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!

@becsbuddy

@fiesty76 I caught it! Tastes good, too. Now, why are you making cookies? If I made some, I’d eat all of them and then my walking would be for nothing!

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@becsbuddy
I thought you only ate one. I thought that only one bit was was big talk!!!
Jake

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Went out before it got to hot will do more this evening 🐱

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@jakedduck1

@becsbuddy
I thought you only ate one. I thought that only one bit was was big talk!!!
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I did only eat one!! It was the I that @fiesty76 threw to me! You know I only eat one cookie!

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Oh my goodness, all these talk about cookies and ice cream is too much for me. I haven't had either one of them for months!

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@becsbuddy

@fiesty76 I caught it! Tastes good, too. Now, why are you making cookies? If I made some, I’d eat all of them and then my walking would be for nothing!

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@becsbuddy, Oh, good it was a lucky toss! My dear friend's daughter is coming tomorrow for a visit from Denver. Chocolate chippers are his favorite and I've invited them for a snack party of three at my front yard table to celebrate her arrival. He has done so incredibly well following his precious one's death that this visit is going to do more wonders for him. And yes, he gets to take the majority of cookies home with him but I did have to sample and keep a few for later. You understand, right?

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@mayofeb2020

Oh my goodness, all these talk about cookies and ice cream is too much for me. I haven't had either one of them for months!

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@mayofeb2020, Oh, you poor, poor baby! I have a few extra cookies I'll share. Smiles

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@becsbuddy

@jakedduck1 I did only eat one!! It was the I that @fiesty76 threw to me! You know I only eat one cookie!

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@becsbuddy
Well I know you say you only eat one but I’m not sure exactly what that means. Maybe one a day although I don’t see how that could be possible maybe its one after each meal maybe its one an hour or maybe it’s one of those giant humongous cookies.
Like I said I wasn’t raised to doubt the word of a lady so what it is. The only question is how often do you eat that one cookie?

@mayofeb2020
“I haven't had either one of them for months!”
The only thing worse than no cookies or ice cream would be no candy and of course that’s unthinkable.
Jake

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@lioness

@wisco How bout a root beer float or ice cream in a cherry coke

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@lioness, Haven't thought about a root beer float in years! I just happen to have a bottle of root beer bought for slow cooker fall apart pork loin. Now, if only the ice cream truck would come back by…I'll have money handy and waiting!

Yesterday I drove to a nearby park for my early walk. It was great because there were ducks and a string of babies following on the playa lake. One jogger went whizzing past me and only saw two other walkers but a change of scenery was a terrific boost. Need to start planning 1/park /week walk.

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Haven't thought about a root beer float in years! I just happen to have a bottle of root beer bought for slow cooker fall apart pork loin. Now, if only the ice cream truck would come back by…I'll have money handy and waiting!

Yesterday I drove to a nearby park for my early walk. It was great because there were ducks and a string of babies following on the playa lake. One jogger went whizzing past me and only saw two other walkers but a change of scenery was a terrific boost. Need to start planning 1/park /week walk.

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@fiesty76. Your walk around the Lake reminds me years ago I was walking around a lake and saw some ducklings, I guess I got too close, a mama duck made a bee line towards me and nipped at my heel. It actually drew blood and really hurt!

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I Monday I took the day off from walking, other than walking with the little boys to the local baseball field to run around. Yesterday it was 3 miles, including 30 minutes as fast as I could go. Today will be less exercise and more fun — daughter and 2 little grandsons are coming for a neighborhood walk. We get to show Mom the climbing trees we found in the local park last week, and maybe get a look at the road crew working on the other side of the block. Have to keep things interesting!
Sue

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@sueinmn

I Monday I took the day off from walking, other than walking with the little boys to the local baseball field to run around. Yesterday it was 3 miles, including 30 minutes as fast as I could go. Today will be less exercise and more fun — daughter and 2 little grandsons are coming for a neighborhood walk. We get to show Mom the climbing trees we found in the local park last week, and maybe get a look at the road crew working on the other side of the block. Have to keep things interesting!
Sue

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Three miles is a really good stretch and now a day with grandchildren and family! That’s a feast of a good week thus far. It gorgeous outside so take it all in.
I trimmed some bushes Sunday and Monday and walked as well. Today I took a good walk quit early, then groceries and just finished cleaning. It would be great to get a walk in with my grandson, however he has a heart condition and lives in Baltimore. Technology is great, thank goodness!! He is 4 1/2 and has been through four surgeries. When I returned the end of February, I didn’t know it would be a year or more before I get to hug him again. Now I am just grateful that he is doing as good as he can.
He has HLHS, one functioning ventricle.

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@sueinmn

I Monday I took the day off from walking, other than walking with the little boys to the local baseball field to run around. Yesterday it was 3 miles, including 30 minutes as fast as I could go. Today will be less exercise and more fun — daughter and 2 little grandsons are coming for a neighborhood walk. We get to show Mom the climbing trees we found in the local park last week, and maybe get a look at the road crew working on the other side of the block. Have to keep things interesting!
Sue

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@sueinmn, Sounds like so much fun! A climbing tree with two grands is the best of finds! We had a large climbing tree in my backyard as a child. It stretched over our garage; my dad built "steps" up the tree and a platform. My next door friend and I spent hours playing in that tree and on the roof of the garage. We played Tarzan and Jane. Two years older, she Always got to be Tarzan. Guess I should feel lucky I didn't have to be the chimpanzee???? Anybody else even relate to the Tarzan and Jane era???? Followed this friend to college and years later, her hubby was the one to tell me I'd just given birth to a red headed baby girl. Another story for another day. We've remained friends and stayed in touch throughout the years. Smiles to all and keep moving.

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@fiesty76

@sueinmn, Sounds like so much fun! A climbing tree with two grands is the best of finds! We had a large climbing tree in my backyard as a child. It stretched over our garage; my dad built "steps" up the tree and a platform. My next door friend and I spent hours playing in that tree and on the roof of the garage. We played Tarzan and Jane. Two years older, she Always got to be Tarzan. Guess I should feel lucky I didn't have to be the chimpanzee???? Anybody else even relate to the Tarzan and Jane era???? Followed this friend to college and years later, her hubby was the one to tell me I'd just given birth to a red headed baby girl. Another story for another day. We've remained friends and stayed in touch throughout the years. Smiles to all and keep moving.

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Such a wonderful story, I love the Jane/Tarzan enactment of play time and could picture this even though I don’t know you or your friend. I certainly watched it as a child as well.

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Haven't thought about a root beer float in years! I just happen to have a bottle of root beer bought for slow cooker fall apart pork loin. Now, if only the ice cream truck would come back by…I'll have money handy and waiting!

Yesterday I drove to a nearby park for my early walk. It was great because there were ducks and a string of babies following on the playa lake. One jogger went whizzing past me and only saw two other walkers but a change of scenery was a terrific boost. Need to start planning 1/park /week walk.

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Had a root beer float last week! So good! First I ever had!
Poppy and I only did a 1 mile walk today. 😩. But I stayed real busy all day! Finished two masks for my husband and put away the laundry! I never put away laundry!
At least I stayed awake today

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@jude07

Such a wonderful story, I love the Jane/Tarzan enactment of play time and could picture this even though I don’t know you or your friend. I certainly watched it as a child as well.

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@sueinmn @fiesty76. My brother and I used to play cowboy and Indians, of course I'm the Indian. I guess now it would be politically incorrect to play that or Tarzan and Jane either. We were kids and we just wanted to have fun!

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