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To hate "going for a walk?"

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Crazyladee Mon 23-Sep-19 19:40:45

I wish I didn't but I just find it so boring! Walking around the same streets, passing the same lamp posts and houses. We live in a fairly decent area and have two lovely dogs. DH walks the dogs twice a day and absolutely loves it but I just find walking so tedious. I wish I didn't hate it as its great to get out and get fresh air etc but I find it such a chore. Anyone else feel the same?

TulipsTwoLips Mon 23-Sep-19 19:41:58

I love going for a walk!

TheMustressMhor Mon 23-Sep-19 19:44:08

I agree with you OP.

Walking is very over-rated IMHO.

britnay Mon 23-Sep-19 19:44:46

Listening to music helps smile Get Spotify or something on your phone smile

dudsville Mon 23-Sep-19 19:45:18

I love it. I ellipses happily take agn evening stroll if oh would join me!

WhenYouCantRunYouCrawl Mon 23-Sep-19 19:45:27

I love going for a walk but then I live in the Lake District.

Can you drive the dogs somewhere different for a walk?

Ginger1982 Mon 23-Sep-19 19:45:37

YABU. When we had a dog and I was a SAHM the minute DH got home I was desperate to take the dog for a walk just to get a moment's peace!

Cornettoninja Mon 23-Sep-19 19:45:48

Podcasts or music help at all? I would use it as a chance to listen to one of my podcasts or radio 4. I’m increasingly an old gimmer though!

Bluebell878275 Mon 23-Sep-19 19:47:07

I only enjoy a walk if there's a pub at the end of it.

Jupiters Mon 23-Sep-19 19:48:02

I can see where you're coming from. I like going out for an evening stroll but it does get very boring doing the same route each time.

Crazyladee Mon 23-Sep-19 19:49:11

I've tried music and also getting in the car to get to a different starting point.

Wish I could change how I feel about it!

ZenNudist Mon 23-Sep-19 19:49:14

I like a walk. I live in a city and like looking at houses and strolling around the park.

Do you hate actual walking, like in the lakes? I love a proper walk.

minipie Mon 23-Sep-19 19:49:58

I like going for a walk if I have company to chat to or if it’s around a new and interesting area. Otherwise, no. I might enjoy it with a podcast or audiobook I suppose.

LeekMunchingSheepShagger Mon 23-Sep-19 19:50:33

I like a walk although I get bored of doing the same routes all the time so have to vary it.

madcatladyforever Mon 23-Sep-19 19:51:51

If its just round the block then yes it is boring, I drive then walk so it's different. I'd go nuts walking dogs round the same block all the time.

doublesheesh Mon 23-Sep-19 19:52:34

Oh hallelujah, people who feel like I do. I completely agree. Even in the woods I find it tedious. I don't mind walking to get somewhere or exploring a new city or along a beach. But anything else is so so incredibly B-O-R-I-N-G.

Catmar Mon 23-Sep-19 19:52:39

I love walking, either alone or with company. @Bluebell878275 is right though, a pub along the way makes it better, or brew and cake. grin

june2007 Mon 23-Sep-19 19:55:30

Can you change the route? Go to a wood, a park, the country? I understand a regular walking route isn't that exciting. But it's what we do as responsible dog owners isn't it.

Cloudyyy Mon 23-Sep-19 19:56:17

I find this as strange as when people say they don’t like drinking water! Cannot understand it at all!!

Shockers Mon 23-Sep-19 19:57:44

I’d do anything to be able to go for a walk- I’m waiting for hip replacement surgery and it’s just too painful at the moment. I love walking sad.

PrincessSarene Mon 23-Sep-19 19:58:19

I like going for a walk (well, I do when I’m not 30 weeks pregnant anyway!) but only in rural areas. I just don’t get the same enjoyment from wandering around an urban environment. The only exception to that is when the Christmas lights are up, then I quite like going to see the displays.

BillywilliamV Mon 23-Sep-19 19:58:48

Radio 4 IPlayer app on head phones, works for me!

Newsheet Mon 23-Sep-19 19:58:55

Love walking

Average about 15 miles a day and can easily do 30 on a sunday

Oysterbabe Mon 23-Sep-19 19:59:04

Yanbu. Whenever I go to the Inlaws I get dragged out on a walk like a fucking dog. I swear they sent me into early labour by making me hike up a massive hill.

Fairylea Mon 23-Sep-19 19:59:44

Download the Active 10 app and it will spur you on to want to walk more briskly to reach your 3 x 10 a day goal. I find it really helps me - that and music.

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