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!
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!
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.
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!!!
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!?!
Untitled submitted by Deb Borucki (4/11/20)
Walking the Old Plank Trail section in Greenbush. All ice Age Trailheads are roped off.
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!
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 ! :-)
(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! :-)