Des Moines Register covers Meghan Peyton’s Olympic marathon bid

Des Moines Register - logoThe Des Moines Register has published a profile of Meghan Peyton, head coach of women’s and men’s cross country at Augsburg College and University of Iowa graduate. The article is part of a series focusing on 11 Iowans who are competing in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

The article details Peyton’s running career and her training routine for the event, which takes place in Los Angeles on February 13. It also tells of the careful balance she maintains between her coaching duties and her running career.

“Coaching is my way of giving back to the sport. I didn’t want to neglect that,” she said.

Read: Mile posts: Former Hawkeye Meghan Peyton eager for marathon best on the Des Moines Register site.

Teamwork leads to equivalent of 47 trips around Earth

HealthChallengeIt’s hard to imagine walking around the globe, let alone doing that 47 times in only six weeks. But that’s just how much participants exercised last year as part of the statewide BizicallyFit 2012 Health Challenge.

Last year, nearly 150 Auggies took part in the challenge and won, for a second time, a good-natured competition against St. Thomas.

Please join your Auggie faculty and staff colleagues as they take on the Tommies for a third year. This year might be shaping up to be a bigger challenge, though, since the Tommies already have more than 150 people on their teams. Continue reading “Teamwork leads to equivalent of 47 trips around Earth”