When did you start walking?
Always liked to walk but started walking for exercise in 1988.
How far do you walk?
Usually 6 miles
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.
April of 2023 my Striiv started acting up so I had to get a new pedemeter.
My new one is called a Stiive Fitness Tracker
which is worn on my wrist.
I liked my old pedometer better but this new one works fine.
An APP for my phone goes along with it,
How often do you walk?
Most days - don't miss many.
When don't you walk?
When the temperature dips below 12 degrees.
If I'm sick
What do you do when you can't 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 2 miles when I get up,
2 miles late morning and
2 miles in the afternoon.
How hot does it have to get 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.
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.
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.
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 on around me and things to look at.
Listening to anything would be a distraction from walking.
What do you do with the coins you find when you walk?
I save them in old glass banks.
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.
Do you use sunscreen or other protection in the summer?
No, I don't use sunscreen.
I go the very first thing in the morning and most days the sun isn't up yet.
I do wear a ball cap.
Most summer mornings here are cool enough that I wear long sleeves.
Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll answer them here.
A walking post from 2010 - A History of Me and Walking
Walking Tips to get started.