As a runner I enjoy "the long run." It is the weekly run that is 10-20% longer than all other runs that week and is done at a slow pace perfect for conversation (precovid) or listening to
My Favorite Murder
Someone Knows Something.
This pandemic feels a little bit like a long run; long, painful, silver linings here and there, and many moments of self despair and feeling sorry for oneself!
The only difference is, long runs have a set finish. This pandemic does not.
At first, I thought my long distance running background was preparation enough for getting through this difficult time. But when the finish line kept stretching further and further ahead, I realized I was not at all prepared.
I don't think any of us are. What I do know; Covid is much harder on those who are not healthy to begin with.
While we do not have control on when this will end, we do have control of how well we take care of ourselves until it does.
Work out, eat healthy, wear your mask and, just like the long run, the finish line will one day emerge.