I try to find a parking spot as far away as possible just so I can get in a little more walking in. If the weather is bad then I'll park closer. Just one small step to becoming a little more health smart.
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Not any more...bought a new (used) car and park out in the badlands of parking lots to avoid dings and get some more steps in for the day.
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1,753 1/9/13 11:39 A
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No, the farther away,the better!!
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I used to! I would drive around for 5-10 minutes stalking the front parking spots until one day I realized HOW RIDICULOUS I WAS BEING!!! Now, I go to the open spaces in the back of the parking lot and welcome the walk into the store or wherever I may be!
I do not go to a gym but my girls did and sometimes I had to wait for them in the parking lot as they finished up. This is what I observed people are in a huge hurry to get back into their cars after sweaty and smelly. The gyms here are usually in some shopping area full of other stores and such so I see things like sunglasses and hoodies put on right away as they step out of the gym in summer and winter. They practically run to car to get away before they are recognized after a work out when they feel dirty. I also observed most men do that over women. Anyhow, I find that understandable, but people who wait in other parking lots for a parking spaces I call rude and plain lazy. I prefer to walk and never wait for parking stalls unless at the mall where you have to find someone leaving in order to find a stall to park in.
No. I sometimes get miffed when I have to wait behind someone who is waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for a car to vacate a close parking spot. Why can't they just park somewhere else instead of waiting for 5 minutes for a car to move?
When I park my car, I'm looking for a spot where I think my car won't end up with dings from other people opening their doors into it. The distance that I have to walk to get into the store isn't a consideration.
Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 1/9/2013 (10:13)
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No - I'm only 77 so I try to leave the close spots for the old folks.
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I've always parked far away (to keep my car from getting dinged). It's such a habit that I have to remember NOT to do that when I'm driving the elderly ladies from church.
during the summer (when we have more daylight hours) I ride my bike from the office to the gym - an extra 20 minutes of cardio!
I read a fitness book and one of the statements were why when you go past a gym is everyone fighting for a close parking spot, isnt the reason you are there to get exersize and be fit. So i wondered do you park close, or far away.. i have started parking far away since i read that..
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