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How much walking do you do?

  • I only walk doing my home chores and at work

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  • I walk 1-2 miles daily

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  • I walk up to five miles once a week

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  • I walk up to five miles daily

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  • I walk 5+ miles once a week

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do you perambulate?

3231 Views 24 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  DeltaDawg
everyone here is a dog person, and dogs need to be walked. They, those torture masters who call themselves physical therapists, tell me walking is one of, if not the best exercises. One would think we (the RTF collective) with all of our dogs needing walking, are the healthiest group on the planet. For me, just a glance at the bathroom mirror tells me that we are not. So I wonder, how many of you all walk for the health of it. Other that the walking you do in your job, be than postal letter carrier or toll booth operator and everything in-between. How much walking do you do?
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Ken, I once walked off 50lbs by getting serious about it and doing 2 miles most off-season mornings and evenings. Been a runner since, doing 4-7 miles most off season days - to trim the 20lbs I put on during the season, when I eat too much of everything some serious good cooks put on the buffet board. Haven't the willpower for dietary restraint, and so must pay a price of one sort or the other. And find walking and/or running beats snot out of not being able to.

More pertinant to this board, we train for the field by getting out in it with a Retrieve-R-Trainer and bag of bumpers and making circuits that keep us all moving. Given normal water levels, I'll don hip boots and follow the shallow marsh edge around a long peninsula of pasture, roughly a mile round trip, which is a thigh-burner if I stay in the weed-choked, soft-bottomed marsh, instead of retreating to the "hill". This drought year's circuit has followed irrigation canals around a half section of fallow rice land, a three mile walk that keeps the dogs wet and offers a seemingly endless variety of levees, ditches and canals to work with. Not the workout for me that getting in the marsh provides, but it beats standing in a soccer field.
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