Happy Valentine’s Day! This weekend, I will be in Austin, Texas with my family where it will be close to 80 degrees. We’re there to do the Austin Half Marathon. I’m looking forward to getting away and, of course, marking Texas off the list. Filling in for me on Saturday will be Chris Coenen. Thanks Chris!
In the newsletter this week: news about the recent assaults around German Village and how to stay safe, easy and fun habits for longevity, and a new restaurant review column.
German Village Safety Issues
On a very serious note, there have been a number of assaults in German Village and around Nationwide Children’s Hospital over the last couple weeks. Last week, Columbus police held a town meeting with German Village residents to answer questions and provide recommendations for keeping safe. Columbus police have stepped up their force patrolling the German Village area to capture this man. It is suspected it is one person committing the crimes. This GV bulletin provides the details of the meeting and lists safety suggestions to stay safe. Recommendations include walking in pairs, walking with a flashlight at night, walking with your head up with confidence and aware of your surroundings (i.e., do not be distracted by your device). While these were distributed in conjunction with a German Village situation, the advice is applicable regardless of where you live.
Longevity – Some Easy Fun Habits
The key to long-term good health and happiness is not just about good food choices and sweating a lot. Here is an article from the VeryWell website providing some other good habits – fun habits – that help lead to a long, happy and healthy life. I got that eating-chocolate thing down pat.
Thanks, Jim McVay, for the submittal. Jim is always passing along positive messages.
New Column – The fit-Foodie Restaurant Review by Darla Kaikis
I am thrilled to introduce a new column for the newsletter, which will be featured several times a year – the “fit-Foodie Restaurant Review” by Darla Kaikis. Darla is a partner at the law firm of Larrimer and Larrimer, and she and her firm have been terrific supporters of the GVWC. One of Darla’s passions is food – good healthy food – although we have seen her veer off course at times. Thank you, Darla, for your restaurant review, and spicing up our new! Welcome!
GVWC Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I will be gone this weekend, Chris will be leading the group. I hope to catch you all the following Saturday morning. As always, whatever you do, finish strong!