Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 311

This week they extended the lockdown until at least 9 February, and it’s anyone’s guess until when. Either way, it looks unlikely that I’ll see the inside of a gym anytime soon.

Couple that with the fact that I do a job that involves a lot of sitting in front of a desk, and a commute between my bedroom, kitchen and my second bedroom/home office, it means that I don’t exactly get a lot of movement in at the moment. It certainly doesn’t help that it is dark and often wet outside either.

I’m not sure what came first, but luckily 2 things happened around this topic. The one is that my employer is making a real effort in looking after the mental and physical health of us all. This involves a number of initiatives such as a buddy system, access to external coaching, a confidential health assessment and workshops around movement etc. One of my team mates hosts an afternoon stretch session, and my team also started a challenge to take a daily 20 min walk!

At around the same time I was evaluating my own lack of fitness and I realised that when it gets warmer I’m going to have a hard time trying to surf unless I do something about it. So I ordered a kettlebell and a balance board thing to start working on it.

When I got the notification that it will be delivered, I thought that I probably need to find a sort of program to at least work with a plan. Luckily I remembered a fitness program I did a few years ago, and I still have the workouts somewhere. Thinking back I can’t remember how well I did with the program, but I remember doing the workouts with other people on the program and I really enjoyed it.

So I printed the Beginner: Month 1 program and did it before work today.

Afterwards I went for a relaxed 20 min walk too.

I have a feeling I’m ging to be stiff over the weekend but I know that too will pass. I’ve seen this movie before.

Be kind. Stay safe.

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