If you are a New York personal injury lawyer like me, you need your stress relief. From my observations, the two most popular ways for litigation lawyers to “de-stress” are (1) exercise and (2) drink. I have chosen the first (although I also occasionally engage in the second, in moderation). When I work out hard, I can feel the stress peeling away, like when you peel back the layers of an onion.
Mostly I run, bike and swim, though my knees are giving out and so I do a lot less running than before. And every year I do at least one short triathlon (swim-bike-run race). This year is no exception. Saturday is my annual Geneva NY “Musselman” triathlon.
My goal is to beat my time from last year. I am racing only against myself. Can I win? In the glass-half-empty department: (1) I’m a year older, (2) low back pain, and (3) knee issues sabotaged my run-training. In the glass-have-full department: (1) in better swim shape, (2) faster bike, and (3) down 7 pounds or so. So it’s a toss-up. In the why-the-hell-do-I-care department, all I can tell you is, good question!
The training has taken a toll on my blogging time. But curiously, so far none of my readers have reported withdrawal symptoms. If you are experiencing any, sorry, but there’s no New York tort claim available against me for negligently failing to blog and causing you emotional distress.
I hope my readers will forgive me and not thank me for cutting down on the blogs for a while. After Saturday, I hope to be back in the blogosphere on a more regular basis.
By the way, the photo is of me finishing the race last year.
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Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
Central NY Personal Injury Lawyers Michaels & Smolak, P.C.