Friday, April 24, 2015

Walking for Wellness is back!

Such a beautiful day to start Walking for Wellness!
Saturday, April 18, 2015 marked the start of 2015 Walking for Wellness Program. It is co-sponsored by Foot Zone and St. Charles Cancer Survivorship Program.   Almost 30 eager walkers showed up on a beautiful morning to meet the challenge of preparing for the Heaven Can Wait 5K in June. About a third of the walkers were seasoned participants who have found friendship and fitness and so much more in the group.  Once Michelle Poirot, “our loving and fearless leader", did introductions and talked about expectations we warmed up and fell into a comfortable pace for everyone.   I think all walkers accomplished at least the distance they expected and all felt the importance of companionship for the journey.

After our walk, we join one another for coffee. Most everyone spent as much time socializing as we did walking. Most of us caught up on each other’s lives and all of us left with renewed and “new” friendships which are really the foundation of this group.

Thanks to Looney Bean for hosting our thirsty crew!
I hope everyone is anticipating our next walk. It’s still not too late if you’d like to join us. Check the St. Charles website for Walking for Wellness under available classes: