Obviously, with current events, all pools in New Jersey closed. In fact, all nonessential businesses are closed.
It is the right call, but that leaves me with very few choices when it comes to cardio workouts.
So, for the most part, I took the week off. My foot is healing well and I’m over halfway done as far as the healing process goes. It’s weird to think that with everything going on with it’s already been three weeks. It doesn’t feel like that.
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Hollie and the Cats. It should be my band name…except I can’t sing…or do anything musical. I haven’t left the house since Sunday. So it really just is: Hollie and the cats. I don’t have anything essential to do, so I’ve stayed at home. It might seem silly. I’m one person, but we are just that…one person. When all of the one persons that can stay at home, stay at home, we make a difference. So please, distance yourself. If you don’t need to go out…don’t. Just because your state hasn’t closed everything down, doesn’t mean you should or need to do trivial things.
How I’m Feeling:
My heel doesn’t hurt. When I say that, I mean, if I weren’t wearing a boot most of the time, I wouldn’t remember which heel I broke. But feeling no pain also means I don’t know if I’m healing or not. I have no swelling, but I also know broken bones don’t heal in 3 weeks, so I know it would be dumb to go try and “test it out.” I’m supposed to get an X-Ray this week to see how it’s healing, but I’m not sure if that will be possible or should be possible.
To be honest, I don’t really miss running. With the pools closed, I do miss swimming. I miss disconnecting from everything and just having my face underwater. It hasn’t been hard “not to run” which means I was in the midst of burnout.
Depending on how I feel, I might try and start walking a little bit more. I have zero idea if I’ll be able to get an X-Ray to tell. Even if I can, my doctor’s appointment might be canceled. That seems trivial now, compared to everything else going on.
I plan to stay inside and away from people as much as possible. NJ is now on lockdown with only essential businesses open. There isn’t a need for me to go anywhere, so I’m not. In fact, this might be the longest I haven’t driven a car in years.
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Questions for you:
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