Walking is a Gateway Drug

10 June 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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North Mercer Slough My Love

27 May 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

26 May 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

23 May 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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WeOwnA Park

18 May 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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