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!

@gingerw

@merpreb No "if you lose them". It will be "when I lose them!"
Ginger

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Hi Ginger,
You should be thin as a rail with all the yard work you do.
By the way have you thought of planting a money tree? Those $1,000.00 bills come in handy.
Mayofeb2020 money tree is not a good bloomer.
Well, back to my exercise. I do MyPen exercises. Kind of expensive, but I’ve been doing
MyPen exercises for years.
Very windy south of the boarder today.(California and Oregon state line).
Take care,
Funcountess

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@funcountess

Hi Ginger,
You should be thin as a rail with all the yard work you do.
By the way have you thought of planting a money tree? Those $1,000.00 bills come in handy.
Mayofeb2020 money tree is not a good bloomer.
Well, back to my exercise. I do MyPen exercises. Kind of expensive, but I’ve been doing
MyPen exercises for years.
Very windy south of the boarder today.(California and Oregon state line).
Take care,
Funcountess

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@funcountess I am good for about 2 hrs a day for yardwork. Then either hip or knee starts to remind me of their discomfort.

I find walking to be so therapeutic, and this time of year, the way the neighbors are sprucing up their yards helps distract me from how far I have gone, or any negative thoughts running in my head. They are about ready to announce fire season is in effect, so there is a lot of last minute brush clearing.

Okay, you will have to explain MyPen exercises.
Ginger

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Wow, everyone – I am pumped this morning. I just took a close look at my fitness tracker. On May 9th, I decided to walk to Amana, Iowa. Since then I have walked 155 miles – before our walking group, I was walking 2 miles a day around the house and yard, or about 60 miles per month. So by my calculations, in the past month I have walked 95 miles toward my destination or 3 miles per day. Amana is 268 miles from my home, so I only have 171 miles to go! I guess I won't make it by 4th of July, so I'm going to try for August first.
How is everyone else doing on their trip?
Sue

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@sueinmn

Wow, everyone – I am pumped this morning. I just took a close look at my fitness tracker. On May 9th, I decided to walk to Amana, Iowa. Since then I have walked 155 miles – before our walking group, I was walking 2 miles a day around the house and yard, or about 60 miles per month. So by my calculations, in the past month I have walked 95 miles toward my destination or 3 miles per day. Amana is 268 miles from my home, so I only have 171 miles to go! I guess I won't make it by 4th of July, so I'm going to try for August first.
How is everyone else doing on their trip?
Sue

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That is grand, congratulations👏🏼 It's so nice when there is real progress, at whatever distance or length of time!! August is a great goal to keep. You can do it!!!
I decided that walking an hour each day was my goal and most days I don't track it. It is a lot of hilly upward movement and I find more peace of mind just admiring others floral and garden beds without the tracker on. I took a pontoon ride on the Mississippi River yesterday, so in some respects, I made my goal. LOL
Now my walk to the Mississippi will continue as my motivation continues!

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@sueinmn

Wow, everyone – I am pumped this morning. I just took a close look at my fitness tracker. On May 9th, I decided to walk to Amana, Iowa. Since then I have walked 155 miles – before our walking group, I was walking 2 miles a day around the house and yard, or about 60 miles per month. So by my calculations, in the past month I have walked 95 miles toward my destination or 3 miles per day. Amana is 268 miles from my home, so I only have 171 miles to go! I guess I won't make it by 4th of July, so I'm going to try for August first.
How is everyone else doing on their trip?
Sue

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@sueinmn Wow Sue that is great I had a long walk today went up around Lakewood Ca. to walk those long blocks I dont have a tracker but may have to get one . Good for you keep up the walk

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@lioness

@sueinmn Wow Sue that is great I had a long walk today went up around Lakewood Ca. to walk those long blocks I dont have a tracker but may have to get one . Good for you keep up the walk

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@lioness.. I know Lakewood! Many decades ago, I lived in Long Beach, and work at the round building on Ocean Blvd. We used to go to Lakewood alot. It's so hot here today, in the 90s. I went walking at 9 and was sweating like a hog when I got home.

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@mayofeb2020

@lioness.. I know Lakewood! Many decades ago, I lived in Long Beach, and work at the round building on Ocean Blvd. We used to go to Lakewood alot. It's so hot here today, in the 90s. I went walking at 9 and was sweating like a hog when I got home.

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@mayofeb2020 Yes I know the building on Ocean Blvd I left at 8 this morning and it was starting to really get warm by 9:30 when I came back. Days like this I try not to go out but while I was waiting for Michael to pick me up I went for my walk seemed so funny no cars in the parking lot of that mall. Did you ever do anything about getting that adjustable bed?

