…in the space of a few weeks
Life as we know has changed irrevociably.
Coronavirus (covid 19) has taken the world by storm, literally. Countries are shut down, our borders here in Australia, and Tasmania, have closed (and being an island continent makes it somewhat easier to control) and projects, plans,, races, wedding and funerals, Parkrun is being cancelled left right and centre.
Two things here.
Parkrun has been postoned indefinately. Which means my 20 actual runs may not happen. The co-ordinator of the challenge where I said wjhat my plan was, has stated that given the situation, they can be flexible if I do some Freeedom runs and show evidence.
For those that don’t know, a Freedom run for parkrun is where you run the course outside of Parkru times. So if for any reason, like covid 19, you can head out to the course and do it on your own.
Parkrun have stated they don’t want people doing this as it will sully the good Parkrun name, I get that. The difference is, quite a lot (5 of the 6 in my local area) are normal places for people to run, so if I choose to go to said location and run, then that is what I am doing. Going for a run. Group runs would be another story I spose.
My workouts will be home based, I have dvds, my gym, and the treadmill.
So much for getting back to that other Actual gym. It will have to wait a bit longer.
The second thing that I’m working on.
Low carb again.
I have to work twice as hard to shed some kilos, so it’s back to low carb. Very little bread, pasta, rice and spuds.
After a week, I’m pretty happy. I’ve snuck the odd biscuit (cookie), I’m not perfect, and life is to be enjoyed. For me, it’s all in moderation, the odd cookie is not like a bowl full of pasta or a plate of mashed potato.
Stay safe everyone, and we’ll make it out the other side.