Walking Fact Wednesday

Some occupations help you rack up the steps more than others. I had two of these jobs back in the day, before fitness trackers were even a hint of an idea!Jobs that get you moving_

Happy walking! (Or should I say, Happy working?)


Walking Fact Wednesday

Are you a dog person or a cat person? If the former, you might have more steps to show for it.Dog owners

(Although Chanel, pictured, was known to prefer rides in the front basket of mom Robynn’s bicycle, the breeze flowing through her fur!)


Walking Fact Wednesday: Olympics edition

We’re well into the Summer Olympics in Rio, so today’s fact focuses on the Games:

Race walking made its Olympic debut in 1908.Watch the men’s 20 km race walking final on Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m., the men’s 50 km race walking final on Aug. 19 at 7 a.m., and the women’s 20 km race walking final on Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

And a note about this week’s photo: Pictured is my friend Rebecca on the track a few years ago. Rebecca has earned many achievements in race walking competitions. Among them? Just a few weeks ago, she placed first in her division in the 10000 Meter Race Walk and in the 5000 Meter Race Walk at the USA Masters Games. In the 5000 meter (i.e. a 5K) her time was 31:47:52, which is a pace — and we’re talking about walking, remember, not running — of 10:13-minute miles.


And happy walking to Olympians and non-Olympians!

Walking Fact Wednesday

Consider varying your speed on your next walk, especially if one of your fitness goals is to see a smaller number on the scale.

Interval walkers lost 6 times more weight than walkers who maintained a steady pace, a Danish study found.











Interested in learning more about intervals? Watch for a future post with details.


Walking Fact Wednesday

Sometimes we need motivation to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Music can be an aid (see this post). Whether you sync up the beat with your footsteps or simply use it as a distraction, does it matter if it gets you going? Here’s some inspiration, and happy walking!

Walk to the beat of %22Shut Up and Dance%22 and you'll be going about 3.5 mph.