Kalamazoo, MI
Hometown: Riverside, CA

Member since:

January 15, 2013

How did you learn about Kazoo Walkers Meetup?

I usually only walk for exercise on my treadmill! I used to enjoy walking outside and then transitioned to inside walking (on a track). I guess with age, I have become more of an indoor walker since I try to limit my sun exposure . But some of the planned walks sound like fun and there's nothing like being in a natural setting for inspiration!

Typically, how much time (minutes) or distance do you walk?

Lately, I have been walking just about one mile for exercise. I am by no means training for any races (never a runner) or for anything competitive. Walking has been a means for me "to ponder" while feeling more invigorated after the fact!

What part of our community will be most convenient for your walks? Downtown Kalamazoo, Eastside, Westside, Northside, Southside (Oakwood, Westnedge Hill & Milwood area), or Portage.

I live in Oshtemo Township and am more familiar with the west/south sides of the greater Kalamazoo area.

What is the best time of day for you to walk?

The best times for me would be either early evening or very early morning - again since I try to avoid full sun exposure.

What days of the week are you usually available to walk?

I am available most days since I am now retired from full time employment.


Hi, I am a member of a couple other Meetup groups and really enjoy socializing with the members. I have loved to walk since my 20s but don't do enough of it! Thank you, Laura for encouraging me to join the group!

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