There was no running for this week.  I’ve been in quarantine.  My mother was with me for a few days and someone she had been in contact with tested positive.  We went to get tested and my mother tested positive.  I am negative.  Another sibling tested positive too.  My mother is now with her.  I keep hearing different versions of what to do and what not to do.  I don’t have any symptoms and feel fine. 

Mateo must have known something was wrong.  He was all cuddly with my mother.

I don’t have a treadmill, but can I go outside to run?  I run by my house and don’t see many people and when I do I simply move over to the street.  Now I regret not buying one years ago.  

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How could this happen?  We were careful.  I know that without a vaccine sooner or later we would get infected.  Is that really true?  So many questions.

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I am behind on reading blog posts and haven’t even read all of the ones from Tuesday’s Linkup.  I will.  I promise.

This past week I was angry, sad, and confused.  I feel helpless.  I finally broke down and cried on Thursday.  I was holding it in and trying to show a brave face but then simply lost it.  I was checking work email and saw one that I had questions about.  I replied to the sender.  I guess I wasn’t supposed to do that because minutes later I received a phone call from my Principal.  That person told on me instead of responding to my email.  I should have asked the questions to my administrators instead of responding to the person that sent the email.  I was so angry.  Childish, right?  No, not me.  The person that told on me.

With no running I did the next best thing – Peloton!  I took a cycling class each day and man were they hard!  I did a few of the Epic Sing along and those were fun.  Check out this playlist.  So far this is the best one.  I could have sworn that Jenn mentioned someone in the class was taking their 4,100th class?  Peloton-5.jpg

I did one upper body strength class with Matty and then on the other days did wall pushups and kettlebell swings.  Sometimes I am not motivated at all.

With all of my Peloton workouts I have lots of stinky workout clothes.  I don’t have access to a washing machine so I’ve had to hand wash my clothes.  It isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  At least it isn’t work clothes.  🙂

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So that’s my week.  Obviously very different from the other ones.  I am trying to stay positive but I am just tired of all of this..I know many of you are too!

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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35 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Covid Edition 1

  1. I’m really sorry that you had such a bad week 🙁 I am glad that you tested negative for Covid and hope that your mom and sibling are feeling okay. It’s so scary because even with taking all the proper precautions, there’s still a chance of getting it.

    I’m glad that you were able to use the Peloton app and bike this week.

  2. I really hope your mom and sister are feeling ok. It’s a scary thing to think you may have been exposed. Hope your teaching time and your Peloton keep you distracted and healthy. Stay well and thanks for linking up

    • Thank you. ❤️❤️ They are both doing much better. I have enjoyed the Peloton more than ever these past two weeks. I am glad I was able to stay active during this time.

  3. Oh wow Zenaida, how scary. I’m going to think positive & your sister & your mother will be ok. Not everyone gets really sick, or even has symptoms sometime. I know that you can do everything right & still get it.

    A couple of people in the neighborhood were having garage sales this weekend. We have very little COVID here, thankfully, and at first I said ok, but the more I thought about it the more I thought it was a really, really bad idea and I put my foot down. One of those neighbors is a friend, and I sincerely hope she’ll be just fine (especially as her husband’s at higher risk).

    Sending virtual hugs. Feel your feelings.It IS scary, but try to believe it will be ok. And so glad you got your bike!

  4. Hey Zenaida, I am sending you a ton of internet hugs and prayers for your mom and sibling. And props to you for doing the right thing and staying inside. Running will be there after quarantine. A boo to your work drama…why do people have to be like that…smh. Stay healthy <3

  5. Hope your mom and sibling are on the mend soon. It’s all so scary. I do think we’ll all eventually be exposed as it’s not possible to be in a complete bubble, and it’s scary when it happens. Contact tracing is ramping up here and I imagine it will be when, not if, I get a call.
    I love that playlist. Nice improvising on the laundry.

    • Thank you! I still wonder if all of this is a dream and we’ll wake up from it. Soon I plan to go to the laundromat as I don’t like to hand wash. A few items yes but that’s it.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear that your mom tested positive! I hope she’s ok. So scary for you too. Working in healthcare, I always have that fear but we are so cautious where I work… anyways, hang in there.

  7. Oh, so sorry to hear about your mom and sis… hope they’re doing alright. I didn’t run last week, either, so I can share that “pain” with you. Please take care…

  8. I hope your Mom and sister are feeling ok and have mild cases. I’m glad you tested negative. I think you are supposed to quarantine just in case, but maybe that was when people couldn’t get tested? Not sure the rules now if you get a negative test and your mom isn’t staying with you. If you can get tested again soon and it’s negative, I think you wouldn’t have to quarantine any more.

    Glad you are enjoying your Peloton. If people have had their bikes for a few years and stack a few classes a day, I guess I can see them adding up, but that’s still a ton of hours in the saddle! 😉

  9. I’m sorry it was such a tough week. I hope your mom and sister get better quickly and that you don’t get sick. It’s tough to know exactly what to do when you may have been exposed. I’m glad you can still use your Peloton!

  10. oh wow, I’m so sorry Zenaida. How are your mom and sibling doing? Do you know where they got it? Gees…

    If you are negative, I don’t think you should worry too much about running solo not near anyone. But everything I’ve read about if you’re positive is no exercise….all the heart issues, lung issues, etc. Not worth the risk! I have an athlete I coach who tested positive but felt completely fine. I had her take the whole month off of training.

    What does your coach think?

    • Thank you. They are both doing much better. Looks like the worst is over.

      I didn’t mind too much not running because I was still exercising on the bike. My doctor told me yesterday that I was clear to go outside and run. 😁😁

  11. I’m so so sorry. How are they feeling?

    I would have cried too. Probably more than once. It’s so frustrating. Especially when you’ve been so careful as I know you have been. Fingers crossed that everyone feels better soon.

  12. Oh man. I hope everyone in your family is feeling OK. That’s scary and so frustrating. I understand your anger too. We went to an amusement park yesterday and there were people that were just rude and not following the distancing rule. And then, when asked to move back to the marked line, they made it seem like it was some sort of race issue and they didn’t want to be told what to do. Seriously? So angering when people won’t follow the rules and are disrespectful. Sending out some virtual hugs to you and the family 🙂

  13. Oh wow Zenaida, I’m so sorry your mom and sister tested positive. I hope their symptoms are very mild. And I hope somehow you are spared. It’s scary how easy it is to contract this awful bug. Hugs to you!

  14. Oh no Zenaida. I’m so sorry to hear about your mum and sister. I just feel shocked so I can’t even begin to imagine how you are feeling. Sending all my love, hugs and prayers to you and your family. This stupid virus… I can’t believe there are people who don’t believe it exists. But we just need that vaccine asap. Stay strong my friend xx

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