Strange times

I’ll not lie. I’m starting to feel a little uneasy with all of this, but I’m gratefully safe in the knowledge that I have my health and many other things which are positive in this very strange new norm that we’ve all had to become accustomed to. 😕

I didn’t run Wednesday or Thursday and forced myself out this morning as I knew it would make me feel better. It feels like I’ve not been able to social distance – FROM THE FRIDGE 😳🙈 – and I feel a bit odd, which is probably understandable. I’m trying to be logical, and not get upset but it might happen soon. 🙈

Fit Girl and I are keeping ourselves in, 🏠 and not near anyone else, our home is now our work place. But we’re glad we’ve got each other. We’re pretending we’ve got it so we need to stay away from others so as hopefully not to spread it.

Today I ran 8k into town and back – along Sauchihall Street and down Buchanan Street. I didn’t really think much as I was counting the cyclists (x28) 🚴🏻‍♀️, runners 🏃🏽‍♂️ (x17) and walkers (100+ lost count).

Despite quite high numbers of people I came across, they were spread out and the streets mostly felt very empty (for 8-845am on a Friday) it was very eery. 😱 There seemed to be a lot more pigeons, crows and seagulls about, and hardly any cars. The birds must be wondering what the hell is going on!

I kept my distance from anyone, and even got quite a few hellos, many more than usual. Humanity shining through in strange times. 👍🏻

It feels like a day is a week, and last night I didn’t get a great sleep. No idea why. 💤

Anyway, I’m keen to get a bit more routine in to mix it up and keep on with my exercise. So yesterday I set myself up with a new training plan which will work alongside my cycle. A mix of gym and running. 🏋🏼‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️

People are saying ‘stay safe’ a lot, but I’m not sure it’s possible. I imagine that if you’re going to get this, you’re going to get it and hopefully the symptoms will be mild. I know someone who thinks she has it and she’s explained how she feels with quite heavy symptoms – it does not sound nice!

I prefer ‘stay connected’ – keep in touch – check in on each other – make sure everyone you know and care about is ok. I hope you all keep well, and here’s to the weekend, in this new norm which might last a long time!

Finally, my brother sent me a joke, which I thought was a bit funny, but maybe not … who knows… here it is anyway…

‘I told a Coronavirus joke at work the other day…nobody got it but they’re starting to get it now.’

Stay home. Save lives. And smile, remember to smile, at the little things.

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