Kaye’s Corner: Let’s walk!

Keep up your exercise with an indoor walking/jogging opportunity. The paired efforts of the Rec Center and the Meeker High School are again making available to the community the use of the high school track above the gym.

And … it’s free! No registration required. Just check in at the school’s front door on Mondays and/or Wednesdays starting Jan. 3 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Go down the hall and up the steps or use the elevator to rise one floor and you’re there.

Exercise at your own rate as much or little as you wish. You’ll probably find friends to encourage you and chat with if you wish. If you’re speedy, you can run or jog as you wish. The music plays and the view is inspiring. 

Last year, folks recovering from surgeries, adding to physical therapy workouts, and committed exercise athletes all attended. It’s open to adults aged 18 and older.

If you need to change from boots to shoes, there’s a bench to sit on right outside the gym. Bring a bottle of water if you choose and off you go.

It is dry and warm with a level surface and easy parking in either the nearby visitor or student lots. 

I am grateful that these two public entities have worked to make a walking facility available to the rest of us. See you on the track!

With kind thanks to Dylan Mobley and our ERBM Recreation & Park District for their assistance with this article.

By KAYE SULLIVAN – Special to the Herald Times