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How to Make Your Lunchtime Walk Longer Without Feeling Like It Is

Saturday, May 11, 2013

So I love the fitness tracker route mapper function on this website. I'm too cheap to buy a pedometer or anything, so I use the route mapper to do all the important calculating for me.

I only have half an hour for lunch and I don't want to get sweaty, so I need to be able to walk nearby and make it back in time to cool off and eat. On the other hand, I want to walk somewhere in the ballpark of a mile. My solution? Cross the street.

I was planning my route on the mapper for the first time, and I was irritated to find that I could only get roughly .75 miles for the most reasonable loop to walk. So to squeeze that little extra bit of distance in, I tried mapping along the same streets, but on the opposite side, like walking along the outside lane instead of the inside lane on a 1/4 mile high school sports track. Suprisingly, my route went from about .75 to .89! :O Ohhhhh yeahhhhh.

People might look at you funny for crossing the street and then turning the corner instead of just turning the corner on the same side of the street, but it really is sneaky! Do this as much as you want or can. It'll rack up a lot of walking without feeling like a lot of effort.
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    Great idea!
    1839 days ago
    Sound like a good plan! Keep The Great Work!

    1840 days ago
    Those small things sure add up. Great tip!

    1840 days ago
    AWESOME! I love the tracker as well. I use it constantly. I even mapped out a walk at my boyfriends parents house BEFORE we went to visit! I had a mile all sewn up and ready to go so I had NO excuse not to do it.

    1840 days ago
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