Alton Baker Park

 

 

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I’m a Real Estate Broker here in the Eugene area.  A part of Oregon I truly love and wish to share the beauty of it with others.  I work with some wonderful people at RE/MAXIntegrity here in town and we are doing a “Biggest Loser” challenge!  This is one of my adventures in an attempt to lose the greatest percentage and take home the prize!

Today was Martin Luther King Jr Day, which meant I had all of my kids home from school today.  Exercising with all of them around can sometimes call for some creativity, but I took the easy way out today and took all of them and the dog on a walk at Alton Baker Park.

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One of my favorite things about this park is that the trails follow alongside the Willamette River.  The sounds of the river are enjoyable as we walk, but it also serves as a great distraction for my kids as I push them to walk just a little bit further.  Today we chose to use the walking trails, but there is so much more offered at the park.  Some of these things include a BMX track, a dog park, disc golf, boat launch, art scattered throughout, and performance space; just to name a few.  IMG_20180115_152337633

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One of my favorite art pieces is a one billionth scale model of the Solar System.  I enjoy it because it gives me something to look forward to as I walk, but it could also be used as a great motivator as you push yourself to make it to the next planet!

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IMG_20180115_160149783Has anyone actually found all of the planets in one trip?  The sun is near the main parking area; Mercury is also within the parking area, I think the furthest I have paid attention to them is to Earth.  I think a bike ride would be a great way to find all of them.

 

 

On the outset we decided we would walk for 30 minutes and then turn around and walk back seeing the same stretch of the park from both directions.  For us it was a total of 3.15 miles, which for me is 6812 steps.  Not a bad start as I begin this exercise adventure through Lane County!

Where else should I go?  What is your favorite type of exercise?  IMG_20180115_151633367

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