What started as a respectable crowd of 23—give or take a few toddlers—it turned into a positive throng afterwards at Winans! That’s because sometimes, when folks can’t make the morning walk, they come out to socialize with the group over a cup of coffee. Speaking of Winans, this Saturday is September 1, which means we will be walking the Winans to Winas route, finishing up at the downtown Winans.
Here’s what you will find in the newsletter this week:
- Looking for Motivation – Look No Further Than Yourself
- Total Body Stretches
- 15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods
- GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
As you can see from the photo, we are starting to see people showing up in the new, black & white, abstract GVWC t-shirts. The shirts are available for purchase at the Columbus Running Company’s Short North store or online. In addition to building awareness about the GVWC, all proceeds go to support our Club. And (and this is most important) they are cool.
Looking For Some Motivation? Look No Further Than Yourself
Here is an interesting twist from an article in the MBGmindfulness blog. We all need motivation from time to time in things we do, as we have our ups and downs. This article suggests that, instead of turning to someone else for motivation, YOU become the motivator of people in the same situation. Wait, what? The article says that, as the advice-giver, motivator and mentor, it can help to build your own self-confidence in the situation more than if you had received the motivation from a trusted advisor. Interesting perspective.
Total Body Stretches
I am The Worst when it comes to stretching. And, I guess this is not surprising, I need stretching The Most. I rarely make enough time to stretch after a workout. Mostly, I find myself doing token stretches. And, then I am shocked (shocked!) at my lack of flexibility. This article from the VeryWellfit blog offers eight relaxing stretches to help improve flexibility. I need to be more intentional about this. Maybe I should re-read the previous article to become my own motivator for stretching! J
15 Anti Inflammatory Foods
Chronic inflammation of your immune system is not good. Here is an article from the VeryWellfit blog with 15 anti-inflammatory foods that can help improve and strengthen your immune system. How many are you eating?
GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
- Congratulations to new GVWC Chicago Chapter member Alec King on completing the Chicago Triathlon on Sunday. The event combines a 1-mile swim (in Lake Michigan—yikes!), a 25-mile bike ride, and a 10K run. It was a ghastly 92 degrees at the start, but the young lad finished in 3:08:58. Way to be Alec! Check out a few photos of his morning, including one with one of his biggest fans, Emily Smith:
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!