Good morning! Grab your coffee and pull up a stool. It is a beautiful morning here in New Hampshire. I am a bit behind schedule but who cares, I will get to where I want to be. Today I was going to run the Runner’s Alley Cisco Brewers Portsmouth 5K virtual race, however a good friend asked if I wanted to run it Tuesday with them, so that is my new plan. While running is an individual activity for which I like for many reasons, I also very much like running with friends. Running post-hip surgery has been a challenge, and one which has probably been best done alone, but I am more than ready to have some company. Knowing my friends desire to go easy, also makes the option appealing. My last race was over a year ago when I ran the “Run Before You Crawl” 5K in Dover. I remember how brutal the race was on me, as I had to drag the left side of my body against nearly 30 mph winds! I will not say the left side of my body is now 100 percent, but mentally, I feel better about it.
Good morning! It is May 10th! Truly the days continue to pass as quickly as an old friend would pass me regularly in a race. With each passing day, it is curious to me to as to what the next few months hold? Also, what will be the new normal long-term? Like much of our political polarization, we seem to have multiple [strong] opinions on how we should be addressing this challenging time. While I do not like much of the tone on the various sides, I try to respect what people believe. For me, how I view things is less important than showing people they matter. NFLF has certainly been challenged by the dynamics of COVID-19, however we have continued to be a resource. Some clients have chosen to continue training and we have been able to accommodate them in a safe and responsible manner. Other clients are managing their fitness independently and we have provided some great tools to assist them. We have also been using various social media platforms to offer free workouts.
Good Day! So, I am saluting you with “Good Day” as opposed to “Good Morning.” I wrote a Coffee & Chat this morning, but after some pondering, I decided to scrap it and start over. Sometimes I just feel less than great about my chat. Anyhow… Yesterday was a beautiful day here in the Northeast and I was grateful to be able to enjoy it running along the Piscataqua River. About 9 months ago, I shutdown my running and accepted I was done until after had hip replacement surgery. While that decision was easy because of the pain, it was not easy. Two months later (October), I had surgery to fully replace my left hip. Of course, because I think I am different, I believed I would be back running within 2 months. Two months after surgery I attempted to run/walk, and it seemed to go well. The ensuing days stopped me in my tracks. Even walk/running was not to be at that point. The New Year came, and I continued to battle the ups and downs of consistent running.
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