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Local Running Coach Says Run! Get Outside During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Run! Get Outside During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Brenda Hodge is an online running coach from Lancaster, PA. She shares about how the coronavirus social distancing has changed how people are exercising and running.

She offers some practical tips for running outside during the pandemic and invites us to join her Covid-19 Virtual Run.

Brenda is concerned that the mental health repercussions of isolation and economic anxieties will be significant and suggests that running and getting outside can help us feel better.

Brenda's suggestion for coping: "Find a piece of happiness daily, and cling to it. There is an owl family nesting near my house. I have been going for the past two weeks and I've seen it daily. Experiencing nature and being outside definitely brings me joy!"

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