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

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, 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!

@jakedduck1

Time for my walk I guess I’m going to try to walk for an hour but I don’t know how successful I’ll be
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Hi Leonard, I’m glad to see that you’re still walking! I’ve been hearing about all the positive. Things you for the epilepsy group. Way to go! Just keep walking!

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@becsbuddy

@jakedduck1 Hi Leonard, I’m glad to see that you’re still walking! I’ve been hearing about all the positive. Things you for the epilepsy group. Way to go! Just keep walking!

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@becsbuddy
Even though I walk crooked I keep plugging along. I don’t like to walk in fact I used to drive across the street from where I swam to buy my ice cream. I was having quite a few balance problems today so my anticipated hour walk was only 30 minutes.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@becsbuddy
Even though I walk crooked I keep plugging along. I don’t like to walk in fact I used to drive across the street from where I swam to buy my ice cream. I was having quite a few balance problems today so my anticipated hour walk was only 30 minutes.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Well I went to ear Dr turns out I have TMJ what next but I'm grateful for not having other problems that so many others do

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@lioness

@moxie76 Leonard is such a good guy and takes things in stride I have to go get a picture of my eye I have Macular Degeneration so once a yr get picture tomorrow seeing eye Dr as I have pain in eye don't know what this means in afternoon see ENT so busy day . Didn't do anything today In Pa we had to worry about tornadoes and floods from hurricane coming up Miss.@Ohio river in Pitts here we only have earthquake haha to worry about

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@lioness, Eh?? is moxie me? Not sure that is a fit but brought a smile. Hope you eye doc appt and ENT went well? What did you find out?

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@lioness

@jakedduck1 Good to hear you did your
errands anything counts if you just get out and move walking with your errands 😉 Dr told me my eye is very dry so added gel at night now I asked her about Restasis but not covered by insurance and to expensive so at least it wasn't a blood vessel or worse so I'm grateful for this You take care

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@lioness, Linda, dry eye can be uncomfortable so I can relate. However, also while irritating to say the least, glad your eye news was not more serious. My last eye appt. with new guy who I will never see again because he didn't even look in my eyes! just brushed off my constant eye streaming as "dry eye"…whot? and told me to buy some otc drops like Refresh..hmmmm I see a new eye doc in my future! Smiles

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Yes I remember the Alaska quake 7.5. Do you remember the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and the 6.7 earthquake in Coalinga in 1983? The Loma Prieta quake did minor damage it cracked a wall and some plaster fell out of an archway in my dining room.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 No I don't remember those as I was only in Van Nuys for a year went back to Pa in 65 Did my chair exercises,hand exercises and Tai Chi no will go for a walk soon. Laundry first Have a good walk

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Linda, dry eye can be uncomfortable so I can relate. However, also while irritating to say the least, glad your eye news was not more serious. My last eye appt. with new guy who I will never see again because he didn't even look in my eyes! just brushed off my constant eye streaming as "dry eye"…whot? and told me to buy some otc drops like Refresh..hmmmm I see a new eye doc in my future! Smiles

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@fiesty76 What kind of a Dr was that? I'm glad you will see another Dr . My opthamalogist had me come in as I said yesterday she even did a glucoma and it is 14 so those drops are still helping . Hope your well . Did my chair exercises now walk after I do laundry

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Eh?? is moxie me? Not sure that is a fit but brought a smile. Hope you eye doc appt and ENT went well? What did you find out?

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@fiesty76 Slip of fingers I guess glad it brought a smile we need all we can get of them

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@mayofeb2020

@lioness. I'm doing fine, all things considered. I told my friends everyday is like ground hog day. Still going for my walks everyday, 40 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the late afternoon. By that time, my leg and back are begging for a time out. I need a good massage and some physical therapy. Been going to TJ once every three weeks, there are stuff I can't get everywhere. I'm still getting my veggies box delivered every other Sunday. The veggies are picked the same morning and it's amazing how great they are. They really taste how vegetables are supposed to taste. I had some wonderful tomatoes, my son brought me some bacon so I can have a BLT sandwich!! That's why I'm so envious of those of you who have gardens and can grow all kinds of fruits and vegetables! Take care everyone.

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@mayofeb2020 A BLT sounds good right now . Think I,ll have one for lunch. With this covid virus we have to keep up with our walking and other exercises . I just did mine now walk after I do laundry . Glad your feeling o.k. Hope you are wearing mask when out I hear alot from all over not just Orange co arent . We,ve got to stop the spread .

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@lioness

@mayofeb2020 A BLT sounds good right now . Think I,ll have one for lunch. With this covid virus we have to keep up with our walking and other exercises . I just did mine now walk after I do laundry . Glad your feeling o.k. Hope you are wearing mask when out I hear alot from all over not just Orange co arent . We,ve got to stop the spread .

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@lioness. I always have mask on. Yes, the people in the beach cities in OC are very, very reluctant to wear masks even though the number of cases are increasing rapidly in those cities. In Irvine, everyone who works in contact with the public and customers must wear masks. A developer had donated one million masks to our city. No idea who or how to get them. Just got back from my walk, a friend dropped off a dozen mangoes, a tray of frozen prawns, and other goodies. I will share them with my neighbors if they want them, I can't eat all that.

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@mayofeb2020

@lioness. I always have mask on. Yes, the people in the beach cities in OC are very, very reluctant to wear masks even though the number of cases are increasing rapidly in those cities. In Irvine, everyone who works in contact with the public and customers must wear masks. A developer had donated one million masks to our city. No idea who or how to get them. Just got back from my walk, a friend dropped off a dozen mangoes, a tray of frozen prawns, and other goodies. I will share them with my neighbors if they want them, I can't eat all that.

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@mayofeb2020 Glad you do I don't understand why people are so reluctant about mask. It makes me crazy . If you want throw some mangoes my way I live them . Take care

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@jakedduck1

@lilypaws
What post are you referring to? I’m not at all upset.
Jake

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@jakeduck1 I may have gotten the wrong person. Sorry.

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@lilypaws

@jakeduck1 I may have gotten the wrong person. Sorry.

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@lilypaws
Hello,
No problem, I appreciate your concern.
Hope all is well with you. Don’t have the answers I want yet but if I get them fine if I don’t find.I’ve lived for 53 years with epilepsy and no I knows why I have that so I can live with some idiopathic dizziness too.
Take care,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 My granddad had epilepsy but was on the roof he was a contractor and fell off , should have know better but he took a turn for the worst then don't climp on a ladder

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@lioness

@fiesty76 What kind of a Dr was that? I'm glad you will see another Dr . My opthamalogist had me come in as I said yesterday she even did a glucoma and it is 14 so those drops are still helping . Hope your well . Did my chair exercises now walk after I do laundry

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@lioness, That was a young opthamalogist I won't be seeing again!! Glad to hear your drops are helping. You are well ahead of me on the exercise! I walked early this morning but adding laundry and chair exercises would be just too much of a good thing! very big grin (vbg)

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