As a teenager, I use to walk for a very long distance towards and front school every day. I probably walked some good number of kilometres every single day. I think that should be close to 8km everyday then. I used to do that ans still arrive school on time.
I was having this conversation with friends yesterday and told them how I was a 'trekker' back then in school. It was so bad that classmates gave me a nickname 'trekkers'. It was even said that I had trekked so much that my sandals could go to school on their own without needing directions.
I think it even affected me after some time. I couldn't walk slowly anymore. My mind had been programmed to always walk fast. Those was because then as a student, I would time myself. I had to get too school in thirty minutes or less. My house was very far from school but I still managed to do it. It wasn't uncommon too see a small student on the road walking as fast as a marathoner. That was me.
I remember walking with this beautiful girl while I was in university. She kept telling me to slow down. I didn't even realize I was walking that fast. I think I have learned now that though.