BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s vibrant & early – 7:30 a.m. on the nook of Sisson and twenty seventh on the peak of the pandemic. You’d assume it was 4 pm, it’s so loud.
An Earth Wind & Hearth album is blaring whereas walkers cross the doorway in sweatshirts and hoodies. They’ve been doing this 52 weeks in a row.
Chauncey Whitehead, decked out in an all black matching jumpsuit, leads the best way. He’s a neighborhood health coach main the best way by Druid Hill Park for “The Corona Stroll.”
“Set your GPS & displays – No matter you bought,” he yells out on a megaphone.
“I made a decision to come back out right here and stroll as a result of like everybody else, I used to be confused,” he stated.
Everybody was. Some nonetheless are.
“The following factor you already know, a few individuals joined me and it grew to become a compulsory Sunday rest stroll.”
Three miles. They’re nonetheless right here, 50 walkers deep.
“Gyms closed down. He introduced the fitness center out right here,” says considered one of them.
“Mile 1 Shareen, let’s go!” might be heard off into the gap firstly of the stroll. However why? For unity.
“By strolling, you’ll get to know your neighbors. My mantra is a neighborhood that walks collectively talks collectively,” he stated.
A half marathon and 12 months later, the steps aren’t stopping anytime quickly.
“I plan on persevering with this till I can’t stroll anymore,” Whitehead stated.
Native massive names are included amongst these walkers like Sheila Dixon and Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.