Acutely conscious that I need to avoid overusing specific words, I tend to obsess with my Flip Dictionary. Hmmm. Alternate words for 'walk?' My heroine cannot always march. She's not in boot camp.
Can she saunter? Jog? Amble? March? Parade? Patrol? Perambulate? Promenade? Ramp? Roam? Flounce? Pace? Plod? Saunter? Shuffle? Slink? Step? Stride? Stroll? Strump? (I like strump!) Strut? Swagger? Totter? Trail ? Traipse? Tramp? Traverse? Tread? Trudge? Wander?
Finding the balance between variety and practicality. That is the question.