Well. Welcome to this thread.
You may be surprised why it is here or happy it is here. Then again: ‘You have got to be joking! Do you know what is wrong with me?’ may be your response.
This all began on the Extreme Fatigue thread. On there several people wanted and needed inspiration/incentive to get out and walk. Many people see the benefits of it in their life and to help on this; mad journey, train ride, rollercoaster ride and other positively rude words journey called Breast Cancer.
It is not a thread created to make anyone feel less than they do at present. It is not a thread that will set people against one another. Being competitive with yourself or a simple challenge to yourself is the point, but not a race against others is a key premis.
The idea is that you can do any of these or none:
Well here goes.
Either it will grow and blossom, with lots of lovely people benefiting. Or I will have egg all over my face – not for the first time in my chequered life and career.
Leolady – may be adding in the odd gallop to my walks.
PS if you don't like us don't be cruel.
A pair of reluctant feet . Head full of fog created by an appt. and family
REWARD for 25 mins.
Met a new neighbour.
WILL now go to Rock Choir and croak like a frog.
Well thought I'd better put my best foot/ boob forward and set an example.
Leolady - avoided galloping though
What a great idea, Leolady. I sometimes read the Awake thread but haven't had the guts to post - I like the pictures! (sound like my son)
Seen this too late to post a picture but I went out for about half an hour with a friend and our dogs up to a nearby loch to blow the cobwebs away (wore hat as was a bit worried Clare (the wig) would blow away). Had a sofa day yesterday with a bit of a temp and kinda depressed, so it felt great to get some fresh air. My cocker loved getting dive-bombed by her 4 month old cocker pup - so cute. Had lunch after and a natter. Felt NORMAL - yay!
Linda xx (chemo3 due Wed 31st)
my usual walk involves walking to the park and then up the hill and around the chapel, it takes about 40 mins to do 6000 steps or over an hour to do 10k, and I only started trying to do 10k because someone else said 10k and I felt feeble only doing 6
I'm always cold when I start but get warm by the time I get to the hill, including my feet, which suffered a bit during the T phase of chemotherapy. I walked every day during chemo until my toenails were hanging off, then I had to get clever with the tape.
Part of the reason for sticking with the cemetery is that it is on a south facing slope and is at least 10˚ warmer and a good way of catching the few rays we get here in the UK, secondly it keeps me motivated, third it's an easy route and it's not boring, even though I do it everyday
I took this shot on Halloween last year
Well done Leolady56
I'll be following this one as today I have not gone out for a walk and feeling shattered. Youngest daughter is about to help me with dinner.
have an early walk planned tomorrow at 8:45.....wlll try and remember to take a pic.
good luck everyone let's get our feet walking when we can but don't beat ourselves up if we can't.
Have not yet set foot outside the door today, but yesterday was great. Got out of bed thinking about what I had to do that day - lots of admiin (groan) washing (groan), preparing for daughter coming end of week (hooray). At 9:40 just as I was in the shower, the phone rang. Eldest daughter asking us if we were around. Granddaughter (age 3) had declared she wanted to go and see granny and grandpa. Hooray!! Abandon all thoughts of admin. Although not a nice day, cloudy, misty etc, daughter fancied a walk on the beach. Did we want to go? My feet were hurting and I didn't know how far I'd manage but I said I'd go if grandpa came too. So off we went, and I had a lovely time. We meandered up the beach, jumping in puddles and sliding in the mud. Little one one rode on grandpa's shoulders on the way back and loudly said "Good morning" to everyone we met. She makes me laugh so much so when we got back the cobwebs were thoroughly blown away and I'd forgotten all my troubles!! Not the sort of walk that helps to lose weight or get fit, but my mood and feeling of wellbeing was much improved!!
What a great idea for a thread.
We are on holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. Today we did a test walk to see if I can work out my fitness levels. So we walked 4 or so miles to Tan Hill Inn which is supposed to be the highest pub in England ( remember the Everest double glazing adverts from the 70's? ).
It was a stunning day, cold, sunny and ridiculously windy. I feel OK, got a bit of fatigue towards the end and ache a bit now but that's letrozole I think.
