This guy was made for walkin' ...

This guy was made for walkin' ...

There are 12 comments on the Kansas City Star story from May 19, 2007, titled This guy was made for walkin' .... In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

“That sounds like more of a cyclist's or runner's statistic to me.”

'I felt like I was 90 years old with really bad arthritis and had just fallen down some stairs.'

Scott Murdock, after his walk from downtown Liberty to an Olathe shopping center

When it comes to walking, it's well established that we're pretty wimpy.

Kansas Citians like to use their cars even when traveling just a few blocks. Many suburban streets don't have sidewalks. It's hardly surprising that on a national health magazine's list of the 100 best walking cities, based on residents who walk regularly, Kansas City ranks No. 96. Read more

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Village Idiot

Thiensville, WI

#1 Jun 9, 2007
When I was 60, I walked from the el sombrero restaurant to Weston Bend State park, three times, winter (the day after my birthday), spring and late summer. I am now much older but I have walked to Wyandotte County Lake 4 times this year and frequently walk to KCI just to keep from rusting away. I am planning on walking up the road to Pikes Peak again this summer. I guess I'm too bored to sit around (like I am right this moment) and vegetating. I can't jog but I sure enjoy walking.
EnterYourName

Thiensville, WI

#2 Sep 3, 2007
verrrry impressive, who's your podiatrist?
Your_Name_Here

Thiensville, WI

#3 Sep 20, 2007
Village Idiot wrote:
When I was 60, I walked from the el sombrero restaurant to Weston Bend State park, three times, winter (the day after my birthday), spring and late summer. I am now much older but I have walked to Wyandotte County Lake 4 times this year and frequently walk to KCI just to keep from rusting away. I am planning on walking up the road to Pikes Peak again this summer. I guess I'm too bored to sit around (like I am right this moment) and vegetating. I can't jog but I sure enjoy walking.
Doesn't sound possible, when do you watch tv or take naps?

Since: Feb 07

Village of Claycomo, MO

#4 Sep 21, 2007
Village Idiot wrote:
When I was 60, I walked from the el sombrero restaurant to Weston Bend State park, three times, winter (the day after my birthday), spring and late summer. I am now much older but I have walked to Wyandotte County Lake 4 times this year and frequently walk to KCI just to keep from rusting away. I am planning on walking up the road to Pikes Peak again this summer. I guess I'm too bored to sit around (like I am right this moment) and vegetating. I can't jog but I sure enjoy walking.
Again I must add,there is another Village Idiot. I would be glad to change my moniker if there is a conflict.
TacoWanda

Kansas City, MO

#5 Nov 19, 2007
the more VI's the better

“"Mr. Politically Correct"”

Since: Dec 07

Claycomo, MO

#6 Dec 20, 2007
In my opinion long walks for exercise is a foolish waste of time.

“A Sapphire Moon”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#7 Feb 28, 2008
VI #2: I've seen the road to Pike's Peek. I'd have a heart attack and die if I tried to walk up there especially in that altitude. I get nose bleeds every time I go to Colorado. Too high up for me. You must be in fantastic physical condition. How old are you today?

Now, walking from Claycomo to Weston, what did it take you... about 3 hours? That's not bad. When I was in shape, I could walk one mile in 15 minutes. We won't go into how long ago that was. I usually walked up to the fountain at Vivion and North Oak and back home. I used to love to find money walking along Vivion Road. Mostly coins. Sometimes big bucks.

How did you post using "our" Village Idiot's screen name? I didn't think Topix's system would permit that. Humm?
Josepha

Overland Park, KS

#8 Apr 21, 2008
Personally, I think walking is just fine. However, it might be more fun in a group like the upcoming Walk for the Homeless. Just a thought. You can read about it here: http://www.64068.net/
George Kingfish Stevens

Kansas City, MO

#9 Apr 29, 2009
i be used to walk wid a VolksWalk organizashun in Oregon fors a time or three

Since: Feb 07

Village of Claycomo, MO

#10 Jun 21, 2010
Walking is the "king" of exercise.
Friends of River Quay

Baltimore, MD

#11 Apr 1, 2013
What has become of Scott "scoot j" Murdock? I used to enjoy his group Kansas City walks. He used to live in City Market area but I haven't seen him for a while. He is an inspiration to many folks in the area.
Rock Hudson

Baltimore, MD

#12 Jul 23, 2013
Great topic!

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