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!

@imallears

@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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@imallers Glad you got back into your gym and doing well. I feel like a I am in a Covid Cocoon like you said . Can't believe this place now they are yellow taping places to we cant stand to get the mail. It's getting worse and worse here . So many people are leaving here I may start to look myself but hate the thoughts of packing up and moving . In N. Hollywood they are placing a fine of 300 dollars if caught without a mask . Our Gov is serious . Glad I don't live there . Take care .Going to color this afternoon adult coloring its a bible verse on it . Will post when done

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@lioness. Do you live in LA county? In Orange county where I live, we finally get the number of cases by zip code. The highest number is where alot of young people live. The cases are going up and up. I am glad out Governor is shutting down bars and indoor dining again. Maybe it will help get the leveling we need. I feel bad for the restaurants and their employees, but if we all get sick, no one can eat out or even afford to. I hope people will refrain from having parties on July 4. Keep safe!

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@fiesty76 I’ll never catch up with you, but I did two walks today—total 2miles! And, I’ve been feeling well all week! So exciting! Can I ask-have you ever used marijuana? Doctor said it might help with the fatigue. I’m willing to try anything.

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@becsbuddy, I am so happy that you could manage not one but Two walks in one day…way to go woman!

No, I've not tried marijuana but on my fall visit to Boulder, my daughter took me to a very nice establishment that looked more like a high end gift shop and was next to a rehab center. They wouldn't let daughter go into "selection room" because she'd not had time to get her driver's license changed from IL to CO. We went in hopes of it being an aid for wt gain. Was given quite an interesting ed. on diff types and strengths and forms, etc. Did buy one small pkg that looked like vitamin gummies and when came time to fly home next day, hadn't tried one and had to figure out how to get it home without airport detection because medical mari..is illegal in TX except in a very few cases. I added it to a baggy with gummy vits and made it home but never got up the nerve to try it.

Best friend's daughter, also from CO, brought some for her mom for nausea and pain control while undergoing cancer treatment. Her oncologist would not prescribe but said some patients were using it. Friend reported that it did help her nausea and pain at that time.

We can purchase CBD products here legally, but I haven't tried any. A good friend with terrible back problems has used CBD products and says they give some relief. At the time I hadn't found nausea relief, I would have tried raw lizard salad if told it would help so I know the urgency to find aid for the fatigue.

Living alone, I was afraid with no one to restrain me, I might go running naked in the streets! lol If you try it, please let us know if it helps. You are really something to push through fatigue for walks…most of us lesser beings would just hole up and hope to molt! Did doc prescribe or suggest anything else too for help?

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@becsbuddy I did try CBD a couple from different companies but each time I got a severe headache almost instantly so I found when I'm fatigued in the morning I take one capsule of Korean Ginsing and feel my strength coming back . For my it only takes one . I only do take them when I need CBD

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@fiesty76

@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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HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE. BEING HOME ON A HOLIDAY IS NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. KEEP BUSY.
FIESTY76 76 GOING OUT EVEN TO THE MARKET, BE CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT, IM THINKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD NOT BE UP TO PAR. IT MIGHT BE WISE TO ORDER YOUR GROCERIES FROM YOUR MARKETS.
THIS VIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND WILL BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME.
FUNCOUNTESS

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@funcountess

HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE. BEING HOME ON A HOLIDAY IS NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. KEEP BUSY.
FIESTY76 76 GOING OUT EVEN TO THE MARKET, BE CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT, IM THINKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD NOT BE UP TO PAR. IT MIGHT BE WISE TO ORDER YOUR GROCERIES FROM YOUR MARKETS.
THIS VIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND WILL BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME.
FUNCOUNTESS

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We order Blue Apron occasionally and love them!

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@funcountess

HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE. BEING HOME ON A HOLIDAY IS NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. KEEP BUSY.
FIESTY76 76 GOING OUT EVEN TO THE MARKET, BE CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT, IM THINKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD NOT BE UP TO PAR. IT MIGHT BE WISE TO ORDER YOUR GROCERIES FROM YOUR MARKETS.
THIS VIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND WILL BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME.
FUNCOUNTESS

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@funcountess . Here in Long Beach I just signed up for meals from the GreatMeals from L.B Just feeled out the application so hope to hear from them soon maybe next week but I agree anyone with a compromised immune system shouldn't take a chance by going out . I order mine from Walmart they deliver over 35.00 is free delivery and its not hard to get to that amount. BE safe yourself . Hope all our connect family is taking precautions by Dr. Fauci

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@lioness

@funcountess . Here in Long Beach I just signed up for meals from the GreatMeals from L.B Just feeled out the application so hope to hear from them soon maybe next week but I agree anyone with a compromised immune system shouldn't take a chance by going out . I order mine from Walmart they deliver over 35.00 is free delivery and its not hard to get to that amount. BE safe yourself . Hope all our connect family is taking precautions by Dr. Fauci

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L.B. Has a lot of good perks for seniors. Stay with it, it’s there, may as well use them.
Better then cooking. Is it a different restraunt every day?
Are you thinking of moving? Something about people leaving your senior building. Maybe they are too old or frail to live on their own?
Well, back to the garage cleaning.
Funcountess

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@funcountess

L.B. Has a lot of good perks for seniors. Stay with it, it’s there, may as well use them.
Better then cooking. Is it a different restraunt every day?
Are you thinking of moving? Something about people leaving your senior building. Maybe they are too old or frail to live on their own?
Well, back to the garage cleaning.
Funcountess

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I am in Rochester, Mn where I used to go to the Farmers Market on Saturday's and loved both the produce and the social time. Since the virus they have started doing delivery and/or you can pickup your order. Although I greatly miss the social time, I have used both the delivery and pick up and both have been great.

