The Week’s Walk Destination
Come “Walk ‘n’ Talk” together in Ken mercer Community Park this Saturday, December 15
Every month we try to return to the park where World Walk to Wellness began in 2007: Ken Mercer Sports & Recreation Community Park. This month, we plan on two visits – this Saturday, plus the morning of New Year’s Eve.
We will meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 15 for an hour to “Walk ‘n’ Talk” together. We meet by the group picnic area adjacent to the SECOND parking lot, next to Restroom #2. This 103-acre park is located at the corner of Hopyard Road and Parkside Drive (5800 Parkside Drive – click here for a map).
Our walk is clockwise, starting off toward the willow trees, so if you are a bit late, simply cut across the park by the playground equipment and walk in the opposite direction until you see our group.
Remember, in December, we host walks every Saturday, plus one on the morning of New Year’s Eve – the anniversary of World Walk to Wellness. This month also will include a very early-morning Winter Solstice celebration (December 22, the day after the actual solstice). We hope you will enjoy us for any or all of these opportunities to “Walk ‘n’ Talk” together.
As always, we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes and to dress in layers for the changing temperatures. We walk rain or shine…unless the rain is blowing sideways. (Bring an umbrella or wear a hooded parka!)
Walk Calendar – December
DECEMBER 15 = Ken Mercer Community Park, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
DECEMBER 22= We will celebrate winter solstice at Centennial Park, next to the Senior Center, by greeting the sunrise at 7:11 a.m. You are encouraged to bring treats to share and wear a Santa Hat!
DECEMBER 29 =Callippe Golf Course with optional brunch at Vista Cafe
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 = Morning of New Year’s Eve with Mr. Pedometer, 7:00, 8:00 and/or 9;00 – 10:00 a.m. at Ken Mercer Community Park
Portion control is the most important aspect of healthy eating. Twenty years ago, the average blueberry muffin was 1.5 ounces and 210 calories. Today, most muffins are 5 ounces and 500 calories. A bagel used to be 3 inches and 140 calories, but now is 6 inches and 350 calories or more.read more
Start Your Own Walking Group!
If you are interested in starting a World Walk to Wellness walking group in your community, email us at walks@WorldWalktowellness.org and we will send you information on how to get started and post your group in our weekly newsletter.
Become part of a worldwide effort to encourage people to connect with each other through walking groups and become more active for a healthier, active lifestyle.