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!

@sueinmn

I think I'm too much a Type A to do that. I started today by pulling the pumps from the pond and draining them. As soon as the weather allows we will cover it for winter. Many of the summer pots get cleaned and tucked under the cover too.
The patio furniture needs to be put away also, to preserve it from a continuous freeze thatw cycle, which we learned the hard way degrades the finish very fast.
Sue

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Time to move to sunny California. Umbrella, and patio furniture still outside, and water feature still operating.
Too cold for me, your weather.

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@sueinmn

We were on ice today, and the "littles" came for the day to give Mommy a little break, so no walking. I'm with you – got new "grippy" boots 2 years ago when we were in MN in winter to help our daughter with the kids – I dug them out to go out for PT and to the mailbox – through 4" of very wet snow. 8.5" fell yesterday & compacted – and the leaves are still on the trees. Hope it melts so we can clean up. All my yard art is wearing tall caps of snow – really pretty, but they belong in the garden shed. Tomorrow I will try to walk early, before rain & sleet move in.
Sue

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@sueinmn
“leaves are still on the trees.”
In California the leaves are where they belong on the trees. I guess that’s what happens when you have four seasons. No way I could handle your weather. I think the humidity alone would be enough to do me in.
Take care,
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@sueinmn
“leaves are still on the trees.”
In California the leaves are where they belong on the trees. I guess that’s what happens when you have four seasons. No way I could handle your weather. I think the humidity alone would be enough to do me in.
Take care,
Jake

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Dear family and friends, and my volunteer activities keep me here!
Sue

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@sueinmn

Dear family and friends, and my volunteer activities keep me here!
Sue

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Had planned to drive to mall for an early walk yesterday. Instead, a huge drop into teens overnight brought with it a large layer of ice, sleet and heavy fog. Last yr. we only experienced one very light snow which had melted by day's end. This cold snap is predicted for several more days and is highly unusual for our community. My goodness, the calendar says it is still October!

A light snow added overnight plus even lower temps this morning had many schools closed because we lack neighborhood street clearing equipment. Overpasses were closed and my Tues. walk changed to setting the timer for a repeated stroll through the house.

Our neighborhood mailboxes are placed on the street and a neighbor called to caution me about going out for the mail. Hadn't planned to but her thoughtfulness was appreciated. A local newscaster was showing the thickness of ice on a stray shopping cart and that made me wonder what our poor postal carriers have to do to get frozen metal boxes open.

I think of our two years in Duluth while we were in our twenties and drove to work each day despite the snow. We did carry emergency supplies and snow clearing equipment made it easier than here where our limited equipment is used for highways and some main streets only. Interesting how aging can create much more caution. Osteoporosis and balance issues make a walk down the slippery driveway more daunting than I will venture.

The ice must be gluing the tree leaves in place but oh my what an avalanche we'll have once it thaws. One advantage of living in the southwest is that we do have a change of seasons but really inclement weather is usually of very short duration.

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@fiesty76

Had planned to drive to mall for an early walk yesterday. Instead, a huge drop into teens overnight brought with it a large layer of ice, sleet and heavy fog. Last yr. we only experienced one very light snow which had melted by day's end. This cold snap is predicted for several more days and is highly unusual for our community. My goodness, the calendar says it is still October!

A light snow added overnight plus even lower temps this morning had many schools closed because we lack neighborhood street clearing equipment. Overpasses were closed and my Tues. walk changed to setting the timer for a repeated stroll through the house.

Our neighborhood mailboxes are placed on the street and a neighbor called to caution me about going out for the mail. Hadn't planned to but her thoughtfulness was appreciated. A local newscaster was showing the thickness of ice on a stray shopping cart and that made me wonder what our poor postal carriers have to do to get frozen metal boxes open.

I think of our two years in Duluth while we were in our twenties and drove to work each day despite the snow. We did carry emergency supplies and snow clearing equipment made it easier than here where our limited equipment is used for highways and some main streets only. Interesting how aging can create much more caution. Osteoporosis and balance issues make a walk down the slippery driveway more daunting than I will venture.

The ice must be gluing the tree leaves in place but oh my what an avalanche we'll have once it thaws. One advantage of living in the southwest is that we do have a change of seasons but really inclement weather is usually of very short duration.

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@fiesty76. Please be careful with ice. My brother slipped on black ice one year and he said he had not felt the same since then. Take care!!!

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@fiesty76

Had planned to drive to mall for an early walk yesterday. Instead, a huge drop into teens overnight brought with it a large layer of ice, sleet and heavy fog. Last yr. we only experienced one very light snow which had melted by day's end. This cold snap is predicted for several more days and is highly unusual for our community. My goodness, the calendar says it is still October!

