Memorial Day weekend coming up? Crazy! Be sure to start your long weekend off right with a Saturday morning walk with us through downtown Columbus.
In the newsletter this week:
- GVWC women take to the streets of Cleveland
- fit-Foodie retake
- Shilpa Padia using the latest in radiation technology for breast cancer patients
- The GVWC is making a video with the AAMWWI Saturday morning June 3. We will meet at 9:30am for our walk. Video 11:30am. Be there!
- Sign up for GVWC Passion Team for the AAMWWI on August 12
- 67 Weight Loss Tips – good habits to create
Below are Deb and Vicky, who walked in honor of our friend, Gloria Lotz, in the Race for the Cure on Saturday. We are thinking about you, Gloria!
Girls Weekend Racing in Cleveland
Congratulations to Caroline, Dr. Steph, Karin, Chris, Mo, and Linda who participated in a variety of races and in multiple combinations in Cleveland last weekend. Distances ranged from 8K, 10K, and half marathon. Special kudos to Chris for completing her first half marathon. She says that she is ready for another one. That’s a good sign. Way to be ladies!
Here is another link to the last week’s fit-Foodie review by Darla Kaikis. Technical difficulties, which impacted the formatting, have been fixed. Apologies to Ms. Fit-Foodie.
Congratulations to GVWC member, Shilpa Padia, MD, co-medical director of Breast Cancer Services for Mount Carmel Health System, for being featured in an article in Columbus CEO Magazine this month about the cutting edge radiation technology she uses to treat breast cancer patients. The treatment involves a one-dose application of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, delivered over a period of about 20 minutes at the time of surgery. It reduces the amount of radiation exposure, and the one dose eliminates the need and hassle of returning daily for weeks of radiation treatments. This is a meaningful innovation in treatment for patients. Way to be, Shilpa!
Be There! June 3 Saturday Morning (Time Change 9:30am Start of Walk) – GVWC Makes Promo Video with AAMWWI
Mark your calendars! On June 3, our walk will start at 9:30am. A crew from the African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAMWWI) will be out to film and interview us at 11:30am after our walk. They will collect footage for a promotional video they are preparing for their upcoming AAMWWI 5K Walk on August 12. So, wear your GVWC gear. We will be joined by Black Men Run, and two former OSU basketball standouts, Scoonie Penn and Tomeka Brown, to shoot the video.
You may recall, this year the GVWC is partnering with the AAMWWI. We will have a booth at the 5K Wellness Walk and will participate in the walk (see “GVWC Passion Team” below). Check out this promotional video with Mike Jackson.
Pulling the GVWC Passion Team Together for August 12 AAMWWI Walk
We committed to having 50 members and friends of the GVWC to join our AAMWWI Passion Team. A passion team is a group (could be a club, family or group of friends) committing to the Wellness Walk. They expect to have 20,000 people at the 5K event this year. The GVWC and AAMWWI have very similar messages. Theirs: move more, know your numbers, and get to your doctor! So, who better to be ambassadors of walking than the GVWC.
I am working on securing our team. So, please let me know if you will commit to walking and if you will bring friends or family members. It’s free to participate!
Weight Loss – Here are 67 Tips!
Thank you, Drew Smith, co-president of the North Carolina chapter of the GVWC for submitting this article from the My Fitness Pal blog. My Fitness Pal lists 67 science-backed weight loss strategies, many of which we have seen before. None of the tips are related to fad diets or get-slim-quick schemes. Like we advocate at the GVWC, these tips are rooted in becoming habits. Establishing healthy habits helps us achieve and maintain our ideal weight.
Just to clarify for some of you, when you see the tips about drinking, it does not refer to alcoholic drinks. So, settle down.
Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all Saturday morning. Until then, as always, whatever you do, finish strong!