The Latest

Rather than risk ruining eight year streak of at least one post a month for lack of having anything interesting to share, I am going to share a few things that I have been up to lately.

First, my knee. Recovery continues to be my primary focus. I am progressing very nicely according to my physical therapist and my doctor. For the first time since I tore my ACL, swelling in my knee has come down to near normal levels and I have full range of motion. I have almost regained enough strength in my leg to start running again. Recently I have noticed how I crave going out for runs and since I can’t run yet, I just keep buying new pairs of running shoes.

Like most of the country, I got caught up in the World Cup this year. After a strong CONCACAF and Confederations Cup showing last year, and then drawing such an easy group, I was hoping for an exciting cup and it was sad to see them lose to Ghana again. A lot can happen in four years, but the US have promising young talent and their key players shouldn’t be too old to compete next time around. Speaking of next time around, Rachel and I have already decided to go to Brazil for the next World Cup. We don’t have many plans yet except that we are going to be there for the entire cup. Who is going to join us?

This Saturday will be Rachel and my seventh wedding anniversary. Seven years sure goes fast. It is amazing to think about much we have done and the places we have been over the years.

Finally, Sunday is shaping up to become an epic 4th of July. She & Him is playing a free show on Governors Island at 4pm and then Old 97′s is playing a free show over at the South Street Seaport at 7pm. I think we are going to try to make both shows and then catch some fireworks after. Legendary! Anyone want to join us?


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