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Walk Away from Thanksgiving Stress

8 Reasons to Make Walking a Holiday Tradition

There are lots of reasons to be thankful this time of the year; unfortunately, for many, stress often overshadows gratitude. Whether it’s traffic jams, COVID concerns, hours of cooking and cleaning, family conflicts, or guilt over too much indulging that’s creating stress for you, an after-dinner stroll–either solo or with family or friends–can help in a variety of ways. Here’s how! Read more

Train for a Half Marathon–4 plans!

Yes, you can walk a half marathon!

These plans will have you ready for the Nov 7th Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon–one of the MOST walker-friendly events in the country! (But you can use them for any half marathon that you’d like to do.) For six years now, the D&L Half has been encouraging and welcoming walkers–of all levels–to race along with runners and experience the thrill of crossing the finish line of a half marathon! Read more

The Power of Hills

Taking your walks vertical is a quick way to boost the intensity

With temps in the upper 50s and the sun shining brightly, I couldn’t wait to get out for a nice long walk. I was going to take advantage of the good weather (forecast for the next few days doesn’t look so good) to do a kick-butt walking workout! The past few days my walks had been more moderate. While all walking is good for you, there are added benefits to alternating leisurely to brisk walks with more vigorous ones. Read more