So here’s my question- Running alone is “currently” ok- social distancing and all.
But people aren’t running alone. Groups of 4-5 are together on the theory they will stay far enough a part. That cannot be guaranteed.
Also runners are making comments on how many people they see out- running, walking, etc. Tell me again how a crowd, no matter how small, is a good thing? And I see more of them every day. If you are typing those words on social media, there are too many people. Hell, if you are thinking those words when you are outside, there’s too many people.
Remember that old grocery store motto? 3’s a crowd? Come on people!
Trust me, I get it, running is my healthy way of relieving stress and right now I may rip my hair out. I am still working as my industry is considered essential which is fine I knew that shortly after I got the job. I am trying to present a calm front for my coworkers but don’t know if I am pulling that off.
I live with people and one of them qualifies as higher risk so there is that as well. Which actually might be the biggest point.
So yes, I need to run. Hell, if I am thinking optimistically, I have fall races to train for. However is my stress release worth the possible risk?
Yes, science says 6 feet is ok, science says solo outdoors is good for you. Thing is, science changes every day. Everything’s safe until it isn’t.
Part of me still thinks this is all overblown and that there is too much over reacting. But… what if I am wrong. What if it’s not an over reaction? Way I see it, better to tough it out now than suffer in something worse later.
Ok, maybe not a question, just a rant.
Oh and wash your damn hands.