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I Love Walking

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    It Suits Me

    I walk for exercise and to indulge in some "thinking time". Oh the conversations I have in my head while I am stepping it out and moving along at my usual brisk pace. I hate running but I have heard that a brisk walk can get your heart up to sixty percent of its maximum rate...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M May 21, 2012

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    Love walking in the park specially in the side

    of the lake, you can see bird flying! Sometimes alligator and turtle! Love to feel the wind!😄
    beejek beejek 41-45 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    I love walking ... Especially in the woods .

    I walk for physical and mental therapy . I walk also to clear my mind and to think about think .
    confused5050 confused5050 13-15, F Dec 13, 2013

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    It Always Comes Back To Walking...

    Whether with old friends, new friends, lost loves, alone or with my wonderful dog, it seems walking has always helped ease my stress in all these years...despite all the alternatives I've tried for stress over the years(even anti-depressants), one of the best routes for me has...
    ArtofSunrise ArtofSunrise 22-25 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    I love to walk long distances in the UK,

    especially in mountainous areas like the Lake District.
    Northerner242 Northerner242 22-25, M Apr 5

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    No Where In Particular

    Iv'e waked 20 miles before, with no destination or direction. Something about being outside and seeing new details of the surroundings. Seeing architecture you never noticed, funny street names you didn't't know existed. I particularly enjoy walking up to a new store or...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M Jun 10, 2012

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    Every Day

    I am supposed to walk an hour every day. Dont always manage to but i do try. When I walk by myself it is a good time to relax and think. The walks i enjoy best are when my grandson walks with me. I let him pick the route we will walk and he tries to never walk the same way as...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jan 21, 2013

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    My favorite time to walk is early in the

    morning, before the sun is up. We live very near a park so that is my destination each work day. The quiet is awesome. The sounds equally awesome. Simultaneously the quiet and the sounds are awesome.
    todayisagift todayisagift 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Yeah walking for me is best

    when it's raining, the world seems more like nothing bad is going to happen rather just stay at peace and silence, but on those days I like to listen to music while it's happening just for the extra relaxation.
    laia120841 laia120841 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Medication For The Soul

    For me this is a familiar place. One that I have visited often. The woods are dark and lovely this time of year. I love the cool night air against my skin. I should have worn a jacket and brought some water along with me. Too late for second thoughts, I begin my walk. I will keep...
    misery22 misery22 36-40, F Sep 3, 2012

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    Late Night Walk

    I like to go on late night walks. I usually don't come across anything interesting, but least night I was walking at about 2am and this car is driving slowly on the other side of the street then it does a u-turn and pulls up next to me. At first I thought he was looking for...
    shadowman22 shadowman22 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Dreamlike1 Dreamlike1 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F Dec 8, 2013

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    I love the feeling when you've a really long

    distance and you get to just sit on your *** and let your feet rest. Last year I walked about 80km in one trek (~50mi I think) and it was just AWESOME. It did take me from about 6-7pm to 3-4pm the next day though ;p
    PersonOfUninterest PersonOfUninterest 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I walk so much. I walk to pass the time,

    to help with my thinking, to deal with negative memories, to keep in shape, and of course to find good photographs. I probably walk a good 6-8 miles per day, every single day.
    LunarDelta LunarDelta 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I went for a walk today.

    I took a different path. This long uphill street, flanked by houses facing each other, staring at each other above it. Trees lined the ... paved thing you walk on. What's it called? Curves. Curbs. Walks? Whatever. They had trees dammit. I'd always wondered what was on the other...
    avessel avessel 22-25 1 Response Jan 6

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    AriesNinja AriesNinja 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I didn't know I was good at working

    until I walked back home from a shopping mall . I walked shy of 3 hours at a summer night. Then I more and more like walking. I could think about many things and enjoyed my mind wondered away when I was walking.. and now, walking is a good time for doing meditation. Most of...
    Mei2012 Mei2012 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Nature Is Always There

    Walking lets me get in touch with my surroundings.  Ever since I was a little girl I loved nature.  I could lay on the soft green grass and look up at the sky and just listen to the sounds of nature.  Now I am even lucky enough to take a walk my life has me so busy...
    atttddiva atttddiva 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2007

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    It's so much more relaxing

    than running I feel. It makes it a much nicer experience if you have good scenery to look at. One of the things I used to love about living in the countryside, before things changed.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Apr 10

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    For me walking equals uninterrupted

    contemplation. I love it.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I Love To Walk...

