5 Things I Have To Have Now

August 19, 2007|By [MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN]

SUE MANNING

SUE MANNING TAKES walking to heart. She tries to make time for a walk every day and whenever she can, she trots over to her favorite place: the Ma and Pa Trail in Harford County. "It's the perfect four-mile walk," says the vice president for the Maryland affiliate of the American Heart Association. Manning, a mother of four grown children, is married and lives in Fallston with her husband, Ed. Part of Manning's job is helping to organize the annual Baltimore Heart Walk (Oct. 27) and Howard Heart Walk (Nov. 3). "Between the two, we're hoping to raise $1 million," Manning says. Let's hope that goal is a walk in the park.

1

Retractable awning on my deck

"I just got it and absolutely love it. It creates the feeling of a cozy room [and] it's probably about 10 degrees cooler. It's really opened up our capability to entertain on the deck."

2

Sportline Heartrate Watch

"It has a very sophisticated mechanism that you touch and it gives your heart rate. ... The American Heart Association recommends getting an hour of exercise every day, [but] to make walking really beneficial, you have to ... get your heart rate up there."

3

Klipsch speaker system for my iPod

"Tremendous, fabulous sound. ... I love to download the music [my children] are listening to. Just so I can say 'I love Beck's new song.'"

4

Girlfriend getaway in Orlando, Fla.

"Twenty of my girlfriends and I are doing a getaway to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. ... We are going to hit [Disney's] Pleasure Island ... Universal Studios, and then we're going to have a pool party."

5

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"I have been sheltering myself from everyone so I don't find out the ending. I have all of the books and I've seen all of the movies. ... I am a complete Harry Potter fan."

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