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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

National Start! Walking Day

Walking is one of my favorite pastimes.

Walking is my favorite form of exercise.

I love to walk.

I walked almost 500 miles while I was pregnant and I average 70-80 miles per month now.

I took you on your first walk on July 1. You were less than one month old.

I have walked almost 120 miles (over the course of six days) for breast cancer awareness and will do it again this October.

I enjoy walking on the beach, through my neighborhood, on a treadmill or all over the city of Paris and I am not afraid of hills.

Walking led me to running, which led me to countless 5Ks and a half marathon, a feat I never thought I could accomplish. I still enjoy running occasionally but not as much as walking.

Walking clears my head, helps me stay in tune with nature, allows me time to catch my breath, chat with a friend on the phone, or listen to my iPod.

There is nothing better than a new pair of sneakers. Yesterday I broke in my 15th pair of Nike Air Pegasus. For me, it is the ONLY shoe to walk in.

I keep track of every mile I walk, calorie I burn and time it takes.

I have the strangest tan lines and never leave the house without sunscreen.

Walking is good medicine. Studies show that just one hour of vigorous exercise, like brisk walking will increase your life expectancy by two hours.

Today is National Start! Walking Day and I encourage you to move your feet... one step at a time.

The best is yet to be.

Day 43/100

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1 Comments:

Blogger Leah said...

Keep up the great walking! I too love walking when there's lots to see and great conversation going on. Today, we walked tons here in D.C! It was the perfect day for it!

April 11, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

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