Normally, my spring bucket list would be full of really fun races and travel. April is always a great race month, and I would probably have one scheduled for every weekend. You know, if things were normal. Which they are decidedly not.
So what’s on my Spring Bucket List, other than races?
Help Get My Family Through This Difficult Time
We are entering our second week of the COVID-19 situation and we are struggling. I am trying very hard to hold everyone together. Mr PugRunner’s business is definitely taking a hit. Little man is beside himself without his regular activities and interactions. Last week was his Spring Break, and this week is in limbo. We shall see what happens with online learning next week, but I’m hoping to let him just have as much fun as he can to deal with the uncertainties and anxieties. We miss my parents, but we have decided not to see them due to their age and not wanting to put them at risk.
ReStart Couch to 5K
I am giving myself a month to feel ready for Couch to 5K, and then I am going to go for it. In preparation, I am working on my leg strength and ankle flexibility. I don’t know if it will ever be perfect, but I will get it as close as I can. Couch to 5K is a great program – I’ve used it before and I think it will be a great way to ease back into running.
Write Something Publishable(?)
At the end of the day, I’m a writer. I’ve had the rough bones of several books rattling around in my brain, and just never had the time to do anything about it. Maybe now is the time? I don’t know. It’s hard to work with all the background noise, but what if this is the time to pump out something worthwhile? What do I have to lose?
Purge and Organize the House
Now is the perfect time to clean out the closets and get rid of things we no longer need. The trick for me is managing to navigate the heavier boxes and bags, as I’m still not back to 100% with my leg. I’m not in a huge rush. I was hoping to renovate our office but that’s dropped to the bottom of the priority list with everything going on. It’s not a bad idea to start with cabinets and drawers, and go through all the clothes and items that no longer fit or we no longer use.
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What’s on your spring bucket list?
A couch to 5k sounds like a great plan! By the time we’re out of this COVID situation, you’ll be more than ready for a race!
And give the writing a go! Perhaps it’s a good outlet to cope with the current situation
Gosh, I hope so! I’m so ready to run.
I need to purge and organize but I’m having trouble getting motivated. My college boy is home and I had him go through his room, which was a start. He’s actually listening to a lecture online as we speak. I feel so bad for these kids. What a tough time it is right now!
These kids are really being so brave and strong. They didn’t ask for any of this, and it’s definitely such a loss to so many of them. They will endure, but I hate that they have to.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
I’ve been on a decluttering kick (much needed!) all year. I got my family/fitness room fairly well organized. I’m working on my spare room right now. I swear it’s like the 5th time I’ve worked on it since we lived here (11 years), but it always seems to get clutter.
It’s not very large, but I really want to clear out a corner to be able to film videos. I’ve got a long way to go.
Now is a perfect time to attack that book! Go for it!
I like to write but I truly don’t think I’m the best writer. My talents lie elsewhere. I just enjoy writing though, and occasionally I think I do a good job.
It’s very tough for the younger kids. 🙁
Our guest room needs a total overhaul. We have been in this house 12 years, though and I really want to update some rooms in the worst way. Before my accident, I was planning on doing some painting and even ripping out some carpet, but it’s going to take me a while before I get to a place where I can manage that on my onw. Blah.
I love to write and I’ve always done well with it, but I am always hesitant to share. It’s so personal and I fear criticism – blog writing is different because it’s a little more informational, but fiction is a different story.
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
C25K is awesome. My oldest stepson will finish it soon and the youngest started it yesterday. I’m sorry that you guys are taking a hit on income, that’s no joke. Last week my LinkedIn feed was full of tips on how to WFH and this week it’s full of layoffs.
And yes absolutely now is the time to write. There’s absolutely nothing to lose, and if I may say, a whole lot to gain. Happy writing!
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You’re right about the writing. I just need to get out of my own way LOL.
I think so many people are in the same boat, so it doesn’t feel incredibly real right now. I think things will work out (I mean, I know they will), so we just have to ride the wave.
Linda Signal says
Purge and organize. That is what I need! I haven’t actually started…lol
It’s a great time to get it done!
Kim G says
I’ve been doing a lot of purging and organizing after I log off from work everyday. This is literally the best time to get around to doing things that I always say “I’ll do later”
I mean, we absolutely have nothing but time right now.
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
Redoing Couch to 5K sounds like a great way to get back into your running. Since our comeback races have been either canceled or postponed, we have plenty of time to make sure we do our running comeback the smart way.
My heart really goes out to the little kids who’s lives have been disrupted recently.
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The kids really got the worst of this. It absolutely stinks. Perspective of course, but trips, proms, graudations, parties, awards ceremonies, sports, performances…. all just gone. It’s mind-blowing in all the worst ways.
Darlene S. Cardillo says
It used to be racing
Now it’s staying healthy.
I need to de-clutter but I have zero mojo.
Couch to 5k is perfect. You got this.
It’s hard to dig up motivation these days. Every time I decide I want to try something, I’m like eh. I can’t do it tomorrow.
Zenaida Arroyo says
We got an email today from our Superintendent that we go back April 13. I want to use that time to purge and organize stuff here too. I wonder though if organizations will take my stuff? Thank you for linking up with us!
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I think that is our return date, too, at least for the time being.