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Where Do You Walk?

I've been trying to walk more and drive less, and one of the ways I'm doing this is by walking to the grocery store. Not only is taking your foot from the pedal to the pavement a healthy way to burn calories and enjoy the outdoors, but it's good for the environment as well. Whether you walk to work, the gym, or to take your kids to and from school, sometimes just a little bit of walking makes you feel better.

I'm curious, do you walk anywhere throughout the week?


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LeiraElle LeiraElle 5 years
I used to walk EVERYWHERE when I lived in the city. When the streets are a grid its easy to go on a straight line, shortcuts rarely involve private property, and there's always a sidewalk to keep away from crazy cars. Since moving to a big town in the sprawling Midwest, I bicycle everywhere instead. It still takes half an hour to get to work (plus time dealing with my sweaty mess before anyone sees me), but its worth it!
LeiraElle LeiraElle 5 years
I used to walk EVERYWHERE when I lived in the city. When the streets are a grid its easy to go on a straight line, shortcuts rarely involve private property, and there's always a sidewalk to keep away from crazy cars. Since moving to a big town in the sprawling Midwest, I bicycle everywhere instead. It still takes half an hour to get to work (plus time dealing with my sweaty mess before anyone sees me), but its worth it!
AntiBarbie AntiBarbie 5 years
I try to walk as much as possible but never to a specific place.
Rouge14 Rouge14 5 years
I don't have a driving licence and don't own a car (thank god I live in the Parisian surburbs so I've got access to quite a few options public transport wise!) and I work 10 minutes away from home by foot so I try to walk the most I can everywhere and not jump too easily in the many busses passing by when I'm feeling lazy. I used to have a 30-40minutes bus ride to go to college, then the same amount of time to go to work and then again back home when I lived in England for 2 years and I felt like I spent most of my time in the bus, I felt tired all the time and so did my muscles because I was barely ever using them, and I feel much better now that I walk 4 times 10 minutes to and from work :) The good thing as well is that I've started getting motivated by reading your posts and finally decided to reconcile with Sports and to introduce a bit of fitness in my routine so thanks Fit :)
Rouge14 Rouge14 5 years
I don't have a driving licence and don't own a car (thank god I live in the Parisian surburbs so I've got access to quite a few options public transport wise!) and I work 10 minutes away from home by foot so I try to walk the most I can everywhere and not jump too easily in the many busses passing by when I'm feeling lazy.I used to have a 30-40minutes bus ride to go to college, then the same amount of time to go to work and then again back home when I lived in England for 2 years and I felt like I spent most of my time in the bus, I felt tired all the time and so did my muscles because I was barely ever using them, and I feel much better now that I walk 4 times 10 minutes to and from work :)The good thing as well is that I've started getting motivated by reading your posts and finally decided to reconcile with Sports and to introduce a bit of fitness in my routine so thanks Fit :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 5 years
I walk a lot now that I have a normal job (work days). I walk to work @ least 2 times a week which is 45 mins one way and if I take the train it is still a 20 min walk for me too :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 5 years
I walk a lot now that I have a normal job (work days). I walk to work @ least 2 times a week which is 45 mins one way and if I take the train it is still a 20 min walk for me too :)
inlove23 inlove23 5 years
Oh, and doing break I walk for half an hour =)
inlove23 inlove23 5 years
Since I live in the country I don't have this option (I wish!). But, I love walking on my road. =) I hate people that waste gas for the smallest things, I try to be conservative with my gas.
Mouzzer Mouzzer 5 years
Everywhere! The only time I do not walk is when the sun is far too strong for me ( I burn very easily!!) and then I will bus it. But I walk back from the bus/train which is a 14 minute jaunt up the hill.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I walk to the post office, the library, the farmer's market, and my eye doctor. I bike to the pharmacy and the small grocery store if I just need a few things. My gym is at work, so I don't walk there. I sometimes walk at work during my break...I'll walk around the hospital walking path and it helps wake me up.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
I have almost everything in my suburb; so, when I don't have my car (my hubby drives it), I can walk where I want (including work).
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
I have two local shopping centers near my house that I walk to. So coffee shop, mini mart, sandwich shops, small restaurants. Everywhere else is too far for me to walk.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
I walk or take public transportation everywhere. I generally walk to the metro or bus stop in the morning and metro or bus to work, but I was walking when it wasn't so hot and humid. (Somehow I don't think it would be professional to arrive at work drenched in sweat.) I do usually walk home from work, though. I also walk to the drug store, the market on weekends, etc. I can't really walk to the grocery store because the closest one is several miles away; I usually walk to the metro and then metro to the grocery store.
tylergrl33 tylergrl33 5 years
There's a coffee shop near my work that I walk to almost every day. And in the summer I travel to cities where I walk the entire trip.
cfeccentric cfeccentric 5 years
I don't because I can't. It's a 30+ minute walk just to get out of my neighborhood. And beyond that is an expanse of highway that you have to drive on for ten minutes to get to anything.
Merlin713 Merlin713 5 years
I walk at work, not to work. Everything on this list is too far for me to walk...it would take me hours to get somewhere.
Merlin713 Merlin713 5 years
I walk <i>at</i> work, not to work. Everything on this list is too far for me to walk...it would take me hours to get somewhere.
Niami Niami 5 years
When I moved to Boston I found that I had no choice but to shop healthier because I had to carry everything back home and it was not a short walk and I wasn't about to take the stinky T.
Niami Niami 5 years
When I moved to Boston I found that I had no choice but to shop healthier because I had to carry everything back home and it was not a short walk and I wasn't about to take the stinky T.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
i walk everywhere and it bugs my friends like nothing else! i remember living in africa as a kid and having to walk for hours, plus my spanish side of the family like to take walks after meals etc though it's crazy that some people still have the perception that walking is only for people too poor to have a car or grab public transport. i sometimes take 1hr walks at lunchtime to the park etc
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 5 years
I wish I could walk to all these places but everything is way too far. I live pretty close to the library, my favorite dog boutique. Thats about it. Oh yeah when I am visiting a new city I like to walk away instead of drive around.
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