Many people complain about the ordinary until they no longer have it. When it’s disrupted, we want it back. Embrace the ordinary! Cherish your routines! Here are some of mine.
When I entered the military decades ago, I met a Tech Sergeant during my sojourn in the desert of Oman (south of Saudi Arabia) who encouraged me to join him in running. (I was over 40 and had never exercised). He said I’d be running 5 miles daily by my birthday six months away. His patience and encouragement paid off and I met that goal and continued my five-mile daily runs throughout my time in the military. Coming back to civilian life, after a bout with colon cancer, I was no longer able to run, but I could walk and that’s what I do now on a regular, almost daily basis. Fit Club is one of my favorite hangouts. Having a partner (read: conscience) is also important. Since the pandemic I’ve had to walk outside, but still value the importance and need of exercise.