It was a gorgeous Saturday for our walk. We had almost 30 walkers, including 3 new people checking out the Club. Since this is upcoming is the first Saturday of the month, we’ll do the Winans to Winans route. We’ll start as we always do (near Winans) at the Schiller statue in Schiller Park and and finish at the new downtown Winans. Keep in mind you’ll need to walk about a mile back to Schiller from downtown Winans. If you haven’t been yet, the new Winans is awesome!
The newsletter this week is filled mostly with announcements. Lots of great things going on at the GVWC, including:
- Tree Planting in Memory of Gloria Lotz – taking donations this Saturday
- GVWC half-zip long sleeve and more – samples to try on this Saturday
- Want to get Happy? Exercise!
- Happy Hour at Downtown Winans September 14. Put it on Calendar and RSVP
- Their First Half Marathon – Congrats Sheryl and Brooke!
- GVWC Brick Paver is at Frank Fetch Park
The gathering for our walk last Saturday morning.
Donations for Tree in Memory of Gloria Lotz
As many of you know, our sweet friend Gloria Lotz passed away a couple months ago after a long illness. In memory of Gloria, the three walking clubs she participated in (Gahanna Get Moving Team, New Albany Walking Club, and GVWC) will plant a tree next to the Comfort Station on the Creekside trail in Gahanna. If you would like to contribute, checks should be made payable to Priscilla Knaus, or you donate in cash. Bring your donation this Saturday or mail it to Priscilla (6218 Faircrest Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43229). Special thanks to the Gahanna Get Moving Team for arranging for this lovely tribute to our friend, Gloria.
GVWC Half Zip Long Sleeve Garment and More – Need Your Order by Next Monday
For the fall and winter, the GVWC is featuring a very versatile ½-zip long sleeve shirt. You can wear it for workouts or the opera. (Ok, not the opera.) But, it is a 3-season, go-to, knock around, all-purpose piece of clothing you will love. I will send a special e-mail order form this Thursday. Orders must be received by Sunday 7pm, September 3. I will have samples of the ½-zip to try on Saturday before our walk and at Winans afterwards. If you want to try on before the walk, please get to Schiller by 7:45am.
Along with the ½-zip, you can also order short- and long-sleeve GVWC t-shirts. In a couple weeks, I will have separate form for GVWC jackets and winter caps.
Here is Andrea and me modeling samples of the ½-zip.
Want to Get Happy? Exercise!
How often do you regret having worked out? If you are like me, probably never! It may have been tough to get my butt out the door, but once I’m out there getting it done, I feel sooooo much better—physically and emotionally. It’s not magic. It’s science. Here is an article from the MindBodyGreen blog with 6 reasons why exercise makes you happy.
Happy Hour Winans Downtown – Thursday, September 14
Speaking of happy, our great GVWC partner, Winans, is hosting a Happy Hour for the Club at their new downtown store on Thursday, September 14 from 6pm to 8pm. Ashley Harris, nutritionist and health advocate, will talk about the many health benefits of chocolate, coffee and wine. Join us while we learn why we shouldn’t give up these 3 most favorite things! Winans will serve $6 glasses of wine during the event. Oh, and there will be chocolates, of course. Feel free to bring a guest. RSVP by September 10 to me via email.
Congratulations to Sheryl and Brooke for walking their first half marathon, the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio. Great accomplishment! Here is a summary of Brooke’s account of her training preparation and race:
After hearing Sheryl was going to do the Emerald City Half Marathon, I decided I would like to try it too, a month before I turn 60. The motivation I have received from the Club and Sheryl has been an inspiration to me. I had completed most of the training schedule, but not all. I am sure it would have been easier on my body had I adhered to the training schedule, but I did get in the longer walks of 11 miles toward the end of the schedule. The course was beautiful and well supported. I would most likely try for another one. I’m so thankful for the German Village Walking Club and the community we live in – there are a lot of fit, active people out there! Below is a picture of the 12 mile mark photo, as it was that mark, that I knew I could finish strong.
(also pictured is Sheryl and Brooke post-race).
Another shout out to Vicky Brunetto for her participation in the Bull Run a couple weeks ago to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Here is Vicky representing the Club well, along with friends.
Frank Fetch Park – GVWC Brick
The brick is in place! Next time you’re near Frank Fetch Park in the Village, check out the GVWC paver. It is located toward the back half of the park. Thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful gift. We’re proud and honored that the Club will have a permanent presence in this beautiful spot in the City.
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, whatever you, do finish strong!