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Outdoor Concert Walking

Outdoor Concert Walking

Where has the summer gone?  I knew it was time to grab a chance to do some outdoor concert walking soon! Now in years past my husband and I have enjoyed mega-stars at multiple outdoor concerts–incredible memories!   But lately, with accelerating ticket prices…well, not so much.  Yet I was determined to find a local band event for outdoor concert walking within our budget! Consequently, as fortune would have it, an opportunity came into view immediately from local news… The advertised outdoor concert walking venue was

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Closet Revamp Walking

Closet Revamp Walking

Things, things, things…  Why do we collect and hold onto so many things?  With this thought in mind, I did some closet revamp walking this past month! It was liberating! For more than 10 years I’ve wanted to examine my closets, pinpoint redundancies and streamline my “hang up” clothes closets, fold up drawers, shelves and trunks of clothing.  I’ve been holding onto so much for way too long without re-evaluating! The Closet Revamp Walking Mission So this

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Walk at Work

Walk at Work

What have you been doing to get some walking in this winter?  Well…if the days just don’t seem long enough to get that walking time in, how about finding a way to walk at work!  Walking outside in cold messy weather is not exactly what I dream about!  Do you?  And dreary snow/rain-filled work commutes can make an additional drive to a walking venue almost unbearable at times.  So it just makes sense to walk at work some days, right? Whether

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Gift Ideas for Walking Lovers

Gift Ideas for Walking Lovers

Need some gift ideas for someone who loves to walk?  No worries.  Here’s a list of gift ideas for walking lovers, starting at about $8.00! 1.  Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones, $8.00 & up @ Amazon.  Comfortable and dependable earbud headphones with dynamic crystal clear sound, and an ergonomic comfort-fit!  Everyone should have a couple of these!   2.   2-pk clip-on LED Safety Lights (w/ free dog light),  $11.95 @ Amazon.  Walking at dawn or dusk can

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My Best 6 Tips for Pre-Christmas Shopping Mall Walking

My Best 6 Tips for Pre-Christmas Shopping Mall Walking

Christmas approaches, so here are My Best 6 Tips for Pre-Christmas Shopping Mall Walking! A while back I wrote the blog post My Best 5 Tips for Successfully Walking the Shopping Mall.  Please keep these important tips in mind any time you walk the mall!  The tips I’m offering today are meant to address shopping mall walking scenarios before Christmas, when most of us are on a mission!  My Best 6 Tips for Pre-Christmas Shopping Mall Walking: 1.   Explore a

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Summer Park Fest Walking

Summer Park Fest Walking

Ahhh…to partake in the joys of local Summer Park Fest Walking! Our neighborhood summer park fest announcement boasted a gamit of activities to be enjoyed including craft displays of homemade wares, a car show, boat rides, food, drinks and live music!  “Sounds great,” we thought.   Plus no need to drive anywhere and hassle with parking–it’s all within walking distance to our neighborhood private lakefront beach—how great is that?  So it was settled! With the event spanning all afternoon through

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Summer in the city Walking

Summer in the city Walking

Summer in the city walking is one of my favorite things to do… It reminds me of all those summers growing up when the family took all-day trips to tour museums, walk the lakefront and drink in the beauty of the city of Chicago! So these days I make sure to do some summer in the city walking in our grand and beautiful city! It’s a mix of exploring the “cool ‘n new” and a reflection back on family togetherness!  Thinking

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Walk and Celebrate

Walk and Celebrate

Walk and Celebrate! This time of year there seems to be so many outdoor celebrations to liven up your walk!  So walk and celebrate along the way!  There are holiday parties, birthday parties, graduation parties and more that can brighten up your day as you walk a public park or even a residential neighborhood. Now don’t take me wrong, I’m in no way advocating crashing a party or even impinging upon anyone’s privacy by lurking,

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Walk with Do-It-Yourself Healthy Cookie Snacks

Walk with Do-It-Yourself Healthy Cookie Snacks

Need a quick pick-me-up before taking a walk?  How about during your walk or afterwards?  Walk with Do-It-Yourself Healthy Cookie Snacks!  They’re easy to make, delicious, healthy and they travel well too!  Win-win-win-win!! Lately I’ve been discovering the beauty of making up a batch of Oatmeal-based healthy snacks and experimented with them to test it out.  It was definitely a fun experiment that reaped a few dozen delicious nutritious, yet light snacks that can be

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WALK while you Listen and Talk!

WALK while you Listen and Talk!

