The calendar says it’s fall. The cooler temperatures, at least, make great walking weather. Thank you for always making it a great Saturday morning.
Here’s what you will find in the newsletter this week:
- Sleep or Exercise?
- More Tips for Stress Relief and Finding Balance in Your Life
- Buzz Kill
- Special Edition T-shirts Still for Sale
- GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
Walking on Saturdays is a family affair for the Trippett family – pictured from left to right is Crystal, Alayna, David, (not family), Kristina, Aubree, Danielle, and Heaven joining the GVWC this week. Three generations!
Sleep or Exercise?
We have all probably been down that road. We are really tired–maybe a little sleep-deprived–and face the decision of whether to exercise or get a little more sleep. Believe it or not, I confidently and without guilt choose sleep. That’s because experts say sleep is as important to our overall health as exercise is. And getting a good night’s sleep is necessary, particularly on days where we need to be our best and focused. I have built flexibility into my schedule, where I leave Mondays and Fridays open, just in case in need a make-up day, for whatever reason, including sleeping in a little longer on a morning usually reserved for working out. This article from the Verywellfit blog helps you make that decision, and offers suggestions on how to make your sleep routine even stronger.
More Tips for Stress Relief and Finding Balance in Your Life
Last week, we had an article with tips for busy people to reduce stress. Here is another article from the verywellmind blog with tips to help reduce stress and bring your life more into balance. Don’t forget, do more fun things!
Until now, the conventional thinking has been that one to two drinks per day is ok, healthy even. We were advised that moderation is the key. Well, here is some sobering news from an article found in The Guardian website. According to a major study, there is no healthy consumption level of alcohol. It is an interesting perspective, along with the interesting fact that 97.1% of Denmark men drink alcohol. I thought everyone was happy in Denmark; maybe that is the reason!
Special Edition T-shirts Still for Sale
Our special edition GVWC t-shirts are still for sale at Columbus Running Company in the Short North, and at the CRC on-line store. The shirts have pictures of scenes from our Saturday morning walks in a cool abstract format. Men’s shirts are crew neck and women’s are V-neck. Though intended for casual wear, they are made of technical fabric making them good for exercise, too. All the profits for the $40 shirts go to the Club for programming. Here are the shirts displayed on the mannequins.
GVWC Members and Partners – Footprints and Footnotes
- Defend Your Friend 5K race at the Scioto Audubon Park 9am, Saturday, October 6. It benefits Columbus Humane’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Program. It is a good way to get in some extra miles after our regular walk that Saturday, and also support a good cause. GVWC member, Alisa Argust, has been a longtime volunteer at Columbus Humane.
- Congratulations to the GVWC’s Vicky Brunetto on her participation in the John Glenn International Runway 5K race. Here is Vicky taxiing after the race.
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!