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How I do a virtual walk

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Several people have asked how I do my virtual walks and have requested a blog about it.

Here is the answer to your questions, my friends. emoticon

1) I choose a place that I want to see in person and Google it to find out the address.

2) I enter the address into Google Maps along with my own address to find out how far it is from my house.

3) I begin to walk either on the roads near my house or on a treadmill at the gym and enter my mileage on SP Fitness Tracker Mileage Log. (I find out how far I have walked on the roads by checking it with my car's odometer).

4) I keep a daily log of my mileage and subtract the daily mileage from the the total miles until I reach ZERO.

5) I call and make reservations to visit the place. Be sure to check the place you are going to find out how far in advance you need to make reservations. Fallingwater reservations must be made far in advance.

I think that since I plan to go to Fallingwater next year, and because the distance is almost 800 miles from my house, I will not only walk but also bike this trip. After all, I don't want to get too discouraged along the way and also want to make sure that I finish in time to actually keep my reservations.

So...where are YOU walking to?
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    Way to go, Deborah. Maybe someday I'll be comfortable enough to use the Google tracker for my walks.

    emoticon on all the mileage you've racked up!
    1611 days ago
    Walking with a purpose. Rewarding yourself for reaching a goal. I like it. Thanks for posting the specifics. I'm going to consider a destination that I could actually visit and set a goal for myself.
    emoticon You've inspired me today!
    1612 days ago
  • DEBORAH2180
    I am still walking / jogging from Chicagoland to Key West, FL. I am just about entering Tennessee. I use Google Maps to keep track of my miles and at the end of each month, I delete all my points and then add one long distance point for that month along with how many pounds I lost.

    When I am on the road, Sparkpeople can map my road distance with a click of a mouse...

    I plan on visiting my destination too! My next destination may be from where I left off and head towards California.
    1613 days ago
  • KAB7801
    Thanks, sounds like some inspiration to walk!
    I'd love to go see the grand canyon!
    1613 days ago
    thanks for sharing the "how to" I'm thinking a spa weekend in Banff would suit me just fine- that is about 300 miles for me
    1613 days ago
    What a unique idea. Thank you for sharing emoticon it.
    1614 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I guess I better pick a spot to see. emoticon
    1614 days ago
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