Happy Halloween! The frostin’ is definitely on the punkin’, and I am not liking this shift to winter-like weather. Remember: this Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, so the route will take us to the downtown Winans.
FYI – the email you may have received yesterday about cancelling our walk on Saturday was for last Saturday. I sent it last Friday night! Damn you, Google – you trying to bring back the pony express?
Stuff in the newsletter this week:
- If You Think You Are Too Old…
- A Little Thing To Keep In Mind
- Heart Health Through Strength Training
- Save the Date – December 16 – GVWC Holiday Party
- Racing News
- Hangry Turkey Race – Benefiting Reeb Community Thanksgiving Dinner
If You Think You Are Too Old…
Do you ever read obituaries? Andrea does, and I think she’s a little weird. Every so often, though, there’s one that becomes an inspiration because it captures the wonderfully full and meaningful life the person led. Well, here is an obituary from the New York Times for Harriette Thompson, who was a marathoner into her 90s. She didn’t start running marathons until she was 76 years old. Wow! Whenever you feel you can’t do something because you’re too old, read Harriette’s obituary for a little attitude adjustment. Harriette, you were quite an inspiration. May your memory always be for a blessing. Thanks, Brooke Albrecht, for the contribution.
A Little Thing To Keep in Mind
Here is little blurb from the Seth Godin blog, reminding us that the habits we choose to embrace—good or bad—are the ones we become. Choose well, my friends. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, Seth writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. He’s one of my favorite thinkers. Here is the link to his website.
Heart Health Through Strength Training
Man (and woman) cannot live by cardio alone. An article in US News and World Report demonstrates that strength training is needed to help improve your overall heart health. Timothy Miller, a sports medicine physician at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, was interviewed for the article.
Save The Date – December 16 – GVWC Holiday Party
Get it on your calendar. Our annual holiday celebration for GVWC members will be 6:15pm on Saturday, December 16 at Second Sole’s Short North store. As in the past, there will be appetizers, raffles, and 30% discounts off all Second Sole clothing and shoes. It’s possible that the tacky Christmas suit will make an appearance again this year. Look for more information about this and dinner following the happy hour.
P.S. If you’re not yet a member, this is a good time to make it official so you can take advantage of this terrific member benefit. Check out more benefits at the GVWC website.
Congratulations to all the GVWCers who walked the Donut Race on Sunday. Marie and Phyllis, two of GVWC’s most dedicted walkers, did the race in honor Phyllis’ friend, Joan, for whom the race is dedicated. Proceeds go to the Joan’s Foundation, an organization to improve lives by raising funds to support head and neck cancer research, education, awareness, and survivorship. Marie and Phyllis are pictured below.
Also, congratulations to the GVWCers—Linda, Darla, Deb, Toni, Padmini, Vicky, Jim, and Steph—who walked the OSU 4-Miler. Among the perks of this event include a great medal and finishing on the 50-yard line in Ohio Stadium. I think you guys helped give good mojo for the big Buckeyes’ come-from-behind win over Penn State.
Hangry Turkey – November 11 – Benefiting Reeb Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The Hangry Turkey race at Three Creeks Metro Park will take place Saturday, November 11. The race is supported by the Community Development For All People, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and the Reeb Avenue Center Roots Café. All proceeds go to cover costs associated with the Tuesday Night Thanksgiving Community Dinner on November 21 at the Reeb Avenue Center. It is a great cause as over 500 meals will be served for guests that night to celebrate Thanksgiving. I hope you will help support this event. Sign up for the race here.
Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all this Saturday. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!