Parish Nursing Health Ministry
Personal health education, counseling, advocacy, and volunteer coordinators for wellness.
Journey to Jerusalem
January 20, 2013
We're On Our Way!
We're off to a great start on our virtual walk to Jerusalem! Our goal for last Sunday was to reach Springfield, IL and we surpassed that destination and arrived in Danville, IL.
For those of you keeping score, Cherrie's team racked up 127 miles last week, Lyn's team 113.5, and Polly's team hoofed it for 91.5 miles. Adding Jim's time to Polly's team, they had 141.5 miles. (We are all in awe of Jim’s weekly mileage and envy his dedication to fitness!) In totaling all that up, we walked a collective 382 miles!
We do have several new members who joined the tour last Sunday and been placed in our walking groups. Anyone can join at anytime, so please just contact Polly, Lyn, or Cherrie to do so.
We are headed toward Pittsburgh, PA this week, so let's get walking and keep up the good work to help us arrive in Jerusalem by Easter! And remember, though we talk about walking, actually any kind of consistent aerobic exercise can be counted. So if you ride a stationary bike for twenty minutes, you can count a mile walked. If you haven’t exercised for awhile or have joint issues, you can do your “mile” in two ten-minute exercise periods. You can swim for twenty minutes, use an elliptical for twenty minutes, or roller skate for twenty minutes. Each activity counts as a mile walked.
Please don’t forget to report your time or mileage to your team captain on Saturday! Email them here:
Polly Mabey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyn Polk: email@example.com
Cherrie Fleming: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan will be walking in the Multipurpose Room from noon to 12:30 each weekday and invites anyone who wants to walk with her to come at that time. Sid reports that nine laps of the Paintball Field equals a mile, so that is an option for warmer days.
If you have questions, please call Lyn at (816) 868-0582.
January 11, 2013
The Journey Has Begun
CrossRoads has started on our attempt to walk to Jerusalem by Easter!! 62 of us have committed to the walk so far. Anyone can join us at any time.
We talk about walking, but actually any kind of consistent aerobic exercise can be counted. So if you ride a stationary bike for twenty minutes, you can count a mile walked. If you haven’t exercised for awhile or have joint issues, you can do your “mile” in two ten-minute exercise periods. You can swim for twenty minutes, use an elliptical for twenty minutes, or roller skate for twenty minutes. Each activity counts as a mile walked.
Keep a log of the minutes of exercise you’ve done each day. Jot it on the calendar or someplace you’ll not lose it. Total your time working out Monday through Saturday., divide by twenty for your miles “walked”. Be ready to report that number when your team captain calls Saturday afternoon for your total. You’ll get a call from Cherrie Fleming, Polly Mabey or Lyn Polk. Teams will be listed on the bulletin board/room divider in the Worship Room.
When you are contacted this first Saturday, your team captain will give you her email address and phone number so you can leave your report with her every future Saturday. The teams are likely to become competitive, so please help your team by reporting your mileage.
Some of us have ordered pedometers in order to have actual miles walked in a full day. Those pedometers are supposed to arrive by end of business day on Thursday. Susan will have them at the church Friday and will get them to you on Sunday morning as well. Most of you have paid for them, but there are a few who still need to pay the $6.50 when they pick up their pedometers.
Susan will be walking in the Multipurpose Room from noon to 12:30 each weekday and invites anyone who wants to walk with her to come at that time. Sid reports that nine laps of the Paintball Field equals a mile, so thata is an option for warmer days.
If you have questions, please call Lyn at (816) 868-0582 .
Journey to Jerusalem
January 4, 2013 -- As we begin a new year, the nurses have devised a walking (or other aerobics) plan to help us get healthier and have some fun doing it. We’re taking a virtual
walk to Jerusalem in time to be there for Easter!
We’ve figured it all out. We have to travel 6591 miles from Belton to Jerusalem. But since we don’t expect to be able to walk on water, we are flying across the Atlantic. That leaves 2984 actual land miles that we must walk. We’ll start keeping track of all our exercise on January 6th giving us twelve weeks to make the journey together. We’ll need to cover a collective 44 miles a day Monday through Saturday, taking Sundays off as a day of rest as God instructed us to do.
We need everyone to help. If you know someone in Assisted Living or a
nursing facility who does Chair Exercises, please tell them that twenty minutes
of aerobic activity counts as one mile. This is one way these folks can be
active participants in their church family. And that goes for any other aerobic
activity: 20 min's equals 1 mile. Others can do their miles at the Community
Center, on their own treadmills, or for the hardiest souls on the school track
or the streets of Belton. Each week, we’ll total the miles we’ve walked as a
total church family and our Tour Director will share information about the area
we are currently walking through. We may learn all kinds of interesting
We’ll divide the walkers into three “teams” led by the three nurses, Polly, Cherrie and Lyn. Incredible prizes may be involved! Individual miles walked will be posted weekly on a wall chart at church and our total distance for the week will be marked on a map.
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step, they say. Please sign up
to help us take our journey of 2984 miles!