Man, what a week. It’s so weird thinking where I was a week or two ago, before the self isolation, work from home, etc. began. I’ve been trying to keep up with running, but the flu recovery is still happening. I’m barely coughing (yay!) and able to run again, which is good, because running is what helps with my anxiety.
With everything going on, to say I’ve been more anxious than normal is an understatement. I need to stay away from the news, but I can’t help but reading everything I can. So, I’m so grateful to at least be able to start my day with by pounding the pavement and getting in a few miles.
Here’s a look at this week’s runs:
Sunday: 4.64 miles
Monday: 5.32 mi
Tuesday: 3.81 mi
Wednesday: 5.02 mi
Thursday: 3.66 mi
Friday: 3.34 mi
I made it out almost every day! Saturday morning in lieu of going running, I hit up Target and Whole Foods early to stock up on groceries for the week so we hopefully don’t need to go again any time soon. I even found toilet paper at Target for B’s parents!
We’re trying to get outside every day with the kids. So in addition to the run in the morning, we usually take an after dinner walk. Now that it’s staying light so late, it’s easier to!
It may be 30 degrees while I’m writing this, but Friday I was able to run in shorts! It poured starting about a mile in and didn’t stop until the end. My shirt was so heavy and my shoes were sloshing.
Right now, I’m still scheduled to run the Cleveland half marathon challenge in May. But, my training hasn’t been happening, since the flu. I’m hoping to maybe get in a longer run this week, but we’ll see if it happens.
Some questions for you:
- Are you getting outside to walk or run?
- Do you do any exercise to help with anxiety?