Tag Archives: walking

Helping others race is a great feeling

Looking to boost our dreadful preregistration numbers for our local 4-H 5k, I’d recruited a handful of walkers from the agency for intellectually disabled adults where I’ve been working the last few months. I wasn’t really sure how long it … Continue reading

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History intersects with new approach to health care at Walk with a Doc event

I’d driven by the Historic Forks of the Wabash many times over the years, on my way through Huntington to Wabash or Peru or West Lafayette, without ever once stopping to see what was there. On Saturday, with a weekend … Continue reading

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Low carb commuting miles for October

I didn’t walk or bike anywhere from home this month, which made it really tough to accumulate many miles: Just 4.5, basically from leaving the car wherever it was parked and walking to other errands around town. One time I … Continue reading

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Low Carb Commuting Miles for September

A total of … 2. Which begs the question: Have I abandoned this project?  Why am I even bothering to track this if I can’t make more of an effort to do it? Well, it is true that I only … Continue reading

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Low-Carbon Commuting Miles for June

Our Tennessee trip didn’t do much for my low-carb communting miles for June. Our mountaintop condo was accessible only by steep switchbacks with no sidewalks and scary drop-offs, so there were no walks to the local convenience store for milk … Continue reading

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A control freak learns to go with the flow (sort of)

About a million years ago, my husband and I both lived in cheap crappy apartments in the historic West Central neighborhood in Fort Wayne, a couple of blocks from the newspaper building where we’ve both worked (in my case, on … Continue reading

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What happened to the Fulton Street hookers?

I know this doesn’t make much difference mileage-wise, but just to shake up my routine I decided to park a couple of blocks away from the office Tuesday to get a bit of that “walking to work” vibe. It did … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting miles for May

That’s low-carb as in carbon, not carbohydrates. After accumulating totals in the very low single digits the first four months of the year, I finally came up with 41 miles of biking or walking that replaced driving for the month … Continue reading

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Sustainability miles update

So much for April’s 30-day bike challenge. I’ve been so intimidated by these ferocious winds I only took the bike out a couple of times, which means it was not a breakout month in terms of sustainability miles. I walked … Continue reading

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Google wants us to walk (even more than before)

A while back I noted that Google Maps increasingly displays walking as an option on shorter distances.  Yesterday when I was calculating my “sustainability miles” for February – a dismal number I’ll get to in a minute, as winter continues … Continue reading

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