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]
Why do my feet hurt after I mow the lawn and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
Should I consider a treadmill desk? [more inside]
I have painful blisters on my feet from walking much more than normal. What's the best way to manage (or prevent) them for the next few weeks? [more inside]
How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
How dangerous is this part of Seattle to walk around at 11PM at night? [more inside]
Irish walking tour recommendations? [more inside]
Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
I'm planning a holiday in Scotland this August with a friend. We'd like to incorporate a few days (anything up to a week) of walking. Ideally, we'd like to go on a guided walk organised by a tour company - the kind where you stay in B&Bs/guest houses each night and the tour company organises transportation of your luggage during the day. The level of walking should be of the easy-to-moderate rather than super-challenging: the goal is to appreciate the beautiful Scottish landscape rather than undertake a strenuous physical challenge. I've googled tour companies that offer this kind of thing, but I was wondering if any mefites have specific recommendations for UK-based tour companies offering this kind of holiday? Or any particular advice?
I'm looking for your personal recommendations for stretching and/or yoga routines to help make an unconditioned body more comfortable with too much walking. [more inside]
What is the atmosphere of Midtown in Houston at night? Would someone with a small frame who doesn't know karate feel safe walking their dog before bedtime there?
If you've improved your ability to walk down stairs or down escalator steps, how did you do it? [more inside]
More often lately, one of my feet seems to forget what it's doing and shuffles, causing me to stumble and almost fall. Is this normal or do I have a larger problem? [more inside]
What's the right way to walk in Vibram Five Fingers? [more inside]
Walking is making my back hurt. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
Over the last 4 months, I swapped out the driving part of my commute for walking. I walk about 4 miles round trip. This is great, but my beloved heels are all gathering dust in my closet. I would like to do the shoe swap out at work, but I really dislike the look of running shoes and dresses clearly designed for heels. Where can I get cute shoes for this purpose or am I resigned to running shoes?
I think my ex-partner just walked out on our mortgage. Please help me navigate this new world! [more inside]
My friend has a drivers license from the state of Pennsylvania and is currently living in Los Angeles California. They got a ticket for J Walking and the officer took down their name, License # and home address in Los Angeles. Then my friend recently receive a letter from the CA DMV saying that if they don't pay the fine then they will suspend/revoke the license. Can CA suspend/revoke their Pennsylvania license for J Walking in Los Angeles, CA? Yes/No and how did you resolve it or get out of it? Thanks!
Recommendations for what else to see and do around the Mission/Dolores Park on a supposed beautiful day tomorrow in San Francisco? [more inside]
Places to stay and things to do with two small children near Raleigh, NC. [more inside]
What shoe style is best for walking and for pairing with skirts/dresses? Specific recommendations? [more inside]
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]
Help me understand how physical conditioning works. Isn't eight minutes a day enough? [more inside]
Which pedestrians move aside while passing? When pedestrians walking at approximately equal strolling speeds in opposite directions are on a collision course, assuming each has a clear path to move aside, who yields? Help me not be THAT PERSON at the mall. [more inside]
Can you suggest a good pedometer watch, for less than 100 dollars? [more inside]
Does "Nordic Walking" really provide a more robust workout than normal walking? [more inside]
I'll be in Irvine for work this coming week and will have Tuesday and Wednesday evening to myself. Please help me not waste those two nights in my hotel room eating overpriced room service. [more inside]
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!
Someone who very rarely wears high heels just got a pair of snazzy high heeled boots that I'm now wearing to work every day. (About an inch and a half tall, thick heels not stiletto) It's a learning experience. I'm trying to figure out how to walk gracefully but I still seem to be clomping awkwardly. Is there a trick to this or just practice? Also, I've observed that some women move their hips when they walk (which I've never done naturally) so I tried that but it makes this weird sensation in my hip joints like "popping" kind of. Is that normal? Is it just because it's a different kind of movement? Or does it mean I'm terribly deformed?
Please tell me how I could have handled this situation better. I unintentionally got into an argument with a dog-walker at the park where I was conducting a running training session. I thought I handled the situation to the best of my ability, but my trainee told me that she thought I hadn't. So I wanted to ask your advice on how to deal with the same situation if it arose again. [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
Please recommend rain gear that will keep me dry and comfy walking around the city this winter. [more inside]
I love to walk the streets observing and experiencing. Recent I discovered the French term "flaneur" which loosely translated, means "someone who walks the city in order to experience it". I was wondering if anyone knew of any essays (historical or modern) written about the joys of being a flaneur or a flaneuse? [more inside]
Looking for first-hand experiences of the Camino de Santiago--with potentially complicating health issues. Can it be done? [more inside]
Help me curb this frustrating puppy behaviour! [more inside]
I'm switching from running to walking as my regular form of exercise but am concerned about getting as much of a workout from walking; any tips? [more inside]
What should my speed goal be to walk a 5k? [more inside]
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]
Suggestions for relatively inexpensive things to do in the evening in London July 23-28? [more inside]
At this late stage, is there any way to grab a spot in the DOC huts along the Milford Track around New Year 2011/2012? [more inside]
Several dog walking services in my area of San Diego offer a range of services and prices, and I'd like to get a sense of what others considerable reasonable, and what services, if anything, people find worth the money for besides just the walking itself. In terms of pooch specifics, my obese italian greyhound needs a longer, more vigorous walk each afternoon/evening than I can make time for given my current work schedule. thanks
Based on your experience, what would be a really excellent brand and model to go with for over the counter orthotics for arch support and stabilization of the foot?
My workout isn't working out. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
I want to track my runs without expensive fancypants equipment, but how? [more inside]
I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
Do you have any experience with ChiWalking? Has it helped you prevent / recover from injuries? Helped you get fit? Made your life awesome? [more inside]
I am suffering from a medical condition that causes severe muscle pain and weakness. I think that a walking stick for occasional might help, but I want something that looks cool and that I can fold up and put in a bag when not in use. [more inside]
Longer bicycle / walking trails near Sugar Land / southwest Houston? [more inside]
Scottsdale, AZ (specifically spring training) without a car? [more inside]