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!

@lilypaws

@lioness You are so brave! It would be hard for me to walk with a bad case of sciatica. I have that every day. Be glad to get the surgery over with and it's coming up fast. We are leaving Saturday. Love to you. Jeanie

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@lilypaws Great expectation are what you will have . You.ve been on list since June 1 till after rehab . Take care Love to you .

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@lioness

fiesty76 Yes that walk and stretching before walk helped out a lot . I usually don't have problems with my sciatica but was in a bad position for it to flare up . Stretching is the key to us who are up in age . If we dont do this we will be cripples and won't be able to get out of bed . With this virus still rampant how are you doing? and is there a lot in your area . I'm afraid it will come back with everyone not abiding by the rules ,mask, washing hands and I wear gloves when out to grocery stores . Have a good day

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Hi, @lioness, I'm staying put and still ordering in groceries. People here are out everywhere; most by far with no masks and aren't distancing in stores or parks so I'm just not ready to take chances. Surprised numbers here haven't really spiked but the mayor has stopped his weekly briefings so local news seems more like it used to be. One good friend in the univ. hospital with triple by-pass heart surgery; the other in critical care with cancer at the private hospital…both hospitals are allowing visitors. I am usually good about hospital visits but not now because we do have some cases of COVID in each and I'm just staying away because of the size of both hospitals; parking garages and distance to get to patient's rooms. Are you resuming more frequent outings?

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@fiesty76

Hi, @lioness, I'm staying put and still ordering in groceries. People here are out everywhere; most by far with no masks and aren't distancing in stores or parks so I'm just not ready to take chances. Surprised numbers here haven't really spiked but the mayor has stopped his weekly briefings so local news seems more like it used to be. One good friend in the univ. hospital with triple by-pass heart surgery; the other in critical care with cancer at the private hospital…both hospitals are allowing visitors. I am usually good about hospital visits but not now because we do have some cases of COVID in each and I'm just staying away because of the size of both hospitals; parking garages and distance to get to patient's rooms. Are you resuming more frequent outings?

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@fiesty76 No I'm not going out anymore then I have before I think it is going to come back to many people out without mask .

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Hi, everyone. I’m just going to keep on walking! Though not today! We’re having a major thunderstorm! Had a DEXA scan today and I don’t want to get blown over. You know, we’ve lost track of walkers, exercises—are you still out there @starko, @jakedduck1 and @1065408 ?

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@becsbuddy

Hi, everyone. I’m just going to keep on walking! Though not today! We’re having a major thunderstorm! Had a DEXA scan today and I don’t want to get blown over. You know, we’ve lost track of walkers, exercises—are you still out there @starko, @jakedduck1 and @1065408 ?

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Still walking. Had time between appts today and scoped out a local riverfront walking path. Going to have a mini adventure with daughter and grandsons there next week. Maybe even a picnic.

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@becsbuddy

Hi, everyone. I’m just going to keep on walking! Though not today! We’re having a major thunderstorm! Had a DEXA scan today and I don’t want to get blown over. You know, we’ve lost track of walkers, exercises—are you still out there @starko, @jakedduck1 and @1065408 ?

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Hi, @becsbuddy, Becky, I've been wondering too if some of our "more regular" walking posters reached their destinations and are just waiting for the rest of us to catch up? vbg

Will you have a ff-up with your DEXA doc or p.a. for a report on your results? My p.a. goes over my scan each yr with me before giving me the Reclast infusion and I appreciate her interpreting the results for me. While my goal is maintaining bone density, I have shown slight improvement with the Reclast. Are you taking a bone density specific med? Has it shown an improvement in your scan results?

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@sueinmn

Still walking. Had time between appts today and scoped out a local riverfront walking path. Going to have a mini adventure with daughter and grandsons there next week. Maybe even a picnic.

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@sueinmn, Oh, Sue, a riverwalk with daughter and grands sounds purely loverly! Turning a bit green with envy but do let us know about your adventure. It sounds like great fun!

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@becsbuddy

Hi, everyone. I’m just going to keep on walking! Though not today! We’re having a major thunderstorm! Had a DEXA scan today and I don’t want to get blown over. You know, we’ve lost track of walkers, exercises—are you still out there @starko, @jakedduck1 and @1065408 ?

