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!

@fiesty76

@funcountess, Wow! You Did accomplish a lot on Saturday. Very, very impressive. Completing just one of those many physical tasks would have had me fluffing my feathers. It appears you have more energy than one spunky gal needs so how 'bout ff some of your excess ??? Address to follow. Thank you! Smiles

I agree and wish I'd thought years ago to buy or invest in some of the off site storage units that are so profitable for those who own them. VBG! So many of us don't understand the terms: "wear it out" or "use it up" but instead fall eagerly to advertisers' ploy of "you Need this" or "new and improved whatever". Our donation centers are not yet receiving items but I keep adding to my donation bags for when they do reopen.

@sueinmn, Sue's gardening advice has helped me too. Another added benefit of this wonderful Connect forum, yes?

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Fiesty76,
Will finish note now. Some donation centers in Ca are now open.
Yes, Sueinmn is wonderful. She knows what she is doing. been following her advice on landscaping. Most Gardner’s just mow, blow, and go. I’m trying to get my landscaping to looking very good, since I want to sell. Property and house are way too big for one senior. The inside will get done, if this virus would only go away. In reality it will stick around for probably another year or so.
Funcountess

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@funcountess

Fiesty76,
Will finish note now. Some donation centers in Ca are now open.
Yes, Sueinmn is wonderful. She knows what she is doing. been following her advice on landscaping. Most Gardner’s just mow, blow, and go. I’m trying to get my landscaping to looking very good, since I want to sell. Property and house are way too big for one senior. The inside will get done, if this virus would only go away. In reality it will stick around for probably another year or so.
Funcountess

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@funcountess You sound like someone else . lol

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@funcountess

Fiesty76,
Will finish note now. Some donation centers in Ca are now open.
Yes, Sueinmn is wonderful. She knows what she is doing. been following her advice on landscaping. Most Gardner’s just mow, blow, and go. I’m trying to get my landscaping to looking very good, since I want to sell. Property and house are way too big for one senior. The inside will get done, if this virus would only go away. In reality it will stick around for probably another year or so.
Funcountess

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@funcountess, Your remarks about gardeners who "just mow, blow, and go" brought a big smile! Thanks for that. You have been working hard on your landscape and that will pay dividends now for the exercise and later when you do put your property on the market!

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@lioness

@funcountess You sound like someone else . lol

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@lioness, Hmmm, Linda, @funcountess's last post did sound resounding familiar…any guesses as to who you had in mind??? vbg

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Hmmm, Linda, @funcountess's last post did sound resounding familiar…any guesses as to who you had in mind??? vbg

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@fiesty76 I ,m sure you can guess Big hair?

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@lioness, Harumph! Just what I thought!!! LOL and Hugs to all!

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@funcountess

Hi fiesty76,
Yes, I have spurts of energy. I’m up in the morning hitting the floor running as they say. I don’t want house help with the virus going around, so I do what I can myself.
I don’t have an off site storage unit, what is going on after the Wolsey canyon fire that got me real good, my insurance company is paying for van and storage at a moving company. I e not seen some of my furniture/ belongings in almost 2 years. Because of the virus it’s difficult to get workers in the house, and to be honest I don’t want them here. Most of the house has been rebuilt, but plenty left to do.
My niece is spending time with me, so getting boxes and boxes sorted out. The boxes are what the movers packeD, but did not put in their storage, they left everything in the garage.
I’m up very early today because landscapers will come soon. More later.
Funcountess

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@funcountess, First the damage and recovery from the Wosley canyon fire and now dealing with the unpacking of your belongings. You are dealing with a double whammy for sure! I'm like you in not wanting workers in my house. Was very reluctant to even call for a new filter replacement install for my AC until one commode handle/apparatus broke. Marked the repair date on calendar because the plumber makes so many "house calls & repairs". Good to hear that your home rebuilding is nearing completion and that you have some help from your niece in sorting out your belongings. "This too shall pass" and I'm hoping for you it will be soon! Best.

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@fiesty76

@imallears, Good for you! On a good day, I fluff my feathers for managing several blocks. vbg

Excellent idea; I'll look for it. A "Local Covid News" thread will be especially helpful for those of us in states where the COVID numbers are rising exponentially every day.

