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I Was On a Break

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

I took a few days off from work, the news and all of the commercials about the virus and cancer treatments! I also limited social media time.

I needed an attitude adjustment for work. The long, tense days have been getting to me. I just needed some time to myself. It was good timing that DH was out of town.

I discovered the show Community on Netflix. I only vaguely remember seeing this show advertised several years ago but never watched. It's a great, light-hearted show to distract from the craziness outside.

This year's Chicago Soldier Field Ten Miler went virtual. It's too bad I couldn't run across the 50 yard line to receive my finisher's medal from a service member but it's for the best.

So I mapped out a route in my town, ending at a Vietnam memorial where I put my medal on myself and thought of those that gave their lives.

Along the way, I came across a man running the same race. We both pointed at each other's shirts and gave a thumbs up. A socially-distanced "you've got this" felt good.

I finished watching season three of Stranger Things. I can't believe I'm into this show but somehow I became invested in these kids. Of course I only watch it before the sun goes down!


I gave myself a mani/pedi and rented the movie Knives Out. Good movie, all-star cast.

I attended a couple virtual discussions, one was an online discussion on HH Holmes by a Chicago mystery tour guide. He was very engaging.

I also attended a Zoom discussion by an author who wrote a book about reinventing yourself. Not sure how I received this invitation but she was talking to Diana Nyad. I WAS ON A ZOOM SESSION WITH DIANA NYAD!! She has more energy and drive at 70 than I have ever had. Her passion for people and the environment is truly inspirational.

She talked about her new project encouraging people to walk a mile a day and will have a commit to ocean's challenge soon.

In between all this, I continued my walks, runs and yoga practice. I'm heading closer to Key West from Key Largo (online challenge benefitting the coral reefs). I'm also getting closer to this year's milage challenge on the Map My Fitness app.

My morning yoga sessions with the sun peaking in the window soothed the soul and I tuned into Ales and Asana's (Fort Lauderdale, Fl.) Sunday morning beer yoga in my garage. It feels pretty cool not to care if I'm seen like that. I really enjoy looking out at the neighborhood while doing yoga.

I'll be catching up with everyone the next few days. I missed you all.


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