Welcome to the new world.
As humanity struggles to define what will be ‘normal’ in the coming weeks, society as we now it has changed. What was thought of as flu like disease from somewhere far away has now touched just about everyone. Equally. As we come to terms with self-isolation, social distancing, unemployment and working from home (where possible) a lot has changed. How do we move forward? That, is the question that we all face now.
Small Decisions, Big Implications
So here we are now. We all have to do our part to ensure that this situation doesn’t get any worse. For the first time in years (many, many years) the epic blowout known as my birthday party was postponed. I traded socializing in a full bar for a lovely quiet hike with @savannahjessie and @rorofrommexico. Distancing ourselves, while still getting exercise. We finished off a rather spectacular day with a spirited game of Throw Throw Burrito (from the makers of Exploding Kittens). Nothing says ‘I love you’ like whipping a toy burrito at your favorite person’s head (@savannahjessie throwing at me). These are times when we all have to make sacrifices for the greater good (the social distancing, not throwing burritos).
How are you staying active during this pandemic? It’s a challenge with no gyms available, but there are lots of people stepping up to help. Gyms and trainers are posting group sessions on various mediums (Instagram or YouTube as an example) and there are lots of things you can do at home. Do some Yoga either following a streamed session or on your own. Download the Nike Training App and give some of the workouts a try. You can even get out for a run or bike ride as long as you practice social distancing while you are out. Strava and Garmin are hosting virtual races if you need a little extra motivation. Lots of gyms are even streaming their classes online. Whatever you choose to do, just chose to do something.
Theses are strange times right now. We all have to remain calm and above all be kind. That can be extremely tough in the skeptical and pessimistic times. You don’t have to do too much, just be kind, especially to those that are struggling during this time. Give a call to a neighbor or family member to see how they are doing and if you go shopping, maybe see if you can get them anything. If we all work together, we can get through this.