Walking For Exercise

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Chris eff's Comment
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Does anyone else get out the truck and walk for exercise? I want to on a regular everyday basis...starting usually in the morning hours from the truck stop. It feels a little weird though because most of the time the surroundings are some country road or businesses and restuarants and i think i look like some weirdo or hitch-hiker walking down the road. Haha. Also most of these places no one is walking. Thinking about getting a dog for companionship and to make this look and feel more suitable. At the same time i know i should probably adopt the attitude who cares what people think. Thoughts?..

Old School's Comment
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Chris, I do this every day. It's not only a great way to get some exercise, but I also do it to explore my surroundings.

Here's a Recent Thread On This Very Subject.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Hi Chris,

At the plant I deliver to once in the bay it takes 29 minutes after being hooked up to pump...

I have a little route inside the plant I just walk like I’m headed somewhere.

Everyone wants to walk or get cardio but very few actually do... they just say they should or are going to... So don’t be embarrassed everyone watching knows your doing the right thing.

Jody B.'s Comment
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Chris, maybe keep some notebook paper with you and let a couple of pieces go on a windy day. Chase them down and no one would think anymore about it. Send video if you decide to go that route!

Chris eff's Comment
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Love the notebook paper idea. I want to put in miles a day. At least two. Jody. And Mr. Smith you're right. I fell off track after my first day but i know i can make it a habit.

Bradley M.'s Comment
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I am 10 months in and walk almost every day for 30 minutes. Sometimes laps in the rest area or truck stop. Sometimes down country roads.

Also on the health subject, cook in your truck. Truck stop/fast food is bad for you. I have the ceramic coated elec skillet from walmart. 19.99 and clean up is easy. Drink water not soda. I like the flavored seltzer waters.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It would be great if your walking evolved into jogging. I used to jog all the time when I was on the road. Great way to stay in shape and like Old School mentioned it's a great way to get out and see the local scenery and get a feel for the area. It's also a lot less suspicious looking than someone walking.

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Back in the day no one cared if you parked on the on ramps. I used to pull off and park on an on ramp in the middle of nowhere and go for a morning run. Sometimes I'd be on the ocean, sometimes on the plains, the mountains, the desert - all over the country. Got to see and experience some of the most beautiful terrain and scenery imaginable. I really loved that. This country is so diverse and full of such a variety of beautiful places. The more you can get out there and experience it the richer your life will be out there.

G-Town's Comment
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When you get to be my age a jog quickly becomes a fast paced walk. 20 minutes of aerobic exercise, brisk walking seems to work for me.

Rob T.'s Comment
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If you're worried about being judged there's a thread on here of someone who took a bike with them and went bike riding. Had some amazing pictures in it as well. Also they showed how they secured their bike to the tractor.

PackRat's Comment
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That was Daniel B.

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