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I started the year off walking my son to school. Time spent in the carpool drop-off lane is now spent walking with my son. Great conversations, teaching him healthy habits, sparing the air of carbon emissions and a bonus workout. I didn't realize I had grown afraid of the rain. Not anymore. Walking in it is an adventure through the eyes of a child, or an adult who is relearning how to really pay attention.

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No special equipment required, though I guess a child helps. I see lots of neighbors walking during this time too. I am sure watching the kids walk can add a new dimension to the traditional walk around the block.
- Submitted by KATEYBOBATEY 9/8/2011 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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KTOWN049 9/9/2011 1:07:00 PM

    Thank you for this............. shortly we're moving our office - and it will only be 3km away from the house - want to walk to or from work - eventually both. Did it all the time while living in small town - Was thinking of all the weather related situations where I "couldn't" walk............. Thank you for this - you made me realize that there are no such conditions except dead of winter - -40!!!
RAYLINSTEPHENS 9/8/2011 6:25:00 PM

    Awesome! I love this!!
TAMAMI 9/8/2011 4:13:00 PM

    I totally agree! I do the same as often as I can. I realize also that my son loves it when we walk together, and gives me a big hug just by the school gate. Kinda hard to get a hug when I'm driving him to school, so it's an added bonus :-)

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