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    Women's lounge covid check in

    How is everybody doing? Started teleworking Tuesday so I miss my bikecommute. Ran down to the bike shop today as my floor pump stopped working and they were closing this afternoon for the duration of the emergency. Got a nice Serfas digital pump, nice because it is accurate for fatbike low-pressure and also for my MTB and gravel bike. I paid over the phone and they brought it outside, good service. Also helping a neighbor get flat pedals onto a loaner spin bike since her gym is closed. Organized a #RATride (ride alone together) with a few friends last weekend, it was fun to do something nearly normal and get out in the sun and fresh air. That's all the news here, hope you are well. Let us know how you are doing if you have a minute.

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    Thank you for this thread.


    Lost my job right before Xmas. Went to japan for the first two weeks in February.
    Started work in March. Job is remote, so no changes for me, but digging my new job and really appreciating it given the shit happening now.

    Still riding the local trails (when itís not a busy time, usually the morning), working after. When the weather sucks, back to chilling or building lego.

    One of the things Iím working on is sleeping in on the weekends. Trails are usually packed then anyway so just making sure I take care of myself and sleep as long as I possibly can.

    Oh, staying on top of my vitamins, water, and inhalers (asthma). Oh and I hate the smell of hand sanitizer. But Iím using it when I canít get to soap and water.
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    I'm adjusting to the new normal

    My professional role is classified as essential. I manage 2 patient care units at a large hospital in Toronto. We have several COVID-19 patients including one veteran in his 90's who are all doing well. Its very dynamic times. My work is less clinical but still front-line . I'm frequently in communication contact with patients, families and 3 large teams of interprofessional staff. I'm responsible for ensuring that policies are implemented, and followed, so staff and patients are safe. Currently we are running low on hand sanitizer and masks and the focus is on conserving resources and working safe... crazy intense times

    On the bright side my normal 90 minute commute takes 45 mins. Gasoline is at an all time low.

    It's important that I maintain my health and fitness as this keeps my strength and energy up and my stress level low. Many official mtb trails have closed because people have not been respecting social distancing in the parking lots and on the trails. My husband and I ride in unpopular areas which is a bonus. We've been consistently riding twice a week all winter and today my husband is changing the tires from studs to my tubeless trail tires. I've also purchased a new hardtail that should be delivered any day now. It will be a sweet ride!

    I run. It's an easy alternative cardio activity. It's also a convenient activity. I run a lot of distance and hardly see anyone. I've been practicing social distancing before it got popular . I have logged 472km since January. My goal is to run my first marathon in May but doesn't look promising as the event planners will probably will postpone. But I will continue with my training.

    My crossfit gym closed last October and I continued my training program at another gym but it shut down a few weeks ago. Fortunately we have been collecting fitness equipment (weights, bars, rack, kettlebells, bands etc.) and we set up a nice, very simple home gym and I have been following my daily workout program designed by my former crossfit coach. The transition has been so smooth that I won't need to hold a gym membership in the future which is a nice cost saving measure.

    I continue to follow a strict vegan diet (6 years+). We limit our grocery shopping to once per week. No problem finding good nutritious food... while most people seem to be fixated on pasta, processed meals and toilet paper, we find a good supply of fresh and frozen veg, fresh fruit, variety of beans, legumes etc.

    On a personal note my 86 year old mom's scheduled surgery to remove a malignant mass has been postponed (as has all surgery at her hospital because of the spread of this virus) She is taking it in stride. She has made it through many life changing events plus she has an amazing, optimistic and positive spirit. I am quietly worried for her but her attitude and the support from my significant other gives me strength. In addition, my mother and father-in law who are in their 90's are managing remarkably in their own home. They too are survivors and hardy. Their resilience gives me super strength

    My only regret is not getting my hair colored and cut before the pandemic was declared.

    I'll continue to post up on mtbr. I like the vibe and it will be great to hear about others experiences. The social and economic changes will continue for quite some time and we have all been affected by this pandemic. It is important not to give up. Find a positive path, persist to create a better society and you will emerge with a better outcome.
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    I'm teleworking, as I work for my state's health department so have to keep the wheels rolling. I'm on day 10 of self-isolation at home. I'm more productive at home than in the office, so it's worked out in a lot of ways.

    My first major race isn't until Memorial Day weekend here in the US, and there's no word on if it'll be cancelled, so I'm continuing my training plan. Only thing I'm changing is planning more routes that leave right from my house versus driving down to Colorado where it is less windy. Learning to embrace the wind again!

    My yoga studio is streaming classes so we can keep doing that on our normal schedule, just from our houses vs. the studio. Definitely different doing yoga at home, but it's nice I don't have to lose that part of my routine.

    The hardest thing for me is the uncertainty of race season, and also not being able to spend time with all my friends and continuing all our crazy gravel group rides. I live alone with my cat, so it's a bit lonely at times. I didn't really train in 2018 and 2019, so it's hard to be coming into form, getting really back into shape, and not knowing if my races will happen. But I'm continuing to carry on carry on, focus on getting to race weight, etc

    I treated myself to a Bosu ball so I can do more of Kate Courtney's crazy strength workouts. I don't have a gym membership, so luckily I already had a lot of at home equipment like medicine balls, balance board, kettle bell, etc to do the workouts I've always done.

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    Oh wow, thanks everyone for your contributions so far - here and at your work! I live with just the dog, he loves teleworking. Here was our walk one morning this week after the snow.

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    I'm a paramedic and my wife is a zookeeper so nothing has changed for us really. I haven't had much time to go riding any which is sad for me. We have shelter in place going on right now so that means everyone gathers at the parks to spend their days off. So naturally no one is maintaining their six foot social distancing.

    We just can't wait for things to return to normal around here.
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    I take the zoos are closes, but she has to still go work or are they doing like a one family at a time scenario?

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    Zoos are closed. Most of the employees still go in and do their daily routine of cleaning and feeding the animals. A lot of the zoos are having to do social media bits like videos or stuff for the public but that's about it. I volunteer there as well and I told them that I don't feel comfortable being up there with what goes on at my job. They haven't had a problem at all. I don't think any volunteers or interns are going up there at all.
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    Hi all, I like hearing people's stories of the new daily life, so I'll post mine.

    I am an RN but work in a private practice office for allergy/asthma/immunology. We are still open but doing tele-med and drive up visits. It's pretty fun for me because I get to be the one doing laps outside so I'm getting lots of extra exercise and sunshine. I've also helped out with our Public Health department do drive-up testing, but it's been hard to get tests here (as for everyone) so we've only tested a few hundred people in our county that I know of. Only about a dozen have come back positive, and from what I hear, none are critically hospitalized yet. I hope we can keep it like that, as our hospital only has about 7-8 ICU beds.

    As for bikes, I'm in the same boat as sooshee. My main event for the year was a bikepack race in Scotland at the end of May. Obviously that is cancelled as well as our flights/trip. It's a big bummer but I have a spot for 2021. I'm still riding, but we are in mud season, and the usual spring escape trips to Arizona and Utah/Moab are off the table. So I've been mixing things up with some running, and committing myself to a 30-day ab/squat challenge to build some extra strength.

    Honestly our biggest stress right now is that my husband and I didn't buy extra toilet paper when we had the chance and now we are down to just a couple of rolls....good thing I have experience peeing in the woods and going without!

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