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jean
jean

It’s Micro Monday again. We’ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. This week’s topic is walking, by popular demand. Take the next step and leave a comment so others can follow your blogging trail.

PS. @monday podcast hiatus ends very soon!

cn
cn

@jean I walk regularly, but don’t tend to write about it 🚶🏻‍♂️

mbkriegh
mbkriegh

@jean I walk daily and have developed it as a meditative discipline as well as an exercise discipline. I bring my camera to turn it into a seeing discipline too! Pre pandemic I used to wind up at a cafe and write for a while too, a practice I am slowly returning to. I follow the discipline even when traveling. I try to walk at least 10k steps a day and have had days that approach 30k steps. Big fan of walking!

mcg
mcg

@jean Avid walker. I work from home so my morning commute is a run with my dog and the evening, a nice walk. Don’t usually post anything from these, since it’s usually the same routes, without anything that interesting.

pimoore
pimoore

@jean I’ve sadly gotten away from walking once the hot weather hit, so I need to change this by heading out early morning if I can. Love walking otherwise, and like @mbkriegh mentioned it’s very meditative for me as well.

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@jean ooh me! 🚶‍♂️

SciPhi
SciPhi

@jean I like to walk on nature trails, not very prolific - couple times a month maybe ? Easy walks, with something other than neighbors & houses to see.

I recently posted some snaps from the Flytrap and Sugarloaf trails at Carolina Beach State Park

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@pimoore I walked 3 1/2 hours earlier today. Big difference.

ajennische
ajennische

@jean walking is the best. I’m a runner and love that but walking you can do anywhere and without being in good shape.

pimoore
pimoore

@Pilchuck Wow, good for you man! 👍🏻

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jean my blog was for years mostly about educational technology. It seems to have morphed into a walking/natural history blog over the last few years.

mbkriegh
mbkriegh

@jean my daily posting often includes a walking component.

johnbrayton
johnbrayton

@jean I walk five miles almost every day. I live on the side of a hill, and my route has me walking up the steep hill five times.

lmika
lmika

@jean Avid walker here. I try to go for a walk daily. Great way to unwind after a day’s work.

joelmearig
joelmearig

@jean I walk every morning, 4 miles, before I do anything else. I try to walk fast at 12 minute miles. Sundays is just a stroll for about 1.5 miles as that is my “off” day. Just a loop by my house and I don’t carry my phone so no pictures.

Ron
Ron

@johnjohnston The readers rule. 😁

jayeless
jayeless

@jean 🙋🏻‍♀️ I definitely like walking! My usual routes are just through my local streets to a nearby park or the beach, but sometimes we go further afield (like to the Dandenongs). When we do go somewhere interesting I try to blog about it 😊

jsonbecker
jsonbecker

@jean I enjoy walking so much that Craig Mod's article is featured on jsonbecker.com as one of the very few links. Nothing clears my head better. Whether walking in a new city or escaping into nature, walking is the most underrated physical activity.

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@jean I’ve just upped my goals from 3 to 5 times a week for “bigger” walks. Walking is life.

Cheri
Cheri

@jean Walking is my main mode of transportation. 🙂 It helps that my neighborhood has a walk score of 98.

mbkriegh
mbkriegh

@jean scenes from today’s walk… www.notesonattentionpaid.com/2021/07/1...

mpmilestogo
mpmilestogo

@jean walking has been my way for over 10 years. I walked before for time and distance and goals. Then I decided to start walking cities on vacations or business trips. When I retired I gave up on goals and times and distances. Now I just walk. I started walking on vacations in various cities and since I retired all the walking is with no purpose or goal. I minimally track how I do. I do about 5 to 7 miles every day. It’s a nice combination with yoga and meditation for me. Hanoi proved to be wonderful and sometimes challenging for walking. I loved the side streets and alleys and the small scenes I could find on a day going. Now since I’m back for a bit I will walk here in California and then on my Amtrak trip from California to Chicago and back. I’ll stop wherever I please. I bought the USA railpass just to walk in various cities.

samgrover
samgrover

@jean Daily walker here 👋

ridwan
ridwan

@jean I love walking. I see walking as my "me time". I can relax and let go!

mbkriegh
mbkriegh

@jean Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust is a favorite book about 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️…