Baby, it was cold outside! But we had lots of energy to keep us warm during our walk on Saturday and lots of good cheer to go with our delicious breakfast at Valter’s afterwards. (This despite reports of a “mugging” at Valter’s. More on that later.) Be advised there is no official GVWC walk this Saturday, but you are welcome to attend my family’s 5-Miler instead. Also, looking forward to celebrating with the Club this Saturday evening for our annual Holiday Happy Hour.
Stuff in the newsletter this week:
- THIS Saturday – Brrrrrewery District 5-Miler + Schmooze – No GVWC Walk
- GVWC Holiday Happy Hour THIS Saturday Night
- GVWC Annual Membership Dues
- “Mugging” Valter
- Foods to Fight Fatigue
- Rare GVWC Nighttime Walk to See Holiday Lights – December 20
- Gift Ideas from Winans – And They Deliver!
THIS SATURDAY – Brrrrewery District 5-Miler – No Official GVWC Walk
There is no official GVWC Walk on Saturday (December 16). Instead, you may join my family and me for our 4th Annual Brrrrewery District 5-Miler + Schmooze. We will have an easy 5-mile jaunt through the Scioto-Audubon Park, North Bank Park, Broad and Main St. Bridges, and back to the Brewery District. Afterwards, refreshments will be served at our home. Be aware this is a “mixed” group – walkers and runners – but I’m confident we can all get along in the spirit of the holidays! Here are the particulars:
DATE: Saturday, December 16
TIME: Arrive by 8:20am. Run/Walk starts at 8:30am.
LOCATION: 41 W. Frankfort St., Columbus
RSVP: by Thursday, December 14 to email@example.com
CHARITY: This year our family is supporting the Roots Café and Market at the Reeb Avenue Center. You are welcome to join us with a small donation, by making a check payable to the MidOhio Foodbank. We will have a box available to collect donations.
THIS SATURDAY – GVWC Holiday Happy Hour + Follow-On Dinner
Also on Saturday, we are excited for the GVWC Holiday Happy Hour, 6:15pm to 7:30pm at Second Sole’s Gahanna location, 1245 N. Hamilton Rd. All members and their guests receive 30% off shoes and clothing. In addition to shopping, we’ll have appetizers and adult beverages, as well as a raffle for gift certificates from our Club partners: Second Sole, Winans, Valter’s, and Caskey Cleaners. Every attendee gets one raffle ticket. If you pay your annual GVWC renewal member dues ($15) that night, you will receive an extra raffle ticket, doubling your chances of winning!
After the Happy Hour, we’ll head over to nearby 101 Beer Kitchen, a short walk from Second Sole, for dinner. Email Deb Hudson if you will attend the dinner so she can have an accurate count for reservations.
Phew! There’s a lot going on this Saturday. Looking forward to a whole day of celebrating!
GVWC Annual Membership Dues
Your $15 annual membership fee for 2018 is due by December 31. If you joined the Club after September 30 this year, you do not need to pay the membership renewal for this year. Mail checks made out to “German Village Walking Club” to 41 W. Frankfort Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206. Thank you for your support. You all make the Club a great success!
Valter was “Mugged”!
This past Saturday, during the Club’s post-walk breakfast, Valter was “mugged”! That’s right, mugged!! To protect the identity of the ring-leader, we’ll refer to her as “DK.” It is the opinion of this reporter that the mugging was not entirely unjustified. After all, it seems Valter has been guilty of a crime of egregious proportions: serving coffee to his guests in Michigan-themed coffee mugs. Michigan! Who would do that in Columbus?? Totally unacceptable. To remedy this sacrilege, DK rallied a rowdy band of co-conspirators to inundate Valter with Ohio State coffee mugs. Yes, the bandits purchased Buckeye coffee mugs to replace the reprehensible mugs representing That State Up North. Good riddance. Well done, DK, and your merry band of muggers, who are pictured below, with their identities masked—to protect the guilty.
Foods To Fight Fatigue
The holiday season, while festive and fun, can be a recipe for zapping your energy. After all, take fewer hours of daylight for walking outside, combine it with parties that extend into the wee hours, add a dash of healthy eating regimens shot to hell and – viola! – you’re left snoozing under your desk all Costanza-like. Fueling your body properly can help you fight fatigue and stress. The VeryWell blog offers specific food ideas to keep your energy levels high and your body in top shape. You can bet the suggestions include more protein, fruits, vegetables and grains which, of course, applies any time of year.
Downtown Columbus Holiday Lights Walk – Rare GVWC Night Walk
Ho, ho ho! Let’s see the holiday lights! Join the Club after work on Wednesday, December 20 for a casual walk to enjoy the holiday lights around downtown Columbus. We’ll meet at the downtown Winans at 6pm and stroll through Bicentennial Park, along the Scioto River to Broad, head east on Broad Street to State Auto, then through the Topiary Park, and back through Columbus Commons to Winans. It’s about 3 miles and it can be done in regular walking shoes. No need to change into workout clothes. Hope to see you there!
Gift Ideas from Winans – And They Deliver!
Winans delivers! Did you know Winans can ship their freshly-made chocolates and locally-roasted coffee anywhere? Whether you need to send a box of chocolates, a selection of flavored coffees or even a gift basket filled to the brim with chocolates, coffees, teas, nuts, chocolate covered pretzels and other treats, Winans can help! Winans will work with you to create a custom treat your family and friends will love! Contact Monica for all your Holiday gift giving this season!
Route of the Week
No official GVWC walk this week.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all this Saturday. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!