This is part of my first module in the America Walks College. This is my favorite type of walk stepping out my front door and walking with no goal or direction. Usually I end up walking about 8 miles and the walk evolves and I follow my heart taking this street this path until I usually get to a place and I realize that is what I was meant to see on my walk. It's the best kind of walk meandering following my heart and taking in every scent, scene, person, pet, bird etc... Just being open and present...
Maira says it well in her video.....
I am really thrilled to announce that I was awarded a 2017 fellowship to the America Walks College. I found out on April 10th. The official press release was announced on April 20th. This website and my volunteering in publicity with the Oregon Trails State Volkssport Association and being a member of the publicity committee with the American Volkssport Association helped with the application process.
I am hoping to learn the necessary skills to become a lifelong walking advocate. The course is 4 months long. I will be studying online modules, and meeting through webinars, weekly with a small group and a mentor to discuss the assignments. In September I will be attending the Walking Summit in St Paul Minnesota. In October I will have to submit a Walking Action Plan which will be a walking related project that I will put together.
If anyone is interested in becoming a walking advocate and wants to become part of the Walkability movement consider applying for the 2018 Fellowship.
I have been very impressed so far with the program and I look forward to my graduation!
This is a fun street to walk down. The statues are located between SE 36th and SE 11th Streets along SE Division. The sidewalk is lined with bioswales at many of the curbs providing a way to capture stormwater. It also provides a bit of nature in an urban setting. Lined with interesting shops and restaurants it is definitely a street to visit if you come to Portland OR.
This looks promising for women who enjoy walking and running solo.
Check it out.
ROAR for Good
The great Alaskan Running Cruise says it is designed for every type of runner and walker. It looks like a fun adventure!
Running Cruise Alaska 2017
Here is a good article about surviving in the wilderness and outdoor emergencies. It is always good to be prepared when going on a hike or a walk or run.
Surviving in the outdoors- Emergency guide
This was a suggested link through my contact form. Thank you for the suggestion!
42 Experts Share Their 3 Best Survival Tips When Lost in the Environment. From the Survivor's Fortress.
This gives me hope for when I retire.
It is never to late to hike or backpack. Here is a link to the blog: 9 Seniors Who Have Completed a thru-HIke
Here are some running exercises. I believe they would benefit walkers too.
From Women's Running Magaizine 4 Glute Exercises that will make you a Stronger Runner (substitute walker).
Oregon Field Guide (OPB)video about Discovering Valhalla a hidden geologic wonder- Oregon's hidden Gorge.
This is more about marathon running and spiritual enlightenment. I have always been fascinated by the Marathon Monks.
Here is a book by John Stevens called "The Marathon Monks of Mt Hiei"
The Spiritual Athlete's Path to Enlightenment by Holly A. Schmid 12/11/96.
U-Tube Channel 4 Marathon Monks of Mt Hiei
I am an avid walker and hiker. My favorite is a long hike. I also enjoy taking off and going on a meandering walk for a few hours. I've hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon and I did 3 Burning Boot Walks on Vancouver Island.