Surviving, Thriving & Staying Fit Amidst COVID-19!

Cancer patients and survivors are a resilient bunch!

What do we do when things change?  Look for excuses?  No!  We adapt!  We make things happen!

Although we are unable to come together through SCCCF's Survive, Thrive & Be Fit activities... that doesn't mean we should give up... stop moving!

You are invited to share a photo (a selfie or point-of-view photo, no more than one per day please) that illustrates you being active in the midst of Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order and including safe social distancing, respiratory etiquette and all other applicable healthy practices and guidelines!

Scroll down to bottom of page to submit your photo (please include your NAME, a TITLE for your photo and any COMMENTS you care to share - please don't forget the TITLE)!  

NOTE: You must be registered as a ST&BF participant to participate in this activity.  Contact Tim for details!

Surviving, Thriving & Staying Fit... In the Midst of COVID-19!

Rowing at Home submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann (3/24/20)

As much as I enjoy rowing in the company of our Indoor Row Group... I also enjoy rowing alone!  Time rowing alone and time rowing in a group provides added variety to my routine.  I look forward to our Indoor Row Group sessions... but, on this day (Tuesday, March 24th) I headed down to solitude of the basement, turned on the fan and, while listening to some Dylan, burned off about 588 calories in a little over 45:00!

Yoga with My BFF submitted by Leah Heusterberg (3/24/20)

My dog, Maxwell, displays a new twist on Down Dog as he "practices" yoga along with me.

Peace in the Forest submitted by Leah Heusterberg (3/25/20)

Taking a moment in prayer during an early morning hike at Walla Hi. From the family of Sandhill Cranes who greeted me at the park entrance, the hawk gliding over the treetops, squirrels gathering their breakfast and songbirds singing their morning tunes, I  found comfort knowing that nature is oblivious to COVID-19. This hike energized me and prepared me for my workday in healthcare.

Just Walk-in' the Dog submitted by Maryellen Kloiber (3/25/20)

Just walk-in’ the dog. Whistle the next line.

My Olympic Village submitted by Janet Sampson

This is where I go for exercise, quiet time and meditation. My supporters are always with me.

Untitled submitted by John Seaman (3/26/20)

Have kept up my walking and running, around an hour daily.  This morning was a 7-mile run around Sheboygan Falls.

Covid19 Isolation Rowing at Home - 12,000 meters submitted by John Seaman (3/25/20)

Back on the Indoor Rowing Team after my new Concept2 Model E rower arrived yesterday. Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy and safe.

Encouragement submitted by Kathy Burch (3/25/20)

Just finishing my three-mile walk today and saw this message on Camelot and S. 15th St. Yes, I did take time to follow the directions.

Note from Tim: I think we need to do something similar at upcoming "Steps to Survivorship" sessions - instead of just an "S" every 500m... look for additional "directions" to move your body!!!

Mud City Madness submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann (3/31/20)

I certainly miss the camaraderie and friendship of my Indoor Row Group teammates... but please know I've been thinking about you as I've rowed all alone at home!!!  Hope to be rowing with all of you again soon!!!

Untitled submitted by Bob Hartig (3/31/20)

This is a typical Surrey Bike ride in March. It might be cold, windy, and cloudy, but it's not boring!

Opting Outside submitted by Linda Ansay (3/31/20)

Hiking the plank trail at Kohler Andre State Park. It was very cold but felt good to get some fresh air.

Rowing at Home submitted by Sue Zalewski (4/3/20)

It's just not the same without the company of my fellow rowers!

Hiking Walla Hi submitted by Mary Kempf (4/5/20)

Mary and Leah enjoyed a few miles of hiking while following the rules and kept a Social Distance!

Untitled submitted by John Seaman (4/6/20)

Hard work last week of March paid off - 85,000 meters helped me reached 2 million meters in 13 months. Best indoor COVID-19 exercise there is.

Neighborhood Walk submitted by Beverly Leonard with Chris Meyer (4/6/20)

A beautiful day for a walk in the neighborhood!! Bev Leonhard and Chris Meyer enjoying the outdoors and practicing the social distancing. Stay safe and Healthy!!

Wisconsin State Park submitted by Beverly Leonhard (4/7/20)

Kohler - Andrae offers beautiful trails and shoreline for exercise during the CoronaVirus experience!!