The humidity and temps have now increased so an early morning hour walk has worked the best! I have stopped tracking my miles just to appreciate nature and a few hellos here and there.
Happy 4th of July everyone! Stay safe and well!

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@jude07

I am in Rochester, Mn where I used to go to the Farmers Market on Saturday's and loved both the produce and the social time. Since the virus they have started doing delivery and/or you can pickup your order. Although I greatly miss the social time, I have used both the delivery and pick up and both have been great.

The humidity and temps have now increased so an early morning hour walk has worked the best! I have stopped tracking my miles just to appreciate nature and a few hellos here and there.
Happy 4th of July everyone! Stay safe and well!

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@jude07, I love going to the Farmer's Market in Rochester. It used to be one of my Saturday treats going with my daughter. One of my favorite vendors was Omar's Kitchen Catering and their fresh baked goods – love their cranberry wild rice bread and rolls. It is a great place to get fresh fruit and vegetables.

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@funcountess

L.B. Has a lot of good perks for seniors. Stay with it, it’s there, may as well use them.
Better then cooking. Is it a different restraunt every day?
Are you thinking of moving? Something about people leaving your senior building. Maybe they are too old or frail to live on their own?
Well, back to the garage cleaning.
Funcountess

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Fu countess I,ve been thinking about it but then I think of all the work in packing and decide not real quick It's just the times we,re in It will get better I just sent the application in and Don t know where the food comes from we just finished up from World Kitchen but the rest was only Mexican food I like some but not everyday You,be got alot of energy .Not me anymore Most people that moved just are tired of how things are here Take care rest now don,t overdue

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@funcountess

HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE. BEING HOME ON A HOLIDAY IS NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD. KEEP BUSY.
FIESTY76 76 GOING OUT EVEN TO THE MARKET, BE CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE MENTIONED YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT, IM THINKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD NOT BE UP TO PAR. IT MIGHT BE WISE TO ORDER YOUR GROCERIES FROM YOUR MARKETS.
THIS VIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND WILL BE FOR SOMETIME TO COME.
FUNCOUNTESS

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@funcountess, And a Happy 4th to you as well! You are so right that being home on a holiday is not the worst thing by far! Before retirement, I always weighed the pros and cons of whether to take a trip vacation or home vacation. Both had advantages and disadvantages and sometimes a little of each occurred.

Yes, I am having a local grocery deliver to my home and so thankful that the service is available! Today was my very first in store shopping experience since before March 13th. Have to admit to feeling a bit skittish but daughter and I agreed that this might be the very best lull before a greater virus storm hits TX. The supplies shopped for today were non-perishable household goods and pet supplies that could be bought at one place and at less cost than the local grocery. More perhaps about that adventure later; the hermit is still recovering from her first big outing! lol

And yes! Something is definitely awry and not "up to par" with my much tested but undiagnosed and unintended weight loss and inability to regain. Smiles. However, I do prepare from scratch, healthy meals, exercise and am ordinarily a fairly positive gal so think if I keep paying attention to diet, the pounds will return eventually. I'm not tossing any of the regular sized clothes just yet. vbg I appreciate your thinking of me.

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So the walk on Thursday was uneventful except for counting 3 baby bird shells in different locations. Today, there were additional cars parked in front of many residences but saw few people in their yards. It was fun to see corner houses at one intersection each with their yards lined with little flags…obvious that those neighbors got together ahead of time or one started and the others followed. The walk started later and ended earlier because I'd made an early store trip. Temps for days have stayed in the 90s with no rain in sight. Is everyone else finding themselves a bit more limp due to heat???

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@fiesty76

So the walk on Thursday was uneventful except for counting 3 baby bird shells in different locations. Today, there were additional cars parked in front of many residences but saw few people in their yards. It was fun to see corner houses at one intersection each with their yards lined with little flags…obvious that those neighbors got together ahead of time or one started and the others followed. The walk started later and ended earlier because I'd made an early store trip. Temps for days have stayed in the 90s with no rain in sight. Is everyone else finding themselves a bit more limp due to heat???

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@fiesty76 I,ve been in but it is growing towards the 90's Today just 83 but tomorrow 90's so I for sure will shelter in place . For one thing I've always been allergic to the sun getting sun poison once it never left me . So I'll walk before it gets to high . Don't forget to watch the eclipse tonight

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