COVID-19 Quarantine Day 113 - 07062020:
Well, it's hard to believe that we're still on quarantine and it's been over 100 days now. In 10 days it will be four months. Four months of this - staying at home, wearing a mask when out in public, lots of places closed (even some of the ones that reopened are closing again) - so many rules and regulations to follow and believe me, I follow them! I just can't help but wonder when this will all be over. It definitely gets to me sometimes, but I remind myself that I'm healthy, my friends and family are healthy, and I should be thankful for that.
I haven't been doing much the past four weeks; really haven't done much the past 113 days, but let's not dwell on that. We are home every day, with the few exceptions when we visit our quarantine cohorts - the Gardners and the Gerskis. Jacob is still working from home, and I can see that it can be very stressful for him, but he's making the best of it. I'm still being lazy, we watch a lot of TV and I've read a few more books. We've gone to the pool a few times now that it's open - with so many rules from the HOA, but hey, it's open so I'm happy! I'm still doing the BodyBoss Method, I am now on Week 7 out of 12, so it's definitely getting harder! And it doesn't help that this week is going to be hot, so I should probably get my workouts done early. Ha! That was funny. I never get up early, but I'm definitely going to try. My sleep schedule is all sorts of wrong lately, so I am also going to try to go to bed earlier (we'll see if I can make that happen). I had to cancel my Annual Beer Mile, sadly. I am hoping it can still happen in November, but it doesn't look good. I'm still logging miles, though not as much, and I managed to get over 45 miles this time. I do have something to push me to log more miles though - I am signing up for not one, but two virtual races to keep me busy this summer!
The Mermaid Series put together the Run Across California and you have from July 18th to October 26th to complete it - that's 100 days to log 200 miles. I am so happy that I still get to support an organization near and dear to my heart. I've been running Mermaid Series races since 2012 and I am an ambassador for the third year in a row, so I absolutely love being able to promote this race and help this company stay in business. Registration is open now and you can use LINDA10 for a discount! Another race that I love to partake in every year is the TransRockies Run and this year I was registered for the 6 day race, which is 120 miles. Sadly, TRR was cancelled due to COVID-19, but I am so happy that they have put together a virtual race instead! The race will begin the same day and time as TRR would, you have the option to do the Run3 (60 miles) or the 6 day (120 miles), and you get from August 3rd to August 17th - that's 15 days to complete the race you choose. These two virtual races will keep me moving all summer and I cannot wait to get started logging miles for them!
Even though a lot of races are being cancelled, one that isn't cancelled (as of today) is the Marine Corps Marathon, which I'm signed up for, but we've received a few emails about it, and even though they keep saying that it's still happening, they gave us the option to defer or to sign up for a virtual version of it. They also lowered the minimum pace to 12 min / mile which, I guess I could accomplish if I set my fatass to a strict training and nutrition regiment, but that's not how I do things. I'm more of the Laissez-Faire attitude about training, so I decided to defer to next year and signed up for the virtual. I also signed up for the virtual 10k and the virtual 50k, to complete the MCM Trifecta being offered for the first time this year. I am excited to have the motivation to get all those miles in.
Nothing else going on really...While we haven't gone to eat out or done a lot of take out lately, we did go out to brunch on Sunday, which was awesome! This was our second Sunday Brunch in almost four months, and we went to Canyons at The Crossings. They had very strict rules for social distancing, we asked to sit outside, and there weren't a lot of patrons there, which was good. We wanted to do the Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys but we didn't want to take an uber, so shout out to our dear friend Jess who drove us there and back. How awesome is she?! Best. Uber. Ever.
Jacob and I are still making videos for our YouTube channel, so please check them out and subscribe to our channel when you get a chance! This past weekend we cooked a lot of food for Independence Day and made videos for most of it, so I hope you get a chance to watch them. And speaking of 4th of July, this year we spent it with Jess and Gordie, eating and drinking everything in sight, playing backyard lawn games, and having lots of fun! We ended the night with a movie - and more Jell-O shots! - and everyone had fun and was safe.
Here are some photos of our fun times!
Pool Day with Jacob! <3
Selfie with Jess after a little run on the strand.
Independence Day 2020
Second Sunday Brunch in almost four months. Canyons at The Crossings; Carlsbad, CA
Anyway, with so much information going around I don't want to add any more to the mix, but I will do my little spiel on the COVID-19 numbers as of today: There are now close to 12 million cases worldwide - that's almost twice as many cases as there were 4 weeks ago. The US has the highest number of cases of any country in the world with over 3 million - that's almost double the number of cases from the next country, which is Brazil with 1.6 million cases. California currently has 281,000 cases and San Diego County has 17,000 cases - both numbers more than doubled since my last update. My city has 195 cases, which means it only went up by 68 cases - thank God! Still, I would rather there wasn't an increase of course, but I keep the faith that this too, shall pass.
I know it's hard, it really is - and a lot of us are struggling, some more than others, but we just gotta keep doing what we're supposed to do and hopefully it'll all be over soon. I don't know when nor do I know how, but I'm doing what I can to stay positive and keep an open mind. I know everyone is tired of wearing masks in public, tired of staying home - trust me, I am too - but we gotta do our part to help our household, our city, our family and friends, and everyone around us stay healthy and safe, and hopefully things will improve in time. Until then, we wait.
(please note: the COVID-19 numbers above are as of 07 July 2020)