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The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.
Thomas Jefferson

I used to think walking was pedestrian!

I ran—or jogged, or bicycled. Walking took so long.

But then we moved here, where it’s a bit hilly and I was getting older, so I started walking and liked it.

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

I was walking six times a week, usually for about 40 minutes. I tried to do a circular route, which suited me better.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
–   Abraham Lincoln

I liked the freedom of it, and starting from home–no time spent travelling to exercise. And there was no equipment needed—just a good pair of shoes and warm clothing. I usually took the same route–which never felt the same two days running–so to speak!– varying with the day’s weather and the changing  seasons.

To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.
–   John Burroughs

Then one day I overdid it and my left knee felt bad.

I had to stop for a while and was missing it. I used an exercise bike but it wasn’t the same.

Gradually my knee healed and I started walking again, but less. Now it’s 3 or 4 times a week– preserving old knees.

If one keeps on walking everything will be alright.
–   Soren Kierkegaard

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.
Thomas Mann

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.
–   Matthew Henry

Straw men don't walk....

Caloric Expenditures Per Mile for Different Bodyweights by Walking at Various Speeds

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