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Trying to get walking more

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm having extreme problems with finances now and have been trying to figure how to get to the doctor's office without having to use my gas. It ends up a question of having to walk about a mile from the bus stop. Well, I am not used to walking a mile. So I am trying to get to walking more by next week.

Today I walked twice around the lake at Washington Park. That turned out to be a half mile each round, so I got the mile on that walk. Added to the rest of the walking I did today I got over 2 miles. I know I'm not ready to do that every day, but I will get there. I am also hoping that I can get up to a 5k by May when they have the Furry Scurry at that park (that one goes around the entire park). I don't know that I can actually join in because of the cost to register, but maybe I can follow them or something.

Now, if the weather will just stay such that I can handle walking in it.
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    I take the public bus everywhere thus I walk a lot that way and the more you do it, the more you will get used to it. Look what you have done already! emoticon The best to you preparing for the walk in May. Chelsea
    1595 days ago
    Great plan and good incentive for May and 5K
    1595 days ago
    sounds like you have an ideal place to walk. The scenery is probably beautiful as well. keep walking and sparking.
    1595 days ago
    Washington park is still a ways from me, but there are a couple smaller ones close. I just stopped there on my way home from a class at the hospital that is downtown (about 10 miles). The closer parks are about 1/3 that size. but it is a little nicer than just next to the tracks. Wish you could have a place like that Susan.
    1595 days ago
    nice to live close to a big park. closest thing i have to me outside is the walkway next to the train tracks. no circle, just straight ahead.
    1595 days ago
    Awesome job working on that one mile walk! I started a walking program a couple weeks ago and I am really enjoying it. The weather is perfect!
    1595 days ago
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