Hey all of you HipRunners! By now all of you have experienced the COVID-19 crisis in one way or another. For me, it has hit close to home placing a friend, my cousin and my cousin’s husband in the hospital. Thankfully, they should all pull through. The best advice I can give you is advice that you’ve already heard; adhere to the shelter in place rules and stay 6 feet apart. But there is something even more important that I need remind all of you Hip Runners. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO ALL OF YOU HIP RUNNERS. You all have bounced back from extremely serious trauma to the hip. Many of you are back to running and achieving things that you never thought you could. It can make you feel INVINCIBLE!!
But you are not….
You are not invincible to this virus. I am not invincible to the virus. Protect yourselves for the sake of your families. Protect yourselves for the sake of Hiprunner Nation. Protect yourselves for the sake of yourselves!
This leads me to my next plea. We have two Hip Runners who, on their own, are encouraging others to give back. Their selfless actions are worthy of attention. We all can help make a difference by joining their efforts to give back!
1 Hour Virtual Run. Hip brother Christopher Kelsall has encouraged all of us to join a virtual one hour race that will be held between May 1st and May 17th. The race is sponsored by Athletetics Illustrated. The proceeds benefit a very good cause. You can find out more about it in his post at this link. As for me, I fully intend to take part!
60 Mile Fund Raiser Run. Hip Brother Dave Whiteside is running 60 Miles to raise funds for feeding Tampa Bay during the Covid-19 crisis. Florida is flat, so to get elevation, he runs bridges……over and over and over again. You can learn more about his fundraiser through this link.
Both Christopher and David have been instrumental in building this website and encouraging others who post on this site. They are true Hip Runners in their causes. I hope you all as Hip Runners can find it in your hearts to help make their events successful.
Stay Safe Everyone!