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Do you have a walking buddy?

Sometimes our best motivators are friends or even our dogs!  Do you have a buddy that helps you get out and move?  I have a friend who texts me at least twice a week to walk for 5 miles - it is great and we love using the time to catch up with each other!  How about you?

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Yes I have a buddy.   We motivate each to get out and walk and then I set the pace


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Sometimes our best motivators are friends or even our dogs!  Do you have a buddy that helps you get out and move?  I have a friend who texts me at least twice a week to walk for 5 miles - it is great and we love using the time to catch up with each other!  How about you?


 

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I walk with a friend on the weekends. During the week I listen to audiobooks on my walk. I walk 5.5 miles per day.

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No i dont is there any one in the Beauregard area 

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The name of my walking buddy is Fido!

 

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A walking buddy,what a great idea ! Any ladies over 60 at oceanfront in Virginia Beach looking for a pal to walk and have lunch after at Mary's Restaurant on 17th Street just let ole Professor Whoopie know. 

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No, I don't have a walking buddy.  I used to walk with my husband but we are divorced not.  My son's will join me on occasion, but not regularly which is what I really need.  Is there any one in the Bristol, TN/VA area that might like to have a walking buddy?  I would love to ..... let me know ...Lee

 

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not should be now.....oops
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My walking buddy is Dr. John, a retired pediatrician. Most Saturday mornings we walk 3.5 miles to get coffee. Round trip 7 miles. We have great conversations and laugh at each others sharp wit. 

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No, I do not. I really would like a walking buddy.

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Are you near Bristol TN/VA?  I am looking for a walking buddy in that area...

 

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Yes.  My BFF from high school.  We walk together many times a month.  She lives a few blocks from the local mall and when get together for dinner, I drive to her house and we walk to the mall/local restaurant for a meal.  Also, we have joined our community walking club. We meet twice a week and walk for an hour, generally we do a 5k in the hour.  If too hot or raining we meet at the mall and walk for an hour in the mall.  A number of years ago, I got a fitbit to track my steps and sleep. This makes me more aware of how many steps I get per day.  I now park at the far end of parking lots to get more steps and sometimes if time permits I even do a walk around the perimiter of the lot to get more steps.  

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My walking buddies are my two dobermans. I download on them and we all get all the exercises we need. At the end of the day it's good to have someone you don't have to debate with and you have the advantage of walking any time you want, morning, afternoon or night and their always ready and willing to go. lol  Plus it keeps them in shape.

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Any indoor places to walk in Las Vegas.?

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No, I don't have a walking buddy, but I want one.

 

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Are you near Bristol TN/VA? I am also interested in a walking buddy.
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Nope, I do not have a walking buddy. Live in Wisconsin.

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My husband is my walking buddy.  we both got Fitbit's so we could track our steps and earn rewards at the same time.  When it is supper hot or cold outside, we walk in the mall with the mall walkers, which has brought new friends into our lives.  we enjoy walking outside at parks and other walking trails when possible, but it is nice to mix it up also.  We often try to beat our previous days steps which is a steady 10,000 daily.  we feel better and have lost many pounds just from walking and find that our attitude and thought process is much better as a result of our walking consistantly. 

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No

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Yes, but we are not consistent on our walking. Due to several circumstances, we have not done it consistently. 😞 

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Yes! I posted a question on our local "Next Door" page - "Is anyone near "my road" interested in walking in the AM?"  I received 4 replies but once you start talking about schedules, one person committed. We now walk 2 to 3 mornings a week. Prior to that, my motivation was low to get out and walk alone so i'm very happy i found my walking buddy! We talk and see other neighbors. Time flies and distance adds up quickly when you aren't paying attention. We also vary our route to check out other neighborhoods to keep it interesting. 

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Nope.

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Are you near Bristol TN/VA? I am also interested in a walking buddy.

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Gentle Lady,

You need to get out of them there hills and move to the oceanfront ! Just hop in your car and head east on US 58 and don't stop till you drive into Dairy Queen's lot and you're at oceanfront,easy peasy.

Professor Phineas J. Whoopie

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No.  I tried this, but we talked too much to get much fast walking done.

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No. Anyone in Tupelo, MS or Pontotoc, MS interested?

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My two sisters live in the same community with me and we walk every morning together. We also work out in our gym together so it's more fun!

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Yes, my walking buddy is my husband of 42 years. We still have lots to talk about every day and I am so thankful we have this time together! He has a rare form of muscular dystrophy and we feel blessed that he is able to walk and enjoy the beautiful outdoors with me each morning.

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Yes! We walk every day five and half miles.

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No I don't but I go to the gym & walk 2 miles on the treadmill every day.

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No I don’t have a walk buddy I need one desperately to help keep me motivated can you help?

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