How far is too far to walk to work?

My mom is worried that if I walk to my new job, it may be too far. Granted it's Florida and brutally hot, I may not have any other choice. I don't drive because I have no depth perception (blind in right eye) and I don't have a bike (and the only route to work I can go has no bike lane or sidewalk and

My mom is worried that if I walk to my new job, it may be too far. Granted it's Florida and brutally hot, I may not have any other choice. I don't drive because I have no depth perception (blind in right eye) and I don't have a bike (and the only route to work I can go has no bike lane or sidewalk and is one of the major roads in my town so parents freak about that too). I looked on Google Maps and it's 2.2 miles and a 45 minute walk

Best Answer:

?: I think the main issue is how often you are going to do the walking. Are you going to walk everyday?. I am an avid walker. I used to walk 4-5 miles per day. It is doable. You would get in the best shape of your life. This being said there were certain days I would "take off" from walking to let my body recuperate. I could walk about 3.75 miles in a hour so you are pretty close with you calculation. I think it would take about 40-45 minutes to walk 2.2 miles.

Are you going to walk everyday rain or shine? If so I would buy a poncho. And also get quality tennis shoes. You will go through a pair of shoes once every 6-9 months from wear and tear.

So you can do it but there are days (probalby once a week or so where you will not feel like walking when you get up). And you can get sore from walking everyday (just like running and working out). So if you do this make sure you do not walk much on your days off or do rigorous activity

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Too Far To Walk
Tim:
when I was a boy I used to walk 10 miles to school & then 10 miles back again, it grows as I get older
Chuckles:
People used to walk those distances and more in the old days in Florida. Just take a water bottle with you and you will be fine.

And walking or biking where there are no sidewalks you should wear a high visibility vest like you see construction workers wear. My ex bought one at a discount tool place similar to Harbor Freight Tools for $8.

Ron:
No bike lane or sidewalk yet you're willing to walk it? Get a bike.
Dimo J:
" …Florida and brutally hot… "
Phoenix is brutally hot, Florida is balmy.

"… I don't drive because I have no depth perception (blind in right eye) … "
You are allowed to get a driver's license

" … don't have a bike… no bike lane or sidewalk…"
Get a pedal bicycle. You are legally allowed to ride on any road, other than a freeway.

"… 2.2 miles and a 45 minute walk … "
If you can walk, you can pedal a bike, in under 10 minutes.

An E-Bike, a 20 mph electrical motorized pedal bike, is legal any State without a driver's license, if you are too lazy to pedal.

Fangvergnugen:
i walked to work at first but now i take a scooter, it takes 15 min to get there (30 min walk) and about 20-25 min on the way back depending on how fast i go (it's downhill to go, uphill to return home)

you can definitely walk. i used to walk back home at 12-1am in the morning for 30 minutes and whatnot

Uncle Danny Smells Like Salt And Vinegar Crisps:
I used to walk 2 miles to school and it was more like a 30 minute walk. It was good exercise too.

I don't know wet it gets in Florida, but I wouldn't want to walk 30 minutes through a storm…