Aug 11, 2017 06:39PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
No leg pain tonight despite all the stuff I did today! Planning a workout for tomorrow if this trend continues!
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Aug 11, 2017 06:39PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
No leg pain tonight despite all the stuff I did today! Planning a workout for tomorrow if this trend continues!
Aug 11, 2017 06:51PM 2FUN wrote:
you guys made me walk tonight, thanks! I did 30 min, then ran into a neighbor and walked another 30min on hills with her. I almost got to 10,000 steps!
Zogo, DS is going to MU, we are in western NY, so it's a 12 hr drive. Yup, pretty far from home, but he wanted a change. He likes the Midwestern vibe. But he will have a change being in a noisy city. We live in a semi wooded area, birds, deer etc.
Mommy, glad your leg is feeling better!
Aug 11, 2017 07:30PM zogo wrote:
2FUN, small world, we will be passing the other way taking our DS to RIT in Rochester NY next weekend!
Aug 11, 2017 07:35PM Peregrinelady wrote:Ouch, Ruth! Hope bee stings are better now. I admire you for teaching middle school. 6th grade was old enough ( and hormonal enough) for me. I think it will be fun working with primary age kids with reading. Good idea, 2FUN, to make a schedule. I am going to try and leave by 3:30 every day and exercise between 4:00 and 5:00. I might join a gym, too. Walked about 4 miles today, including some on sand, which uses muscles I forgot I had.
Aug 11, 2017 08:29PM - edited Aug 11, 2017 08:30PM by badger
hi all and welcome zogo! I've had sore feet since chemo and only wear athletic shoes.
2FUN, I'm in southwestern WI, in the beautiful Driftless region, and work in Madison.
((M0mmy)) congrats on getting through that first chemo. What regimen are you on?
Ouch Ruth on the killer bees. My mom's home remedy was baking soda paste. [And she was right! Per heathline.com: A paste made of baking soda and water can help neutralize bee venom to reduce pain, itching, and swelling. Apply a thick layer of baking soda paste to the affected area. Cover the paste with a bandage. Leave on for at least 15 minutes and re-apply as needed.]
Octo, poolside cabana vacay sounds divine!
Walked at lunchtime, gorgeous day. Had supper with mom tonight so a long day, workout tomorrow. TGIF!
Aug 11, 2017 09:25PM badger wrote:
Read this article yesterday. Get your Zumba on, ladies!
6 Iranians performed Zumba. Then they were arrested.
By Amanda Erickson, WaPo, August 10, 2017
If it weren't so sad, it would be funny.
Six people — four male and two female — were arrested in Iran for teaching Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, and other "Western" dance moves. The six filmed themselves and posted the clips on social media apps such as Telegram and Instagram.
"The members of a network teaching and filming Western dances have been identified and arrested," Hamid Damghani, a Revolutionary Guard Corps commander in northeast Iran, told Jamejam Online.
Their crime, he said, was seeking to "change lifestyles and promote a lack of hijab." In Iran, women are required to wear headscarves and modest clothing in public. Women are also banned from dancing in front of men who are not from their immediate families. Authorities have forbidden the teaching of Zumba and other dances, even in women-only gyms. "The promotion and teaching of dancing in the name of sport in women's gyms is a serious issue," Damghani said.
This isn't the first time authorities have cracked down in this manner. In 2014, six Iranians were arrested for making a video that showed them dancing to Pharrell Williams's "Happy." The young men and women were sentenced to a year in prison and 91 lashes, though both punishments were ultimately suspended. The video caught the attention of authorities after it became something of an online sensation, garnering 1 million views in six months.
In June, authorities announced that Zumba was banned. "Any harmonious movement or rhythmic exercise, if it is for pleasure seeking, is haram," cleric Hossain Ghayyomi explained to the Los Angeles Times. "Even jobs related to these rhythmic movements are haram. For instance, since Islam says dancing or music is haram, then renting a place to teach dancing or cutting wood to make musical instruments is haram too."
As is so often the case when it comes to policing how women act, part of the concern stems from how men will respond. According to the Times, religious leaders worried that Zumba could corrupt Iranian men. They've even deemed online videos teaching the dance pornographic. (Conservative Muslim leaders in Malaysia, for example, have issued a religious edict against Zumba.)
Iran's ban on Zumba has infuriated many women in the country. "Unbelievable," Zumba teacher Sepideh Abozari told the Times. "The authorities are worried about a Zumba pandemic?"
"Even in low-income areas on the outskirts of Tehran where I live … women pay as much as a month cash subsidy to participate in Zumba class to keep fit in body and mind and tune in to the happy rhythm," Abozari said.