This being Valentine’s Day month… …it’s the perfect time to WALK while you listen and talk to a loved one! The ear is the avenue to the heart.  -Voltaire Of course the best way to do this is to take a walk with that someone you love, so that you can walk while you listen and talk with them…see each other’s faces, the emotion in one another’s eyes and enjoy the view of nature’s beauty,

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Walk with an Audiobook!

Walk with an Audiobook!

Is everybody ready to curl up with a good book on these c-c-cold wintry days? Well, here’s a way to do this and get your exercise in at the same time—yes, seriously! Walk with an audiobook! It gives you something to focus on as you walk for 30-60 minutes or more…and the time just flies right by, too! In no time at all you’ve listened to multiple chapters of that book you’ve been dying to

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Cleaning for Holidays is a way to Walk it Out!

Cleaning for Holidays is a way to Walk it Out!

With the Christmas & New Year holidays drawing near…cleaning for the holidays is a way to walk it out! The inevitable pre-holiday cleaning preparation for house guests and get-togethers is in full swing for many of us! It’s nowhere close to being a favorite pre-holiday activity of mine—that’s for sure, but it has to get done! So look on the bright side…cleaning for the holidays is a way to walk it out! You can actually get

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Walk the City Art Museum!

Walk the City Art Museum!

Walk the city Art Museum… …explore the newly remodeled enhancements, the current exhibitions and rediscover the traditional beloved collections—up close and personal while you walk! Summer is the perfect time to take a special trip downtown to walk the city… …stop into art galleries, museums, drink in the beauty of the outdoors in city parks and admire the spectacular views of your city’s distinctive architecture! I am constantly amazed at how breath-taking our city of

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Walk that Runway!

Walk that Runway!

When I’m out walking… …sometimes I pretend I’m walking a fashion show runway. Not in heels of course, just walking that fierce “Hey world, here I come” type walk as I move along my path! Walk that runway! Yes! It reminds me of a challenge I accepted to actually walk the runway for a fashion show a few years ago. At first, I thought…are you kidding me? But then…another voice said…why not? And with that,

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Energize Your Walk!

Energize Your Walk!

Getting ready to take a nice long walk? Or are you preparing a snack to eat now to get yourself going on a walk? Either way, make sure to energize your walk with a healthy snack!  Energize your walk before you go, or pack a snack to eat along the way to energize your walk. There are lots of energy bars and energy drinks on the market to choose from (and that’s handy)… …but why

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Walk to discover signs of Spring!

Walk to discover signs of Spring!

Lingering winter got you down? Try taking a walk to discover signs of Spring! The past week has left me stunned with a surprise snow storm with 6+ inches of snow—whack! …not at all what I’ve been dreaming of for the first few days of spring! But soon after, warmer weather beckoned me outside to walk and discover signs of Spring! Jonquils and Daffodils are bursting through cold ground and leafy mulch, announcing the buds of

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Join an Indoor Walking Club

Join an Indoor Walking Club

Need some companionship to keep the walking spirit alive? Join an indoor walking club to walk more comfortably on those snowy, rainy or very cold days of winter! I joined our local park district walking club where we walk around the park district gym each day for an hour or so…and all I pay is about $2.50 a month! It’s so great to get some walking in with fellow walking enthusiasts in a comfortable environment

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Have FUN Interval Walking in Winter Cold!

Have FUN Interval Walking in Winter Cold!

Winter temps in the teens or single digits in your area? I can relate to that! We’ve even had our schools close a couple of days because of negative degree weather with close to -30 wind chills! Soooo…are we destined to forego outdoor walking because of the Polar Vortex? Or are there some tricks to get around this chilly challenge? If you’re like me, you’re not ready to be banned from the great outdoors until

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Walking Books that Inspire

Walking Books that Inspire

Need some inspiration to keep walking?  I’ve found several walking books that inspire me to continue walking.  They make great Christmas Gifts, too! With colder reading weather upon us, seems like the perfect time to catch up on some reading…especially about real life walking expeditions, or even fictional stories that both entertain and inspire us to find our own adventures in the coming New Year! Here are some books I would recommend for your library or as

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Enjoy Halloween Walking

Enjoy Halloween Walking

Enjoy Halloween Walking as great fun way to get some walking in and to… … see all of the cute, creative and maybe scary Halloween costumes that trick or treaters are parading! Of course you want to make sure that somebody is at your own house to hand out candy while you enjoy Halloween walking in your neighborhood, but get those feet walking around the block, too! If you have children who are trick or

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