March 14, 2016
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Recreation Member Spotlight: Dr. Ruth McShane

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How long have you been at Adelphi?


I started my career at Adelphi many moons ago while completing my undergraduate degree! I majored in Physical Education. I am currently the Assistant Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences.

How many times a week do you typically walk? For how long? 

Every day! I walk about 50-60 minutes every day, which is roughly 2.5 to 3 miles.

What keeps you motivated?

Coming from a Physical Education background, I know the importance of getting daily physical activity. I’m not one to sit around, I need to get up and move! Also, the wonderful facilities that Adelphi offers keeps me motivated to walk even during inclement weather conditions. 

How has walking improved your life?

It clears your head! I get lethargic sitting at my desk all day! My administrative assistant actually schedules in my daily walk for me so I don’t get cranky!

Do you have any words of wisdom?

I always tell young people, there comes a time in your life when you do get enough sleep; and I tell new parents, there comes a time when there will be time for each other and not just the kids. So to, there comes a time when you can structure your day to include something you love—which for me is walking! I absolutely love it!

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