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Train for a Half Marathon–starting Sept 5th!

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

Discover New Walking Paths

The more walking routes you have the more likely you’ll be to walk!

What comes to mind when you think of taking a walk? Probably strolling around your neighborhood or development. Or maybe walking in a nearby park or on a local trail. While those are great options, the more locations that you can associate walking with the more steps you’re likely to take. Think about the places you go on a regular basis. Read more

Walking & Talking

Make a walking date. Invite a friend to walk with you, and you’ll be more likely to do it!

As expected, temperatures dropped to the low 40s, and it was windy, grey, and cloudy. Perfect excuses to blow off a walk. To help me stick to my early spring walks, I made plans to walk with my friend Jessica. Having someone to chat with made the minutes and miles fly by and brightened up an otherwise dreary day. Read more