Lots of people have blogged about their walks and included photos they took along the way.
I haven't been able to walk outdoors because of the heat. So the other day I started doing a walk inside. The floor plan downstairs is one of those where you can do a circular route through several rooms. I did a rough measure and one lap around through the 5 rooms is 75 feet. So ten laps is 75 feet, so 70.4 laps would is a mile. I did 40 laps this morning. I figure my rate was about 2.5 mph. Will refine this figure if I decide to keep doing this.
Was it boring going over and over the same territory? Well there was lots to see on the way, and each lap revealed a different aspect of the route. I reversed the direction a couple of times just for a different viewpoint.
So here we go:
The start/finish line
Yes, I did it barefooted (but not in my pajamas).
On the way I passed a theater:
Tour de France is playing. My motivational images today
Then the library:
No time to browse this morning
A small, but interesting museum
A cozy bistro
Opens at 11
A refreshment stand
An aid station
Haven't needed that in ages
Oh, and I did take time to smell the flowers
My great aunts masterpiece
There was wildlife
All the way from the Balsams in New Hampshire.
And even some locals to cheer me on
"You can do It!" "Go Granny, Go!"
But when I finally came to the finish line
How did she get ahead of me?
In a few days I may try the mountain stage.