Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Walking to work experiment

WalkingToday is day 6 of my walking to work experiment, and I could proudly say the experiment is a success. For the past 6 work days, I have been walking all the way from home to work and back every day. A distance of 2.7 miles.

Why would I do such a thing? For several reasons: First, walking is good for my health. Second, I can save money on gas and parking. And third, it is good for the environment.

Basically, I decided last Tuesday to see if it is possible to walk all the way to work, so I gave it a try. On that first day I realized I should probably take a hat, water, and a better portable radio. I took the route recommended by Google Maps, only to later find various shortcuts to make my way easier. My conclusion after this initial experiment: It's not too bad.

I kept walking Wednesday and Thursday. Then Friday morning it rained. I decided to walk anyway. Also, I said if I can walk in the rain, I can  keep up this walking program. So, the same day I returned my parking permit and bought an umbrella. I bought 4 daily parking permits just in case.

Now is day 6 of my walking experiment, and I still haven't used any of the parking permits. I feel good and happy. I really hope I can keep it up.


  1. good to go... i decided to copy your experiment

  2. wonderful idea, and your persistence is admirable! Btw, walking is also a way to alleviate pressures and to lower anxiety, and helps to stay out of depression. I run every morning for the same purpose.

    However, I don't know how much it rains in the bay area, but I know that in California, "when it rains, it pours". So keep those daily parking permits for these days... :-)

  3. I am impressed, keep it up.

  4. I am so glad that you took my idea of walking from work and improved it a lot:)
    Seems you are having such fun walking that you don't feel the need to call home anymore:) If I am wrong, call soon!

  5. Way to go!


  6. If you want to save time, you can get one of those Razor scooters. I am not very agile but after a few minutes got the hang of it :)

  7. Can you guess how much these celebrities are worth? Test your knowledge with Celebrity net worth.

  8. The nursing assignment expert of professional online assignment help tutors provides a wide range of help with assignments through services such as university assignment help, college assignment help, homework assignment help, email assignment help and online assignment help.
    Help with nursing assignment topics span a great number of medical subfields and fall into one of the following categories: cardiac, disease prevention, disease management, self-care, mental health, legal and ethical issues in nursing, neonatal, diagnostic reasoning, microbiology, pathophysiology, and many others. Obviously, the format of assignments also varies greatly — these include providing expanded answers to lists of questions, analyzing specific case studies, making a diagnosis based on symptoms, writing structured nursing essays reflecting a personal opinion of some ethical or legal aspects, etc. Our help with nursing assignment is ready to provide any help, just send instructions!

  9. Walking to work is one of the best ways to improve health, and it can also relieve your mental stress and give a kick start for the day ahead. That is why I also take a walk in the morning and do some work out to relieve my academic stress, along with the help to do coursework online UK based. Because health matters more than anything.