Assistant Professor of Counseling
I recently started running because I wanted something I could do wherever I was. It’s easy to be consumed with work and the day-to-day tasks, so my husband and I always try to do races in other cities. It’s just a nice little break from everything every three or four months. If I tell myself I’m going to run and something comes up, the moment there’s a conflict or it becomes difficult, I won’t do it. It motivates me if there’s a race in four weeks. I’m not going to be prepared or I think I’m going to have to walk half of it. I always sign up for events, then start training to stay motivated.
I’ve always had moments of being in shape, which is why I started running. I used to ride a bike pretty consistently. The last couple of years I lost the consistency. Beginning to run after years off from biking, I remember my heart racing and thinking, “Do other people feel like they’re having a heart attack? Is this normal?” I love running now, it’s so great. I’m becoming one of “those people.” I always wanted to be one of “those people” who are like, “Stressed? Go run!” I’m not quite to that point yet, but I really enjoy it. It’s been a really good incorporation into my life.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Shavers received both her Master of Arts and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She works here at Heidelberg as an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program. She and her husband, Josh, recently completed the Walt Disney World 10K in Orlando, Florida.
The students we have at Heidelberg are so engaged and appreciative of the work that we do. There are moments in the classroom where I’m exhausted but somehow leave energized from their energy and enthusiasm.