Good morning!I hope you are doing well and feeling the same early/mid-December buzz that I love. This morning, I offer up some random thoughts. Thanks for indulging me.
1. Rachael (and Justin #1), Bryan, Krissy, and I met in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday to film a walking exercise class with Leslie Sansone and Walk Productions. Leslie is a phenomenal presence and her crew is large and wonderful. If you are new to Walk at Home, they are fun and they are bettering millions of lives. Krissy and I were able to ask Bryan 200 questions (each) in just a 3-hour drive from Columbus. He’s such a good dude.
2. If you haven’t tried Crumbl, do yourself a favor, don’t. They’ve been known to make a grown, plant-based man cry tears of joy and sadness within the same cookie. (the video feels NSFW).
3. This Covid thing (Roy Kent grunt). I don’t know what to say other than here’s the latest unsolicited update from a simple country cardiologist (skip to #4 if you’ve had it).As you’ve read, the hospitals are indeed full, and, probably like you, I have triple-vaccinated, otherwise healthy, friends that are sick. Thank G-d they were triple vaccinated. It has kept them out of the hospital.For my patients that are choosing to remain unvaccinated, at the close of the visit, I ask them their thoughts regarding the vaccine. Many say, “when it’s my time it’s my time.”If any of you in Newsletter World feel the same way, let me offer this, again, unsolicited advice. I’ve seen up close the way these people die. I promise you, that is not the way you want to go.We love you.We know you are going to do what you want to do.From Rachael, Bryan, Izzy, and I: please think again about getting the shot. You don’t have to tell a soul. Tell your spouse/partner you’re running to the store to buy them a Crumbl cookie, go get your shot, then tell them the line was too long.Or, better yet, get a Crumbl to celebrate (not a sponsor, I’m just under their spell)
5. As we deal with issues like #3, and for me #2, walking has been a saving grace. If you are like so many of my patients, you are walking almost every day, after having let it slide a little bit. I recommend baby steps.Not literally, that will cause you to trip.Walk down the hall, just because.Walk to the neighbors and back.The more the better.It builds our physical, mental, and emotional strength, and my goodness, couldn’t we all use a little bit more of that right now?How much have you planned on walking today?
6. Izzy. Izzy started with Rachael, Bryan, and me at Walk HQ this summer.It was a very smart move by the 3 of us.We really like her and we’re really impressed by her.