Aug 12, 2017 04:28AM Heidihill wrote:
Yeah, a mad, mad world. Hope the bee stings are better, Ruth. Welcome, 2fun and zogo. Walking on sand is the best, peregrine.
Did a 5K treadmill run and some weight training yesterday. Am trying to learn how to do Thai yoga massage and experimenting on DD who loves it. It is a workout.
Aug 12, 2017 05:52AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Woo Hoo!!!!! Woke up to no side effects this morning! Workout after my breakfast!!!!
Badger, I get Taxol for 12 weeks every week and every three weeks it's paired with Herceptin and Perjeta. Had the triple cocktail on Thursday.
Aug 12, 2017 07:05AM - edited Aug 12, 2017 07:06AM by MickeyB17
Just added this to my favorite topics! Was so tired from rads then read this and pushed through to exercise yesterday and after an hour or two the fatigue lifted and I felt great! Working full-time, going to rads and then trying to get in exercise is a full plate. Not doing much around the house, but it will always be there. Going to buy new running shoes today and will break them in later.
Aug 12, 2017 09:00AM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:
My exercise yesterday was around my oncology appointment and subsequent celebration. I took the afternoon off and bussed it into Seattle. This meant walking up Capitol Hill to my health center, and then of course back down once finished. All was fine, so see her again this time next year. I did over 5 miles altogether. Could see the impact of all my training climbing Capitol Hill.
I think I may have convinced two of the staff that they needed more exercise as much fitter (and have a better shape too) than they are! Their jaws dropped when I told them about the distances I cycle. I also mentioned it's because I love to eat.
I stopped in at the Nordstrom Flagship store where I got a couple of YSL makeup items, and by the resale shop where I didn't find anything that would improve my life. Just fine as my score on my last visit more than makes up for everything.
Finally, the wine bar where I met my friend Dan and shared a bottle of Blanc de Noirs to celebrate. We also shared a cheese and a cured meat platter. Delish. I stayed for the first set of music, but the best I can say is that it was "live". Whiny vocalist. Geez.
On the bus back, I got chatted up by a much younger fellow cyclist who is looking for a cycling partner? Or so he says. Checking out his Facebook, I am suspecting a tiff with his girlfriend. But it's nice to know that I've still got it
Back on the bike today, a visit to the farmers market, and a spot of work. It's finally cooler here, not to mention much less smoky air.
The celebration continues..... - Claire
Aug 12, 2017 09:46AM ruthbru wrote:
Congratulations Mary & Claire on your checkups. Yes, indeed, we've all still got it!
Welcome soon2beretired! The best thing for radiation fatigue IS exercise!
Even though I iced, elevated, baking sodaed my stings (they are wasp not bee stings & since the swelling has gone down a little I can see I have at least 6 punctures!), I was so miserable that I took one of the pain pills they had sent home with me from the hospital (since I had taken ZERO of them post surgery, you know how rotten I felt!). I am still pretty swollen up today but, since I didn't think I would actually make anything worse, I took an extra strength tylenol, put on some walking sandals (I don't think my foot would fit in a tennis shoe) and went for a walk. I will just have to wait it out. Sadness!
Aug 12, 2017 10:43AM Peregrinelady wrote:Sounds like you may be a bit allergic with the swelling, Ruth. Might wantto keep Benadryl on hand. Good for you to walk it out!
Aug 12, 2017 03:24PM 2FUN wrote:
if you don't have Benedryl, or don't like the sleepiness, take another antihistime, like Zyrtec, or claritan or the like. it will make a significant difference in teh swelling , but you wont have the extra stuff the pain meds have that you dont need.
Aug 12, 2017 03:24PM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:
Since this is the exercise thread, I have an idea for Eclipse Monday.
What about having a "Made in the Shade Virtual 5k Run/Walk". We all do 5k on our own time, wherever we are, and report back. Extra points if we can post pix of the eclipse. It doesn't have to be the total eclipse, because that is a relatively small number of people, but just a picture of some of the sun blockage.
Anyone else in???? - Claire
Aug 12, 2017 06:28PM badger wrote:
hi all and welcome soon2bretired!
OMG Ruth six wasp stings is a LOT. Agree about possible allergic reaction.
Claire, I like the idea of a virtual 5K. I'll be in Madison that day with a partial (85%) eclipse peaking around 1:15 pm. Will have to see what my schedule allows between noon and two.
85 mins gym this afternoon - 30 treadmill, 40 weights, 15 yoga.
Caprese salad for supper with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil mmmmm.
Aug 12, 2017 07:03PM badger wrote:
For anyone just starting an exercise program, please check out these links with guidelines for safe exercise for those with or at risk for lymphedema (pretty much all of us). The first paper is for us and the second paper is for our trainers.
