What an insane day yesterday. What an insane 4 years it has been. What an embarrassing horrifying just nauseating spectacle yesterday’s events were.
But also, Biden has been confirmed and Georgia democrats succeeded!
So. A veritable roller coaster. I kept saying that 2021 didn’t seem to be an improvement but maybe just maybe it will be. I spent the afternoon watching the news with Josh and clutching my phone, processing what was happening with friends and family over text threads. In part because things felt unbelievable without external confirmation of what was actually happening.
I started my day today with Michelle Obama again and some hope. I think our childcare situation is going to be less of an issue. I admit I kind of spiraled yesterday but really not having clear options with 3 kids stuck at home is stressful, to say the least.
I can’t wait for things to feel more normal. Hopefully by next week.
Unrelated: Exercise + COVID-19 Note:
A few of you brought up yesterday that there are actually some guidelines related to concern around returning to exercise after having COVID-19. I was not aware of these and mentioned running previously; I will note that instinctively I kind of assumed I should not do anything crazy (no speed intervals, hard weight training workouts, or long runs).
I still haven’t been able to find one set of definitive consensus guidelines, but this article seemed helpful as was this table. Part of the rationale is the risk of COVID-related myocarditis predisposing to things like arrhythmias and heart failure, though there seems to be debate about how common this is. I am not sure whether it is known whether going slowly would prevent things like long-haul symptoms (please share evidence of this if you have seen any, I would definitely be interested!), but if that’s even a possibility then I can see why it would be worth it not to push things early on.
Anyway! I wanted to mention this to encourage anyone who does contract COVID-19 to be careful and look at the latest guidelines when it comes to exercise, and when in doubt speak to a physician with expertise in that area (which many internal medicine providers are no doubt becoming, given case loads of patients who have had the disease).