If We Were Having Tea

Disclaimer: We will still be having tea but at an appropriate social distance. So it’s more like virtual tea. Regardless, I hope it’s nice and warm.

Work

Uh, so remember last month when I said it was slow? Whelp I never thought I’d be where I am now. Just like other colleges and universities across the country, the university where I work extended its spring break and moved to online classes beginning this week for the rest of the semester. Students had to move out of campus by this past weekend, unless they were approve to stay on campus for certain reasons. I’ve been working from home since March 19 (which you can read about here). I’ve have a ton of more work to do, including a lot of website updates, plus completely shifting our social media since all on-campus events were canceled. It’s just been really crazy and we’ve had a lot of things thrown at us in the last week or so. And I’m far from anyone who’s in a position to make big decisions, but this transition has been hard on all of us.

Running

My two races this month were canceled, including the 10K I had spent all winter training for. It was canceled the week before, and I was so sad. (I understand why it was canceled but I had worked so hard!) I had a 5K race that was supposed to take place this past Saturday also canceled. It sucks.

But that doesn’t mean I stopped running. In this post I talked about how I sort of joined a running group, and I say “sort of” because I only got to run with them once before the whole social distancing/no groups bigger than 25 thing. It’s kinda funny though, because the one time I did run with them, we ended up running the course for the 10—two days before the cancellation announcement. So in a way, I did run that particular 10K, minus all of my fun, festive green stuff. I’m hoping once everything goes back to normal, I can run with them more.

The good thing is that I can still run by myself. I’ve run 54.56 miles this month, for a total of 152.56 miles so far this year. This time last year, I had run 62.5 miles. So, yeah, I’m on track to blow my total mileage last year out of the water. My race next month got rescheduled to September, and I am signed up for one the beginning of June (not sure if anything will happen with that one), so realistically I have nothing going on the next two months. It’s weird to not have a race coming up, but it gives me time to focus on my distances. I’m not too concerned about my times; I just want to be able to run further.

Sports

There are none???

Shouts to NESN, though, for showing old Red Sox games, including the 2013 postseason. That’s how I’m going to make it through this.

What I’m Watching

TV

  • NCIS
  • FBI: Most Wanted
  • Tommy
  • New Amsterdam
  • Schitt’s Creek (very behind on)
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Say Yes to the Dress
  • Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
  • The Blacklist
  • North Woods Law
  • The Aquarium
  • The Zoo
    • I’ve been watching a lot of Animal Planet…

Netflix

  • The West Wing (S3E7 to S3E18)
  • Miss Americana
  • Spenser Confidential
  • Ozark (S3E1)
  • Knives Out

(For the life of me, I feel like I watched something else but I can’t remember it!!)

What I’m Reading

  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal: 3 stars
  • Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow: 5 stars
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa: 3 stars
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid: 4 stars
  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman: 4 stars
  • Us Against You by Fredrik Backman: currently reading

Extra Stuff

I hope you all are staying safe out there! I’m not really good for words of wisdom as I’m feeling super anxious about everything, but just try to do your part and stay healthy. And please wash your hands. I’m barely leaving the house, and my parents are only leaving to go grocery shopping or to CVS. (Side note: I like how everyone is like, “you know, that we’re staying home more” and I’m like, “this is the normal amount of time I spend at home…nothing has changed…”)

My Questions For You!

  1. How was your March?
  2. Did you experience any craziness like I did?
  3. Do you have anything non-pandemic related you want to talk about instead?
  4. What’s one good/little thing that’s happened to you lately?

12 comments

  1. My daughter is feeling frustrated with some of the school work too (she’s an assistant teacher for 1st grade) and feels that the head of school is trying to please too many people and not listening to the teachers as much as the parents. I don’t think anyone was really prepared for this. I’ve seen some replays of the Giants and their World Series wins and special games but it’s not the same. Hang in there.

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    • There are just so many moving parts when people have to make decisions and it’s just hard 😕 Yeah pre-recorded baseball isn’t the same but at least it’s baseball. Hope you’re staying safe!

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  2. Have you watched tiger king? Haha don’t know how you’d forget that but it’s possible?

    I’m sorry your races got cancelled but also it’s good that they did! There is always next year ☺️

    March was ok for me, not the greatest. A relationship fizzled out, an old one seems to be starting up, and an old one just reappeared out of no where!!! It’s been crazy. Work is insane at the moment but slowly working towards making it better.

    Non-pandemic: I got my tattoo, it’s now my birthday month AND today is my dads birthday!!! He’s 72! 😃

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    • Hahah no! I remembered what I had watched: Knives Out.

      Yeah at this point I might as well look forward to my races next year.

      Awh I hope work gets better for you! And yay for birthday month!

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      • Work has gotten better! Trying really focus on my balance of work and life. I have been logged out of my work email for over 24 hours now! Lol

        I’m sure the races next year will be even better for the wait! I got new leggings delivered this week, I downloaded Strava, and am already bumped up to 2 walks a day! I feel like maybe yoga will take a back seat to my speed walks now that I have Strava haha did my loop 30 seconds faster tonight than this morning 😂😂 now it’s like a competition with myself!

        Knives out? Never heard of it! Should I indulge?

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      • Walks are always good! I hope you’re able to keep up doing them.

        Knives Out is sort of a “whodunit” movie about this family and the grandfather mysteriously dies and the police have to figure out who killed him. I thought the first third or so was kinda slow but then it got better and I liked it.

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  3. So many of us are living your life. Things are cancelled. We’re working from home but most of all we’re in disbelief that this is happening.

    How was my March? At first I thought the worry over this little virus thingy was nonsense. Boy was I wrong. I’m not sure if it was the NBS’s cancellation of their season or my neighbor buying up Costco’s toilet paper that convinced me.

    Did you experience any craziness like I did?: My teenage daughters are out of school. No prom. No sports and for a while no activity with their friends. That bothers me the most.

    Do you have anything non-pandemic related you want to talk about instead? I’m writing my second novel and getting some serious work in. I guess that’s a plus.

    What’s one good/little thing that’s happened to you lately? Not me but my pets. They’re loving it. Every day is a Saturday to them.

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    • Everything is just such a big change for everyone and there’s really nothing fun to look forward to 😕 Having to miss prom sucks.

      What’s your novel about? I think my pets like having everyone home in my house too.

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