individuals registered, the top four distances will count toward the team total distance.
  • Additional prizes will be provided to the most-improved teams as well as the top individual finishers.

For more details, visit Recreation Services.

Register Today!