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

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Wed, 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!

@mayofeb2020

The sun was out this morning so I got moving, slowly but surely. Actually I was painless, I would have walked longer because it was warmer outside than inside my home. I did managed to reached 5000 steps! Fitbit said I nailed my goal! Weather reports said it is going to be wet for the rest of the week. Yuck! Made some Cuban spicy black bean soup for lunch, waiting to video chat with my children when everyone is ready.

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@mayofeb2020 Dreary here today too, with predictions for snow. This is not conducive to walking outdoors for me.
I'm glad you were able to make your step goal. I rarely do that now. When I walk outside it is with my husband and he doesn't like to go as far as I would.
Your soup sounds interesting. I am planning to have soup for lunch too.
JK

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I managed to walk around Lake Calhoun on Saturday with my brother, 3.2 miles. I think I jumped to week 12. Yesterday, smaller walk, but at least I got out!

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Nice to have family to join you, a double blessing!!

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@mayofeb2020

I use the no salt added canned black beans and diced tomatoes. But now I can't find them in the store due to shortage, I rinse the black beans well before cooking and added more water to the recipe. I don't any salt and the soup didn't turn out salty.

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@mayofeb2020 Good morning Yesterday you made me hungry for black beans so opened a can ,salt and all, added cumin which goes good with beans . NOw today I,ll make the soup .

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@dar9216

I managed to walk around Lake Calhoun on Saturday with my brother, 3.2 miles. I think I jumped to week 12. Yesterday, smaller walk, but at least I got out!

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How wonderful. There's a man made lake in my city with ducks and water fowls, but I haven't been out so I don't know if there are people still walking around it. It's not a very nice day today, so I'll walk later when it's warmer. Rain projected all week. 😩

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@dar9216

I managed to walk around Lake Calhoun on Saturday with my brother, 3.2 miles. I think I jumped to week 12. Yesterday, smaller walk, but at least I got out!

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@dar9216 WOW!!

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@dar9216

I managed to walk around Lake Calhoun on Saturday with my brother, 3.2 miles. I think I jumped to week 12. Yesterday, smaller walk, but at least I got out!

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Well done,dar9216. I try to walk about 2 miles each day and some of it is uphill but it's a long time since I have gone on a longer hike. It's a bit lonely on my own and I am very cautious. At the moment my sciatica is bothering me and I can't go to my therapist with this virus closing everything. I am really feeling the lack of therapy.

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I am down for this please include me

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@rarelybees2889

I am down for this please include me

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@rarelybees2889 We’re glad to have you! What kind of exercise do you do? For this group, anything goes! We just aim to keep moving!

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In case you are bored with just walking- step it up a bit!

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@merpreb

In case you are bored with just walking- step it up a bit!

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@merpreb Pretty cool. But at this age I best stick to keeping my feet on the ground. Adding roller skates is a recipe for disaster! The filmaker did a masterful job of creating it.
Ginger

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@merpreb

In case you are bored with just walking- step it up a bit!

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Luv it! Thank you for the smiles!

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@merpreb

In case you are bored with just walking- step it up a bit!

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@merpreb That was great but I'd break my neck now at my age

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Well, I got out walking today. At least our governor said we could go out and hike and bike while we’re under stay at home orders. So we’re all outside today because it might snow tomorrow! And we’ve been exercising for almost 4 weeks!

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@becsbuddy Wow has it been that long doesn't seem like it when your with friends

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