Daily correspondence with my close friend living in Queens, NY has given me a whole new world of perspective on how drastically daily lives have been lost and affected while that state and city were at virtual lockdown as the early epicenter of the pandemic. I only wish more across the nation had read and followed the precautions taken by the vast majority of that area in bringing down their numbers so effectively. It took the leadership of their elected officials along with the cooperation of neighboring states and millions of individuals despite desperate lacks of supplies and federal aid, to not only flatten the curve but also achieve numbers that other states can only now begin to understand and appreciate. Proof positive that while it Does "take a village", it really can be done if everyone pulls together!

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@imallears, Have you posted the "Local Covid News" thread? I did a search but didn't find it…not very techhie for sure.

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@fiesty76

@imallears, Have you posted the "Local Covid News" thread? I did a search but didn't find it…not very techhie for sure.

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@fiesty76
Hi,
Yes, look for the group Just Want To Talk.

FL Mary

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Hi, all, I’m sorry for not posting for a few days.i was “out of it.” Sunday was a weird day but I came back to life yesterday! Had a great walk on Saturday with an old friend I don’t see too often. Her parents were good friends with my parents all through their army days. I then met her out here and we’ve been friends ever since. Went to Walden Ponds (not THE Walden Ponds). It was gorgeous! Have good walks, everyone!

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@becsbuddy

Hi, all, I’m sorry for not posting for a few days.i was “out of it.” Sunday was a weird day but I came back to life yesterday! Had a great walk on Saturday with an old friend I don’t see too often. Her parents were good friends with my parents all through their army days. I then met her out here and we’ve been friends ever since. Went to Walden Ponds (not THE Walden Ponds). It was gorgeous! Have good walks, everyone!

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@becsbuddy Glad you feel better and back to walking Take care do as our bodies tell us you know that 😉

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@imallears

@fiesty76
Hi,
Yes, look for the group Just Want To Talk.

FL Mary

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@imallears, Oh, brother! I was using the magnifier all over the place and not finding your title! Goofy me at last looked at today's Daily Briefings and there is your post listed in the Just Want to Talk forum. More scattered brained than even usual these past several days!

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@lioness

@becsbuddy Glad you feel better and back to walking Take care do as our bodies tell us you know that 😉

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Hi @lioness . No walking for me today. Did my YouTube exercises instead, plus it’s just too hot and I can’t wake up early enough. Doctor feels that I should stay in when it’s hot and pace myself better. Sure wish I had your strength, Linda!. I’ll try, try again

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@becsbuddy

Hi @lioness . No walking for me today. Did my YouTube exercises instead, plus it’s just too hot and I can’t wake up early enough. Doctor feels that I should stay in when it’s hot and pace myself better. Sure wish I had your strength, Linda!. I’ll try, try again

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@becsbuddy I was right with you today . My strength disappeared today .Yesterday I went with a lady who had her cataract out it was so thick it took longer and the wait was longer then I thought I'd be . She has a black eye today and sore . My hip was hurting me today so didn't do any either . Tomorrow I'll get back into it again . I did do some tonight . Guess that counts.

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@lioness

@becsbuddy I was right with you today . My strength disappeared today .Yesterday I went with a lady who had her cataract out it was so thick it took longer and the wait was longer then I thought I'd be . She has a black eye today and sore . My hip was hurting me today so didn't do any either . Tomorrow I'll get back into it again . I did do some tonight . Guess that counts.

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@lioness
Wow, that sounds like a brutal cataract surgery…poor woman.
I have been able to walk every day but cut a half mile off …down to 2 miles. But I have to be out the door by 7 AM. I don’t see haze any more but our air quality is only deemed to be fair. It’s not healthy for anyone with respiratory problems. Hoping to get some rain this weekend which will change the weather pattern here and possibly bring cooler evenings and cooler mornings.
Have seen no joggers, just an occasional slow walker or dog walker.

I went back to gym class yesterday which felt good. Masks on and off as there are just some exercises you can’t do with a mask. We were all 6 or more feet apart. I’m at the point now where walking in the morning has become an obsession. We are all hale and hearty in my family but still taking no chances. Bless our good immune systems.

FL Mary

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