We added another 706 miles to our walk last week! Which meant that we REALLY did a LOT of sightseeing in NYC! But our ship left the harbor Sunday as our cruise set sail for Southampton, England! We are now crossing the Atlantic and walking around the Promenade Deck to get our miles in this week! All walkers received a "passport" last Sunday, now that we have officially left the country on our virtual walk! We'll receive passport stickers for each destination that we visit from now on, and walkers can record their miles walked and their thoughts on their devotions in the passport pages. It's not too late to join us. Contact our Parish Nursing Team!
At the end of our second week of walking our three teams had traveled 895 miles toward Jerusalem. Several more people signed up on Sunday the 20th, bringing us to 72 people working together on this goal. Anyone can join the trip at any point. Just call one of the captains and we’ll get you added to our roster.
Remember that each twenty minutes of concentrated exercise counts as a mile. Or you can wear a pedometer all day every day as some participants are doing and really churn out the miles. Mileage for the week needs to be reported to your team captain by 6PM on Saturdays. Mileage reported after 6PM will be counted in the
Next we are headed for some American sightseeing in The Big Apple before our ship sails for Southampton, England.
Also, please mark your calendars and plan to be at our Training Table after second service on Sunday, 2/17. This isn’t your Mama’s potluck!! Part of growing stronger in body and spirit involves reading and study—devotions for the spirit and maybe even cookbooks for the body! Start your research now so you can modify a favorite recipe to make it healthier or perfect a yummy recipe from a “healthy foods” type of cookbook. If you don’t have such a cookbook, you can borrow one from the library or search online for recipes that you’d like to share. Search terms to use include “heart healthy”, “Mediterranean-type diet” or “low fat, low sugar”, etc.
Don’t be timid and don’t worry about what you bring. We are all on this journey and learning together. Feel free to consult with your team captain (and nurse) if you have any questions about what to bring. And as always, come share the meal with us even if you aren’t able to bring food that day. Who knows? We may get to try some incredible, healthy dishes. Bon appetite!
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!
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 contact the office.
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 contact the office.
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 tidbits!
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!