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  •  I know that the diarist was on their feet (2+ / 0-)
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    goodasgold, bushondrugs

    but the ped. reading is way out of line; walking 40-50 miles in ONE 12 hour event is quite an athletic accomplishment.

    But the point that all of that walking contributed to PF is a valid worker's comp. issue.

    When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

    by onanyes on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 12:49:54 PM PST

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    •  I had a contract job with marketing company (2+ / 0-)
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      Lashe, brein

      Their offices are in a refurbished factory.  The company had Razors laying around in every corner to be used as transportation when you needed to go to another area of the building.  Heck, I did desk work all day and I still put the miles on.

      •  I belive that one could get good miles in (2+ / 0-)
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        goodasgold, MsAnimated

        but I've had extensive ultra marathon experience (3 finished 100 mile foot races) and I know how far 40-50 miles is.  Believe me you aren't going to get that many miles in a single work period.

        Still, what happened to the diary author sucked; I just don't want the author to look bad when he/she files a complaint.

        When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

        by onanyes on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 01:06:44 PM PST

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    •  I try to go on a walk every day (and succeed some (2+ / 0-)
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      Lashe, drtinycat

      days). I walk about four miles each day. It takes about an hour and ten minutes. I walk and read at the same time, so it's not what you would call fast walking (yes, yes, it's dangerous, and yes, I do sometimes walk into mailboxes). But based on my own experience of very slow walking on hilly terrain, I don't think 40 miles in 12 hours is outrageous at all.

      •  try it (0+ / 0-)

        In all honesty, try it.  It is much, much harder than you think.

        When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

        by onanyes on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 06:00:49 PM PST

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