Step 2: Pick your walking path!
You'll need to decide where you would like it to be. Near your office? Near your home? At a park that is easily accessible?
Once you've figured this out, it is best to go scope out the area. Find an interesting path and walk it! In my group's case, we basically walked a random path in the area and wrote down where we went and what was around our path. We also took a pedometer and logged the number of steps. We then translated that to a map.
Of course, you don't NEED to map it, but mapping it is a good way to get other people involved! And it will also let you know exactly how far you're walking along with your handy pedometer.
If you want to share your path with other people, here are some tips to make it more interesting!
- make a cue sheet - this will let people know they're on the right path!
- take pictures! Show people the landmarks you're passing! Show them pictures of you having fun while walking the path.
- set the path close to places of interest. This way people can learn something while they're out walking. You can add notes about the places they're passing on the cue sheet.
- Walk the path with them! Recruit family members and friends - perhaps they'll like it and make paths to share with you!
Now that you've figured out where your walking path will be and where you'll go with it, go to http://maps.google.com/ to get started!