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Constanze, you are amazing with your continued athletics. I love reading your updates.
We definitely are all on hold, now. We are living a huge part of future history, isn't that strange to think about?

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Oh my word @Constanze that water looks frigid! I'm sorry all your races are cancelled! Some events here, biking is what I've heard of, are going virtual. I'm not sure how all of them work, but one small one somewhere required only that the competitors ride the course and send in their times. I imagine some interesting GoPro footage results from things like this!

"stir crazy" is putting it mildly for me! I am in a very high risk group, so have been sheltering at home for months, with few exceptions. I lost all the gigs I had booked. A church job is opening up again.... but only string and keyboard players are allowed; no winds and no singing. My small flute ensemble is putting together a simple virtual choir performance because we're bored silly.
But! My dear mother passed away at 92 of Alzheimer's and what may have been metastasized cancer, or just bronchitis. 8 days later my first grandbaby was born!! 10 days after that we closed the contract on a house back in the neighborhood we raised the kids in, only a 3 minute walk from the pool/ice rink, for said grandchild. And then.... we moved ourselves. Not fun at all. A month ago I took advantage of the fact that elective surgeries were allowed again and had a hernia repair-- which is a much more irritating recovery than a hip!

We were supposed to be on vacation with the kids now but due to heightened caution in the state we'd have gone to (one that has handled things well, as has ours pretty much), we're all stuck at home. Dang. We do see these family members every week, so the 17-week-old baby boy makes up for many lacks!
My favorite exercise is barre class. I'd love to be a true athlete like you, but have to satisfy myself with being a geriatric barre star :snork:
 
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Hi @zauberflöte ,
a beautiful name. I saw a Zauberflöte performance back in the 1970s with my mother and my sister in a theatre in Munich on New Year's Day.

Yes - stir crazy is putting it mildly, even if you are not in a risk group. Isolation, distancing, cancelled events, having to cover your nose and mouth with a mask and not being able to breath and speak properly in public - this isn't good for people's mental health. In fact, I myself am not afraid of undergoing a serious course of the virus infection - my immune system is pretty strong - I'm more afraid that the Covid-19 precautions are here to stay for good: sad thing for somebody who enjoys social contacts, travelling, and learning foreign languages, so lets hope not.

Meanwhile, people are working on vaccines in many parts of the world , and I hope one day, your favourite jigs will take place again, and winds and singing will be allowed. Virtual concerts are possible. We have them in Germany, but they are less fun.

My employer, for example, has authorised two clinical trials for two Covid-19 vaccines, and I only hope they will be effective.

I'm sorry your mum passed away. But congratulations to the birth of your grandchild. I haven't got any grandchildren yet. I hope you have fully recovered from your hernia surgery. My tibia head recovery was also a lot distressing than my hip recovery, but now it's all ok. All the best - Constanze
 

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Yes - stir crazy is putting it mildly, even if you are not in a risk group. Isolation, distancing, cancelled events, having to cover your nose and mouth with a mask and not being able to breath and speak properly in public - this isn't good for people's mental health
Amazing how through BoneSmart we are united with those near and far (other countries and continents) through the common bond of joint replacement and now once again through dreaded COVID.

Be safe and stay well, Constanze!
 
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Hi all

I'm sure many of you remember the 1980s and maybe also this beautiful song "Steppin' out" by Joe Jackson from 1982. He won a Grammy for best male performance. Lets take this song to motivate us to look ahead and have hope for the future in this time of crisis.
 

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