Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.
Well! Didn’t that all get very real, very quickly. I’m going to assume that right now you, like me and around a quarter of the world’s population, are in some kind of lockdown situation. I hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and well. If you’re running, please make sure you are abiding by the current regulations wherever you are in the world.
Clearly there really aren’t going to be many articles around right now that aren’t Covid-19 related, but for me I think it’s important to try and post as I work to create some kind of routine for myself in this strange, new world. For this week, a few more bits and pieces around the current situation, but I do have some other things saved that I didn’t quite manage to get into a post yet, so perhaps some future weeks will be about delving into the reasonably recent article archive!
First, we have plenty of outlets offering some sage advice and reassurance:
- The Rules for Going Outdoors During Coronavirus
- A Guide to Socially Responsible Running During Covid-19
- A Message In The Time Of Coronavirus: You Are Amazing
- Prioritize Your Mental Health Amid Coronavirus Madness
And of course there seems to be a growing trend for “at-home” endurance races. Impressive, but I’m just not sure I’d have the mental strength to complete that many laps of my garden/living room. Mind you, we’re still allowed out for a run so who knows how I might feel if that were to change!
- Self-isolating Ellesmere Port runner completes half marathon in back garden after event cancelled
- Israeli Athlete Runs Marathon at Home Under Lockdown
- Man runs ultra marathon around his house during lockdown
As well as those looking to spread some joy:
But if all else fails, you could always try to set an astounding new world record 🤔
Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.
The Running Princess