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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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HA_MONICA83 2/22/2013 12:22PM

    wow! good for you! :)

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BECCAZEN7 2/18/2013 7:37AM

    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

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FREELADY 2/17/2013 11:26PM

    What a delightful excursion!

I enjoyed hearing about those selections from your playlist.

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OAKBORN 2/17/2013 10:05PM

    That's a nice trail and you certainly had the perfect day to get out and enjoy it! Congrats on your t'riffic walk!

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CATLADY52 2/17/2013 8:21PM

    Great! You'll probably have time to get even more music by then. emoticon

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