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Gamify my walks!

I'm trying to get back into walking as a key form of exercise, but this time around my usual podcasts and audiobooks aren't cutting it. What do I need to help easily track how much walking I'm doing, and to motivate me to boost that amount? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Jul 6, 2015 - 18 answers

Ornithology 101: Bird locomotion - boing vs. waddle

As I sat outside enjoying the evening, I watched a small bird (a sparrow, I think?) looking for worms or seeds in the veggie patch. For some reason (maybe the wine, I dunno) the question crossed my mind: why do some birds hop (like the sparrow) and some walk/waddle (a duck, for example). [more inside]
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah on May 28, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me explain to my boyfriend that I want to walk home alone at night

My bf doesn't like it when I walk home from my job alone, at night. I am a woman. It's not that he won't allow me to, he just thinks it's a bad idea and urges me not to or to carry pepper spray if I do. I had been doing this for over a year before I met him, and want to explain to him why these warnings against it (which I get from others as well) are patronizing and annoying. Or maybe I really am being irresponsible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2014 - 54 answers

Hardscaping a brick path

I have a flagstone/fieldstone walkway to my back door. There are a lot of trip hazards from uneven stones, and we'd like to replace it with brick. What should be written into the bids I get from contractors to make sure I get a quality replacement? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 13, 2014 - 5 answers

September, Portland OR, or Quebec City?

In September Ms J0 and I would like to travel to either Portland (Oregon) or Quebec City. We would like to stay for 5 or so days. We can get to Portland for less than half the cost of getting to Quebec City. So, help us decide, please. [more inside]
posted by J0 on Jul 2, 2014 - 14 answers

Shoes for walking on city streets

What shoes or insoles can I wear to help my feet when I do a lot of walking on city sidewalks? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 24, 2013 - 16 answers

Left, Left, Left, Right, Left

Can I learn how to walk differently? When I walk, I drag my heels. I always wear Birkenstock sandals, and this way of walking causes my heels to wear away much faster than the rest of the shoe, leading to more frequent (expensive-ish) repairs. Can I train myself to walk another way? I know people do it in necessary times (e.g. loss of limb, spinal cord/brain damage, etc.) but I just WANT to change. Possible?
posted by dithmer on May 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Reliable Transportation

What are the arguments for and against method of transportation as a protected class? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Feb 24, 2013 - 24 answers

I'm Just Walking My Dog

I am going to drive from Dallas to Austin in a couple of hours, first road trip with my dog. Does anyone know of any good parks in Waco, not too far off I-35, where we could stop and have a little walk?
posted by ericthegardener on Nov 21, 2012 - 3 answers

How to walk quietly in kitten heels

Meow! How do you walk quietly in kitten heels? Something like this or this? Is it a trick of sizing? Of walking a little differently? This would be my go-to style of heel for many occasions... if I can hide the slap-clack slap-clack sound which is a bit too much like $2 Walmart flip-flops.
posted by whatzit on Sep 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Are there any great, multi-day, non-wilderness walks in the U.S.?

Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 answers

3-day walk in Scotland

What's a good itinerary for a 3-day walk in Scotland? Part of the West Highland Way, or the Great Glen Way? [more inside]
posted by destrius on Mar 19, 2012 - 21 answers

new year's resolution fail

I went for a rather long, brisk walk yesterday after an extended period of holiday-season inactivity and didn't think to stretch first (stupid, I know). Now I've got lower leg pain along the front where the leg meets the ankle, and the balls of my feet are hurting. Can anyone recommend some stretches or something else that will make the pain go away for now? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Walking a half marathon

I want to walk a half marathon. My city's marathon is next fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready. I found various training plans online that range from 12-16 weeks, but that's really not what my question is about. I'm wondering, since I have almost a year till then, what should I do be doing now? Does it matter? I'm in good health but haven't exercised consistently lately. Also, general walking-a-half advice is very welcome!
posted by trillian on Nov 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Walking a 5K

I just signed up for a 5K on Dec. 3. I'm certainly not ready to RUN 3.1 miles, so I'm going to walk it (and the event is called a run/walk, so it is a walker-friendly race, at least). What kind of training can I do before then to do my best that day, since there's barely any time left? I'm at a healthy weight and in OK shape but usually only exercise one or two times a week. I'd like my time to be under one hour, if possible. Tips? (Bonus question: are most 5Ks walker-friendly?)
posted by trillian on Nov 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Where to stay each night after a day's walking in Cornwall?

I am trying to organize a solo, self-guided walking trip to bits of coastal Cornwall for late August and am having trouble planning a 6- to 8-day itinerary that has me end a day's walk where there's budget accommodation like hostels/backpackers/campsites. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Simple and cheap run/walk tracking

I want to track my runs without expensive fancypants equipment, but how? [more inside]
posted by sperose on Mar 12, 2011 - 28 answers

Do Pólya's constants prove my cat will come home eventually?

