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Rubyheart255 asked passionate Redditors: If you were to walk 500 miles, and 500 more, what would it be for?

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It's the journey that's important.

The second 500 would be to get back home.


But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To where he was before

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Gotta catch 'em all.

Hatching eggs in Pokemon Go.


Yeah, but it'll only track 600km, if that.


This person's done it, and then some.

I waked 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico and it led me to Canada. I walked 500 miles on the Colorado Trail and it led me from Durango to Denver. I walked 800 miles on the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah.

Needless to say, I like that song.


Where do you get the time?


I made it a priority.

I used to work a job that required I be present throughout the year. In 2014 I decided that I didn't want to do that anymore. So I set my priority on freedom of time and now work a job where I actually make substantively more money over the course of the year, but I'm able to work for 6 months, then take 6 months off, then go back and pick up my job where I left off.

It took a long time and a lot of effort to find work like this, but since it was my number one priority, I made it happen.

Worth noting, I do not have a wife, kids, any debts/loans, my belongings are minimal, and it's easy for me to put everything in storage and just leave for months at a time. The freedom is amazing.

Someday I'd like to have a property and family, but I don't want to have regrets when I get there. So in the meantime I'm making sure that I can live this life of freedom and adventure.


Burn 3,500 calories, lose a pound.

Losing weight.


Only reason I'd do it as well. I am not super fat, but it would give let opportunity to eat terribly and then just sit around gaining weight from laziness.


Walk like you're paid for it.

To get £100,000,000.


I see we are on the same wavelength.


Walking is a fantastic way to reduce stress.

To stop f*cking stressing about everything. I'd sell my soul. I need a break. I don't even have much left to stress over. I'm just still in that passive stressful mood I've been on for weeks. I normally am pretty chill and don't stress even if there's like finals and I'm sick and I need a job and all that. I used to manage fine. But now I just can't stop. That's the one thing I'd do anything for is to stop.


If you're feeling this stressed all the time, even in situations you shouldn't, that's general anxiety disorder and you need to see someone for it. I promise, it will get better if you do. Source: went through the same thing


What would you do?

Klondike Bar.


Dammit! 5 hours late.



To bring my dog back without epilepsy.

Yesterday we had to put her down because her seizures were killing her, and I'd walk through hell to bring her back and she didn't have epilepsy anymore.

Even though me and my wife did our best and did more than most people and she had a good life, she deserves better than what she had.

So I'd walk 1000 miles through glass and rusty nails barefoot for her. in a heartbeat.



Just to be the man who walks 1,000 miles to fall down at your door.


This is the correct answer.


Every day.

Leg day.