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Old 03-21-2020, 03:08 AM
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I guess I am going to have to go to a park or the art gallery and walk the paths today to break up the monotony of my solo walks. If I don't get at least a mile or two in I am so sore the next day. Without a gym to go to walking is my only option for exercise.

I'm seriously considering driving half an hour to walk the wooded trails at the nature park.

Social distancing: I have to walk somewhere other than my neighborhood edition.


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Old 03-21-2020, 03:09 AM
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I think the drive could be nice... maybe put on some music or a podcast/audiobook and chill out while you drive and walk.

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Old 03-21-2020, 04:15 AM
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Yeah, I've never, ever walked in my own neighborhood. I like wide open space or a nice path. Before the malls closed up, I'd walk at my indoor mall, but now I'll have to walk at my park, which I've done from time to time OR my outdoor mall (stores closed, but can still walk the grounds).
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:48 AM
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We live on a steep hill that is a dead end (the lake) and very wooded. I don't like to walk on it. I guess I have watched too many true crime shows.


We drove to the coast yesterday (about an hour drive) and walked along the beach. It was wonderful to be out and there was no one there!
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:56 AM
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Where I used to live, I drove almost every day to a reservoir to walk. It was lovely—and the right distance if I did 2x around.

When I downsized, walkability was near the top of the real estate list. Thank you for reminding me how lucky I am to be able to go out my front door to a gorgeous (JMO) walk.


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Old 03-21-2020, 05:47 AM
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I think taking a drive to where you can walk is a great idea. DH and I plan to add a few planned drives a week so we can hang in there for the long run. My only concern is restroom use so we need to keep it within an hour or so from home.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:45 AM
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I work out at home with an exercise video. That is always an option if your goal is working out.
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Old 03-21-2020, 12:10 PM
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I always thought it was weird to drive to walk (that was just my opinion about it- I'm not trying to diss anyone who drives to walk). My main purpose of walking, however, was transportation. So I walk a lot of places (fewer these days) to get somewhere. Walking for the sake of walking is less what I do, but in your case, I would really consider heading that way to walk. I do occasionally drive or bus to a really nice area to go walking with the family. The trails are the only "park service" still available in our area.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:49 PM
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People have always walked the paved paths at our local cemeteries. We don't have any marked or set nature trails here open to the public.

This has happened for the last ten years or so--so way before this occurred.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:57 AM
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We always drive to places to walk. Our area is not conducive to walking-even though it's rural , we're on a main route with truckers flying by!

But we have several bike/hike paths near us within 5 miles. And a beautiful covered bridge with off the beaten paths too.

I actually enjoy the drive too.


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