I am a walker. I love walking. A short walk is anything under 2 miles. I am always trying to figure out more ways to add walking to my daily routine so I get the recommended 30 minutes per day. Recently, the weather has been such that we've had those sudden showers that drench you in three minutes flat. Usually when I go into town, I park at the back end of the parking lot so I can walk up to the stores but this time, I did something different.
Friday I went into town with someone who cannot walk that far due to being disabled. Usually, I stick close but I don't get enough of a walk to be satisfied. I like to feel as if I went somewhere.
So this time, I did something a bit different. I listed all the places we needed to go and grouped them into areas. This way my friend was in one store while I walked to a bunch of others. For instance we put Barnes and Noble, Walmart, and the grocery store in one stop. My friend went into Barnes and Noble while I popped over to Walmart to pick a few things up and then to the grocery store. My friend picked me up and dropped me off at Walgreens to pick up a couple things while he went to Sam's.
I popped over to Joanne's fabrics to see which patterns were on sale. Since nothing I wanted was on sale, I walked over to Taco King where he picked me up on his way to Music Mart to get a snake for my French Horn. A snake is a long thin tool with brushes to clean the crud out of the pipes in my horn.
It was great. I think I covered a couple of miles walking from one store to another. I forgot to bring my pedometer. I found it when I got home. I accidentally washed it last night but it was still working, so I put it in a safe spot and now I can't find it. I always do that.
I really enjoyed all the walking I got in because I didn't get a chance to do any more exercising. I think the next time I go shopping with my friend, I'm going to do this again. It allows me to do all the walking I want and keeps my friend from from too much. It meant we both got what we needed. He got his shopping done and I got a nice long walk in at the same time.