Don’t stay cooped up this season

Published 8:55 am Friday, May 4, 2018

So it would seem by the temperatures of late that spring has settled in to stay for awhile. Finally! We can toss aside jackets and sweaters and don our gay apparel of loud short-sleeved shirts, shorts and sneakers or sandals.

More to the point, it’s also the time for more outdoor activities for everyone.

This morning, for example, students and adults in Windsor will be participating in a 5K race. Reportedly, over 500 people have already signed on to run from the track at the high school, down a few streets and back to the finish line. With the exception of inclement weather, this has been an annual event intended to promote healthy hearts, healthy bodies and, of course, healthy living.

Speaking of which, other sports-related activities are coming up this season and next. For example, there’s a soccer league in Franklin scheduled for May 30, courtesy of Camp 25. Just last weekend, a track and field boot camp introduced youngsters to running, shot put and gymnastics.

On June 16, the city Parks and Rec Department is hosting the Family Wellness Fun Day. Which reminds us to remind you that your input is greatly needed in planning the activities. A working lunch takes place on Tuesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Oak Street. Call 562-2475 to find out how you can make it successful.

Don’t let the warm months pass you by staying cooped up in front of the air conditioner. Get out and live a little.