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The Longest Walk Since WHEN?????

Sunday, February 17, 2013

It was just so sunny, 50* today in mid-Missouri, that I couldn't spend the afternoon inside. So I hit the Stinson Creek Trail to try out the playlist I've put together. I didn't come home for a little over 2 hours.

The breeze made it a perfect day for walking, so I just kept going. I ended up logging 6.14 miles! I haven't done that since Spring 1979!!

I love my playlist. Most of it is pretty basic tempo, like Manilow's Daybreak and Survivor's Eye of the Tiger. (Yes, I have eclectic taste in music). Almost all the trail is flat to gently rolling. But there are switchbacks at each end of what I walked, going up to an old railroad bridge at one end and a state road at the other. Of course, two of my peppiest songs came at those points! I just couldn't keep up the tempo of Parton's 9 to 5 or McGraw's Just to See You Smile! But the following songs were lots of fun after I'd made the turns and headed back down: Astley's Together Forever and Atkins' If You're Going Through Hell!

I finished up with my favorite cooldown songs. Keith's My List, Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream, and last Today by The New Christy Minstrels. Then I stretched a bit, came home and stretched a whole lot more. I honestly can't remember when I felt better than I did after my walk, so I'm looking forward to doing the whole length of the trail (more than 8 miles) some pretty day next month.
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    wow! good for you! :)
    1855 days ago
  • COOP9002
    1859 days ago
    Good job! Glad you got to enjoy this fine weather. I love listening to music while walking - also audio books. I really look forward to my walks soon (the days need to get a little longer) now that I have an ipod. Happy Trails (pun intended) to you!
    Missourians Team
    1859 days ago
    What a delightful excursion!

    I enjoyed hearing about those selections from your playlist.
    1859 days ago
    That's a nice trail and you certainly had the perfect day to get out and enjoy it! Congrats on your t'riffic walk!
    1859 days ago
    Great! You'll probably have time to get even more music by then. emoticon
    1859 days ago
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