An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau
Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim

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Walking Questions

 When did you start walking? 
 Always liked to walk but started walking for exercise in 1988.

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How far do you walk? 
Usually 6 miles

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What brand of pedometer to you use?
The pedometer I use is called a Striiv and I've used it for many years.  
I'm on the second one and they no longer make this kind.  
I've tried a FitBit but returned it because didn't like it as much as my Striiv.  
My Striiv just fits in my pocket and I have it with me always. 
It is also very easy to see with big numbers.
It gives me the time, steps, miles, calories burned, and I can even play a game where I earn energies for steps walked so I can build structures and plants. 


How often do you walk?
Most days - don't miss many.

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When don't you walk?
When the temperature dips below 12 degrees. 
Icy conditions 
Thunder storms 
If I'm sick

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What do you do when you can walk because of weather?
My husband has a huge HO Model Train Layout
in the basement and I walk laps around it.
Each lap is about 75 steps,
Usually walk 3 miles when I get up and the other
3 miles in the afternoon.

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How hot does it have to be before you don't walk?
So far that has never come up.
I walk in the morning and where I live it doesn't get too hot to walk.

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Do you walk in the rain and snow?
Yes to both.
I have rain pants and a rain slicker
For snow a good pair of walking boots and add some ice grippers to the bottom.
In winter I keep warm by wearing a lot of layers.

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How long does it take you to walk 6 miles?
1 hour 40 minutes
Sometimes longer because I stop to talk to people and take pictures. 

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What brand of shoes do you walk in?
Keen Voyageur Hiking shoes/boots
Low and high tops

How often do you replace a pair of walking shoes?
I wear a pair out in about 4 months or so.

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Do you listen to music or books while walking?
No, I like to be aware of my surroundings at all times.
Besides there is too much going around and things to look at to at.
Listening to anything would be a distraction from walking.

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What do you do with the coins you find when you walk?
I save them in old glass banks.

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Do you bring water or food with you when you walk?
No, just my phone/camera, pepper spray, and pedometer.
I bring along a piece of gum and chew that is my mouth gets dry.
When I get back home I have a nice big glass of water.

Any other questions you have?

A walking post from 2010 - A History of Me and Walking

Walking Tips to get started. 


1 comment:

susan q said...

You have mentioned the brand of pedometer that you use but you could mention that brand again for any newcomers! Walking has so many benefits. Thanks for sharing your walking experience/tips.