2009 - Second Annual Walk for Lupus - Baltimore MD
Starting at 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Y of Central Maryland-Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center 900 E. 33rd Street. We will circle Lake Montebello. A two miles walk back and forth.
“Y” of Central Maryland Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center at Stadium Place
900 E 33rd St
Baltimore, MD 21218-3663
Need directions? Click here for a map
Walk Date - 9/26/2009 8:00am - 12:00 pm
General Registration - Standard: No Fees
Level 4 ($5,000.00 + )
Did I say, whike? I meant walk, no hike. Oh well, nothing cures, like a good long 'whike.'
'Whike' - walk and hike, half brothers but very different and the difference between the two is location, location, location. I'm please to introduce the Whike Brothers.
Hiking is the outdoor, jean wearing, granola eating, nature filled, ruggedly handsome brother.
While walking is the slick, suit wearing, latte sipping, let's do lunch, sub-urban, skyscraper surrounded other brother.
See, told you, it's all location. Hence, 'whiking' is actually the same thing just in different locations. Both...
Why not unfold your inner origami by taking one step forward?
Humans are complicated, constantly evolving, folding and unfolding ourselves. The trick in the folding and unfolding, is revealing and reaching out, for a beginning. Why not reach out and start your exercise self-exploration with a program designed specifically to, "Walk Off the Weight," by Elena Rover writing for Fitness magazine. Elena gives us three easy tips to turn up the heat on your walking and toning program. And maybe in the process some inner voice or passion will be revealed through the process of starting.
Turn up the fat-melting,...
My heart will start beating slower and slower especially if you don't join me in a walk this spring. We had a beautiful weekend here in Washington, DC and walking outside was such a pleasure, it was great to see so many people out soaking it up with a walk. There are so many factors that lead to a healthy life and heart, one major heart felt benefit is getting aerobic exercising 4-6 days a week and a vigorous walk is one of the best methods.
Briskly walking can provide almost the same aerobic benefits and calorie burn as jogging. WebMD's, Robin Parks, MS gives us a peek at some of the benefits...
OK, you're not a geezer but walking will help you look and feel younger at any age.
The benefits of walking for healthy aging are numerous and in the About.com article, "Walking as an Anti-Aging Exercise" by Mark Stibich, Ph.D. gives us his outlook:
How Much Walking Should I Do For Anti-Aging? - That’s a really good question. In this study, the walking group met three times a week. They started out slowly, walking only 10 or minutes the first time. Over the four months, they built up to walking 40 minutes each time.
How Much Did Walking Help Aging? - All the study participants...
I didn't finish my 25 random posts but I will do 25 random miles this weekend. Today was an 11.8 mile day, so I'll have a little longer walk tomorrow to get my 25 miles.
Sorry for my crazy idea of doing 25 random posts about the "Facebook 25 Random Thing" phenomenon. I wasn't sure if it was funny or annoying, so I stopped.
Wish me luck tomorrow with my 13.2 miles. I hope the weather holds up here in DC.
MikeZ_25 random miles, step by step
PS - Just an update, I'm raising money for the Breast Cancer 3-day ZumeWalk DC Team; I'm raising a dollar per mile and so far I've logged 37.37...
Over at "Back in Skinny Jeans" Stephanie gives a real life success story on losing and keeping off 25 pounds.
"I started my 25lb weight loss journey back in June of 2005 and reached my goal in January of 2008, and have kept it all off ever since."
Here's just a few, link over for the rest:
1. I eliminated consuming any artificial sweeteners like aspartame and Splenda which I was mostly consuming through diet sodas like Diet Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper, and in my coffee and tea drinks at Starbucks. When I did that 10lbs just fell off. My theory, and again I am no medical pro, is related...
"At 280 pounds and a size 30, when Maria B, 29, would go shopping, she'd hold up a pair of size-6 pants and wonder how anyone could fit into them. Now, 135 pounds lighter, she wears them herself."
"I couldn't walk more than two houses down without getting out of breath," says Maria, a mother of one and a program director for a telecommunications company in Schaumburg, IL. "But it was the only exercise that wasn't intimidating. Anyone can walk, right?" After two months, she was walking three miles a day."
Wow, I love it! Redbook has it exactly right, "Walking Helped Me Lose 135 Pounds." Maria...
"Many years back, as infants, we began walking. We weren’t very good at it. Our first steps were hesitant, our balance wasn’t very good, and we stumbled often. With practice we improved to the point where most of us don’t have to think about walking. Most importantly, when we first began walking we did not suffer any overuse injuries, although we may have had a few dings and bruises from falling. We need to make sure that we carefully approach a healthy walking fitness program and do all is possible to avoid injury. By avoiding injury you’ll be able to make progress to your goals as rapidly...
I know some people are very serious athletes and consider walking the physical pursuit of the athletically challenged but Lambeth Hochwald from Health magazine points out the incredible health benefits of walking;
"Walking is not just a weenie activity for the nonathletic, says Michelle Look, MD, national medical consultant to the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk and a physician who specializes in sports medicine in San Diego: “It’s good for just about anybody, and the health benefits are particularly significant for women.” Here, eight reasons to start walking—or just walk a little more often."