A Walk in the Rain and a Break From My Apartment

As an asthmatic I am cooped up in my apartment during this pandemic avoiding people. This morning I went for a walk where it began to rain. It was beautiful and refreshing and seemed carefree to all that is going on. I think we’re going to have a long 2020 with this pandemic. 

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

Ernest Hemingway

World Trade Center in New York City

I am an asthmatic and grew up dealing with asthma. I have long dealt with this issue and managed it through medicine and more. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit my doctor ordered me to stay at home and avoid people. Its weird because I am a social creature and like to get out and about. However, my normal routines of exercise such as swimming at the gym have been disrupted. I hate to say this but I think we’re going to be dealing with the COVID-19 situation for the rest of 2020 and possibly early into next year. 

This morning I woke up and I had cabin fever. I have not left my apartment in a couple of days. I was anxious to get out. To stretch my legs and feel the fresh air on my face. So I decided to take a walk around the block and briefly the neighborhood. So as the dawn was starting I threw on a jacket and went walking. A few minutes after leaving my home under an overcast sky it started to drizzle. I didn’t mind it if anything I enjoyed it deeply. It felt refreshing to walk and have a light drizzle take place. However, over the next half hour or so the drizzle started to uptick into a down pour and I decided to head back. When I came back I was drenched and tired. Did I mind the fact that I was soaked? No. I welcomed it. I think we’re going to have a long year and I will continue to follow the doctor’s orders. When this is all over it will be weird to see people and to go to a museum, restaurant and more. Stay safe everyone in this pandemic. 

3 thoughts on “A Walk in the Rain and a Break From My Apartment

  1. Back when I was riding Metrolink, I was able to get a little over a klick of fast walking per day, but that ended in early Feb. Now working at home and effectively confined to my house, the only exercise I’m getting is doing laps up and down the stairs.

    Watch out for “getting soaked”, Eagle. That’s how I got bronchitis a year or two ago.


  2. I’m in the same boat health-wise, I went to the store for Sudafed the only thing I can’t order online, and it was the larget number of people I have been around for months. It was a bit weird.

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