The Walking Thread

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    Interesting conundrum: Finding places to walk daily in the Arizona heat.

    Taking part in a work walk challenge recently. Basically counting our steps via phones, watches, and fitbits which are then synced to an app (count.it).

    Work is mostly sitting at a desk, talking on a phone, working on a computer, working with laptops and Chromebooks and other tech stuff. Very limited mobility, besides walking around the immediate office area or up and down the stairs, so it's been refreshing to get out and walk.

    Only free time is after work in the evenings/late evenings, but with the shutdown it is difficult to find indoor air-conditioned places to walk right now.

    Walking the streets in our neighborhood and around the small lake at the Riparian Preserve has been great, but just hoping for other options.
     
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    could drive up north on the weekends and hike long distances in the woods. much better temps.
     
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    Its getting harder to pull off with social distancing. I have been going really early and finding some hills near my office for a good burn. I enjoy walking when noone else is out.

    But around my neighborhood, we have people who must think the pandemic is a hoax. They come right at you from the opposite direction, forcing you to scramble.
     
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    You should still be able to walk very early in the morning and later at night, even into summer. You could also use a couple coffee breaks to go for a quick mile walk. Lots of people have treadmills that collect dust, check out cl, offer up, garage sales
     
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    hahaha

    Anyone want to buy a rowing machine? lol
     
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    I walk early morning on streets and the Greenbelt - not many people up and easy to avoid.


    If I get a little bored I drive to Tempe Marketplace and walk the path under @BigRedRage 's office, since the path now goes under the 101/202 interchange all the way to Dobson (from McClintock). They are working on the path under the McClintock Bridge and when done, will be able to walk along the lake from there as well.
     
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    Awesome biking path too. lots of bums live under that bridge. At one point they had an explosion down there with flames being over the freeway walls. It's been a consistent source of entertainment.
     
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    I have seen the same displaced American when i go that far. Sleeping on the ledge above the path.
     
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    There is a whole community down there on each side of the path and one small community down by the water. Lots of stolen bikes coming in and out and more. Obvious drug abuse highlighted with explosions that almost threaten damage to the overpass that people drive on daily.
     
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    I've only seen one - lots of shopping carts over the edge though.
     
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    Won the weekly walking challenge this week. They stop counting steps for the weekly challenge at 6 PM - which is a huge disadvantage to me since I get the majority of my steps after work and all the way up until midnight some days. Took off an hour-and-a-half early (at OT rate) to walk in the heat of the day from 3-6 just to hold off the next person.
     
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    Great job!
     
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    Thanks. Ended up as one of 5 weekly winners and the overall runner-up. Going to keep up the walking even thought there is no current challenge.
     

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