IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
I wanted to call this The CoronaVirus Chronicles but somebody took that already. Then I thought, The CoronaVirus Diaries but it sounds too “weekday-afternoon-Lifetime Channel-ish”. CoronaVirus Report almost sounds like I know what I’m talking about and CoronaVirus Journal sounds like an incredibly boring magazine you’d find in a doctor’s office under a stack of Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Golf and Motor Trend magazine.
I woke up to the sound of a ringing house phone and the robot-voice warning letting me know that it was a “1-800” call. It was light out. Bright light. I knew it wasn’t my typical 5:30 am wake up.
Here’s where the weirdness set in. I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down. I spent 20-30 seconds trying to figure out what was going on. I mean it’s a Wednesday and I’m sitting down, at home, sipping coffee.
The Mighty Finn, the 85lb. wonder-pitbull, entered the house from the deck door on a mission to find me. I hid. Not well. He found me and, as usual, acted as if I was his long-lost, best friend that he’d never see again. I pet him, he gently chewed on my arm. Back to coffee.
Lisa was up before me and watching the news. We were hoping to hear that vaccinations have started and everything is alright and you can open up your business.
That’s not what a single reporter said though.
We did the only thing we should do at this point–put Netflix on and ate breakfast. Breakfast at home on a weekday morning. Weird. It suddenly dawned on me that besides the Mighty Finn there were no children in the home. Although they are grown there always seems to be one or two around here somewhere. Not-a-one this morning.
After breakfast, we spent a good amount of time texting with CrossFit Suffolk athletes. Not every single one but maybe 30%. Not the same as seeing everybody but having the internet and phone connection with the outside world and my people felt good. It gave me a bit of normalcy that the human brain seems to crave.
I spent the remainder of the day and evening getting things done around the house. Things I’ve been neglecting. Ran some errands to make sure the world was still really out there, cooked ribeye steaks for Lisa and me and went back to workout-programming and contacting the 29 athletes who requested home workouts. And more Netflix or Amazon Prime or some other TV service I still don’t have a handle on. I have some kind of remote that I still don’t know how to use. When I sit down to let the TV watch me I’m always hoping that Grosse Point Blank is on a channel I know how to reach all by myself. Today it was! (Yes, yes I know I can watch on Youtube or OnDemand or some other such service but what fun is that?)
I didn’t think about the CoronaVirus too much throughout the day. The exception was when I was out and speaking with local business owners. They were friendly but not themselves. They were quieter than usual with a slight hint of sadness. I was my upbeat self but I felt awkward because of their quietness.
Tomorrow, as they say, is another day. We look forward to seeing what it brings as it will be one day closer to getting past this thing we have going on.
Stay strong and be well!—-George
IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW we are offering our members a Spartan Performance Bodyweight-Only home workout plan and a Spartan Performance Limited-Equipment plan for those with home gyms. Text me or leave a comment in the comment section of this blog if interested.
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