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!
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.