I represent what is left of a

I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian…. That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs.  But I know they’ll get me someday.  ~Will RogersCUL

I havent got any special religion this

I haven’t got any special religion this morning.  My God is the God of Walkers.  If you walk hard enough, you probably don’t need any other god.  ~Bruce Chatwin, In Patagonia, 1977

We live with our heels as well

[We] live with our heels as well as head and most of our pleasure comes in that way.  ~John Muir, To Yosemite and Beyond; CCQ

I have been one acquainted with the

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain – and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light…. ~Robert Frost

The bodys habituation to walking as normal

The body’s habituation to walking as normal stems from the good old days.  It was the bourgeois form of locomotion: physical demythologization, free of the spell of hieratic pacing, roofless wandering, breathless flight.  Human dignity insisted on the right to walk, a rhythm not extorted from the body by command or terror.  The walk, the stroll, were private ways of passing time, the heritage of the feudal promenade in the nineteenth century.  ~Theodor W. Adorno

When you have worn out your shoes

When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body.  I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonCCQ

A vigorous five mile walk will do more

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  ~Paul Dudley White

I who cannot stay in my chamber

I, who cannot stay in my chamber for a single day without acquiring some rust, and when sometimes I have stolen forth for a walk at the eleventh hour of four o’clock in the afternoon, too late to redeem the day, when the shades of night were already beginning to be mingled with the daylight, have felt as if I had committed some sin to be atoned for.  ~Henry David ThoreauCCQ

As a nation we are dedicated to

As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit – and parking as close to the stadium as possible.  ~Bill VaughanCCQ

I think that cannot preserve my health

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least – and it is commonly more than that – sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.  ~Henry David ThoreauCCQ

Above all do not lose your desire

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.  ~Soren KierkegaardCCQ