The great weather this past Saturday morning must’ve caused giddiness—dare I say craziness—in more than a few members of the GVWC. Indeed, a number from our ranks went rogue by striking out on their own paths. While most followed the designated Route of the Week (“Otto’s Route”), a few had other ideas. Dave and Mark ended up on Mound Street. Deb, Darla, Karin, Katherine and Jim ended up at North Bank Park. All is good, though. After all, part of the GVWC ethos is exploring Downtown. Remember the GVWC heads to Granville on Saturday for our walk.
Here’s what you will find in the newsletter this week:
- This Saturday – On the Road to Granville (August 3) – RSVP!
- The 100 Most Influential People in Columbus
- Just Be Nice –It’s Not That Hard
- Jumping Rope Isn’t Just for Kids
- Some of Us Walk for the Beer
- August 10 -Save the Date
Here are some photos Darla captured along one of the “rebel routes”:
THIS SATURDAY – On the Road to Granville (August 3) – RSVP!
Saturday morning, August 3, we will head to Granville for our weekly walk, which is graciously being hosted by Nancy Recchie and Jeff Darbee. We will do a 3-mile walk that morning, ending up in downtown Granville to watch Pelotonia riders.
GVWC on the Road to Granville
August 3 @ 8:00am
Walk, coffee in downtown Granville (while watching Pelotonia riders), followed by brunch and a swim at Jeff and Nancy’s place.
Parking is available at the rear of the St. Edward Church parking lot at 785 Newark-Granville Road. The walk will begin there.
Directions – take 70E or Rt. 161 to Rt. 37 north into heart of Granville. Turn right on Elm Street (one block before light into center of town) Go two blocks to Pearl, turn left, go one block to Broadway, turn right and it turns into Newark Granville Road.
Please email RSVP to Nancy. Bring a towel if you plan to swim.
Jumping Rope Isn’t Just for Kids
Want to mix up your workout routine for cardo? Interested in targeting your abs? Get a jump rope and follow the exercises found in this article from the Verywellfit blog. Jumping rope ramps up your workout routine big time.
The 100 Most Influential People in Columbus
Most Saturday mornings you barely notice her, as she is usually “in the zone” for her walk. Don’t be fooled by her quiet and unassuming nature, though. Christie Angel is a force to be reckoned with. She is the CEO of the YWCA Columbus, and was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in Columbus. Congratulations, Christie! Well deserved. Here is a summary about Christie from the June 28, 2019 Business First article:
A public servant for decades, Angel was deputy chief of staff for former Mayor Michael Coleman before being named CEO of YMCA Columbus. She regularly connects with the area’s movers and shakers as the organization works to empower more women in the region. And, Angel’s reach extends beyond her own organization. She serves on a number of boards, including Campus Partners of Community Urban Redevelopment and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She is also a member of the Columbus Women’s Commission.
Just Be Nice – It’s Not That Hard
This public service reminder is from Josh Jones in his recent blog post. Just be nice. Although doing nice things makes us feel good and feel better (a positive result as we work toward continuing good health), Josh says to do it because it is the right thing to do, even when it’s a little inconvenient and you may not get “credit.” As Josh says, “Be a person who takes the time to understand the lives of others. Be a person who looks out for those around them. Be a person who takes on a little bit of inconvenience to make someone else’s day a little bit easier. Let little things go. Smile more. Acknowledge strangers, acknowledge your friends.”
A Bath Before Bedtime Helps You Sleep Better
Research suggests a warm bath or shower an hour or two before bedtime can help you unwind and fall asleep faster. Why? It will help lower your core temperature, and that’s a circadian sleep signal. Check out the full story from NPR if you want to learn more.
August 10 – Save The Date
August 10. The African American Male Wellness Walk. Again this year, the GVWC will have a Passion Team for the walk. More information to come. And if you haven’t seen it yet, Livingston Avenue in front of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is renamed African American Male Wellness Walk Avenue.
Some of Us Walk for the Beer
There are many reasons why we compete in races. Some of us like to challenge ourselves. Others among us like to see how we measure against the competition. We sometimes keep races on the calendar to keep ourselves motivated for our long-term fitness goals. And there are those who simply walk for the beer. And now craft beer makers are creating beers that actually aid in post-workout recovery. Check out Why ‘Performance Beer’ Is The Newest Trend In Sports Beverages.
Route of the Week
This week we will walk with Nancy and Jeff in Granville.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all this Saturday. Until then, whatever you do, finish strong!