I live near a walking-friendly mall. It was built with a softer-than-normal floor. It is a mile-around.

  • Free!
  • Ease of use
  • No weather – no rain, no humidity, no 100+ temperatures
  • Shade
  • Lots of parking
  • No pests – no barking dogs, no mosquitoes, no snakes
  • No fear of West Nile Virus
  • Police/security presence
  • Restrooms
  • Water fountains (with cold water!)
  • Convenient benches
  • Storefronts
  • Air conditioning
  • Many opportunities for people-watching
  • The food court
  • No walking partner necessary
  • Many malls open early just for mall walkers!
  • No one is judging you for how fast or how slow you walk.
  • Stroller-friendly
  • You may bump into friends!
  • Many malls also host geocaches. (Two hobbies in one visit!)
Walking improves happiness.

Walking: It’s not just for the outdoors!


About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

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