In case you’re wondering, COVID-19 and exercise do not mix. For many, running is not only a go-to exercise, but also a stress reliever. The after-effects of COVID are rarely discussed, but can leave you with a lack of energy, decreased lung capacity and mental discouragement. Some tips from a runner on how to hit your stride again after COVID include being patient and taking it slow. Know that you will not be as strong as you were prior to COVID and know that your mind and body will eventually heal. Don’t overdo it and get an exercise buddy to help motivate you.