So the past few days have been difficult! Each morning I have been more and more busy and then my day is filled with video conferences and phone calls. It is nice to be busy during this time, but it has also been hard. As of Friday morning I still had not received my test results, which meant I did not have the chance to see my daughter for over a week! I was sinking into a bit of a depression which I know many other people know how I felt.
I have seen and read many stories about parents locked in the bedroom while their children and significant others were watching the kids. The kids would come to the window for visits or talk through the door. This has to be insanely hard as well, but at least knowing they are in the same house has to be comforting. I did not have this unfortunately and had to rely on FaceTime which my daughter didn’t want at times because it made her sad. I was genuinely scared that I would not be able see her until Monday.
Finally, while out on a run, I got my results late Friday afternoon. They came back NEGATIVE!!! I couldn’t wait to get back home and get my daughter. Now that she is home with me, at least for the time being, I feel normal again. It is amazing how something like this can change a persons perspective on life!
Since having her home, my mind has been firing on all cylinders! I have had so many ideas and even revisited former plans I had once abandoned. It has been a whirlwind of a 24 hour time span, but I am feeling a little more like me. Now if only my body could keep up! Having so much time alone and in my house my body has become lazy. I am not up and moving around like I am during my normal work day, and my routines are not the same as they once were.
With all of that being said I need to get myself out of “hiding”. I have been distant in just about every facet and until I got my daughter back on our regular schedule. I felt that this was necessary and only dealt with the bear minimum. Now it is time to engage the world again, and get back to where I want to be!
I am also realizing that I am more than likely not going to be able to achieve my 100 miles of Spartan Races this year. This is upsetting, but fortunately it is not due to my inability. I am going to look into a variety of virtual races (which are blowing up right now) and shoot for 150-200 miles this year. There is a challenge I am looking into for the month of April that would help me to get a large number of these miles in, but I am undecided on this at the moment.
In other news, my one uncle is still battling with this virus and his fever hasn’t dropped below 100 in at least 3 days. He is growing increasingly frustrated, especially with the deathtoll in Spain being as high as it is. I have another friend down in Florida that is on a respirator due to this virus. He sounded in good spirits yesterday, but he is also in that high risk age group and it makes quite a few of us neverous.
Today is the first day I have watched NO news on the virus or how our state/country/world is doing. It is not that I do not care, I just want to spend as much time with my daughter and not have her get stressed out about the virus, which has already happened a few times. So I have no idea on any major developments in the fight on the coronavirus, but I do know that the stimulus package was passed by the house! This will help people a bit (not all the way) and help to boost our economy during this fascinating and scary time!
For those that are looking for a body weight workout I first apologize for not putting any out there the past few days. I hope you were working on the Murph Challenge like I discussed the other day.
4 rounds of the following
-Push ups till failure
-Planks till failure
-20 side lunges
-20 Spiderman lunges
I will make sure to post more tomorrow! Have a great day and stay healthy!