Walk of Fame – Bea Huser
April 29, 2015 | By Nadia
I met Bea last spring when she joined my Cloverdale neighbourhood Urban Poling walking class in Edmonton. She was an inspiration for all of the participants. She particularly motivated a younger woman who recently had hip surgery and another woman that recently quit smoking. They both pushed themselves to keep up with her as she confidently strode up the very steep Connors Hill. This picture is taken just prior to her morning walk over to the Muttart to have a look at the smelly Putrella flower that just boomed.
Bea’s beautiful smile and joy for walking is truly an inspiration for all that have the privilege to cross paths with her! Submitted by Urban Poling Instructor & Master Trainer, Sue Yackulic, Edmonton Alberta.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education