A community of peers created by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation
Walking. It's easy, safe and FREE!
Let's all come up with a plan to walk and be accountable to each other by logging in here with our miles we walk each day/week.
Even if you only start out by walking around the block, log in that you did just that!
Bring us on your walk as you describe here what you saw, what fragrances were in the air. Was it spring flowers? Ocean breeze? Montain dew?
What did you hear? Waves crashing against the rocks at the seaside? Birds in the park?
Maybe you've joined or have been thinking of joining a walking club. Tell us about it, or, this is the time to join one.
Maybe you have a dog, like me, that keeps looking at you each day wondering if you're gonna take them for a walk!
Maybe you could take a picture of your walk and post it here to share with us.
Let's do it!!!!
I finally purchased a new pair of walking/running shoes I found on sale. I even purchased a few more sports shirts and shorts so I would have enough to always have a pair available.
The dog is happier and knows when I put on my walking shoes there's a good chance he's gonna get a walk in that day!
I don't take him with me on a walk everytime. But, I've been trying to take him on a short one first just a few blocks then take myself.
Sometimes, he'll get lucky and I'll decide to take him with me on one of my longer walks.
I'm hoping to get a walk in sometime this afternoon between clients or after my last client today.
I'm in, but won't be starting until Tuesday. My son is getting married Saturday and I'm taking the next few days off from the walking to make sure I don't sprain anything before the wedding bells!
Well, after spending the morning in cyberspace and posting on widow websites I decided to drag myself outta bed, put on the walking clothes and shoes and take the dog with me to one of my favorite places to walk.
Finally at about noon Peanut and I went to the river/flood control where the city has planted and maintain a walking strip that is surrounded by flowering bushes and trees. It's home to several kinds of birds from bluebirds to birds of prey. Because I went at noon time birds were not as active. But the sweet smell of the butterfly bush as the breeze blew through was just what the senses needed.
I used to walk this route 4 - 5 times a week in the morning at 8:30 am. It's about a 1 - 6 mile walk depending on if you walk the entire loop or add in extra loops.
Today was about 2 miles.
I got back into seriously walking Wednesday. Unfortunately had to skip yesterday because it was storming. I don't mind walking in the rain..but thunder and lightning scare me. This morning however, I was back on the pavement doing two miles. I used to do more before Michael was killed, but lets face it, I quit the day he died and spent way too much time on the couch with a bowl of either homemade mac & cheese or ice cream on my lap the past seven months. Now I'm facing a frightning number on the bathroom scale and am determined to get the weight back off. I HAVE to lose the weight..I can't afford a new wardrobe..and the current one is getting a wee bit tight! LOL! Anyway..today I had a great walk. Saw numerous rabbits and birds..and discovered some people down the road now have chickens! Really pretty chickens. I wasn't aware you could have them in the city limits..but they do. I also said hello to lots of other folks out walking. It's nice to get out and see other people and just breathe the fresh air. Wondering why I quit......
It truly is amazing what a walk each day can do for the waist line as well as the emotions and well being. I pledge to try and walk at least 2 times a week and eventually work mysefl back up to 4 to 5 times a week hopefully.
Great job Letha and hopefully will be reading about Mahagens progress when the wedding is over.
The pool is finally open for the summer. I got my bathing suit out and decided I would spend time at the pool this morning. I spent 30 minutes swimming and enjoyed it. I may just do it again this evening when my son's goes bowling. I hope I can get myself back into shape again. Think I will do it everyday from Tuesday's thru Sunday.
It gets too hot here to walk during the day unless I am up at 5:30 or 6:00 am and then out the door by 7:00 before it starts to get unbearably hot.
I do feel better after spending time in the pool.
Thanks Sherbear for creating this. It helped me to get up and start some kind of exercise routine.
Hey Janet! Thats great to hear you've "taken the plunge" into excersise mode!
Today I will meet up with two friends at 11:30 a.m. and we will walk together in the park for about 3 miles.
OK, started again yesterday, walked 3 miles at the gym, watched Joyce Meyers and then Fox and Friends.
So far today I've done 1.5 miles over my lunch hour, walked to Subway and back. It was a lovely walk, temp in the low 70s, but now I"m a little "dewey" here at my desk. I've taken my walking shoes off, but haven't put my work shoes back on yet, and I've pulled my pant leggs up to try to cool off a lttle! I will go to the gym after work and do 2.5 more miles, or thereabout!
My son's wedding was this last weekend, and I ate of the fatted calf, so to speak, and am up 3 pounds, but that's OK, it was a celebration weekend and I'm back on track as of yesterday!
Can't do this because of fibromyalgia but honestly, Sherbear, you are bring so much to this board! What energy. I love it. it is encouraging me to think of what I can do to make it more interesting and helpful!
Hear, hear! I say, thanks to all you guys, you are all becoming my teachers. What a lot of honesty, courage, and compassion I see here. And, yes, maybe sometimes a kind of contagious energy. What a treasure. What a treasure it turns out we humans are...even and maybe moreso, when we are suffering and surviving such cutting loss.
I've just returned from a walk with two of my friends. One of my friends asked if she could rant and rave and really needed to. So, we walked and hashed out her situation as we walked. The walk went by so fast! It did feel good to be able to listen and to support my friend.
After our walk the three of us sat in the backyard of one of my friends and started discussing two of our other friends. They have been married for 5 yrs. When they were first married they had everything, then they lost everything and are still dealing with the loss after two years.
My friends have become a little tired of hearing the "same old same old' and are stumped at what to do about it.
Well, since my lose of my husband I've found I have a much different view of their lose. No, I can't compare it to the lose of my husband, who by the way, this man of this couple considered dave his best friend, but I could really begin to understand the depth and the lenght at which they may need to be in grief.
We spent a few hours on discussing how we could help our friends during this time, and I was able to bring my grief into the conversation and help us all to explore what their grief might be like to walk in.
It might not have been the best walk as far as relaxation, or enjoyment of nature, but obviously something else was much more needed from that walk.
You just never know where lifes walks will take ya!
Oh, and I did 3 miles! :)