Walking the racing line
Rules or no rules?
I take different pathways each day for my morning walks. This morning I noticed a sign on the entrance to the pathway that said “Walk on the right side” amongst other good things like “Pick up after your dog”
Depending on my mood or objectives I walk differently on the pathways. Also, my walking depends on context - how crowded it is, whether are there bikes on it, etc.
This morning I had to get to work and I was behind on time, so I walked the racing line - which is the shortest line that could be walked through the curves. Walking the straightest possible line through the connecting curves to reduce traveled distance.
When my objective is to prolong the walk I walk the non-racing line, the longest line through the pathway, the opposite of the racing line (leaving the racing line free) - weaving from side to side to get to the longest length.
Sometimes I walk all the way on the right side, especially when it is crowded or when bikes are around (forcibly following the rules)
And yet sometimes when I am rebellious I walk all the way on the wrong (left) side which confuses people though I could end up in an accident with bikers so have to be situationally aware of what happens on my backside all the time.
And what I have not tried yet is dancing around and jumping madly on the pathway in chaos like the Von Trapp family singing and dancing in the “Sound of Music”
What is your walk like? And when?