    Getting out in the early morn is my cup of tea. The day is brand new, the early morning sounds are awesome. I just love to take walks in the morn, it is my time to just listen to sounds that happen at no other time of the day... My time to reflect on life, and the blessings that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26, 2012

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    Walking Fanatic

    I walk as much as I can. When ever, where ever. From the streets of Manhattan to Knob hill in San Francisco. Minimum average of 45 miles a week. On a good day I can do 15 miles in 3hrs 45min. (Staten Island end 2 end) Running has too much impact for my taste. Did 8 miles of NYC...
    Brandi5 Brandi5 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Just To Tune Out The World.

    When I walk around, I listen to my music on my ipod and I just tune out the world and just feel good. I just don't wanna stop sometimes and keep going with my music and enjoy it all.
    exsaiyan exsaiyan 18-21, M Sep 15, 2013

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    I love walking - for my health

    and for exercise, and just to slow down and take in the wonder of God's creation or a interesting cityscape. I weighed just under 300 lbs. in 2009. My triglyceride and total cholesterol numbers wet both over 400. I was a mess! I still battle my sweet tooth and enjoyment of junk...
    indyseeker456 indyseeker456 51-55, M Jan 4

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    Allows One To Clear One's Mind

          A long walk can be soothing for the soul and a great stress relief.  Even though I regularly walk to work an hour each way, it still is a pleasant experience most times.  I walked over 180 miles in October and again in November.  That kind of mileage does wear on...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Dec 6, 2012

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    This is a nice time of year here in Louisiana.

    Great weather for walking, not too hot or too cold. All the trees and plants are starting to bloom. Makes my walks a lot prettier than a month ago.
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A Beautiful Walk

    Walk with me and view all what nature has to offer..Lets talk about anything and laugh while we enjoy this beautiful walk of exercise. Lets feel the intense of our muscles tighten up with every stroke; movement of our legs. We can take it slow or at a fast pace; whatever it's...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    Walking my pomeranian,

    Abu. In sunny California. 🐶🌻☀️
    aliciashannon27 aliciashannon27 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Me And The Dog Vs. The Walks

    Before I got my dog four ears ago I was kind of a couch potato (or a huge couch potato) but ever since I adopted my lovely and very hyper active puppy I have gotten into the habit of walking. A lot. And over the years I have come to be slightly obsessed with walking my dog. We...
    Mandia Mandia 18-21 2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I adore nature and my favourite thing in all

    the world, is to be outside with the wind, my thoughts and wildlife. In fact, it's that time right now. So, toodle pip, off a-walking I go!
    TheScartist TheScartist 31-35, F Jan 12

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    The Two Without The Four

    I quit walking for three months after my dog died...I cried every time I thought about my two feet going along the road without her four beside me. I now have eight feet pattering along with my two, and am once again a regular walker and I carry my old girl along in my heart...
    caithness caithness 51-55, F 14 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Therapy

    Walking is nearly my fave form of exercise. There is some kind of joy in the brisk movement, while soaking up and absorbing nature and the surroundings, the landscape, the smell of earth. There is always some delightful little surprise in getting a glimpse of some animal who...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Most Days

    Many consider it one of the best forms of exercise. I be living proof of that.
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    Just Love It

    I just love to go out walking and explore places that i havent been before. it's really god to go on your and think about things, its just so calming and peacful. I love the contry side and woods are great to explore, however with things like that, i think i prefer being with a...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    I love to walk! It's the best I feel,

    you can get your mind off things half the time and just enjoy the day :)
    Bryonna123 Bryonna123 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Alone

    I take long walks and often, when I don't have anything to take care of in the evening, I just walk home. And It takes about two hours walking through the city but I don't even realize how time passes. I just keep walking, thinking, talking, often singing to myself :P and nobody...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    Was walking through town last night with my

    best friend when it started drizzling with rain. It was some beautiful we were out til 1 am just walking up the streets. It is so peaceful and beautiful at night
    IzzyFizzy IzzyFizzy 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    To Walk Or To Hike . . . That's The Question?

