The EverWalk Blog

Each week EverWalk will post a new blog highlighting aspects of our epic EverWalk initiative to create a World of EverWalkers!

From Bonnie Stoll’s tips about fitness to the ideas & initiatives of our EverWalk Nation to guest posts from our Ambassadors, please check back weekly for a new blog. 

And always, be inspired by the unique and powerful voice of Diana Nyad:

COME BACK EACH WEEK FOR A NEW BLOG ABOUT WALKING!

DO THE TURKEY TROT

DO THE TURKEY TROT

It’s a tough time of year for turkeys. The turkey, as Founding Father Benjamin Franklin once wrote his daughter Sarah, is a “true original native of America.” In fact, Franklin felt the ungainly turkey a much more apt symbol of American virtue than the stately bald...

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How To Get Those Steps in Each Day

How To Get Those Steps in Each Day

Our longtime EverWalk EPIC family member---and serving as Ambassador for us in Austin, TX---Beth Brooks, has kindly written a guest blog for us this week. Check out Beth’s personally-acquired advice as to how to get your daily steps in, even when weather or a dip in...

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Walking in the Dark

Walking in the Dark

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it can sometimes feel challenging to get enough walking in for those of us who love to walk. Why not walk at night? Walking after the sun goes down can give you a whole new appreciation of our world — and help you see...

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The Value of Intervals

The Value of Intervals

Any time we do the same exercise routine, the same workout, over and over, no change whatsoever, our bodies are very good at becoming more efficient at that workout. If you have made a regular habit of walking five miles at, let’s say, a 17-minute-mile pace, your legs...

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Homo-Sapien: The Walker Extraordinaire

Homo-Sapien: The Walker Extraordinaire

When I first met Marty Kennedy, one of our EPIC EverWalkers who has participated in all four of our weeklong EPIC walks, she told me—with no hubris, just a matter-of-fact statement—that she just happens to be born for long distance walking at a pretty decent speed....

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Walking the World: Epic Adventures Circling the Globe

Walking the World: Epic Adventures Circling the Globe

Be Epic!  Walk with a Purpose!  Onward! These are the EverWalk credos. So, to walk all the way around the world — well, that’s a trifecta! How many people have walked around the world? Well, let’s find out!David Kunst is the first man independently verified to have...

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Their Desire to Walk

Their Desire to Walk

Google "famous people who walked," and you may be surprised at how many of the world's most creative minds considered walking fundamental to their very well being. Unless you're an EverWalker, that is, and you already fully appreciate the essential joys and benefits...

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A Pain in the Foot

A Pain in the Foot

Our EverWalk Nation has become a hivemind for all things walking. So when a few of our walkers began encountering foot pain, they reached out to their fellow EverWalkers for advice. They were told: Always visit a podiatrist to determine what is wrong. So they did, and...

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Culture of Giving

Culture of Giving

September 2, 2020 To my Dear Friends of EverWalk Nation, Today Bonnie and I are taking a moment to remember. Today, seven years ago, we at long last completed the epic expedition we had worked so hard for, for so many years. Strong swimmers had been trying since 1950,...

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Pedestrianism: When Epic Walking Was a Wager Sport

Pedestrianism: When Epic Walking Was a Wager Sport

Did you know that pedestrianism (aka long-distance racewalking) was an incredibly popular spectator sport during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? And just like horse racing, competitive walking was "funded" by wagering! In other words, epic walking was a...

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Hitting Your Stride: A Blog about Walking Styles

Hitting Your Stride: A Blog about Walking Styles

Do you think of yourself as having a walking style? Are you aware of how you walk? Or of how you look when you walk? Recently, a popular actor shared a hilarious story about how he learned to walk "normally" on a popular British talk show.  This led us to wonder...

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Shoes & Socks: A Sole-Searching Blog

Shoes & Socks: A Sole-Searching Blog

As any EverWalker will tell you, having good shoes and socks is essential. Sure you can walk in sandals or flip flops or even your bare feet. But if you want to make walking an enjoyable daily part of your life, you need to have the right footgear. So we reached out...

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Le Flâneur

Le Flâneur

In debating urban vs rural walking, I tend to side with Virginia Woolf’s character Mrs. Dalloway, announcing as she bustles through the streets of London on the day she is hosting a dinner party that she much prefers walking in the city to the country. We actually...

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The Dog Days of Summer: How Dogs EverWalk

The Dog Days of Summer: How Dogs EverWalk

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single (wo)man in possession of a good leash, must be in want of a dog." - Jane Austen's dog As much as we EverWalkers love to get out and stretch our legs, our four-legged companions might enjoy our perambulations even...

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Walking and Our Watersheds

Walking and Our Watersheds

Are you seeing more and more information about our watersheds when you're out walking? We sure are! From stencils near storm drains to signs by creeks and rivers, our country is finally paying attention to the health of our water sources.What is a watershed...

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Listen to Your Body: It Will Tell You The Truth

Listen to Your Body: It Will Tell You The Truth

Most people come to our EverWalk Nation knowing at least something about Diana’s past as a champion swimmer. But EverWalk’s co-founder, Bonnie Stoll, comes from a world-class athletic background herself. In the 1980s when racquetball was the rage sport all across...

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Howdy, Neighbor!

Howdy, Neighbor!

It is no coincidence that we have launched The EverWalk Mile during the Corona pandemic. Yes, we have had dancing in our imaginations, since we opened our EverWalk doors five years ago, leading a national movement of daily walking. But, perhaps the ultimate irony, our...

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Be Our Beta Testers!

Be Our Beta Testers!

WE NEED YOU!!! EverWalk is thrilled to launch our beta test of the EverWalk Mile -- and we need your help to make this walking initiative universal, powerful, fun and motivating for every kind of walker. As Diana wrote in her recent blog about the EverWalk Mile, "The...

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