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September 12, 2007

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Hello,

I just got back today from a 32 mile walk (32.09 miles according to Google Earth).

I'm a walker in England - I'm 35 and have been distance walking only for 4 months as I write this. So I'm still a bit of a novice.

My previous record was 23 miles which I did two weeks ago.

This 32 mile walk took some real willpower I can tell you!

I am so happy I did it, smashing my own record by 9 miles - but I think it nearly killed me! It took me about 8hrs 50mins including one ten minute stop at the halfway point.

Did you do your walk? I hope so - it feels like a real achieveent to walk this far.

Best Regards,

Paul, England

J.J., I know exactly what you mean. I've always walked, but until fairly recently my walking was pretty utilitarian--and always because no other alternative was available, affordable or easily arranged.

But not smoking has completely reversed these notions. It's now walking that's the norm, even the gold standard. When I have to take a conveyance, public or private, rather than walk, I feel as though I'm giving something up.

Maybe that'll change when winter arrives. We'll see.

My experience is that I can walk huge distances as long as I don't 1) notice that I am walking but simply enjoy the surroundings or the company I am with and 2) Don't rest for too long. Once I reach the point where I am thinking "oh I have to walk x miles more" or "oh I have to get up and start walking again" I am doomed.

My experience is that I can walk huge distances as long as I don't 1) notice that I am walking but simply enjoy the surroundings or the company I am with and 2) Don't rest for too long. Once I reach the point where I am thinking "oh I have to walk x miles more" or "oh I have to get up and start walking again" I am doomed.

I'd love a time machine to be younger --- I had more endurance 20 years ago.

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