Spring has sprung, officially. What does that mean? I haven’t a clue. Seriously. The weather is beautiful. Humidity is low. We were technically on Spring Break. But we’re pretty locked down and isolated right now, so it feels a little less like spring and a lot like… well, a lot like my last few months.
Sunday – 2 mile bike ride
I think we all just unplugged on Sunday. My Garmin wasn’t charging, which left me feeling fairly empty as a runner. The bike ride went ok, although I was pretty exhausted afterwards, and had a hard time holding my balance to dismount. Blah.
Monday – 1.2 mile walk + PT exercises
Monday morning was hard. I opted to cancel PT. As I mentioned, my location services a lot of older people and when it’s busy, we are absolutely not six feet apart. While I want my leg to be better, it’s not worth catching or passing something.
Did it break my heart to come to this realization? Yup. Was I ok right away? Nope. But more on that another day. The only thing to do was go for a walk and do my exercises at home.
I kept incredibly busy with the St. Augustine Moms for the rest of the day. With so much changing so rapidly, we were all hard at work collecting information to share to help parents and kids get through the weeks ahead.
Tuesday – 1.2 mile walk + PT exercises
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This has promised to be such a fabulous day: I was taking over the St. Augustine Moms Instagram account, and we were going to have so much content, from the holiday to our first family theater experience to see Hamilton.
We made the best of what we had. I went for a great walk,
while Mr PugRunner picked up coffee and donuts to go with some green scrambled eggs.
In the afternoon, little man made Lucky Charms Treats.
We also got word that school would be out for students until April 15. Teachers would be expected to report on March 23, to start making preparations to teach online, and virtual learning would starting March 30.
We had shepherd’s pie for dinner with green beer (green water for little man) and I listened (and sang along) to the Hamilton soundtrack. Was it the same? Hell, no. But we made the best of it. PS – check out the tips, tricks and resources on St. Augustine Moms. There’s not of great info for families as we navigate the weeks ahead <3
Wednesday – 1.5 mile walk + PT exercises
On Wednesday, I had a bit of a chat with the Garmin. I wiped off the contacts again, and really clamped down with the charger. And what do you know??? It worked!!!! I finally felt like we were getting somewhere! Like a family walk! Hurray!
Thursday – 1.5 mile walk
No one wanted to join me out for this walk, and that was ok. Little man has been sleeping and playing way too many video games, but right now his world is pretty upside down, so I’m allowing it.
Since my foot has been feeling more normal, I tried my Adrenalines again, and found that the supination issue is going away! YES!
Since I had all the time in the world, I decided to attempt to remove my own SNS manicure. I don’t have a nail drill, and going into a salon is a bad idea right now, and things were getting a bit raggedy. I had to use sandpaper to crack through the glossy finish, and it took a few rounds of acetone, but I finally claimed a victory! Home manicures are not my jam, but here we are.
Friday – 1.75 mile walk + PT exercises
I had held on to this last scheduled PT appointment, in a desperate Hail Mary of sorts, but I ended up cancelling. My recovery is now my own.
Mr PugRunner joined me for this walk, which was nice. He has moved his office home and I know he’s stressed trying to keep his business on track through this time, so I’m glad when he can take a break.
Saturday – 1.75 mile walk + PT exercises + shoulders
I’ve been really dedicated to all my stretches and adding in strength, since I’m on my own. It takes a lot of time, but time is what I have right now.
And just because things aren’t insane enough, our older car broke down when Mr PugRunner made the trek to a different grocery store to attempt to get our weekly groceries. We had to have it towed back to the house. The positive? I had to pick him up which meant my first time driving on the highway since November.
First, I would like to address my food/leg/ankle. Guys, it’s good. I probably could have stayed on my medication another month because there is still some residual tingling, but I’m sleeping and the weaning-off process went well, so it’s fine. My ankle is still tight, but not uncomfortably so. I am barely swelling at all anymore, even after my walks, and this is a huge victory in my book.
From there, we are ok. Obviously, things are tough. Little man is having a really hard time with everything and we are working so hard to reassure him and keep him feeling safe. I hate this for him, more than anything, but it’s going to be ok. We got another update from the district, which stated that teachers will NOT be returning to campus this week, although they will still work on preparing online work for March 30.
Heartbreakingly, some of his teachers have started messaging the students through our school app, asking how they are and to please check in. I don’t know why, but that really got me in the feels.
How was your week in training?
What are you doing this spring to keep yourself distracted from the COVID-19 situation?