It was a beautiful Saturday morning for the dozen or so folks who walked with the GVWC to Otto’s Route and the 13,000 or so competitors who participated in the Cap City Half Marathon. Congratulations to all the finishers! A head’s up about the walk coming up. Even though it’s the first Saturday, we’re NOT walking the Winans to Winans route. Instead, we’ll support Community Development for All People’s Avenue for All. We’ve mapped out a a special route that takes us up Parsons Avenue ending at Planks for breakfast.
Here’s what you will find in the newsletter this week:
- Avenue for All + Walk the Avenue
- Put Down Your Phone –Improve Your Health
- Five Foods Linked to Better Brain Power
- GVWC Presents the AAMWWI Spring to Your Feet Fitness Challenge
- Columbus Art Walks and Landmarks
This picture captures German Village in the spring.
Avenue for All + Walk the Avenue
The United Methodist Church & Community Development for All People will host Avenue for All this Saturday, May 4, 2019. It will start at 9am with a neighborhood bike ride. The full festivities run from 10am until 4pm. Avenue for All engages the South Side community along Parsons Ave from Livingston Ave to Hosack St. The festival showcases local businesses, artisans, performers, and provides educational opportunities. Events will be tailored to every age group and there will be a children’s area. To support the event, the GVWC will “Walk the Avenue,” leaving Schiller Park at 8am for a 3-mile walk up Parsons, ending at Planks on Parsons for breakfast. (It’s a 1 to 2 mile walk back to Schiller after breakfast). We hope you join us as we get to know the neighborhood of our south side neighbors!
Put Down Your Phone –Improve Your Health
Do you feel the need to have your phone with you all the time, check it frequently, look at social media, respond to notifications immediately? It is kind of addicting, right? Well, it could be messing with your cortisol levels, the main stress hormone in your body. Here is an article from the New York Times, discussing the health implications with checking your cell phone frequently. I am guilty, too.
Five Foods Linked to Better Brain Power
Here is an article from the Harvard Medical School Health Beat blog showcasing five foods that improve brain power, and the discussion of “cognitive reserve.” Note that coffee is on the list for better mental function. I wonder if our coffee bills at Winans can go toward or medical insurance deductibles?
GVWC Presents the AAMWWI Spring to Your Feet Fitness Challenge
The GVWC is thrilled to team up again this year with the African American Male Wellness Initiative to present our Spring to Your Feet Fitness Challenge on three Saturdays in May, June, and July leading up to the August 10, 2019 16th Annual AAMWWI in August. The first event will be May 18 and feature a 3-mile walk, along with a fitness challenge at the Scioto Audubon Obstacle Course. Consider entering a 5-person obstacle course challenge team. All for fun and fitness. Look for more information in the coming weeks.
In addition, the GVWC will again walk as a Passion Team and will promote our Club as a vendor. In celebration of the 2019 AA Walk, New Balance has designed a custom shoe called The AAWALK Q3 SPEED. Wearing this shoe, you will for sure walk speedy and look sharp! Place your pre-order here.
Columbus Art Walks and Landmarks
Again this year, Columbus Landmarks is teaming up with Columbus Public Health to put on weekly walks of the cool neighborhoods around the City. The weekly walks will take place on Monday nights, 7pm – 8pm, from May through August. You’ll recognize many of the routes because the GVWC walks them on Saturday mornings. For more information and the Walk schedule, check out this link. Thanks, Steph Waterman, for the contribution!
Route of the Week
This week’s special route, Walk the Avenue, can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all this Saturday. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!