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    Is Anybody else an Avid Walker?

    I am an avid walker. Yesterday I walked a little over 6 miles, I did around 5.8 of those miles all at once, and this was in harsh weather (rain and wind) while walking home from work. Today I already walked 3.4 miles to the library and to the store, and I will have to walk another 4.5 miles to get back home. I should have a little under 8 miles completed by the time the day is through. I used to run track and field, and cross country, but I decided to stop running because that sort of exercise is really harsh on the joints, and even the brain believe it or not. As your foot hits the ground the shock wave has nowhere else to go but up, it travels up the spinal column into the brain. I prefer walking. I have been walking a little over a year now. I started out walking .5 - 1 miles, and progressing to over 4 miles per day. Today I average a little under 5 miles per day. I am planning to do something I've never done before, and that's to walk over 10 miles all at once with my friend this coming weekend. I've made it to 8.8 miles once, but I never walked quite as many as 10.

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    I used to walk everywhere and when I was living at home I also walked the dog each and every day, rain or shine. It is only since getting a girlfriend that I have noticed that other people will prefer to stay inside if it is raining or if there is 30 centimeters of snow on the ground. I consider such things as part of the experience.
    Even today I will leave my dormitory a few times a week either to walk in the neighbourhood or a nearby plains area. There is nothing better for clearing your head, destressing and doing some thinking. And it helps to keep the weight down.
    I will grow erratic if I do not get to go for a walk too long at a time.

    The Asatru group that I am a member of hosts biannual walks on a path called "Gudernes Stræde" (The Pathway of The Gods). Here one walks either from Karslunde south of Copenhagen to Lejre( the remains of the ancient royal city and probably the inspiration for Heorot in the song "Beowulf") or from Lejre to Frederikssund (a much newer port further north). Either trip is a little above 40 kilometers, and we spent about ten hours walking it, while engaging in intelligent and wholesome conversations and enjoying the scenery. There are literally dozens upon dozens of burial mounds and other remains of our hallowed past on the path as well as adorable Danish villages.

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    Yesterday I walked 8 1/2 miles with a friend around the villages then into town, and then walked to my grandparents (which is another 3/4 mile) with a crate of 20 Tuborg bottles . It was quite painful though.

    I love walking though, it's nice being somewhere where there is nothing but fields and the odd cottage.
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    Yes i walk everywhere when possible,i hate cars and all the noise and pollution and money that is involved with them.
    Even here in Kent you cant really go anywhere anymore without hearing that awfull traffic rumble in the background....which is a shame.

    The plus side of walking of course is that you can sit and ponder nature in all her glory,which i think is as good as meditation.

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    Usually I love walking, but lately I'm just sick of where I live so not as much. Walked alot when I was going to school in Wyoming, and the last huge one was a 20 mile round trip up my mountain and back down.

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    Okay, I broke my record today! I walked 9.7 miles all at once. Not the 10 I hoped for, but close.

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    I suppose I'd be considered an avid walker since I don't own a car and I walk practically everywhere.
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    In my old position at work I walked between 12 and 15 MILES every 10 hour shift. It adds up in a hurry.

    In my new position at work I walk about three miles a day.

    Lisl von Schlaf and I also walk on my days off. Maybe a mile or two. She's slowing down though with age and so am I. We used to walk three or four miles on an afternoon outing.
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    I always try and get in my 30 minutes a day.

    Unfortunately, my wife can't walk very well due to a knee operation and we have to take the car everywhere so some days I miss the target.

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    Depends on the age , and mental motivation .

    I don't own a car , and last year in autumn , I went on a walk through the countryside around 20 km east , and then 10 km returning West . I took the
    public transport bus for around 7 km , and had to walk the remaining 3 km again to reach home .

    After that , I took the bicycle for such tour ...


    Am also not so fit anymore , to walk the 6 km into the inner city , and if doing that , I usually take the bus back home , though prices increase each year for around ¢10 , and since 2015 the muds are even in the bus of the line , that stands further away from my dwelling , thus forcing me to overthink strategy ,
    with final solution lifetime prison , not unlikely anymore ...
    Mk 10:18 What do you call me a good master, no-one is good .

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