Mike L., very sorry to hear about you being furloughed. I have to keep telling myself how lucky I am to have a job that I can keep getting paid to sort of do from home, however imperfectly.
Charlie, fun story about your track workout with the kids!
Rtype, I normally do essentially all of my running alone except for races, so there’s no adaptation required for “social distancing”. I know some of my fellow runners continue to run in (small) groups but at least in what they post on Facebook they’re careful to keep some distance.
dhaaga, good to see you keeping up the training even with nothing obvious on the horizon.
Big Red, I was wondering whether you might have masks left over from the fires. I was never that close to the fires, but my husband does some woodworking and has a few construction masks he uses for that. They’re not medical masks but they will suffice.
My second full week of shelter in place was better than the first. The low fever I mysteriously had last weekend resolved without escalating and I returned to running (cautiously) on Monday. I went on naproxen for two days to settle my aching back and was feeling considerably better by Thursday. Then I resumed the body weight and dumbbell exercises I’d been doing before and quickly found out the hard way which one of them sends my lower back into spasm. Ouch. Fortunately, the back doesn’t seem to bother me when running and I ended up with an unimpressive but OK week:
M, 7.0 miles
T, 10.4 miles
W, 10.7 miles
R, 11.4 miles plus one set each of curls, pushups, and presses (mistake!)
F, 11.0 miles
S, 14.5 miles in a plodding 2:14. 40 degrees, brilliantly clear and sunny.
U, 10.5 miles in light rain, early. Now it's raining harder.
75 miles for the week, nothing fast.
As of yesterday, my county had 27 reported COVID-19 cases, mostly in people under age 50, and no deaths. It’s still low here but ramping up quickly; it’s estimated that in my area the peak won’t hit until mid May to early June. California has done a pretty good job of “flattening the curve”, but that just prolongs the isolation. Thank goodness I can still run and walk my dogs—and that I still have a regular paycheck. Even if I can’t buy TP anywhere.