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The power of the outdoor walk

May 31, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

When I was 13, during a summer visit to my grandfather's house in Los Angeles, I fell in love with walking. How or why is lost to me, but the visceral feeling remains: the sweat prickling my back and chest as my pace increased, the adrenaline flowing through me, Sonata Arctica's melodic metal blasting in my ears via my brother's retired CD player. Now, years later, I still walk, three or four miles every day, and I read as I go (no, I don't knock into things).

Norwegian author Torbjørn Ek...