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!

@beachbum80– Hello. By all means, do lapses in your house. And you can't disappoint Bertha! Maybe she'd love some music to help? That's just terrible that the medicine that was supposed to help you made you feel even worse. Prednisone makes me a different person, one my husband would love to do without. It's nasty and I don't know of anyone who loves it. You have such a wonderful, powerful and positive outlook. We need to all be looking up! A very happy birthday, coming up. I'm sure glad that you will be joining us. It's very nice to meet you!

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@merpreb

@beachbum80– Hello. By all means, do lapses in your house. And you can't disappoint Bertha! Maybe she'd love some music to help? That's just terrible that the medicine that was supposed to help you made you feel even worse. Prednisone makes me a different person, one my husband would love to do without. It's nasty and I don't know of anyone who loves it. You have such a wonderful, powerful and positive outlook. We need to all be looking up! A very happy birthday, coming up. I'm sure glad that you will be joining us. It's very nice to meet you!

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I do loops around the house when unable to go to water aerobics. Am now going to try recumbent bike as an alternative once a week.

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@merpreb

@beachbum80– Hello. By all means, do lapses in your house. And you can't disappoint Bertha! Maybe she'd love some music to help? That's just terrible that the medicine that was supposed to help you made you feel even worse. Prednisone makes me a different person, one my husband would love to do without. It's nasty and I don't know of anyone who loves it. You have such a wonderful, powerful and positive outlook. We need to all be looking up! A very happy birthday, coming up. I'm sure glad that you will be joining us. It's very nice to meet you!

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Thank you Merry , we are all into this together!

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@merpreb

@nanab1219 – I agree with @veganmom, you've already been through some terrible times and are here to tell us about it. I also have had cancer multiple times, 4 to be exact of lung cancer since 1997. I am missing two lobes of my lungs plus damaged tissue from radiation and chemo. Let's show everyone, that if we can do this, and go as far as we can, then we'd love it if everyone would join us!

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So sorry for your fight with cancer. Cancer is a miserable thing and hits a lot of people. My myopathy is very hard for me to deal with because when I am sitting I feel like I could champion the world until I stand up. I have always been active and to ground to halt as I did is very difficult . But I think this group will be fun to participate in and give me momentum to move on. Life is to valuable to spend it on being glum.

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What a wonderful group we’ve got! And everyone’s ready to get started, some on their feet, some on bikes, and some doing chair exercises. Everything counts, we just have to do some kind of exercise and increase our time by 5minutes a week. We’re a varied, but determined, group of people who have cancer or autoimmune diseases or back problems or or or…. Two of our walking partners even have 4 legs and fur! Take a minute and get to know each other se we’ll be ready to go on Sunday!
Guidelines say to try to exercise 3-4 days a week and not to overdo. Keep a log of your progress and report in every Friday or Saturday and have fun!
Week 1 is March1–7 and 5 minutes of warmup, then 5 minutes of exercise, then 5 minutes of cool down. Let’s go!

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@becsbuddy

What a wonderful group we’ve got! And everyone’s ready to get started, some on their feet, some on bikes, and some doing chair exercises. Everything counts, we just have to do some kind of exercise and increase our time by 5minutes a week. We’re a varied, but determined, group of people who have cancer or autoimmune diseases or back problems or or or…. Two of our walking partners even have 4 legs and fur! Take a minute and get to know each other se we’ll be ready to go on Sunday!
Guidelines say to try to exercise 3-4 days a week and not to overdo. Keep a log of your progress and report in every Friday or Saturday and have fun!
Week 1 is March1–7 and 5 minutes of warmup, then 5 minutes of exercise, then 5 minutes of cool down. Let’s go!

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@becsbuddy Im ready our chair exercises are tomorrow so I.ll still start Sunday on our program. We,ll have fun

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Hi, Lioness and other "walkacizers", my walking days are Tues, Thurs & Sat so, like you, while March 1-7 will be the first official week, yesterday, Thur, brought an unexpected location. My best friend was hospitalized with Cellulitis and the hospital reconstruction brought a much longer walk than usual due to "temp" pkg lots much farther away. Glad I'd been building up a bit more distance since my start in Jan.

