Sunday, June 25, 2006

Eating Better

I really have to try to eat better. I felt inspired before I went to the grocery store today and picked up ingredients for two different salads. One a Greek salad with a wide variety of veggies, feta and a homemade dressing. The cookbook I picked it out of said it could be a main course. The other is a simple fruit salad with fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, etc., and no dressing. I had no idea how LARGE of a fruit salad it would end up being - and I used just half of the melon!

Unfortunately, I put both of them together today, so we have two huge bowls of salad in the fridge, and you can't really eat both of them at the same meal. Not quite sure how I will work this, but I see a lot of fresh fruits and veggies in my life over the next couple of days.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Ad Guy!

We are excited to announce that Rich Williams, Cincinnati, OH, has joined the WALK! Magazine advertising team! Rich has been around the racing community for a very long time and should be well known to many of you.

Though readers don't necessarily like advertisements in a publication, they are necessary to keep a magazine going. We would love to publish six times a year and increase to 48 or 64 pages per issue. We hope to do that, with Rich's help.

If you are interested in advertising in WALK! Magazine, contact Rich at 513/309-4434 or e-mail him at

Monday, June 12, 2006

Columbus Marathon Adds Half

Just a quick note to let any readers know that the Columbus Marathon will offer a half this year! The relay division will be gone, which is sad, but many of us have been asking for a half for years. It will be interesting to see how it works.

I noticed on the web site today that walkers in both the full and half marathon must start at 7 a.m. If the half is open for 4 hours, I'd rather start at 8 a.m. Also, I just noticed that more awards will be given to men than to women this year. With an increase in the number of women who enter marathons nationally, I'm a little surprised.

I'll let you know what I find out.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Maybe I just needed to be away from walking for a short while.

Yesterday I walked to a bookstore and to the Post Office to get my mail. It felt great and I felt as if I could go quite a bit farther, but because I'm on deadline, I didn't.

Today, I really wanted to head to the park and walk a few miles, but I had appointments. I did get to walk the short distance to the Post Office, but I didn't have time to make it to the park.

I'm really excited! I was worried that I would totally lose my desire to walk. My plan was to force myself to start walking as soon as the Summer issue was sent to the printer. I figured after a little time went by, I would begin to want it again. That might have worked. In the meantime, I'm thrilled!

I'll be back to my old self in no time ... as soon as I get the Summer issue to press.