With more than 3,000 people participating in the 34th annual Seaway Run on June 27, 2015, one runner stands out. Nikki Liversedge, one of our colleagues who works in Southwest Emergency, ran the 15K race and placed in the top 5% of the females who ran this race. She was first out of 32 runners in her age group! Congratulations!
Going into this race, Liversedge set a goal for herself. She knew she wanted to place in the top three, and she also knew this goal was realistic as she placed fourth in the Seaway Run last year. Liversedge is a positive role model in the Emergency Department at Southwest, for not only being a wonderful nurse, but also for encouraging staff members to make healthy lifestyle choices through eating well and getting exercise. She promotes this healthy lifestyle choice by bringing in snacks, such as green smoothies, for staff at work. In addition to this, Liversedge also brings positive energy every day and offers to run with staff members after the work day! She participates in three to four races a year, runs about 25 miles a week and exercises six out of seven days each week. Liversedge truly is a great role model and has a passion for sharing this lifestyle with everyone. Up next for Liversedge is The Vineyard to Bay 25K run in August, for which she is training with her husband.
We understand that not everyone enjoys running in their free time. Visit the Intranet “Wellness” tab to source other ways you can practice a healthy lifestyle at Mercy Health including:
- CSA (Crop Share) program
- Fresh From the Farm Tuesday at The Urban Platter
- Onsite group fitness classes
- Cafeteria calorie information and Weight Watcher Points
- Onsite Weight Watcher meetings
- Fit First Friday biometric screens
- Blood drives and blood pressure checks