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walking experiment

April 13th, 2008 at 02:55 am

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Well, I was curious, so I checked it out. Yes, I can walk from 4th and Pike back to my house in Greenwood. Talk about an extreme commute. Whew!

It was such a nice day. Too nice actually for this project - it hit the upper 70s, so walking got quite warm. The best walking weather for me is low 50s. Then you get just warm enough to be pleasant, and you want to keep moving to keep warm.

Anyway, if you are familiar with Seattle, its long and lean and if you are going north you have to pick your bridge. For this experiment I went direct - walking along Aurora Ave, picking the Aurora bridge. It took a soulless hour twenty minutes to go from downtown to Fremont; then I rested a bit, got myself a water and an apple in Fremont; then another rest at the Phinney Neighborhood Center; then home. Including the breaks, it took 3 hrs and 5 minutes.

Next time, I've got to think about hitting the Fremont bridge. Crossing that one on foot is far less scary for someone with a fear of falling.

I'm proud of myself. In a true emergency, even something like a repeat of WTO, getting home in 3 hrs by my own steam has got to be better than waiting 3 hrs for a bus.

10 blocks from home, I photographed a joke at the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company.

5 Responses to “walking experiment”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    It is good to know you can get home in a reasonable amount of time. Great exercise too! The title kind of made me laugh, walking experiment... Like have'nt you tried it before?? Wink

  2. baselle Says:

    Oh, I've walked 6 miles before. - 3 miles out and 3 miles back. But actually walking the route, this was the first time. Wink

  3. pjmama Says:

    I absolutely love walking if I can. I used to walk 45 min to my university in Ohio on days that it wasn't raining (when it was, I'd take the bus). It's great exercise, and it gives you time to look around at the world (who can see anything when you're driving? The world passes you by too fast!).

  4. Amber Says:

    I need to start walking and stop making excuses

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Love your pictures...you always seem to find the most interesting things to share!!

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