Today’s walk

My car needed an oil change. You might be thinking, What does that have to do with walking?

Well, when weather permits, I drop off my car at the shop in the early morning using the key drop, and I walk the 4 miles back home.

Not all walks are as scenic as the one I took last week, granted. But that’s part of the appeal of walking — taking in the scenery, no matter what it might be.

Headed southbound on Route 206 in Hillsborough Township, NJ.

Headed southbound on Route 206 in Hillsborough Township, NJ.

And a note about walking safety: Whenever possible, one should walk against traffic. That enables you to see what’s coming at you and react more quickly if necessary. On my walk today, I was walking with traffic — but based on the very wide shoulder and the sidewalk/walking path, there was enough of a buffer.

Where are you walking today?

 

2 thoughts on “Today’s walk

  1. Your observation about walking against traffic is spot on! While walking in a race in South Carolina a few years back, the course ran parallel to a lane of traffic. Walkers were walking the same direction as traffic. A friend in a passing car recognized me and gave a “hey there!” Toot of the horn and I almost had a heart attack. I did not see her. I am nuts about making certain I walk facing traffic!

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    • That’s a great example, MaryPat! Safety is the number one reason, but yes, basic surprises like a horn honking in greeting — or warning — can unnerve you. Every time I see someone walking with traffic, I want to stop and say something, but I try not to be the walking police if I can help it. 🙂

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