Cooler weather is here. Embrace it! In this week’s newsletter, we urge you to share the “Walk 4 All People” event on Facebook; the latest in races; the latest in breast cancer technology by our very own Drs. Padia and O’Brien; stress relief for this Presidential election; and marathon muffins. Plus there are a number of events going on late this fall, including a new event that the GVWC was invited to by that walking club up north. It will be a good one – everyone gets a pie!
Thanks to Otto for leading the group on Saturday. Below is a picture of Otto directing the group from his perch at the Broad Street Bridge.
Share on Facebook
Our Community “Walk 4 All People” is only 2 ½ weeks away! If you’re on Facebook, help us promote the event by clicking on Share and Invite Friends or Share in Newsfeed. Another way to promote the event is to indicate on the event page that you’re Going to walk. (While you’re at it, if you still haven’t, show us some love and Like us on Facebook.) Of course, you can always promote the Community Walk the old fashion way, by sending an email or talking to your friends about the event.
Here’s a flyer with all the details (if you don’t have a Dropbox account, simply “continue as”). We’re hoping for a big turnout at the “Walk 4 All People.” Bring friends and family! Oh, and don’t forget to bring an article of winter clothing for the For All People Free Store. Thanks for helping to spread the word!
PR Stands for Priscilla Rules
Congratulations to Priscilla Knaus and Laura Modisette, who achieved impressive milestones at the Duke City 10K, Marathon and Half Marathon in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 16. Laura completed her 45th state for walking half marathons. Way to be, Laura! And Priscilla PRed in the 10K judged race walk event. Priscilla gives the following account of the event.
The weather was great. Temperatures were around 50 degrees at the start and 80 by the finish. The elevation is 5,000 feet so the air was a little thin. I was able to PR as well as place first in my age group. Needless to say I was happy. The start/finish was within 3 blocks of the hotel and the course passed several of the houses used in the Breaking Bad series. [Editor’s note: how cool!] The race was well organized. There were plenty of water stations and friendly people.
Pictured below—on the top of the Sandia Mountain, at 10,000 ft elevation—is Priscilla, Mari (a journalist from Scotland), Denise (a marathoner from Tennessee), and Laura.
In other racing news, the OSU 4-Miler was held Sunday. It is always a good time and the medals are fantastic. Pictured below are Darla, Chuck, Deb and Vicky proudly displaying their medals.
Latest In Breast Cancer Treatment
We are fortunate to have Drs. Shilpa Padia and Bridget O’Brien as members of the GVWC. They are breast cancer oncology surgeons at Mount Carmel. At the Community “Walk 4 All People” on November 12, Dr. Padia will speak a few minutes about the latest technology for a one-dose radiation treatment that she and Dr. O’Brien are using on their patients. Check out this short video of Dr. Padia explaining the treatment. We look forward to hearing more about the technology from Dr. Padia on November 12.
My Head is Ready to Explode!
I do not put politics into this newsletter. But, I will put in an article about how to stay healthy during this election season, which may be the most stressful Presidential campaign in history. Is it impacting you? Are you as stressed out as I am these days? I know lots of people who are, and if it is happening to you, the wise folks at VeryWell provide some background and recommendations on managing election-related stress better. For me, I have been trying to reduce the amount of political commentary I pay attention to, especially on social media. I find myself counting to 10 a lot. And Andrea is sleeping on the sofa. Haha! (Not really.)
Here is my one political comment: Make sure you vote.
Chris Coenen made her Banana Nut Muffins for those who were at the Angel Mile last week to watch the Columbus Marathon. Because her muffins were a roaring success, she has appropriately renamed them, Marathon Muffins. Below is the recipe. Thanks Chris!
Banana Nut Muffins or I now call this Marathon Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large egg
1 large egg white
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup almond milk or can use regular or skim milk
1-2 cups chopped nuts I use walnuts but pecans work too
2 over ripe bananas
cinnamon as desired I just shake the heck out of the bottle until I am happy
mix above ingredients together,
put in muffin pan well sprayed with Pam or whatever
bake for 20 minutes or until done
Community Urban Walk November 12
The GVWC hosts its next Community Urban Walk: the Walk *4* All People 4-Miler. Join the community along with the New Albany Walking Club, Gahanna Get Moving Team and the Buckeye Striders. Get it on your calendar: November 12 at 8am. What makes this walk special? This is what are we’re walking “4”:
- For Breast Cancer Awareness Month (belated). Prior to the walk, breast cancer oncology surgeon Dr. Shilpa Padia will talk about advancements in treatment.
- For All People Free Store. Bring a new or gently used winter article of clothing to be donated to the For All People Free Store serving our southside community. More than 40,000 families have become members of the Free Store since opening January 1999.
- For Good Health and Fitness. Walk four miles through the Scioto Audubon Park, across Main and Rich Street bridges, then back to Schiller Park. Second Sole and Hoka One will have shoes available for free fit tests during the walk. Oh, and snacks, too!
- For Chocolates and Coffee! Mingle and schmooze after the walk at Winans Chocolates & Coffee where free treats will be provided.
A flyer for the event is posted on the GVWC website. Help spread the word! Better yet, bring two friends, a couple co-workers, or some family members.
Annual NAWC Gobble Waddle – November 19
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19. The GVWC was invited by the New Albany Walking Club to join them in their annual Gobble Waddle Thanksgiving 3-Mile Walk. Thanks so much, NAWC! Below is a summary from the NAWC about the Walk.
When: Saturday, November 19th, 8:00 am
Distance: 3 miles
As always, every participant will receive a free pie (one per family). In addition, we are asking participants if they would like to make a donation of any amount they choose to the Village Coalition Against Hunger. Donations are not required and all checks will be collected anonymously and placed in an envelope. Please make checks payable to: Village Coalition Against Hunger. Tax deductible forms will be given to those who make a donation.
Those wishing to participate must RSVP to Sheryl Heit at Heit515@gmail.com by Friday, November 11th, 5:00 PM.
GVWC Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
Hope to catch you all Saturday. As always, whatever you do, finish strong!