We had a great time last Saturday when we joined Walk With A Doc at Dodge Park in Franklinton. It was a fun way to change up the route and meet a terrific group of new walkers—and a terrific new doc. If you missed it, check out the photos and write-up below. We will probably head over again for their last walk of the season on November 14. Meantime, it’s back to our regular 8am start time on Saturday.
Bee Tough – Congratulations to Emily Smith, my smart, beautiful and fearless daughter, for achieving a PR at the Chicago Half Marathon this past Sunday. What’s more impressive than going faster than she ever has before? Well, she was stung by 10 wasps (10!) waiting for the race to start. Way to “bee tough” Em! Emily is pictured below on the far right with her friends and fellow competitors post-race, Ilana, Rose, Andrew, and Smason. (Geez, how big are those medals??)
Run with the Amish Half Marathon – Congratulations to Laura Modisette (1st woman), Cindi Leeman (5th woman), and Deb Chenault (11th woman) on your finishes on Sunday. This has been a speedy summer for you ladies. Congratulations!
Walk(ed) With a Doc
This past Saturday, the Club had a great time joining Walk With A Doc at Dodge Park in Franklinton. About 40 people attended between the two groups. We had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Shilpa Padia, a breast surgeon at Mt. Carmel Hospital, discuss the importance Vitamin D on our overall health. The GVWC walked a couple laps with the group, and then made the 2-mile trek back to Schiller Park and Winans for coffee. Thank you Walk With a Doc for your hospitality. You are welcome to join our group any time. See you again on November 14! Below are a couple pictures of Dr. Padia addressing the group.
Save the Date – The Community Urban Walk is BACK – October 24
Back by popular demand! The second Community Urban Walk hosted by the German Village Walking Club, and featuring four other walking clubs across central Ohio: the Gahanna Get Moving Team, Buckeye Striders, New Albany Walking Club, and Step and Stride. The walk will be held October 24, 8am meeting at Schiller Park. The 3- and 5-mile routes will take walkers through downtown, Columbus Commons, State House grounds, and along the Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park.
The Community Walk is sponsored by Second Sole, Saucony, BodyArmor SuperDrink, and Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees on Third Street. As usual, we’ll gather to socialize at Winans afterwards and enjoy coffee and samples of Winans fabulous chocolates. Second Sole is providing pre- and post-walk snacks, as well as coupons for your next shoe purchase. Saucony is providing fit tests of shoes during the walk. BodyArmor is providing samples of their sports drink, as well as coupons. Let’s ensure another strong turnout!
Climb Your Way Fit
Jenna Wolf from NBC’s Today Show Health and Wellness segment demonstrates the “mountain climber” exercise. This is a great total body workout exercise, and can be used alone or as part of total body workout circuit. It can also be added after one of your walks to spice up your workout, and gain some total body fitness to your day. I add chin-ups, pullups and/or burpees after my walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am so inspired by Jenna’s routine, I may even add in the mountain climber now. Here is the link to the article and video.
Gahanna Get Moving Team – Show Your Class 5K – October 11
Please join our friends from the Gahanna Get Moving Team who are sponsoring the Show Your Class 5K on Sunday, October 11 at 9 a.m. This untimed charity walk benefits outdoor experiential programs through the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation. After the walk, join them for a spectacular breakfast afterward at the Gahanna Senior Center. Register online [type activity # 760001 in the search box] OR print and fill out the form and turn it in to City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation.
Motivation of the Week
(Thanks Darla for the contribution)
Hope to see you all Saturday. And as always, whatever you do, finish strong!