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@lioness

@sueinmn Wow Sue that is great I had a long walk today went up around Lakewood Ca. to walk those long blocks I dont have a tracker but may have to get one . Good for you keep up the walk

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Oh, my goodness, @lioness, I taught my first year in Lakewood, CO. at Devinny Ele. I wonder if the school still stands! That was a memorable year! Met my hubby and married the following summer. Love your state!

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@fiesty76

Oh, my goodness, @lioness, I taught my first year in Lakewood, CO. at Devinny Ele. I wonder if the school still stands! That was a memorable year! Met my hubby and married the following summer. Love your state!

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@fiesty76. Co.is a beautiful state but I live in California there is a Lakewood here .When walking around the mall seemed so eery not to see cars in lots

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@lioness

@fiesty76. Co.is a beautiful state but I live in California there is a Lakewood here .When walking around the mall seemed so eery not to see cars in lots

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Fiesty76,
I think you are getting your towns of Lakewood mixed up.
Lakewood is in California also. More towards the southern part of Los Angeles county.
There are probably many Lakewood’s in multiple states.
Maybe when mentioning a city, we should also mention the state.
Funcountess

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@fiesty76. Co.is a beautiful state but I live in California there is a Lakewood here .When walking around the mall seemed so eery not to see cars in lots

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@lioness, and @funcountess, Yep! I knew Linda lived in CA.and wondered why subsequent posts left me scratching my head at landmarks I never saw! Just blamin' the pandemic fugue for the mix-up…gotta' lay the blame somewhere, right? lol Thanks for the clarification. I don't hear the name often and jumped to my own experience/memory. Thank you both…need all the help I can get! vbg

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@fiesty76 Hi how are you doing ?How's your friend ? Your both in my thoughts I see that 5h8s virus is spreading you thought like me it would .Going to be in 90,s here again early walking for me ,them a late evening stroll You?

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Thank you for asking, @lioness. I'm in something of a stupor at present. Mostly going through the rote motions and dreading the ringing phone. Yesterday took me far too long to make an online grocery order…just kept taking breaks and going back but did complete it and was surprised that I could choose today for delivery. Either the market has increased its number of drivers or fewer are requesting home delivery. It also took far longer than usual to do the initial unpacking. Stashed items in freezer and stored fresh items in frig without the additional cleaning first. Will get back to some of that later.

Yesterday I drove the car for the 3rd time, 1st to buy a Target coffeemaker; 2nd to friend's house and also again there yesterday at daybreak with the TX phys. form and food for snacks and a meal. He makes an early trip each morning to spend an hour to shower and care for their Yorkie then another hour early evening for short walk with Tuffy. I drove to the Abroretum and took a walk through the wild flower park. The poppies and corn flowers had bloomed out but there were other spots of color and the holly hocks have buds. It was a walking meditation for me and a lovely start to the day.

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@fiesty76

Thank you for asking, @lioness. I'm in something of a stupor at present. Mostly going through the rote motions and dreading the ringing phone. Yesterday took me far too long to make an online grocery order…just kept taking breaks and going back but did complete it and was surprised that I could choose today for delivery. Either the market has increased its number of drivers or fewer are requesting home delivery. It also took far longer than usual to do the initial unpacking. Stashed items in freezer and stored fresh items in frig without the additional cleaning first. Will get back to some of that later.

Yesterday I drove the car for the 3rd time, 1st to buy a Target coffeemaker; 2nd to friend's house and also again there yesterday at daybreak with the TX phys. form and food for snacks and a meal. He makes an early trip each morning to spend an hour to shower and care for their Yorkie then another hour early evening for short walk with Tuffy. I drove to the Abroretum and took a walk through the wild flower park. The poppies and corn flowers had bloomed out but there were other spots of color and the holly hocks have buds. It was a walking meditation for me and a lovely start to the day.

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@fiesry76 That walk 8n arboretum sounds lovely just what you needed .Maybe with more people out it's getting better for delivery. I,LL call on Friday see when I can get it delivered Prays for all of you .Any change in your best friend condition?

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@lioness, Yes, I'm thinking fewer are placing home delivery orders. Sometimes I think I'm living in a Zombie Zone or an alternate universe. Everyone I talk with sounds like life here is much the same as before the pandemic and I ask myself, who is living in the real world…me or them??? Then I pinch myself with the reminder that despite what others are doing, I still have health issues and senior status which equates to more virus vulnerability.

Thank you for asking. My friend is receiving more sedation which is a blessing. We are thinking in terms of days or possibly a week, surely not two. She is so very weak but continues to muster a smile for her guy. The daughter delayed her trip another day and we can't help but feel relief because we cannot predict her behavior. The prayer is for a reconciliation with her mom and kindness and consideration for peace and harmony above all with whom she has contact.

The plan seems to change daily for her release date…tomorrow? who knows. The blessing is that Fred's two daughters will arrive tomorrow and their presence will make such a wonderful difference for him.

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