I'll also bump the BCO thread to the top of Active Topics.
Aug 12, 2017 07:51PM 2FUN wrote:
zogo, I can't believe we are dropping our kids in each other's home town ! Funny and small world. We know a lot of people who work there, and kids who are in school there, if you student needs any help.
Thansk for the article links.
Aug 12, 2017 08:11PM Falconer wrote:Claire, that's a cool idea. I haven't paid any attention to the eclipse timing here in ny. Will have to look unless anyone can tell me? I have physical therapy from 10-11, so my 5k will have to follow that appt. Went to yoga class for the first time since the DIEP. Ah! So good to be back!
Aug 12, 2017 08:53PM Peregrinelady wrote:
Claire, good idea. I will try to walk 5k, but have an appt. about colonoscopy at 9:00. Eclipse here peaks at 10:30, I believe. Will tell dr. If he is running late that we can have appt. outside. Lol!
Aug 12, 2017 08:55PM - edited Aug 12, 2017 09:01PM by TwoHobbies
Welcome to all the newbies this week.
Ruth, sorry about the wasp stings right when you are recovering. Octo I hope you get some good relief from your surgery. Healing power to Brightness and Mommyof2 today.
I had sort of overheard about the upcoming eclipse, but really not prepared for any viewing or fun related to it. Since no National holiday has been declared, it seems I will be at work. It looks like we will have a little more than 87% of an eclipse here - not sure of the time. If I bought my glasses and took off work, I guarantee we'd have clouds!
The week without feeding my son and therefore myself went well. I lost 2.4 lbs. I'm hoping to stay on track even though I will be lucky to lose 1 pound per week after the first. We've had pretty pleasant weather so I was able to walk 30 minutes at lunch three days this week. Today was lawn mowing- back and front - so it took about 65 minutes and then vacuuming three rooms and carpet cleaning one. Not really any fun in that. Going to lunch with friends in the morning and have to pre-plan my breakfast selection. Nighty night all.
Aug 12, 2017 08:55PM Peregrinelady wrote:
Walked down a cliff side to the beach, but more importantly climbed back up. Got the heart pounding. Also half an hour bike ride.
Aug 13, 2017 12:42AM LilacBlue wrote:
Mary & Claire, good on the all clear! Welcome to the new ladies, post what you have been doing and let's keep the inspiration and momentum spreading! TwoHobbies, well done on weight loss with son away. Ruth, how awful - sorry to read this and yup, wait it out. HeidiHill, beyond mad...have a WWII pill box in our field and doomed to repeat history in our homeland. Pilates at 10am - must dash.
Aug 13, 2017 01:45AM Heidihill wrote:
DH is away so this week is my turn to lose, TH, hopefully. Planning a long bike ride today to get a headstart on the calorie burning. LB, disheartening madness in Virginia. Ugh.
Claire, I dont see any eclipses on our radar. Looks like I missed the lunar eclipses here in July and August. If I see the moon, will post pics, as a nice way to connect to all in "moonsight."
Aug 13, 2017 06:18AM MickeyB17 wrote:
Like the idea of 5k on the day of the eclipse. Will be in the foothills of the White Mountains in NH, so not sure what I'll see of it there. Yesterday ran 3.3.miles and 20" of weights. Today is recovery day and will walk 1-2 miles. Still doing rads, feel tired this morning, but will push through it.
Aug 13, 2017 06:27AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Haven't felt up to doing any exercising. The leg pain is really doing me in.
Aug 13, 2017 07:04AM coffeelatte wrote:
Thanks for all the great information regarding shoes and aching feet. I have very high arches so I think that some muscles are overworked while others are weak and tight, just as 2FUN suggested. I am going to place a Zappos order for 3-4 pair of shoes (from those recommended above) and give them a try. I also will research my area to see if I can find a PT who specializes in foot issues. In the meantime, Advil does take the edge of the ache and pain.
Aug 13, 2017 07:42AM badger wrote:
M0mmy, sorry for the leg pain. I had what felt like shin splints when I walked during chemo sometimes. It was similar to what people described from Neulasta shots, which I didn't receive, so I chalked it up to bone marrow being stimulated. If it ached, I slowed down. If it hurt, I rested. You are right to listen to your body. Maybe your DH can run to Dunkin' for you?
Really pretty morning - sunny and cool - so headed out for a walk. Did a lot with arms yesterday and all is well but for a twinge in the trapezius. A nice relaxing walk is just the ticket.
Aug 13, 2017 08:23AM NatsFan wrote:
Love the 5k eclipse idea!
Here's a link to a site where you can plug in your zip code and it will tell you the timing and % coverage you'll see during the eclipse.