Tonight I looked to see what I wrote a year ago. What was the beginning of the pandemic like? How concerned were we with social distancing? You can see that we took it a lot more seriously in that first month.
Just as then, I don’t have my mile in for the day. I need to at least walk around the block.
Here is my post from a year ago.
This evening I looked at how far I had walked for the day and decided that I had to take a quick walk around the nearby park. I always make sure I get at least a mile in, which is a bit hard without leaving the house. Thankfully, taking a walk while practicing physical distancing is allowed.
The play area used to have tape closing things off, but someone removed all of it. Different thoughts ran through my head. Did parents let their little kids play anyway and just tell them to remove the tape? Did older kids or teenagers remove it as a prank? It is highly unlikely that the tape just blew off of the playground equipment.
There are signs up in the park about what is closed and what you can do. The park is still open for “passive recreation” with social distancing. Walking, jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, etc.. are allowed.
I did see a few people in the park, but most of them were just out walking their dogs. I kept my distance.
It was good to get a little fresh air and exercise after all the rainy weather.