Strategy One: Embrace Yourself and Increase Your Bandwidth

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 28, 2010

Middle age is officially defined as that time between young adulthood and old age, 35 to 65. Thanks largely to an increased life expectancy these boundaries have been stretched. In 2011 3.5 million Americans will turn 65-years-old. They will be the first wave of Baby Boomers to exit their middle years. Though I hate to be […]

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North Mercer Slough My Love

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 27, 2010

3 Miles 1 hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) mostly flat easy walk on well-maintained trails, couple of inclines at start and finish 6515 Steps 227 kcals Mercer Slough Nature Park Previously I’ve mentioned that walking is good for relationships, that it has helped save my marriage and I suspected […]

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Skyridge Rollercoaster + Kelsey Creek Woods

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 26, 2010

2.5 Miles 45 – 60 Minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) same hilly route as Skyridge Rollercoaster (short and steep) only longer 5468 Steps 175 kcals Skyridge Park Kelsey Creek Farm Begin this walk at Skyridge Park (see  Skyridge Rollercoaster for pictures and directions) don’t turn around at the Lake Hills […]

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Walking is a Big Deal

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 23, 2010

As I’ve aged I realize the health of my body requires attention and effort and that I need to move my body regularly. That’s a nice way of saying middle age is spreading and unless I want to be stiff and feeble before my time or look like a sedentary auntie I need to take […]

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Skyridge Rollercoaster (short and steep)

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 20, 2010

1.5 miles 30 minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) short walk steep hills 3308 steps 106 kcals Skyridge Park This walk begins at a small neighborhood park in Bellevue called Skyridge Park. Many of my standard walks begin at this location because it is convenient to my home and […]

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WeOwnA Park

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 18, 2010

2.95 miles 55 minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) long and steep inclines with switchbacks 6,653 steps 216 kcals Weowna Park Weowna Park is a gem! It’s an amazing, natural 90-acre open space in the middle of Bellevue suburbia. It is home to some of the largest and oldest […]

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Mercer Slough Slough Off

by Connie DeLaVergne on May 15, 2010

4.7 Miles 1 Hour 15 Minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (difficult) easy walk, 1 small hill 10, 644 steps 352 kcals, approximately Mercer Slough Nature Park Enatai Park The Mercer Slough Nature Park in Bellevue, Washington may be a loud walk when it parallels I-90, but it’s a well-maintained […]

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