Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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The Source of Walking Pain

December 6th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked 1,100 miles; that was about 65 days of walking. I hurt a lot during those days. About day 60 of walking I figured out what causes walking pain. I am not stupid; I can learn, maybe not fast, but I do learn. My wife and I started walking in mid-September […]

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The Next Biggest Pain

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I didn’t know how many parts of the body could hurt from walking. I wrote that statement in a blog post or a notebook early in the walk. It was true. I hurt all over. My shoulders hurt from walking. How does that happen? My hips hurt from walking. At least I […]

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Music in the Afternoon

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I enjoyed taking a walk for 1,100 miles or so. When asked about doing it again or doing another route, I reply that I would do it given finances and such. It was fun. There were tough times in the walk. There were periods where the weather was either too wet, too […]

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Forgetting How to Walk

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Sometimes when on the road it seems that my legs have forgotten how to walk. They move one at a time and propel me forward, but something isn’t right. Actually a lot of somethings are not right. Something hurts – a blister on the heel of this foot, a blister between the […]

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Pause – A Grandson

November 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Instead of walking into Georgia, we drove back to Northern Virginia. An early morning e-mail from my oldest son informed us that he and his wife were at the hospital with her in labor. She gave birth to a healthy boy – James Timothy Phillips. The new mother is also in excellent […]

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Back to the Dentist and a Question

October 25th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I visited the dentist yesterday. All is coming along as planned (by the dentist). Insert you favorite Dentist joke here. Laugh a minute and continue reading. Actually, I have very pleased with me dentist. He is simply good at being a dentist. He knows where to stick the needle and how to […]

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Day 32 – A 20-Mile Day

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Jefferson City, New Market, and Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Note: Not all of the towns in Tennessee have two words in their names; it just seems that way. The weather again was chilly – 40 degrees F in the morning and 50 at quitting time. We did indeed cover […]

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Tags: Hamblen County · Jefferson County · Tennessee

Are You Losing Weight?

October 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips This is the single most asked question about this taking a walk. The answer is, “no.” There are various reasons including: I didn’t have weight to lose. We are walking with a car, not hiking. Losing weight requires going hungry, and I don’t want to do that now. I have enough to […]

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Day 27 – A Windy, Noisy Day

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from the southern edge of Bristol through Piney Flats and into Johnson City, Tennessee. We walked 17 miles. The skies were overcast all day. It was windy, and the temperatures ranged from 60 to 75 degrees F. There were two interesting objects near Bristol. First is this Drive-In Movie […]

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Tags: Sullivan County · Tennessee

Day 24 – A Visit from Friends and 50-cent Coffee

October 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Seven Mile Ford and Chilhowie, Virginia. We covered 12 miles. The weather was clear, sunny, and reached 85 degress F. Seven Mile Ford is a wide spot in the road. It was pretty big for this type of town with businesses and several dozen brick homes. I stopped […]

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Tags: Smyth County · Virginia