If you're looking to get out of the house for a workout, and still respect the self-isolating protocols, look into the local tracks or possibly the UF stadium. I visited the Kanapaha Middle School track twice this week and it was almost entirely vacant. Felt good to not run through my neighborhood again and have some set distances!
Also, don't forget Yoga/Stretching on Sunday at 4pm on our Zoom Channel.
With more and more people stuck at home, they are turning to social media to "connect" with others. They also use it as a way to distract themselves from the unpleasantness of this entire situation. To numb the pain, if you will.
The problem with this is that social media is full of misinformation, disingenuousness, and mindless entertainment. What was initially created to connect people, in 2020, is driving too many people further apart. An overabundance of users have hidden agendas and companies are throwing ads at you at every turn. It's quite overwhelming, to be honest.
So, here's an extreme lifestyle tip for you. Delete the apps from your phone. At least for this week. You can still log onto Facebook on your computer for the important stuff (like Lead social events and workouts). But do away with the rest. The fact is, most people access social media via their phones now. Remove the app and your usage will automatically drop. Go one step further and log out of your social profile on the desktop so you have to log in every time you use it. This will decrease usage even further.
Want to "connect" with someone? Text them. Or how about this old school idea.. call them! Yeah, just pick up the phone and give someone a ring and say "Hey, I was thinking about you and wanted to call and see how you were doing."
This doesn't have to be permanent. And if you're honest with yourself, you probably don't need to be on social media to survive or do your job. So try going without it, or with extreme limitations this week, and see how you feel. Did you feel more stressed out or less? Were you triggered to anger more or less? Did you truly connect with people more or less?
Many of you have expressed a desire to increase your frequency of training with mobility and flexibility. Below are several resources for you. I've heard great things about GoWod. The Ready State is the original mobilitywod bada$$ Kelly Starrett so I'm sure it's legit. I have personally used RomWod and didn't love it. But, you could get 28 days of free guided mobility work by using all 3 of their trials. Why not?!
And as a reminder, the amazing Coach Jessie leads a stretch class at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as 4pm on Sundays.
Last But Not Least...
"What is interesting, however, is that if you examine how human behavior has been shaped over time, you discover that motivation (and even talent) is often overvalued. In many cases, the environment matters more." (read the full article here)