Personal Best submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann (4/8/20)

Although I can't row with my fellow ST&BF survivor-athletes... all of you continue to inspire me to do my "Personal Best."  I rowed my fastest 2k EVER today!  Maybe it was good that I was alone... and no one saw how exhausted I was afterwards!  Mind you, my time (8:07.5), although a Personal Best... pales in comparison to world class rowers!  The current OPEN world record on a Concept2 is 5:35.8 by Australian Josh Dunkley-Smith.  For my age and weight class, Mike Smith of the USA holds the best with 6:29.6.  (If I change my last name to "Smith" will I row faster?)

But anyone who has rowed an "all-out" 2K shares the experience of what it feels like!  If you want to "see" what it "feels" like, just watch this video from about 6:00 to the finish and you will see Adam Neill so exhausted he literally collapses off the erg!  I didn't do that... but maybe that means I still have more to give!?!

Old Plank Trail submitted by Deb Borucki (4/9/20)

With fellow cancer warrior Linda Ansay and our husbands, Paul and Mike. My first 5k this year. Hoping to share many more walks together.

Cardio Zoom submitted by Leah Heusterberg (4/9/20)

Leah, and her friend Julie, "together" do an exercise session from Peloton via Zoom.

Untitled submitted by Deb Borucki (4/11/20)

Walking the Old Plank Trail section in Greenbush. All ice Age Trailheads are roped off.

Details on related DNR Closings!

On the 400 Trail submitted by Linda & Mike Ansay (4/14/20)

Mike and I walked along the Steps to Survivorship chalk the walk today. Was very windy, cold and snowing but Mike used his artistic skills to draw the Beacon of Hope!

The 2020 World Erg Challenge submitted by John Seaman (4/16/20)

The 2020 World Erg Challenge finished April 15. The ST&BF Indoor Rowing Team ended up with three of nine participants rowing from home

during the COVID-19 Shelter In Place requirement. Even so, our team finished 279th out of 700 teams world-wide, and 2nd of 4 competitors in the Medical Facility division with a total of 955,843 meters rowed between March 15 and April 15 2020. I wish we could have had a full team, but I think we did an awesome job. On an individual basis, there were 8,845 competitors on all these teams, with a total of 1,246,212,103 meters rowed in one month.

NOTE FROM TIM: John S was our top survivor-athlete/rower recording 335,610m followed by Tim R, Janet S, Sue Z, Lisa G, Jennifer K & Linda A!

Hiking Lions Den submitted by Diane Micoliczyk (4/16/20)

A surprise visit on the trail today!! submitted by Diane Micoliczyk (4/16/20)

Beverly Leonhard and Cecelia Hiebing (cancer survivors) enjoying the scenery on a cold and windy day for a walk at the Southside Utility Corridor Trail.

Untitled submitted by Lisa Glander (4/20/20)

Enjoying the harbor walk with my little girl Bella.

1st Paddle of the season! submitted by Leah Heusterberg (4/26/20)

It was a gorgeous, sunny day to paddle along with Canada geese and several painted turtles!

Concept2 Indoor Rowing Season! submitted by John Seaman (4/28/30)

With encouragement from ST&BF rowers, I finished up the May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 season with over 2 million meters. Also all Concept2 Indoor Rowers went around the world over 3 times on Earth Day April 22.

Counting Down: The End of the 2019/2020 Indoor Row Group Season! submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann (4/30/20)

Today marks the end of the 2019/2020 Indoor Row Group Season... and I just couldn't help but finish the season on a unique "Lifetime Meters" total (since 7/16/17): 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 0 ! :-) 

Untitled submitted by Deb Borucki (5/11/20)

Walking the Zillmer Trail in Cambellsport on Saturday. Another 5k under my belt for this year

(Re) Discovering Disc Golf submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann (5/11/20)

My golf discs didn't get much use last summer... but I've been out four times already this spring (either alone or with a couple of buddies).  It's a good "social distancing" activity in small groups because it's outdoors and doesn't involve contact.  Another BONUS (at least for me): My discs tend to NOT go in the direction intended (and often deep into the woods - the bright-colored discs I use reduce my time searching in the brush) so I am often off by myself... even in a group! :-)

Untitled submitted by Kathy Burch (May 12, 2020)

On one of my many routes walking, I came across this tree painted with many hearts!

Untitled submitted by Linda Ansay (June 3, 2020)

This sunrise was taken the morning of the Lake Michigan crossing in early March. It was taken just as Covid-19 was starting.

Bike Homebound submitted by Sharon Pentek (June 5, 2020)

When the weather is crummy outside, I can always ride my bake and take in a good TV program at the same time.

Treadmill Time submitted by Sharon Pentek (June 5, 2020)

When the weather is crummy outside, I can always go for a walk inside.

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