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Grove Club to host New Year's Run and Walk in Rehoboth The Grove walking and jogging club celebrated Christmas last Tuesday with some non-competi- tive fun exercise through Re- hoboth Beach as a large group of participants turned out for the Club's second annual "Christmas Run." The only requirement to take part was to arrive with a San- ta hat ready to run or walk in. The Grove Club called it a B.Y.O.S.H. affair! Refreshments of hot chocolate and home-baked low fat cookies were served at the conclusion of the workout. "This was the second time we put together a Christmas and we had a large group of kids and adults that took part," said Porter. "Some people walked and others ran, but I think everyone had a good time and had some enjoy- able exercise. That's what the Grove Club is all about." The Grove Club will host the second annual New Year's Run and Walk this Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Grove Park in Re- hoboth Beach. The Santa hat re- quirement will switch to a "party hat" requirement for the evening as refreshments of cookies and gatorade (a little stronger than hot chocolate for the occasion) will be served after the workout. Come on down and celebrate and say goodbye to '97 and hello to '98 by doing some good, healthy exer- cise with the Grove Club. Tim Bamforth THE TEN BEST REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD RUN We could think of hundreds of reasons to jog or run, and we all have probably heard advice from someone regarding the benefits of a jogging program of some sort. Last year I printed from the Inter- net a list that was put together by running clubs across the country called the "Ten Best Reasons Why You Should Run." I was recently asked while standing in line at the local post office if I could print it again for the upcoming New Year's resolu- tion folks. It may be of some in- terest to other runners or non-run- ners if they are thinking of giving running a try. The Seashore Strider ten week "walk to jog" training program, developed by partner Bob Porter and myself in '95, can be heard by calling the Striders at 947-1772 on mailbox No. 7. Good Luck! 1. "Running is the most effi- cient path to cardiovascular fit- ness." Thirty minutes a day, four days a week will yield an excel- lent level of fitness in the shortest possible period of time. 2. "Running is the most accessi- ble of aerobic sports." No matter where you live or travel, an excel- lent area for running is almost al- ways close by. 3. "Running is inexpensive and simple to learn." You need good shoes, decent clothing and a good RUNNING attitude to participate. Everyone knows how to run, and informa- tion on training is widely avail- able. 4. "Running is the best method of stress reduction on the market." Thirty minutes of running will work wonders in dissolving stress accumulated on the job. 5. "Running is an excellent component of any weight control program." Few activities can burn calories more quickly. 6. "Running is a flexible method of training." You can run at your own pace, with or without compa- ny, at whatever time of the day suits you. 7. "Running makes you feel good." Your fitness, self-esteem and confidence all will increase with a regular running program. 8. "The sport offers a unique op- portunity for recreational runners to mix with world-class athletes." You can't play in the Super Bowl or the NBA play-offs, but on al- most every weekend, runners compete in the same events with the fastest runners from their area. 9. "Running is for families and individuals of all ages." There are running programs for kids, mas- ters (over 40 years), women, and even family events. 10. "You'll be in good compa- ny." Millions of people, including three of the last four presidents of the United States, already run for health, fun, fitness, and competi- tion. You will find running clubs in almost every community in the country. WINTER BRINGS THE COLD Here are four tips you can fol- low that may get you off on the right foot (no pun intended). 1. Layer your clothing and choose polypropylene to draw the sweat away from your body. Use a fleece garment for a second lay- er such as a sweatshirt and the last layer should be a wind and water repellent material of outer layer such as nylon or Gore-Tex. 2. Wear a hat to save 40 percent of your lost body heat. Don't for- get the gloves; however, mittens are much better because they gen- erate finger heat. On real cold days, try a mitten and glove com- bo. 3. Exercise if possible at mid- day which should fall as the warmest part of the day. If there is a warmest part of the day! Try to head into the wind on your way out, so you can return with the wind to your back. 4. Don't forget to hydrate prop- erly, even though the cold weather is upon us. Lost fluids need to be replaced at all times; Celebrate the holidays surrounded by the warmth and happiness that comes from the presence of family and friends Here's wishing you and yours much holiday joy and many, many blessings during the coming year. Thanks For A Great Year! t | t NEW YEAR'S EVE 7 - 6 NEW YEAR'S DAY 9 - 5 FIVE POINTS Mon.- Sat. 7 am- 9 pm 645-6658 NASSAU Sun. 8 am - 6 pm