Iowa Specialty Hospital

Greg's Greetings

May 18, 2020

The current COVID pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives.  We found ourselves not being able to eat at our favorite restaurant, we couldn’t hug our elderly parents, haircuts would have to wait, and many investments lost a significant portion of their value.  These, of course, are just a few of the casualties of the crisis and I know there are many more serious things that I did not list.  However, there was one that was an additional struggle for me and it was the fact that gyms were closed down.

As most of you know, I have been a runner the majority of my life.  I use running as an outlet for stress and it also allowed me to mostly eat what I wanted without necessarily watching my intake.  However, over the last couple years my body has not been handling running as well as it had when I was younger.  The over use has caused me to have heel pain that can be unbearable (if you have seen me walk after sitting for a period of time you know what I mean). 

When you take the fact that I cannot run as often as I use to, I am approaching 50 years old, AND add the COVID-19 shutting down of gyms, I have started noticing some additional weight around my mid-section.  After a conversation around dieting with my family I made the drastic decision to just drink water for a few days and have nothing more.  As you can imagine, this did not go well and was very unrealistic.  I very quickly realized that I needed to adjust my plan to achieve my end goal.

This is exactly what we are doing during this pandemic.  We are changing our processes in relation to what is happening around us to achieve our goals.  I know during these last few weeks we have often given one direction just to change the direction the next day based upon better information we had received.  I want to thank all of you for being so nimble and adjusting to all of these changes.  We all have the same goal in sight and that is to get back to normal – whatever that may be and keep everyone safe!  Thanks for everything you do!

Until next time……

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