Here we are starting a new month in a world where coffee dates and Happy Hours are taking place online. ZOOM is the new cool coffee shop and bar. So I guess Deb and Coco‘s virtual coffee date was just ahead of its time.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I ran every day in the month of April and that I successfully ran the Yeti 24 Hour Challenge. It’s the first time since August that I’ve broken 100 miles for the month. But it was a good running month and a kickoff for my next virtual – The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee. I’ll have to up my game to hit 1000k by August 31, but I seem to have plenty of time on my hands.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that ZOOMA has just opened its own Run Club. What’s ZOOMA Run Club?
“ZOOMA Run Club is here to provide a different type of motivation towards a different finish line – a mileage goal, monthly challenges and virtual races – goals that can’t be cancelled. And once those races come back, we’ll support and motivate you towards those finish lines too!”
Join me! I’ll be busy hanging out in the group when I’m not running all the miles.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that in the entire month of April, I never went inside anywhere other than my house. I had my groceries delivered, got my veggies from Imperfect Foods (I’ve been very impressed), got milk from South Mountain Creamery (a localish dairy), and got small deliveries from local companies – breweries, restaurants, and a local sausage company. While I will eventually go back in the stores, I will be much more careful about supporting local businesses (and my teen says I’m never going back to store bought milk…) I’ve also learned that I have some of the most amazing friends and supporters a girl could hope for as I’ve had friends drop off everything from ketchup to masks to virtual race bibs. My heart is warmed knowing I’ve surrounded myself with such an awesome village.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with the current situation. While in many ways we as a household are fortunate, it has brought major changes. I’ve learned that I suck as a teacher, that I can find the funny or the silver lining in anything (yes, my random thoughts still happen on the daily), and that I’m really going to miss my senior when/if he heads to college in the fall, even though his “office” is my workout room. (Go Sparty!)
So, raising my beer (it is Friday after all and I have 2! happy hours tonight), to another month. Stay safe, my friends. And please reach out if there’s anyway at all I can help you through this.