Friday Finds – 1st May

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.

I actually can’t believe it’s May. That means the whole of April has gone by in lockdown and there’s no sign of anything changing soon. What a bizarre year this is shaping up to be!

Over the last week there has been a lot of speculation around what races might be like and under what circumstances sport could begin again, so let’s start with some pieces focusing on that topic

GQ (yes, GQ!) unbelievably makes it into a post for the second time with their piece on running during the Coronavirus pandemic:

In the GQ piece there was mention of wearing a face mask, and with a number of leaders suggesting or mandating masks under some circumstances in various parts of the world, it’s worth considering the issue a little more:

And if you’re anything like me, all the changes to life and work have probably left you wondering whether or not you are doing “enough” (whatever that might be). I know it’s a constant worry for me since my job is carrying on under such vastly different circumstances, so this piece from Outside is a worthwhile reminder that we are doing plenty simply by being at home and protecting others.

In other topics this week we have the fascinating story of a real life Forrest Gump. Great for those (like me!) who find themselves running more right now.

As well as a profile of the amazing Anna McNuff, herself no stranger to a distance running challenge!

And finally, I came across this crazy social media challenge which runners have apparently been unexpectedly good at. Having watched some, I can’t see myself giving it a go any time soon – it looks like an accident waiting to happen! My advice is to leave it to other people and simply enjoy watching the results…

Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.
The Running Princess 

2 thoughts on “Friday Finds – 1st May

  1. That article about stopping feeling useless was really helpful.
    It is crazy how the time is going, but then I cannot even imagine things going back to normal at the moment- I can’t even imagine going into a shop at the moment. Knowing that you won’t be back until September must make it a little easier to plan and prepare (I think Scotland said that along with Ireland? Or maybe I imagined it?).

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    • We are planning on the basis of not being back before the summer holidays as the First Minister has said that *could* be how things go, but still no real certainty. We return mid-August and although the Scottish government has discussed some of the things under consideration, nothing is confirmed yet. I’m not enjoying remote teaching and am missing my pupils and colleagues.


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