Author Archive | Janelle Nivens

Choose Your Daily Walking Destination

We’re a couple of weeks into 2016, so it’s a good time to check in on how you’re doing on the Dr. Lindeke-prescribed New Year’s Resolution to walk more. In addition to all of the great tips mentioned in that post, I have another recommendation – choose a daily destination that you commit to visiting on foot every day. Here […]

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Embrace the Darkness

As we creep toward the shortest day of the year, it may be tempting to skip your walks, runs, and rides outdoors. For many Minnesotans, it’s dark when we go to work and dark when we return home. Fight the urge to binge watch your favorite TV series and “go air out to get the stink […]

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Walk This Way: Lake Street and Marshall Avenue

It’s hard to believe that it has been 8 months since my last major thoroughfare walk along Lyndale Avenue. Saturday, November 7, 2015 presented my ideal walking conditions: brisk 50ºF temperature, partial sun, and blue skies. After consulting my walk wish list for ideas, I opted for a stroll along Lake Street/Marshall Avenue. My walking companion for the day was my husband […]

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Commuter Conundrum: Packing for a Long Day at Work

I need to get something off my back: I am not skilled at packing light for my day at work. Lately I feel like I’m hauling Cheryl Strayed’s “Monster” around with me. It’s getting heavy. Everything but the kitchen sink I leave for work around 6 AM and return around 5 PM. In an effort to save money, I […]

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Create a Personal Walking/Biking/Rolling Wishlist

If you’re like most people, you have a set of established routes for your work commute, dog walks and grocery getting. It can take extra time and energy to change up that routine. And who has extras of time and energy laying around? One way to break free from your regular strolls, rolls, runs, and rides is to […]

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Walk This Way: Lyndale Avenue

Completed in March 2015, this walk is one of many  I have planned along major Twin Cities thoroughfares. On the day of the walk, I tweeted my adventures using #LyndaleWalk. Walk stats Distance: 20.2 miles Elapsed time: 7:21:41 Moving time: 5:41:32 Average pace: 16:52/mile FitBit step total for the day: 45,012 steps The route After reading A midday escape on Lyndale […]

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Walk This Way: 31-mile Loop of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Walk stats Distance = 31.1 miles Elapsed time = 12:34:28 Moving time = 8:46:39 Average pace = 16.56/mile FitBit Step Total for the day = 75,528 The route On Sunday, April 26, my husband Scott and I walked the perimeter of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System which has more than 51 miles of walking and biking […]

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