    I recently vowed that I shall not join any more groups on EP unless I publish at least one story in that group. It is turning out to be quite a challenge because I joined some of the groups just because I agree with the subject matter. In some of the other groups I’ve joined (e...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I enjoy walking it helps me clear my mind

    and I just love being in nature.. It helps me sooth my soul too.. Walking.. Yep it's wonderful <3
    eflor1436 eflor1436 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Is there anything more relaxing

    than going out for a long walk to nowhere in particular? Just keep going in the direction you're facing. The perfect way to clear your head from all the rubbish it gets filled with during the day. I've been known a good few times when I can't sleep, to get up, pull some jeans...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I love walking but it's

    so hard to do rn because it gets dark so early :( and my roommates don't like long walks. Maybe I'll just live blog a walk of my own one day. Block 1- saw a cat. Wasn't friendly. Block 4- someone had a swing and I sat on it and then a scared child stared at me from the window...
    parapsychology parapsychology 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    As I Started Walking......

    ok...so, i was preety upset and exhausted since last 2-3 days. ..trying to make sense is not always in our hand.. ........lolanyhow, i was energy-less.. .so, i decided to go out to the shop and take an energy drink... i chose a shop little far as i wanted to walk more... i...
    destinyguy destinyguy 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    My Morning Walks

    Early in the morning, before my breakfast or coffee, I love to go out for a walk. The sun has just risen and the streets are still empty, except for an occasional dog walker or car driving by. I love walking for a long time. Till my legs hurt. I love to walk fast and look as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    Walking Within Four Walls

    I love to walk but it always is an effort to do so.  I live in the city and there aren’t too many places to go walking and be safe which is a sad thing as I love walking.  That doesn’t mean you can’t still go walk though, just that it means when...
    mica62 mica62 46-50, F Oct 12, 2007

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    It's great to walk with friends

    and laugh a lot on such a tosh topics,,,,,,this is crazy ;)
    Anjusaroha Anjusaroha 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Walk To No Where

    I love to walk. I love to just head out with no destination in mind. Doing that gives me time to think. Sometimes I think about all the things wrong in my life and how to change them. Sometimes I think about all the people in my life who love me and how I can never repay them for...
    Zoeyredbird Zoeyredbird 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Walk

    i walk every day and i go where there is nature.. there was a deer that came up to me then there was a biker that came by and scared the deer away... wish i had my camera.
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F Sep 21, 2013

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    10k Steps

    A few years ago my Doctor wanted to put me on a statin and from what I had learned it was just another money making drug with more negative side effects than positive effects, I refused, I want to stay drug free so he gave me a prescription of 10,000 steps a day. I took it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    I love walking in beautiful mountain scenery,

    where the air is fresh. I love how when I backpack, my worries become so much more primal- find water, worry about wild animals, etc. In the 'real world', my worries are much more trivial, so it's nice to have a break from that.
    nerdyalpaca nerdyalpaca 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    We went along the seafront I could just walk

    for hours along the seafront
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    To Saunter By Thoreau

    I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks, who had a genius, so to speak, for sauntering; which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the middle ages, and...
    brtuck80 brtuck80 26-30, M Dec 14, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Ok. It's very funny that this don't seem a really popular group! I love walking in the mountains. I live in Wales. It has loads of mountains. Yesterday I walked on the Mynydd Du...
    laurenhj laurenhj 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I love walking bare foot on the beach, where it is burning hot or freezing cold. The feel of the sand on your feet is just amazing ❤️
    KitKat292 KitKat292 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I love walking right before the sun goes down. Just when the sky allows the starts to be bright on our side of the earth. Just when the moon become the sun in the dark, that...
    zed2909 zed2909 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Walking early this morning on this cold spring day. Watching the girls play soccer on one field and on another field the boys playing lacrosse. I love spring. Just wish it would...
    Cev97 Cev97 56-60, M Mar 23

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    "Summer Nights" Summer lovin', had me a blast Summer lovin', happened so fast Met a girl crazy for me Met a boy cute as can be Summer days drifting away To, uh oh, those summer...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response