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Welcome. I love the dogs. They really encourage us to do more and be consistent. Mine gets upset if I'm home and we don't get our walk in. Tends to get naughty.
It is wonderful that you have the options of hiking trails in your area. They really do help.
Have a great day.
Call me WG
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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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I joined this team awhile back but somehow never got around to introducing myself - sorry about that!!
Walking is a great exercise for me and I really enjoy it - my two dogs love to go out for a walk, too, although they prefer 'running' so I'm trying to get to where I can run a little bit. At the moment, I can just jog a little but my primary 'fitness coach' Princess pushes me to do more and more. Who knows? Maybe someday I'll be able to jog/run enough for my little fluffy white dog!
I'm lucky to live in Southern California, where we have lots of parks, walking trails, hiking trails, bike trails, etc - most are 'multi-use' and you can see a combination of walkers, runners, bikers, skaters and in some areas, horseback riders as well. It's really nice to have year-around access to such great areas to walk and I am very grateful to be here.
I am a big fan of pedometers - my current 'favorite' is an Omron HJ-720IT. I like this one because it seems extremely accurate, slips easily into a pocket without making a big bulge [trust me, I don't need any 'extra' bulges!!] and it also clips nicely into my bra if I don't want to wear it on my waist or pocket. I've used a number of other brands but this is the one I like better than any [at least for now until I discover a new gadget, haha]
Spring is right around the corner for the entire country but it's 'here' in Southern California so I hope to get out to do even more walking because this is my favorite time of year to walk or hike. I enjoy ordinary walking but find hiking a lot more interesting so if I have a chance to hit the trails somewhere, that's my first choice.
I'm looking forward to getting to know others on this team!!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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