We have lost a cat. Ignoring obstacles like trees, roads and houses, I am assuming he has gone on a random walk. Me and my fiancée have been out every night since he left, also walking randomly, hoping to find him. But I know a random walk in two dimensions always returns to the origin eventually, so are we actually any better off searching for him than just staying at home? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Feb 5, 2011 - 20 answers

How to walk to McCormick Place?

Chicago-transit-filter: I have to get to McCormick Place tomorrow at 7:15 AM. Best way to do this without a car? [more inside]
posted by Wulfhere on Jun 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it time to worry about a late crawler/walker?

ParentFilter: Is it time to worry about a late crawler/walker? [more inside]
posted by Joh on May 6, 2010 - 23 answers

The world needs my New York walking blog. I need you to name it.

I'm starting a project wherein I walk each and every block of every street in Manhattan, at least once, over the course of roughly 2-3 months. I want to chronicle this process of walking all of Manhattan in a daily blog, preferably with a daily picture and some text. What do I call this blog? (And should I use tumblr? And anything else to keep in mind?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 27 answers

Looking for a Fun/Interesting "Chart/Table of Distances"

I'm looking for a fun chart/table of distances (Heights, Lengths) to incorporate into a walking for wellness program. [more inside]
posted by lyam on Feb 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Trekking with wolves for company

I'm trying to remember the name of a book, but Google isn't helping. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jan 9, 2010 - 4 answers

How far should I walk my dog?

How far should I walk my dog? [more inside]
posted by mola on Nov 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Help Tesla walk.

Help me get my dog to walk again. [more inside]
posted by wandering steve on Jun 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Thinking about nothing in particular...

I´m a week into a monthlong solo walk, and I´m consequently spending a lot of time thinking. I´m looking for some interesting ways to structure this thinking... meditation, thought problems, etc. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jun 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Is it possible to walk 1,000,000 miles in one's lifetime?

Is it hypothetically possible for a human to walk one million miles over the course of their lifetime? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Oct 22, 2008 - 19 answers

Walk-in tub recommendations

What is the best option for walk-in tub for elderly neighbor? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jul 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Am I doing it wrong?

Help me trip less. Maybe it's nothing, but I think there might be something weird going on with the way I walk. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Jul 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me with my husband, the Sleepwalking Zombie

What do I do about a sleepwalking partner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 - 16 answers

I'd like to know when it is safe to walk on Park Ave.

Why are there certain intersections in Manhattan that do not have "Walk/Don't Walk" signs? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Feb 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Actress in Walk Hard?

Who is the woman in this red band Walk Hard clip? She's wearing blue and says "Come on Dewey, join the party" about 17 seconds in. IMDB didn't turn up anything.
posted by null terminated on Dec 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Photos from A Walk in the Woods?

Did Bill Bryson and/or Stephen Katz take any photos during their Walk in the Woods? Are they online anywhere? I'd love to see them.
posted by jclovebrew on Sep 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Please help me learn to run.

Please help me learn to run. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Aug 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Pain under foot when waklking.

Yesterday I started feeling pain when I walk. It happens when my foot is bent upwards, before taking your foot off the surface. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Jun 22, 2007 - 13 answers

I like to walk when I think, but this frequently leads to distractions. What to do?

I like to walk when I think, but this activity frequently leads to distractions. What to do? [more inside]
posted by sid on Jan 4, 2007 - 14 answers

How should a walkout be handled?

What should happen when a customer maliciously walks out on his bill? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 20, 2006 - 16 answers

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time"

How do I walk 25 kilometers and survive? There's [more inside]
posted by Memo on Oct 14, 2006 - 24 answers

How long can food be unrefrigerated during a walk home from the grocery store?

I have this idea that I want to walk to and from the grocery store to have an excuse to take a long walk (perhaps as long as an hour each way). How long can the walk be before the food becomes unsafe to eat? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on May 28, 2006 - 33 answers

How serious is a 40 mile walk?

My friends and I are considering participating in the Keswick to Barrow 40 mile scenic walk (for charity). We are in varying states of fitness. Are we insane? [more inside]
posted by Acey on Apr 18, 2006 - 15 answers

Where did you dig up that old fossil?

Pint-size paleontology: Where in WA state (Seattle area), is a good place for an 8-year-old to be able to look for and (probably) find fossils? (And take some home) [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Dec 15, 2005 - 7 answers

Looking for ideas for a day-trip to NYC

Looking for ideas for a day-trip to NYC (more inside) [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella on Nov 16, 2004 - 7 answers

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