Three Neighborhood Organizations Offer a Joint Sunday Morning Brisk Walk
So, the first TriBloomingdale offering is a 60-minute group walk on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Led by neighbor Teresa Elwert, the sometimes hilly walk will be at a brisk pace –- target of 20 blocks in 17 minutes. While the walk will be good and brisk, the basic idea is to get together with nearby neighbors and exercise. And talk.
Members will have the option to stop for refreshments in our area after the walk. A nearby neighbor, Teresa has a great deal of experience and runs a popular brisk walking group on alternate weekday mornings. You will find Teresa outdoors on most days: she is an avid walker, tennis player and cyclist. And she loves Riverside Park, where as a volunteer she oversees a section of it for regular yard-work style maintenance.
The benefits of a good, regular brisk walk have been demonstrated. But don't come out just because it is good for you. Come out to meet neighbors with whom you share the desire to be present in your community, to take a morning spin after a long week at work, and to breathe in the seasons. I sort of see it as a "Cheers" without walls. You know, the cozy bar in the Ted Danson sitcom that ran forever? To borrow from the "Cheers" theme song:
Be glad there's one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name,
And they're always glad you came.
Our Block Association Representative for this project is Board Member Debi Cohen. If you’re interested in participating on Sundays, please email: BloomingdaleTrioWalk@icloud.com so that you can receive detailed information and the local meeting place.
And one of this walk's best features is that on any given Sunday you can be home by 9:30 a.m. or so, feeling like a million bucks!
By Caitlin Hawke