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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


Over the last few years I have loved walking on state route 23 . I walk about 2 miles up and then back.
Charity had to go to the Bakery, and I loving walking, so I took a walk through the recent plowed fields of corn, back to the Scioto River, which is about a mile and a quarter. Then
I turn around and there in the background is our house. Now that is a long walk. So I start back on this long hour journey to reach our house, and then I look up to see
a small plane in the sky, I am sure you can see the plane in the photo, right?Walking is good for you, you know

  • How many calories do I need to burn to lose one pound? One pound is equal to 3500 calores.
  • How many calories are burned walking one mile? This will vary depending on the individual, speed walked, terrain, etc. An average is 100 calories per mile.
  • How many steps in a mile?One mile is equal to 5280 feet. Most people say it takes about 2000 steps for every mile. Of course everyone's stride is different. An average stride is usually somewhere between 2 and 3 feet in length. So on average it takes between 1760 and 2640 steps to complete one mile.To measure your stride mark a distance of 50 feet. Now walk this distance and count your steps. Divide 50 by the number of steps and that is your stride length. Now, divide 5280 by your stride length to find your "average steps per mile".

  • What is considered a good fitness walking pace?An average fitness walking pace is close to a 15 minute mile. But, a good pace will vary depending on your fitness level, walking technique, walking goals, and terrain. For general fitness walking you should walk at a pace that increases your heart rate, and you can maintain for 30 to 60 minutes. Use the talk test... if you can't speak without gasping for air you are walking too fast. If you are walking slow enough that you can carry a tune you are probably walking too slow.
Doesn't this look like a Pilate blog of Ellens?