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!

I joined our local Heart Walk for Mayo Clinic Yesterday and my kids and I are going to walk the distance around our neighborhood! If you are interested in joining your own local AHA 2020 Heart Walk, here is the link: https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/HeartWalk_Landing_Page.html

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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 I'm not upset with Jake and didn't do whatever post you where referring to So Jake is a good friend . I resent this application of me.

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@mayofeb2020

@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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Mayofeb2020,
, there were several quakes yesterday. They were centered closer to me. The 4:30 a.m. quake woke me, but the almost 6 a.m. quake I really felt. No damage reported anyplace. There has been the Angeles Forest Fire north of Azusa that I last heard was out of control.
Fire season has started.
Yesterday was a shake and bake day.

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@sueinmn

@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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@sueinmn Sorry to here you fell be careful we don't want to hear of any broken bones Have a good walk

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@amandaburnett

I joined our local Heart Walk for Mayo Clinic Yesterday and my kids and I are going to walk the distance around our neighborhood! If you are interested in joining your own local AHA 2020 Heart Walk, here is the link: https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/HeartWalk_Landing_Page.html

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@amandaburnett Good for you when younger I did the heart walk then arthritis walk but now can't go more then around here

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@funcountess

Mayofeb2020,
, there were several quakes yesterday. They were centered closer to me. The 4:30 a.m. quake woke me, but the almost 6 a.m. quake I really felt. No damage reported anyplace. There has been the Angeles Forest Fire north of Azusa that I last heard was out of control.
Fire season has started.
Yesterday was a shake and bake day.

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@mayofeb2020 If there was a quake around me I wouldn't hear it unless daytime I sleep soundly Yep fire season now glad your o.k.

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@funcountess

Mayofeb2020,
, there were several quakes yesterday. They were centered closer to me. The 4:30 a.m. quake woke me, but the almost 6 a.m. quake I really felt. No damage reported anyplace. There has been the Angeles Forest Fire north of Azusa that I last heard was out of control.
Fire season has started.
Yesterday was a shake and bake day.

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@funcountess. Yes, fire season is here. It's always a worry in Southern California, especially now. I'm glad you did not suffer any damage with the earthquake. Hope they get the Azusa fire under control soon. The Angeles National Forest is very dry now.

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@lioness

@sueinmn Sorry to here you fell be careful we don't want to hear of any broken bones Have a good walk

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@lioness It was a stupid fall – I was climbing on something inappropriate and went backward onto the floor. The main things hurt were my pride and my posterior – I was careful not to fall on my newly repaired thumb! After that I went and got out the step stool with the proper hand-hold rail to finish the chore of putting up freshly washed curtains.

I got my walk in early today – a little over 3 miles in and hour and 5 minutes, then got the pond deep-cleaned (a Friday task), got showered, had a Zoom meeting and did a little weeding. Now I'm ready for lunch and my book for an hour before I fold yesterday's laundry.

Went exploring in the garden and found enough cucumbers to make a pot of potato-cucumber soup for supper – will serve it with grilled cheese & fresh tomato sandwiches. I love garden dinners.

Sue

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@sueinmn

@lioness It was a stupid fall – I was climbing on something inappropriate and went backward onto the floor. The main things hurt were my pride and my posterior – I was careful not to fall on my newly repaired thumb! After that I went and got out the step stool with the proper hand-hold rail to finish the chore of putting up freshly washed curtains.

I got my walk in early today – a little over 3 miles in and hour and 5 minutes, then got the pond deep-cleaned (a Friday task), got showered, had a Zoom meeting and did a little weeding. Now I'm ready for lunch and my book for an hour before I fold yesterday's laundry.

Went exploring in the garden and found enough cucumbers to make a pot of potato-cucumber soup for supper – will serve it with grilled cheese & fresh tomato sandwiches. I love garden dinners.

Sue

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Sue,
You just solved the what to have for dinner tonight. Grilled cheese and fresh tomatoes sandwich. Sounds good.
I may slice some black olives, and put on top of tomatoes.

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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, Not sure what you were referring to but @lioness and @jakedduck1 are good buddies and just have some fun ribbing each other from time to time. All in good fun and we need the smiles.

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@mayofeb2020

@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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@mayofeb, Your "shake and bake" humor brings a smile! Glad your daughter was safe from the LA earthquake but can imagine the scare of being awakened by it and also the after effects. We were in Anchorage years ago staying in a beautiful hotel when a nearby earthquake struck. The weirdest experience watching a small table and armless chair go scooting across the carpet. One of the faster scrambles of our lives getting down several flights of stairs to the ground floor.

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@sueinmn

@lioness It was a stupid fall – I was climbing on something inappropriate and went backward onto the floor. The main things hurt were my pride and my posterior – I was careful not to fall on my newly repaired thumb! After that I went and got out the step stool with the proper hand-hold rail to finish the chore of putting up freshly washed curtains.

I got my walk in early today – a little over 3 miles in and hour and 5 minutes, then got the pond deep-cleaned (a Friday task), got showered, had a Zoom meeting and did a little weeding. Now I'm ready for lunch and my book for an hour before I fold yesterday's laundry.

Went exploring in the garden and found enough cucumbers to make a pot of potato-cucumber soup for supper – will serve it with grilled cheese & fresh tomato sandwiches. I love garden dinners.

Sue

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@sueinmn Glad your o.k. Months ago I fell on my posterior also and it took till now to be able to sit comfortably.I never heard of that soup could you share the recipie I love both . Yes love veggies from garden Im having tomato soup from the garden tomatoes from a friend .

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@fiesty76

@mayofeb, Your "shake and bake" humor brings a smile! Glad your daughter was safe from the LA earthquake but can imagine the scare of being awakened by it and also the after effects. We were in Anchorage years ago staying in a beautiful hotel when a nearby earthquake struck. The weirdest experience watching a small table and armless chair go scooting across the carpet. One of the faster scrambles of our lives getting down several flights of stairs to the ground floor.

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@fiesty76 I was living in Van Nuys Ca at that time and watched as my pictures on wall went crooked and a little rocking and rolling thats how hard of a quake it was Glad you where o.k.

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@fiesty76

@lilypaws, Not sure what you were referring to but @lioness and @jakedduck1 are good buddies and just have some fun ribbing each other from time to time. All in good fun and we need the smiles.

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@fiesty76 I'm sorry. I guess I took it all wrong. Who knows that they are good friends. I just thought it wasn't funny.

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@funcountess

Mayofeb2020,
, there were several quakes yesterday. They were centered closer to me. The 4:30 a.m. quake woke me, but the almost 6 a.m. quake I really felt. No damage reported anyplace. There has been the Angeles Forest Fire north of Azusa that I last heard was out of control.
Fire season has started.
Yesterday was a shake and bake day.

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@funcountess Now this was interesting to know, even though it wasn't medical. I was in one quake when we lived in Seattle.

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