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My wife loves walking for health. Last week we walked over the hills for 1 hour 45 mins on two separate days, then a 2 hour walk another day, and then 6 clicks another. And we walk at a good pace, no dawdling. She is 60 and I am 72..... both in great health. She also swims much more than me. Fun to be healthy.

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Walking and Missus are normally mutually exclusive terms here at home...

 

Did a world trip, which included 5 days in Paris... and we never used the car even the once, but walked all over town, from breakfast till dark - and she loved it...

 

... but then we came home, and.............

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First partner, I suggested we walk this time in to town as it's nothing (it's only 8.5 minutes).  After nearly breaking her heels several times and cursing the pavement she never did it again ever.

Next and current partner will take the easy option for nipping to shops, but is not scared of walking and will wear sensible shoes and does a respectable pace and even takes the back pack.  I offer to take the backpack and she says it's no problem.  They she hands it to me 100 metres from home and I think what the.. this much be 25Kg of fruit in here, and I have to admit (though I don't want to), that I have trouble keeping up with her.  Running she can't do (and neither can I - seem to have tendon insertion points designed for something else, even in my pre-teens, so it's a bit like the hare and the tortoise to watch us.  We get there at the same time though.

Erawan caves a couple of months ago the first 100 steps I thought 'this is easy peasy', 2nd 100 steps 'thighs and some unknown muscles starting to burn, 3rd 100 steps and the breeze has gone and suddenly soaking my shirt.  I was rather pasty and shaky when I came down, which took no time at all (that's when I usually get the injury.  To her it's just like a kid running ahead. 16+ years between  us and I'm a keyboard nerd, so I just talk about my mountain experiences of days gone by, but it'd take some training to get back to that level.  I'd like to move to a place with trails so we can go biking together.  She'd be up for that, but probably a little restrained and not macho.

 

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Over the last 12 years, I have encouraged my wife to walk at least 4 miles a day.

She is now approximately 17,500 miles away and I miss her so much, but not enough to give her the plane fare home. :coffee1:

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10 minutes ago, khundon said:

Over the last 12 years, I have encouraged my wife to walk at least 4 miles a day.

She is now approximately 17,500 miles away and I miss her so much, but not enough to give her the plane fare home. :coffee1:

 

There's no need to send her the airfare, at 17,500 miles she's already two thirds of the way back, albeit she will be 60 years older than when you last saw her (circumference of the planet =24,500 miles)

 

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4 minutes ago, chiang mai said:

 

There's no need to send her the airfare, at 17,500 miles she's already two thirds of the way back, albeit she will be 60 years older than when you last saw her (circumference of the planet =24,500 miles)

 

:post-4641-1156694572:

There is nothing worse, than a mathematician bursting your bubble. :glare:

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Our tea field is half a kilometer away, and she has no problem walking out there and working all day and walking home. We have done some three day treks where you pack everything in on your back. She kept up just fine in Nepal too, where the trekking was more serious. She doesn't like unnecessary time in the sun, but that is just common sense eh.

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Walking and Missus are normally mutually exclusive terms here at home...
 
Did a world trip, which included 5 days in Paris... and we never used the car even the once, but walked all over town, from breakfast till dark - and she loved it...
 
... but then we came home, and.............



You walked to Paris in 5 days? [emoji1]
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On ‎25‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 4:54 PM, Deepinthailand said:

Poor attempt so 1 out of ten for being a spelling police man. So I was correct

"Realise" is spelt correctly in British English. "police man" is only one word: 'policeman' in both British and American English is correct. 

 

And by the way, I did another 90 minutes of cycling over the period of the midday sun today and I gave you a fleeting thought as I passed by the "Rat and Toad" pub.

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26 minutes ago, ChrisKC said:

"Realise" is spelt correctly in British English. "police man" is only one word: 'policeman' in both British and American English is correct. 

 

And by the way, I did another 90 minutes of cycling over the period of the midday sun today and I gave you a fleeting thought as I passed by the "Rat and Toad" pub.

Don't be harboring any thoughts of me sorry I'm not Gay but I don't look down on those of you that are. Ps grammer police men are not welcome on this site. Please feel free not to inform me of your devious thoughts in future I've just eaten. 

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On Monday, October 24, 2016 at 9:58 PM, swissie said:

Thats funny! While I lived in the "sticks", I always took long walks. At first, the Thai's stopped, thinking my Motorbike had broken down, offering me a ride.


After a while, they realized that I am doing this on a voluntary basis. Conclusion: "Just another crazy Farang, but otherwise, he is an OK guy". 555


- Maybe this aversion by Thai's to walk and generally avoid unnecessary physical exertion may well date back to times when there was no farm machinery, only strenuous physical labor.


Well understood, a person performing hard labor must eat a lot. Remarkably, (these days)  Ladies working in the Entertainment Sector, must be convinced that their trade consists of nothing less than "hard labor". So they eat accordingly. AND IT SHOWS! (= Increasingly.)
Cheers.

Where I live in Pattaya thais are running '- speed walking - using open air equipment and really into "fitness" Same in Roi et and other places. Free equipment in fitness parks and trim trails are a feature of Thai culture. There are gyms all over the place. Because of their agrarian back ground thais are used to strenuous hardwork.  But they are also pragmatic and if there is a foreigner around to spoil them then they'll go for the easy option.

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