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Courtney from Programming July 7, 2020, 12:21 PM

Staying Active in a Pandemic

I used to go to the gym a few times a week, but since the pandemic started, I’ve had to get creative. I’ve been going for way more walks lately and utilizing some small workout equipment around the house. Of course, there have been a few roadblocks along the way. All the walking set off a bout of tendinitis in my leg, so I’ve had to get even more creative to make sure I’m staying active. 

Alex Hutchinson knows all about exercise and the curiously elastic limits of endurance. He is a runner and science journalist who was present for Nike’s Breaking2 project, with Eliud Kipchoge attempting to break the sub 2-hour marathon barrier. 

Alex spoke at the library last year about his book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, and now he’s returning to talk about the science of exercise during the pandemic. We’ve all had to adjust our workouts over the last few months, with many of us taking virtual classes or running outside with fewer people or just working out in the house. 

Alex will share his tips for getting creative with your workout, while staying safe, healthy, and injury-free. He’ll be speaking on July 16 at 7pm. Please register on the website in order to receive the Zoom link. 

About Author

Courtney from Programming

Natural habitat: Curled up with my cat and a good book. Interesting habits: Writes macabre poetry, reads anything and everything, loves red wine and chocolate. Author of House of Mystery, a collection of fairy tale poems. Currently working on a second book of poetry, tentatively titled Anatomy of a Monster.

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