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My first virtual walk

Friday, October 18, 2013

About 10 days ago I started a virtual walk from Lands End, Cornwall, to John O'Groats,Scotland, with my Spark Friend DGILBRIDE1949. Well actually she started first, and I haven't caught up yet, but i'm on the road and making progress.

We are packing little tents but will stay in B&B's some nights too, and maybe find some interesting pubs along the way.

Denise is a pro at this. She has successfully completed 2 long virtual walks already. I'm the newbie, but I've always wanted to do a long distance walk. I've packed lots of band aids and some snacks, and am quite excited.

Want to join us? Follow our progress? Cheer us on? Check out the virtual walk team "where are you walking to?"

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DGILBRIDE1949 10/27/2013 12:46PM

    And now you are ahead of me! I'm coming.

This blog is a great idea!

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LJCANNON 10/20/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon My 1st Virtual Walk was through Australia with the Chair Exercise Team. It was AWESOME!! I will check out your walk, as I KNOW you will be having a WONDERFUL Time and learning all kinds of things as you go!!

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 10/20/2013 11:06AM

    This sounds like so much fun - what a lot of things you would see and learn. I love this idea - I may have to join!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/19/2013 11:57PM

  Hi Gail.........
I am not quite sure how it works, but am guessing that you walk on a treadmill at home or keep track of how far you walk during the day and apply it to the total distance of the trip. Is this correct?
It sounds like fun.

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TRENTDREAMER 10/19/2013 3:23PM


I admit that when I first heard of the virtual walks I thought that they were kind of corny. After doing a virtual 1/2 marathon over a couple of weeks awhile back, the concept has kind of grown on me.

Best of fortune to you on yours!!

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MAWMAW101 10/19/2013 9:35AM

    This is an awesome walk! Have fun and enjoy every mile!
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KATHRYNLP 10/19/2013 9:06AM

    I am glad you are enjoying it! Have fun! emoticon

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NORASPAT 10/18/2013 10:40PM

    I love the virtual walks. If I had the time to blog it and read it I sure would go with you. I have done the great wall of China and we rowed to hawaii, They were both such a blast. Land's End to John o'Groats. I must remember that one I will try to catch it though. Thanks for reading my Blogs Pat in Maine.

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ZEEDRA 10/18/2013 7:07PM

    Gail: How does it work? Are you tracking all your day-to-day walking and fitting it into the start and finish that you described?

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SUSIEPH1 10/18/2013 5:00PM

    Have fun love .. Would love to join you, but I can't take on anymore right now .. Love you xx Susie emoticon emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 10/18/2013 4:17PM

    It sounds like fun, and I am glad you are enjoying it! emoticon

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