A light snow added overnight plus even lower temps this morning had many schools closed because we lack neighborhood street clearing equipment. Overpasses were closed and my Tues. walk changed to setting the timer for a repeated stroll through the house.

Our neighborhood mailboxes are placed on the street and a neighbor called to caution me about going out for the mail. Hadn't planned to but her thoughtfulness was appreciated. A local newscaster was showing the thickness of ice on a stray shopping cart and that made me wonder what our poor postal carriers have to do to get frozen metal boxes open.

I think of our two years in Duluth while we were in our twenties and drove to work each day despite the snow. We did carry emergency supplies and snow clearing equipment made it easier than here where our limited equipment is used for highways and some main streets only. Interesting how aging can create much more caution. Osteoporosis and balance issues make a walk down the slippery driveway more daunting than I will venture.

The ice must be gluing the tree leaves in place but oh my what an avalanche we'll have once it thaws. One advantage of living in the southwest is that we do have a change of seasons but really inclement weather is usually of very short duration.

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I just returned from what felt like a spring walk here in MN. We recieved 6 + inches of snow and it’s been so cold. Today is almost 50 and the snow is pouring off the roofs… Feels amazing out there! I just said on Facebook that 2020 has been awful, but for those that like spring it has doubled up!

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@cindyjk

I just returned from what felt like a spring walk here in MN. We recieved 6 + inches of snow and it’s been so cold. Today is almost 50 and the snow is pouring off the roofs… Feels amazing out there! I just said on Facebook that 2020 has been awful, but for those that like spring it has doubled up!

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Thumbs up, in Mn as well and today’s walk was so welcomed with a little warmer temp. Keep it coming!!!

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Warmer here in WI also! Took 2 dogs walking with me and leaves piled by roadside must have had fascinating smells – they both kept shoving their noses in the leaf piles! Maybe little critters have been sheltering in them? I haven’t seen a chipmunk in a week or so but saw one scurrying around today!

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Hi everyone I'm back…. really I was embarrassed to post before because I couldn't do it with my heavy-duties ( two jobs & 5 kids ) it was impossible to get in
…but I'm trying to be realistic and try as much as I can maybe one day I could be fit & in shape again

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@athoub

Hi everyone I'm back…. really I was embarrassed to post before because I couldn't do it with my heavy-duties ( two jobs & 5 kids ) it was impossible to get in
…but I'm trying to be realistic and try as much as I can maybe one day I could be fit & in shape again

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@athoub You are doing great with two jobs and 5 kids. Do as much as you can, when you can. Sometimes you have to get up a half hour earlier, or go for walks on your breaks, spend time in the garden or yard, take kids to the park if one is available. No one said it is easy, any of us will tell you that! I, for one, am applauding you from the sidelines!
Ginger

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@athoub

Hi everyone I'm back…. really I was embarrassed to post before because I couldn't do it with my heavy-duties ( two jobs & 5 kids ) it was impossible to get in
…but I'm trying to be realistic and try as much as I can maybe one day I could be fit & in shape again

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@athoub. You have nothing to apologize for. A job and 5 kids? That's alot to take care of especially this year. I hope they appreciate all that you do. Don't forget to find some "me" time for yourself too. A nice bath perhaps? and Do Not Disturb sign on the the door.

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@gingerw

@athoub You are doing great with two jobs and 5 kids. Do as much as you can, when you can. Sometimes you have to get up a half hour earlier, or go for walks on your breaks, spend time in the garden or yard, take kids to the park if one is available. No one said it is easy, any of us will tell you that! I, for one, am applauding you from the sidelines!
Ginger

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I agree with Ginger and applaud you for all you do. Breathe and do something once in awhile just for you!

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@gingerw

@athoub You are doing great with two jobs and 5 kids. Do as much as you can, when you can. Sometimes you have to get up a half hour earlier, or go for walks on your breaks, spend time in the garden or yard, take kids to the park if one is available. No one said it is easy, any of us will tell you that! I, for one, am applauding you from the sidelines!
Ginger

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oh genger 😍…thanks for your motivation..its really rough years to build a good reputation in work and now coronavirus too 🙈
hehehe

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@mayofeb2020

@athoub. You have nothing to apologize for. A job and 5 kids? That's alot to take care of especially this year. I hope they appreciate all that you do. Don't forget to find some "me" time for yourself too. A nice bath perhaps? and Do Not Disturb sign on the the door.

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yes that's absulately ture ….i miss "me time" with hard pressure in work and home

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@jude07

I agree with Ginger and applaud you for all you do. Breathe and do something once in awhile just for you!

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yes that's my problem ..i feel that i'm a superwoman i shouldnt do one thing on a time 🙈🙈🙈

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