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Choosing a Walking or Running Route

On the Road to Fitness


  • Walking and a bit of jogging mixed in is my all time favorite way to burn calories. We have a great park nearby and this time of year throughout spring is perfect for me. Thanks for a great article. - 11/16/2008 9:52:58 AM
  • I now live one block from Central Park in New York City. I thoroughly enjoy walking there. I also enjoy walking along Columbus Avenue uptown because there is an incline. This summer, I had to opportunity to walk along the beach in beautifu St. Croix. I didn't realize how difficult that was. It was a good challenge. I am looking forward to jogging next spring. - 10/20/2008 11:10:54 PM
  • We have a great walking/biking trail system in our city, however we've recently had a rash of car break ins where the theives stole the purse and then used the credit cards immediately. These were not in a "high crime" area so people need to be aware not to leave anything visible in the car that might intice a thief. - 10/3/2008 4:37:53 PM
  • Very good Article, since I walk/jog with dogs- I had to scope out the territory 1st before taking them with me. Unfortunately, there are no side-walks & very little shoulder to our streets- I HATE seeing someone pass with ear phones! You really cannot be totally aware of your surroundings with them on. - 8/31/2008 6:50:12 PM
  • I have to jog on a tradmill indoors because it is so hot during the summer here in Arizona. But we cerainly will use the suggestions in the article for the upcoming winter when our weather is better. We have a dog who loves to walk and we used to walk a lot a lot with her. - 8/19/2008 8:02:53 AM
  • Great article and thanks for the website gonna have to check that out subdivisions can be such mazes - 7/24/2008 12:50:34 PM
  • You can use to find out how far you walked without having to depend on the accuracy of your pedometer. You put in your address, then just drag and click your route and the site tells you exactly how far you went. I love it because from a map view, I can see new routes through the subdivision to change my scenery a bit. - 7/22/2008 12:25:04 PM
  • I never walked much until we got a dog. He is a great walking companion. He is use to our routine and keeps me accountable. He barks at me when it is time to go! - 7/22/2008 10:18:24 AM
    If you don't have a pedometer, or forget to turn it on, what you could also do is look at Google Maps. If you run on sidewalks, you can set the destination you ran to, and it will give you the distance. - 6/10/2008 7:45:51 PM
  • Enjoyed the article. Sometimes I get stuck doing the same things over and over. I think I might try a different route/scenery tomorrow! - 3/21/2008 11:52:40 PM
  • PETE68
    I love the beach so I walk the beach. I live about 10 min. drive from it. - 2/18/2008 5:27:53 PM
    PEGGY - 2/18/2008 2:05:31 PM
  • Great article. I walk now while waiting for my dd at her JUDO class rather than sit and chat with the other parents. - 2/10/2008 5:23:42 PM
  • another good place is local mall,being in northeast sometimes is ot conducive to walking outside.I bought a pedometer and know one mall is 1 mile.end to end.just time yourslf and try to dobetter each time thanks and happy losing geo - 1/29/2008 9:09:14 PM
  • Wonderful! Gave me lots to consider. - 1/27/2008 8:06:01 AM

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