Neighborhood Ambassador Walk This Saturday!

by Connie DeLaVergne on July 14, 2010

This is a group led walk for Feet First to help promote walking communities. It starts at 8:30 AM and will last about 2 hours. If you want to read a detailed description of the route visit College Hill Combo. Hope you can make it!

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C-U Soon!

by Connie DeLaVergne on July 11, 2010

1.25 miles 20-30 minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2705 steps 100 kcals Bellevue Botanical Garden This is the perfect walking route for City University folks who want to move their bodies but are short on time. It’s called C-U Soon and it was specifically designed for the busy professional […]

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C-U Shortly

by Connie DeLaVergne on July 4, 2010

2.50 miles 45-50 minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5625 steps 199 kcals Wilburton Hill Park Bellevue Botanical Garden C-U Shortly is a 45-minute walking route created for City University staff and faculty who want exercise and time-for-food in a lunch hour. Be glad and proud of yourself for taking time to […]

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C-U Later

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 25, 2010

3.0 Miles 1 hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6578 Steps 226 kcals Wilburton Hill Park Kelsey Creek Farm Bellevue Botanical Garden This is a beautiful and easy 60-minute walking route that I created for City University through some of Bellevue’s best parks! It’s intended for City University staff, faculty and students […]

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What is a WOIB FF Walk?

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 24, 2010

Feet First is a nonprofit advocacy organization out of Seattle that promotes walkable communities. I am a Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador and will plan, organize and lead walks around my Bellevue neighborhood in conjunction with Feet First. Every few months, WalkOn InBellWA and Feet First, will promote one of my walking routes to support the Feet First vision: […]

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College Hill Combo

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 22, 2010

4 miles 1 – 2 hours 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8,475 steps 295 kcal Skyridge Park Kelsey Creek Farm Spiritwood Park This is a combination walk because it includes wooded parks, 3 Bellevue neighborhoods (including mine) and a shopping center of small, local businesses. I have included wooded trails, […]

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KC Willy Botan Loop

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 16, 2010

5 miles 1 hr 20 miles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11,028 steps 380 kcal Kelsey Creek Farm Wilburton Hill Park Bellevue Botanical Garden KC stands for Kelsey Creek Farm, Willy stands for Wilburton Hill Park and Botan is short for Bellevue Botanical Garden. Each park is a gem and […]

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Walking is a Gateway Drug

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 10, 2010

I began walking about 6 years ago after I realized I was in my middle years and that my body was changing. Weight I had never carried in excess began to creep onto my frame and I could no longer get away with physical neglect. Outright abuse such as eating poorly and imbibing began to […]

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Bellevue Downtown Art & Park 10K Walk

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 5, 2010

6.5 Miles 1 hour 30 minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) mostly flat easy walk on sidewalks and paths 14,232 Steps 489 kcals This was an organized walk produced by the Bellevue Parks & Community Services and The American Volkssport Association. I participate in these organized walks from time […]

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Strategy Two: Open Your Heart and Increase Your Bandwidth

by Connie DeLaVergne on June 3, 2010

Reciprocity, helpfulness, loving others or opening your heart is a concept that‘s getting a lot of attention lately, especially in the blogosphere. Lots of people are talking about moving from a me, me, me mentality to a WE perspective which requires a shift in thinking and vigilance to maintain it. A WE perspective is not […]

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