Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know what is happening not just in the United States but across the globe.
People are stressed
People are scared.
People are freaking out!
People are on the search for toilet paper.
If your not, you might be…
On the younger side
Not paying attention
A very zen individual.
For the rest of us….
We are stressed
We are scared
We are freaking out a little bit
No we are not letting the fear control us, but as I said before…. A little fear is a good thing. It will keep you from doing the things you need to do.
We are freaking out, because no one knows what is going to happen. We are doing these things, because we know there is a whole host of people who don’t believe “the hype.” We are stressed because the store shelves are empty and there is no end it sight. Even my 72 year old mother keeps sayin, “this has never happened before.”
She would be right. This is not normal. This is not business as usual. This is putting strains on families worrying about paying bills, about isolation, and about trying to keep everything going. This is putting stress both mentally and physically on people. Remember that as you deal with people in your day to day life.
The one thing about clearing your calendar and having nothing to do is that you have the gift of time. It’s a strange feeling because you feel like you have so much you should do, but yet so much you don’t want to do. Then before you know it, it is the end of the day and you still have laundry in the dryer. Lets be honest though no one wants to fold laundry no matter how much time you have.
I did get an email on what my options are with my birthday half marathon. One is to do a virtual run still getting medal and shirt and other is to roll it over to another race. I am leaning towards doing the virtual race. Although not really a race, but a run. As I said before, this was about celebrating my birthday with a half marathon. I’m still following my training plan to the best of my ability right now. Who knows, maybe by April we will be able to have a group run and do it together. Fingers crossed.
So I will run.
I will also start doing some of the great online classes being posted online. Today I did a home core Pilates class. I do think that I will feel it tomorrow, but I guess that’s the point. I’d like to think that I would come out of this home arrest in better shape, but then there is the brownies. So probably not.
Besides if there is one thing that we can all take away from this is that so much of what we deem important means nothing. The silver lining in an otherwise cloudy sky right now.
Tomorrow the sun is supposed to be out and weather is going to be beautiful, so I will head out the door. I will run solo but I will run.
How are you holding up?