Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Longest Day

Welcome Summer!  It is really hot here in the south already so I hope it is not an indication of what we have to look forward to all summer long.  Last year, about this time I was lamenting about running in the Peachtree Road Race (largest 10K in the country). This year -- I'm not running or walking -- just watching.  My son and daughter-in-law are going to be running again and I am just going to watch them go by! I do have an excuse this year, a few weeks ago I had my left knee replaced.  Three years ago I had my right one replaced and it was time for the left one to follow the same surgery.  I forgot a lot about what it was like, but my physical therapy is kicking into high gear and it is kicking me in the butt!  I don't remember it hurting like that before but it probably did.  Anyway, in a couple of months I will be good as new (well maybe not quite true) but will be much better off than I was a month or so ago. 

Today is "The Longest Day" as it is the summer solstice. However, you may have also seen a little publicity about Alzheimer's Longest Day.  Today, many groups and organizations are helping to raise money for Alzheimer's by doing an activity all day.  For instance, there is a group here in Athens that is playing bridge all day and raising money.  Others are running, sailing, playing scrabble, walking, playing basketball, etc. to help raise awareness and much needed funds for research.  Thanks to all of those that are participating this year.  I hope next year, I can organize some of my friends and we can play Pickleball all day long!