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!

@lioness

@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
I can relate to that I fell off my house twice out of a tree once off a ladder. I wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier that’s for sure.
Jake

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I walked 1500 steps before I had my CT scan this morning & 1700 steps after. I think that’s about a half mile or so.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
I can relate to that I fell off my house twice out of a tree once off a ladder. I wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier that’s for sure.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Shame on you don't do that again

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@lioness
Don’t do what again? WALK? Okay I won’t.
I was raised to obey and respect my elders!
Jake

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All you energetic walkers! Went walking with my friend, Poppy. Weather was great while we were walking, but did it get hot right after! Not for me! Sat out on the deck for awhile waiting for my husband to get home. He had gone camping in the mountains. No, I don’t go anymore—I’ll leave that to the younger generation. It’s their turn!
Now, I’m feeling awful, so goodnight!

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@becsbuddy

All you energetic walkers! Went walking with my friend, Poppy. Weather was great while we were walking, but did it get hot right after! Not for me! Sat out on the deck for awhile waiting for my husband to get home. He had gone camping in the mountains. No, I don’t go anymore—I’ll leave that to the younger generation. It’s their turn!
Now, I’m feeling awful, so goodnight!

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@ becsbuddy. I hope a good sleep will make you feel better tomorrow 😌

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
I can relate to that I fell off my house twice out of a tree once off a ladder. I wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier that’s for sure.
Jake

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@jakedduck1, I can't stop laughing! But not for long…I fell off a stump and enjoyed 7 fractures!…ever heard of fallin' off a log??? Yep. The true miracle is that none of them required surgery….

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@jakedduck1

I walked 1500 steps before I had my CT scan this morning & 1700 steps after. I think that’s about a half mile or so.
Jake

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@jakedduck1, uh, were the extra 200 racing away from the doc???

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
Don’t do what again? WALK? Okay I won’t.
I was raised to obey and respect my elders!
Jake

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@jakedduck1 HAHA your funny you know exatly what I mean Have a good night for tomorrows walk

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@fiesty76

@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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@fiesty76 This afternoon I made homemade pickle egg and beets . A friend gave me some garden vegie,s so he loves beets so made some this afternoon Now I'm done for the day .

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
I can relate to that I fell off my house twice out of a tree once off a ladder. I wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier that’s for sure.
Jake

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@lioness @jakedduck1 Why were you so upset with Jake. He may have done something not to smart, but I though we were suppose to be positive on this post not shame on you. He's not a little kid and I'm sure it made him feel bad. This is just the way I feel. I try to be positive and Jake I'm sorry you fell off the ladder twice, try to be more careful.

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Oh, my goodness! We had a much needed heavy rain last night and this morning the temp was 65 at 7am!! To celebrate, I took an "extra" morning walk and it was the purrfect tonic for the start of the day. Air smelled so fresh; was so invigorating I might even break down and chase some dust bunnies today!

Due to earlier destructive hail storms many houses here are needing new roofs. The house behind mine had roofers at work as I started my walk. I am so glad they have a cooler morning because they've been hard at it all month and we've had a huge successive run of temps over 100.

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@fiesty76

Oh, my goodness! We had a much needed heavy rain last night and this morning the temp was 65 at 7am!! To celebrate, I took an "extra" morning walk and it was the purrfect tonic for the start of the day. Air smelled so fresh; was so invigorating I might even break down and chase some dust bunnies today!

Due to earlier destructive hail storms many houses here are needing new roofs. The house behind mine had roofers at work as I started my walk. I am so glad they have a cooler morning because they've been hard at it all month and we've had a huge successive run of temps over 100.

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@fiesty76 Enjoy the roofers while you have them – many are headed to "The Valley" to repair the roofs damaged by Hanna. Our little house is fine, but a number of friends had damage. My best friend was very lucky – a big old mesquite tree landed on her roof, but since it's steel she just had a few dents.
We too are enjoying a week of cooler morning temps and less humidity. I will do one of my "marathon" walks as soon as I finish breakfast and therapy – took a little (stupid) tumble yesterday so feel a bit stiff and need to limber up before I go.
Sue

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@fiesty76

Oh, my goodness! We had a much needed heavy rain last night and this morning the temp was 65 at 7am!! To celebrate, I took an "extra" morning walk and it was the purrfect tonic for the start of the day. Air smelled so fresh; was so invigorating I might even break down and chase some dust bunnies today!

Due to earlier destructive hail storms many houses here are needing new roofs. The house behind mine had roofers at work as I started my walk. I am so glad they have a cooler morning because they've been hard at it all month and we've had a huge successive run of temps over 100.

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@fiesty76 looks like I'll have to get an early start today, temperature expected to reach over 90 today. I just can't tolerate heat like that. I may have to turn the ac on this afternoon and do my exercise routine at home. There was an earthquake in LA yesterday, while it was not close to my daughter's home, it woke her up at 4:30 am, and she felt the after shock too. It was a very hot day too…. Shake and bake!

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@lilypaws

@lioness @jakedduck1 Why were you so upset with Jake. He may have done something not to smart, but I though we were suppose to be positive on this post not shame on you. He's not a little kid and I'm sure it made him feel bad. This is just the way I feel. I try to be positive and Jake I'm sorry you fell off the ladder twice, try to be more careful.

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@lilypaws
Linda (@lioness) and I get along fabulously. What’s all this about falling off a ladder. I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Hope to hear from you.
Jake

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