We dodged a few rain drops last Saturday as we gathered for our walk. But by 8am, the skies cleared and 20 of us were off. I think that’s a metaphor for life: You just gotta keep the faith! Remember, we will only cancel if road conditions are slick, heavy rains, or if there’s lightning in the area. Remember this is the first Saturday of the month – we end up at the downtown Winans.
Stuff in the newsletter this week:
- Welcome new GVWC members
- Improving Heart Health with Strength Training
- Tips for Improving Memory and Recall
- Ohio Health Cap City Races – Sign Up, Let’s Start Training
- Chuck Marshall Art Exhibit – Visual Adventures – February 10
Here are the hardiest of walkers over the last couple weeks. Hey, we ain’t messing around.
New GVWC Members
Welcome to the following folks who joined the GVWC over the last couple months: Diedre Allen, Sandra Bordley, JoAnne Kesten, Jill Levy, Nancy Smeltzer, Jim Weinberg, Amanda White, and returning from a couple year hiatus, Cheryl Lyman. We are excited that you all have become members of the GVWC family. Welcome!
Improving Heart Health with Strength Training
If you thought the only ways to improve your heart health is through cardio workouts like running, walking, biking, and swimming. Not true! This article, from US News and World Report, discusses how strength training is valuable in improving heart health. Benefits include reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and improving your sleep. Also, Dr. Timothy Miller, sports medicine physician at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, is quoted in the article. Go Buckeyes! Go Heart Health!
Tips for Improving Memory and Recall
At some point in time, each of us has probably wondered if our memory and recall skills are starting to deteriorate. This article from VeryWell blog has 6 tips to improve your memory. For me, a lot of it has to do with being in the moment and giving my undivided attention to what I am doing or listening to.
So, do you recall what was the No. 5 tip?
Ohio Health Cap City Races – Sign Up, Let’s Start Training
Look alive! Those of you who are part of GVWC’s Ohio Health Cap City Half Marathon Team, training begins this Sunday. The training schedule, which will ensure you are well-prepared for the April 28 race, is found on the GVWC website. It is a 12-week general schedule. Beginners can use it, and veteran half-marathoners can adjust as needed. During our walks on Saturday, we will discuss the various types of training walks, such as tempo, long slow day (LSD), and easy/cross training days. You can find more training information, general terms, etc. on the website.
There’s still time for folks to join our Cap City team to walk in the half, “quarter” or 5K race. You will receive a GVWC $10 discount for signing up. Email me for the discount code, and go to Ohio Health Cap City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, or 5K race to sign up.
Chuck Marshall Art Exhibit “Visual Adventures” February 10
Please join the GVWC’s very talented fine artist, Chuck Marshall, at the Opening Reception for his “Visual Adventures “ exhibit on February 10 from 4pm to 8pm at the Hayley Gallery in New Albany. Details are found at Hayley Gallery website. Congratulations Chuck!
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!