Many Thanks to Peg, Melly, Sarah, and Paige for their suggestions.
I have been listening to podcasts - listened to a new one (Planet-IRL is pretty cool, race fans!) today. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me and NPR's Sunday Puzzle are standbys. I definitely plan to walk with friends on weekends - once I get one free, this summer is kind of slammed. The "walk to somewhere" thing is cool, but the only place I ever go is Birmingham - which is about 500 miles away. I think a monthly goal may be worthwhile, though. I'm going for 50 miles in July.
But today I'm at 42.5 miles, and I'm enjoying the Hitchhiker's Guideyness of it.
Thanks, friends! I'm excited about what's happening with my walking!