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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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  • v HA_MONICA83
    wow! good for you! :)
    1251 days ago
  • v COOP9002
    1255 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
    1256 days ago
    What a delightful excursion!

    I enjoyed hearing about those selections from your playlist.
    1256 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!
    1256 days ago
  • v CATLADY52
    Great! You'll probably have time to get even more music by then. emoticon
    1256 days ago
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