I feel genuinely on top of the world though in two ways. Being so high up on the moors and also because on Friday of last week I got 'no evidence of active disease ' and it's the start of my rebuild.
Love and positive thoughts to you all
Good idea Leolady56 !!
Not sure that it counts really, but my average day at work adds up to around 7000 steps (about 3 miles) and 15-20floors worth of stairs.
Hi . I’ve been walking this evening with husband and dog . 45 minutes and strangely enough I felt more comfortable it was dark with street lights only . Didn’t have to smile or make any conversation . I’m normally sociable but tonight not . I’ve enjoyed the peace and ...... I was happy!!! Today I’ve felt forgotten by many friends and family but the walk and the knowledge that my new friends are out there and walking made me feel part of a very special group . Thank you xxx Maria xx
I go walking first thing for about ,,2.5 miles. Doesn't make up for my beloved swimming but one of the few ways I can still kick cancers ***
This morning my husband was scouring the streets for me as evidently I had taken a long time.
Totally deflated. Cancer is in my hipbone for goodness sake and I'm not running a race.
Back to it again tomorrow. Suppose he cares at least but would be nice if he would give me a bit of space too.
Love and hugs . Sorry don't mean to whinge
Bless you dogspire feel free to whinge anytime. Xx
Love this thread...thank you Leolady for starting it.
So no very long walks today but 2 x school run so prob couple of miles from that then we usuallt get lift to Brownies so decided to walk there instead tonight, another couple of miles. Every little counts! I walked, my 8 yr old skipped and galloped (you and her would get on Leo!).
Inspired by this thread planning to try and fit few miles walk around village in tomorrow.
No egg on my face yet!
Well done ladies
Leolady - all sung out from choir
Gawd I had better sleep
And whinging is allowed as long as you moved out the front door
Hi Ladies, great thread need something to keep me going, can’t walk far at the moment as I have a foot problem, going to the clinic on the 5th Feb so hopefully they will sort it out. Looking forward to walking determined to do it, will keep you all updated.
Hi ladies love this thread and tomorrow going to take my overweight bichon for a walk as not been able to take her. Will go everyday this week and report my progress and take some pics. Hope I will be OK after radiotherapy next week but if not 3 weeks will pass fast and back to Walking back to happiness again .Go go go ladies we can do it xxxxFran
Yay! You did it, Leolady!
I went for a walk yesterday with my daughter and German pointer. Before all this “diagnosis” I was used to walking alone but it was lovely to be with her, as my responsible adult, and I enjoyed having a natter with her on our short trek. Steve (the dog) enjoyed it immensely too, but heaven only knows what he ate out there because when he was back home he threw up on my lounge carpet!!!!
I can’t seem to find the “scrubbing your carpet” excercise on my list from the physio, but it had to be done!
I hope that I can work out how to post a photo on here - of my walk, not of the carpet - lol
My husband has a day off with me today, so we’re taking a picnic to somewhere nearby and enjoying a walk in the countryside. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Wishing you all a happy Tuesday x
Go go go.
And I would like to send a personal thank you for NOT posting a pic of Steve's deposit
Sure the physio would be adding 'scrubbing carpet' if only she knew. But I would ignore that advice in my home!! Tee hee
Enjoy the day with hubby and the picnic.
Okay, I'm provisionally in! I have been suffering from such extreme lassitude (can't really call it fatigue), plus the weather has been pretty dreadful in Dunoon, so my main exercise regime for far too long has been reading heavy books! It's blowing a hoolie out there again, but I promise to go out for a walk at some point today, even if it's only to take our newest cat, Muppet (a three-month-old tabby who we adopted by accident) out on the lead to let him get used to the outdoors and inspect his territory. Thanks for the metaphorical kick up the bum!
Just off out for walk, it’s a bit cold!
Well done Leolady, lots of evidence that exercise is one of the best things that we can do to prevent recurrence, I saw some research that said weight is only minimal in prevention but by far the best is exercise. This is my daily walk but the sun doesn’t always shine like today!!
Keep walking ladies
Try again with picture!!
Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.
We’re here to provide physical, financial and emotional support.
© Macmillan Cancer Support 2020
© Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Also operating in Northern Ireland. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969. Isle of Man company number 4694F. Registered office: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ. VAT no: 668265007