Do You Live in a Walking Town?

People run, bike and walk in our neighborhood but very few people  in Topeka walk as a means of transportation.

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People who work downtown walk a little more but the rest of the time it is rare to see anyone walking just to get someplace.

Wednesday morning I had to take Chris’ car to the Ford place for some work.  I decided I would just walk home because it was a gorgeous morning.

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After I dropped off the car the guys at the desk asked if I needed a ride.  I told them I was just planning to walk home.

They didn’t know what to do.  One of the guys gave me his card so that I could call if I got tired!!!  What?!  I’m a LONG distance runner!!!

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It made me laugh!  I told him that I regularly run ultras and hoped I could handle walking 5.5 miles.  I’m not sure he knew what to think.

The best part is I have to take the car back today (Friday)  for new tires and I’m planning to walk home again because it was such a nice walk!!!

Do you ever walk as a means of transportation?  
I’ve always thought it would be nice to live someplace where everyone walked – maybe I will start doing it more often and see if it catches on here!!

Happy Friday!

Kim

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