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

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Feb 19, 2020

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!

@migizii

Yes, but I probably can’t find it again, although everything else appears fine. It was a post that had multiple people cited in it and referred to me going to the gym, etc……

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Thanks for asking me about it btw😊

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@gingerw

@migizii Are you referring to the post that starts "I just could not "cold up"? Have you had any other posting issues? I am tagging @colleenyoung to look at the source, if she will, to see if everything is okay.
Ginger

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Thx for asking, but it wasn’t that one….I previously responded that it was a post that referred to multiple entries and also referred to me including something about going to the gym….don’t know if I could find it again, but everything else has been fine.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @migizii, to see all the posts you have made, click on your username @migizii and scroll to Posts. If there is anything there that shouldn’t be, please report it to me directly by using this form: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/contact-a-community-moderator/
I’ll get it sorted.

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Ok…will do! Thanks!😊

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@contentandwell

@migizii If you find any particularly good videos on YouTube please share them so on inclement days we will have some exercises to do.

@mayofeb2020 I’m tipping the shoppers well too, they are out there risking their health. I don’t know what we would do without them.
JK

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I don’t know if I’d say any particular ones were outstanding but I liked the low impact cardio walking programs for people in their 50’s, along with tai chi for movement.

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Gee, did anyone go walking today?? I made myself get out because it’s sunny and more snow is expected tomorrow. I’ll sure be glad when it’s warm everyday. I get tired of snow! Happy walking!

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Time to go for my walk now to the little store up the road . Need some apple juice hope they have it .

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I did!! It is a sunny and warm day so 2 laps for me. I got busy putting away the groceries I got yesterday and making an inventory so I had a late start. It's almost 3 already. Whole Foods is delivering something tomorrow. I had that order sitting for a few weeks and I was surprised to get a delivery time. If course when I went over my order, it was only partially filled. Oh well.

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@becsbuddy

Gee, did anyone go walking today?? I made myself get out because it’s sunny and more snow is expected tomorrow. I’ll sure be glad when it’s warm everyday. I get tired of snow! Happy walking!

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@becsbuddy Sure did get to walk. After weeks of 90f and above temps, we have been enjoying the 60's for 2 days, so walked 40 minutes the past 2 mornings, then settled on the patio with my "crew" and made more masks (nearing 100) and scrub caps.
Also starting to look at a safe time, route and plan to make the trip home. Would like to hit the road in 2 weeks, caravaning with a friend, with the most direct route we can along the interstates. Walking won't be as pleasant up north as here – still snow in our yard!
Sue

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@becsbuddy

Gee, did anyone go walking today?? I made myself get out because it’s sunny and more snow is expected tomorrow. I’ll sure be glad when it’s warm everyday. I get tired of snow! Happy walking!

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I was able to do some light weights and cardio when I first got up (half hour) and then this afternoon I, too, took in a dose of 30 temp fresh air with a 30 minute walk. Watching my robins, now, where once again the snow is melting, hoping for a little more warmth this weekend.

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@lioness

@fiesty76 You,ll get a kick out of this it was like a 3 ring circus getting my food delivery . Last night finally got 3 items I ask driver wher the rest was he said that's all he had . I called Vons the guy I talked to said I see a bag for you I laughed he did to this has been going on for a couple of days . I couldn't believe that he forgot to bring my both bags. Im expecting it today but am afraid to get in shower for he will come so staying dirty for awhile lol

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@lioness, Laughing with you…yep, I definitely be holding onto the grime a bit longer until those 2 bags show up!!

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@contentandwell

@fiesty76 I came across this last night and I think it's pretty good. I love that it's only 5 minutes, so it's easy to do daily, even more than once a day! Balance is so important as we age.

JK

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@jk, Thank you so much for this link! These balance exercises are not only doable, they will help give me more confidence. I've become a bit fearful of stepping off of the moving airport walkways and escalators quickly enough and going down stairs makes me more cautious as well.

Had been attending a sr. "chair yoga" class which some of this reminds me of. Really appreciate your help furnishing this link!

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@lioness

@darlingtondoll I use to also haven't been in awhile . Its easier on your joints. I do YouTube they have a lot of exercises on there . Jackie Tally chair exercises ., Hitfit you can sit or stand and they show you both . I hope your ulcer heals soon a year is along time to have an ulcer . They are hard to cure Are you a diabetic? Makes it even tougher . My friend was and he had leg ulcers like you took forever to heal .

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@lioness, Thank you for the Jackie Tally, utube chair exercise suggestion. Will also check this out. Need movement and balance.

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