EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Danielle Selke is a first-year artwork trainer on the Grand Mountain Faculty. She had plans to journey internationally this summer time, however with the coronavirus that is not going to occur.
As a substitute, she determined to journey round her neighborhood in Widefield. Beginning in April, and spanning over a month, she walked from her dwelling to each faculty within the Widefield district — a complete of 48 miles.
“I actually needed to get out of the home and get some train, get some contemporary air, and in addition encourage others to discover their very own neighborhoods and search for various things that they could not have seen earlier than,” Selke mentioned.
Selke tracked her journey on Instagram, utilizing #WalkingWidefield. She hopes to push folks to be extra energetic. She has lived in Widefield for about 16 years, however getting out and strolling to the colleges taught her issues about her personal neighborhood.
“I feel we want a motive to come back collectively. If that is strolling to your faculty, or simply reaching out over social media, anyway that we are able to really feel collectively with out bodily being collectively, so we’re staying protected, I feel is essential.”
“Strolling round even simply our neighborhood, noticing issues that I’ve by no means seen earlier than, structure of homes, the place folks hand around in their yards, it is actually fascinating,” Selke mentioned. “Bringing us collectively by way of strolling, by way of staying energetic, I feel is basically precious.”
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