Walking Adages

big black dog in green leaves

We have had a few days of sunshine and warm weather which made it possible to go outside and work on cleaning the flower beds and mowing the lawn. I take Portia, my 160 pound Newfoundland, outside with me, because she likes to supervise and spend time outdoors with her mom. While working, Portia and I have discussions about everything, including health and walking.

Today we start a talking about walking… okay, so maybe I was doing the talking and she was listening! But, I started to think about all the adages that I’ve read– and wondered where they came from and are they still relevant?


TO SIGN UP FOR WALK 7B – for June, at the Parks and Recreation Department…

So, here for your reading pleasure, are just a few of the great walking adages to live by…

The best remedy for a short temper is a long

walk. -Jacqueline Schiff


My grandmother started walking five miles a

day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven

now, and we don’t know where the heck she

is. -Ellen DeGeneres


There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a

country. A fine landscape is like a piece of

music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even

a bicycle goes too fast. -Paul Scott Mowrer

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the

time. -Steven Wright


If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a

walk. -Raymond Inmon


All truly great thoughts are conceived while

walking. -Friedrich Nietzsche


I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. –

G.M. Trevelyan


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the

whole day. -Henry David Thoreau