Looking forward to getting acquainted with other members. I like to flower garden, try new recipes, enjoy PBS programs, read murder mysteries and historical fiction. Although I'm 76 with chronic kidney disease, Precious kitty at 3 rules this roost. Thanks to her up close and personal supervision while doing tax prep, I completed that dreaded task this week. Yes!

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@becsbuddy, count me in as part of the Walking Group. Fibro and back pain have been seriously kicking my butt for several weeks now, so time for me to take charge.

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@fiesty76

Hi, Lioness and other "walkacizers", my walking days are Tues, Thurs & Sat so, like you, while March 1-7 will be the first official week, yesterday, Thur, brought an unexpected location. My best friend was hospitalized with Cellulitis and the hospital reconstruction brought a much longer walk than usual due to "temp" pkg lots much farther away. Glad I'd been building up a bit more distance since my start in Jan.

Looking forward to getting acquainted with other members. I like to flower garden, try new recipes, enjoy PBS programs, read murder mysteries and historical fiction. Although I'm 76 with chronic kidney disease, Precious kitty at 3 rules this roost. Thanks to her up close and personal supervision while doing tax prep, I completed that dreaded task this week. Yes!

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Hi Feisty, it’s nice to meet you. Like you I already have a regular exercise program. I have a variety of health problems that have developed over the last 3 years that make it a bit harder to stick with it so I appreciate having exercise buddies. I share all of your other interests so it sounds as if we have a lot in common!

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@becsbuddy

What a wonderful group we’ve got! And everyone’s ready to get started, some on their feet, some on bikes, and some doing chair exercises. Everything counts, we just have to do some kind of exercise and increase our time by 5minutes a week. We’re a varied, but determined, group of people who have cancer or autoimmune diseases or back problems or or or…. Two of our walking partners even have 4 legs and fur! Take a minute and get to know each other se we’ll be ready to go on Sunday!
Guidelines say to try to exercise 3-4 days a week and not to overdo. Keep a log of your progress and report in every Friday or Saturday and have fun!
Week 1 is March1–7 and 5 minutes of warmup, then 5 minutes of exercise, then 5 minutes of cool down. Let’s go!

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@becsbuddy– You have done a fantastic job! See you Sunday.

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@beachbum80

So sorry for your fight with cancer. Cancer is a miserable thing and hits a lot of people. My myopathy is very hard for me to deal with because when I am sitting I feel like I could champion the world until I stand up. I have always been active and to ground to halt as I did is very difficult . But I think this group will be fun to participate in and give me momentum to move on. Life is to valuable to spend it on being glum.

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@beachbum80– Although I'll be walking outside I'll be looking forward to hearing about your progress. Becky has done a fabulous job setting this up. I've always been used to doing things too fast so when I get up from a chair now and take off to do whatever I am always surprised that I have to slow down! And after 22+ years.See you Sunday.! lol

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@fiesty76

Hi, Lioness and other "walkacizers", my walking days are Tues, Thurs & Sat so, like you, while March 1-7 will be the first official week, yesterday, Thur, brought an unexpected location. My best friend was hospitalized with Cellulitis and the hospital reconstruction brought a much longer walk than usual due to "temp" pkg lots much farther away. Glad I'd been building up a bit more distance since my start in Jan.

Looking forward to getting acquainted with other members. I like to flower garden, try new recipes, enjoy PBS programs, read murder mysteries and historical fiction. Although I'm 76 with chronic kidney disease, Precious kitty at 3 rules this roost. Thanks to her up close and personal supervision while doing tax prep, I completed that dreaded task this week. Yes!

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@fiesty76 Welcome to connect . Becky is getting a lot of walkers to start yea . Im 78 and feisty you stay feisty . That what golden years are about . My exercise class was canceled today so I will be starting Sunday . So onward and upward .

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