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@becsbuddy It was cooler today so I think I walked about 1 mile back and forth Easier to do when cooler weather . Ladies we have nothing else to do so go for a walk outdoors

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@becsbuddy
Ask me no questions I'll tell you no lies.
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@becsbuddy

Hi, everyone. I’m just going to keep on walking! Though not today! We’re having a major thunderstorm! Had a DEXA scan today and I don’t want to get blown over. You know, we’ve lost track of walkers, exercises—are you still out there @starko, @jakedduck1 and @1065408 ?

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Still out here and enjoying following the group. Haven’t reported walking minutes because they are way low due to lung condition. Continue to do what I can while enjoying the walkers chatter. Keep walking!!

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I am happy to share that I have started my morning walks again! I have walked Tue, Wed, and Thurs. And each day have increased my distance and taken it slowly and cautiously as I don't want to overdo it. I have enjoyed the fresh quiet mornings with the birds chirping and even heard the across-town train whistle.
My foot pad looks like a fingerless glove for toes, and my chubby big toe was being pinched because it was too tight. So I picked out the seam, and resewed a new seam allowing for a wider big toe.
Today is saved for yard work. I have a new battery powered weed-eater to break in while hubby mows the grass.

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@1065408

Still out here and enjoying following the group. Haven’t reported walking minutes because they are way low due to lung condition. Continue to do what I can while enjoying the walkers chatter. Keep walking!!

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@1065408, Glad to meet you! I saw a lot of walkers yesterday, perhaps we crossed paths! I enjoy my quiet walks now since my local girlfriends have quit walking for a variety of reasons. When I see them occasionally, they will say, "Are you still walking? I should really be walking….." I also enjoy the friendly chatter of this virtual group.
I commend you for your continued walking effort with a lung condition. Does the heat and humidy further compound your breathing?

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@rosemarya

@1065408, Glad to meet you! I saw a lot of walkers yesterday, perhaps we crossed paths! I enjoy my quiet walks now since my local girlfriends have quit walking for a variety of reasons. When I see them occasionally, they will say, "Are you still walking? I should really be walking….." I also enjoy the friendly chatter of this virtual group.
I commend you for your continued walking effort with a lung condition. Does the heat and humidy further compound your breathing?

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@rosemarya nice to meet you as well. The heat and humidity does impact breathing. Honestly there appears to be no rhyme or reason to when or why in my case. Sometimes the most perfect of weather days is not perfect for me. Given up trying to figure it out. Allergy season and the pollen don’t help either. All we can do is keep moving as best we can. Happy walking!

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@rosemarya

I am happy to share that I have started my morning walks again! I have walked Tue, Wed, and Thurs. And each day have increased my distance and taken it slowly and cautiously as I don't want to overdo it. I have enjoyed the fresh quiet mornings with the birds chirping and even heard the across-town train whistle.
My foot pad looks like a fingerless glove for toes, and my chubby big toe was being pinched because it was too tight. So I picked out the seam, and resewed a new seam allowing for a wider big toe.
Today is saved for yard work. I have a new battery powered weed-eater to break in while hubby mows the grass.

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@rosemarya, Great that you are able to be out for those morning walks again! I have an electric with long, long extension cord for the alley weedeating. Have been contemplating a battery powered one. Are you pleased with yours? Is it fairly light weight?

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@lilypaws

@lioness You should be ok on zoom if you are just using it for exercise. Your son probably knows about thoses nasty people out there that can get information. They wouldn't care about your exercises. Good for you for exercises. I will have to get back to doing them once I am healed. I have gained 12 pounds. Just sitting my computer and not exercising
I'm getting anxious about my surgery now, but yet excited to get it over with. I'm concerned how my husband is going to take care of me. He's 69 and works full time out of our house, he does Cyber Secrity (sp) I use to be able to spell real good, but going through the pain in my body seems to effect my mind too.
Back to my husband, he is a good man, but was raised with a very verbal agressive father. My husband was verbally abusive to our kids as they were growing up and to me too. I just didn't know and thought is was normal. He is better now, but has a problem with cleanliness. Every thing needs to be done his way, but he cares and loves me. He is better about not being abusive. He is very intellegent sp. I am outgoing and he is not. I'm just thankful for having him to help me get through this. Don't e-mail me again till June 13th. I should be home from the hospital on the 12th. I will tell you how it went. You are one of my special people. You are so positive and I have to keep that way too. I always get anxious before a trip and then once I'm packed and in the car I feel better.
Many Blessings to you. Jeanie

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@lilypaws, I wish you a safe trip and a successful surgery with a smooth recovery. We will be here when you feel up to a virtual visit.

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