Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Wed, Feb 19 11:59am

Many of you living with cancer or an autoimmune disease, like me, deal with daily fatigue. You know that exercise is so important to your health, but it’s so hard. There’s always an excuse: it’s too cold or hot, it’s going to rain or it’s raining, or it’s snowy and icy, or I just don’t want to. I, too, have all these excuses, but I have a new rescue dog who wants to go out and who doesn’t care about my excuses! And I’ve got traction devices for my boots.

Now I just need a walking group who will keep me accountable. People who say, ‘let’s go for a walk.’

And I thought: What about my virtual friends on MayoClinicConnect? And Mayo Clinic has an easy 12-week walking program to get us started! Here’s the link:
Get walking with this 12-week walking schedule

So let’s form a virtual walking group. We can agree to walk every day and encourage each other through Connect. We can walk outdoors, in a mall, or in the red center, or in the hallways of our apartment building.

Who’s in? Who’s going to join me? Come on, Let’s Go Walking!

Becky, what a great idea. Count me in! Because of an existing lung condition causing shortness of breath beyond my cancer, the walking time frames for me are difficult. My goal is 10 minutes of walking without stopping, and hopefully building on that. Thanks for the motivation!

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@becsbuddy Count me in! But like the old joke goes, I'll have to make it a loop and come back home…. Will do as much as my knee will let me!
Ginger

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@1065408

Becky, what a great idea. Count me in! Because of an existing lung condition causing shortness of breath beyond my cancer, the walking time frames for me are difficult. My goal is 10 minutes of walking without stopping, and hopefully building on that. Thanks for the motivation!

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Thanks for joining! If you can do only 10minutes, that will be great @1065408 ! Our goal is to just walk!

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Sounds like a great idea!

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Let’s see if a few more want to join us and then we’ll get started! I’m so glad you all want to see if you can beat fatigue. Becky

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@becsbuddy

Let’s see if a few more want to join us and then we’ll get started! I’m so glad you all want to see if you can beat fatigue. Becky

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Count me in! Shall we walk on the beach, under the palm trees, in the tropical breeze? Bring sunblock. The weather will not be chilly as it is 80’ today in Honolulu!

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@starko

Count me in! Shall we walk on the beach, under the palm trees, in the tropical breeze? Bring sunblock. The weather will not be chilly as it is 80’ today in Honolulu!

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@starko That sounds just perfect!! Have enuf room for all of us? It’s only 31 here but the sun is shining and the snow looks beautiful!

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@becsbuddy

@starko That sounds just perfect!! Have enuf room for all of us? It’s only 31 here but the sun is shining and the snow looks beautiful!

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Uh…. what’s snow??? Plenty of room for everyone! Come join me!

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@starko

Uh…. what’s snow??? Plenty of room for everyone! Come join me!

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@starko Its just a hop,skip and jump to Hawaii from here Im all for it . Altho I love those crisp days of clean fresh air in the east in winter

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Becky- Insightful thinking here! Count me in! Just keep in mind those of us with breathing problems!

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I love this. Since my “issues” I have been unable to barely get up. I keep pushing myself to try to do more. This is an awesome way to do that. I tell myself baby steps. This didn’t happen over night. What a positive idea this is!

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Let’s try March 1st as a start date! @jlw. @merpreb. @lioness. @starko. @estrada53 @1065408 Does that work for everyone? @starko has graciously invited us to walk on the beach in Hawaii and listen to the waves! Heavenly. Remember, please, keep to your on pace! Don’t try to overdo. If you can comfortably do 5 minutes, that’s good. If 30 minutes, that’s good, too. The whole idea is to just get up and walk!

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@becsbuddy

Let’s try March 1st as a start date! @jlw. @merpreb. @lioness. @starko. @estrada53 @1065408 Does that work for everyone? @starko has graciously invited us to walk on the beach in Hawaii and listen to the waves! Heavenly. Remember, please, keep to your on pace! Don’t try to overdo. If you can comfortably do 5 minutes, that’s good. If 30 minutes, that’s good, too. The whole idea is to just get up and walk!

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The achilles tendons in both my feet take turns giving me much pain. Is it a good idea to do much walking when this is happening? (Have rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.)

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