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A quarantined mother’s day

A week ago, my mom texted my brother and I and told us not to get her any gifts for Mother's Day. "We need to save, and not be spending money!" she ended the text messaged with. My brother replied: We already got you a gift. Selfless, and often times stubborn — that's my mom.… Continue reading A quarantined mother’s day

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Tired of talking about covid

I've been writing and reflecting about the affects of this pandemic for more than a month now. When I'm not writing on this blog, I am working and since I work in (marketing) at a health care organization, there is always work revolving around covid communications. (Also, I like how I just call it "covid",… Continue reading Tired of talking about covid

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The runners with no races

Yesterday I was supposed to run race the Vancouver Marathon. Obviously, the race was canceled about a month ago due to COVID-19. I've had a lot of plans that have been postponed/canceled like Taylor Swift's Loverfest concert and the Tokyo Summer Olympics just to name a few. But, this one hurt the most. After nearly… Continue reading The runners with no races

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Still missing you

Yesterday I was reminded of Natalie's death in a weird way: a Facebook post of friends' wedding anniversary. If I hadn't seen their anniversary post, would I have even remembered? I wasn't sure. And, that made me suddenly feel really sad. I mean, sure, during this pandemic, who is keeping track of the days anyway?… Continue reading Still missing you

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Welcome to May — but also losing track of time

Today is the first of May. I have no idea how May has already snuck up on us. Time seems to go by both quickly and slowly during quarantine. I know that the days go by, yet a part of me still feels like it should still be February. I went on a run yesterday… Continue reading Welcome to May — but also losing track of time

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Finally meeting my neighbors

Bryce and I moved right before Thanksgiving last year. With the holidays and then being out of town for New Year's in Japan, things were pretty hectic and we were not home a lot. By mid-January, we were still not fully unpacked. We had met two neighbors. I remember asking Bryce if we needed to… Continue reading Finally meeting my neighbors

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Are your parents having a hard time self quarantining, too?

When this all began, I had multiple conversations with my friends about how all of our parents were having a difficult time staying at home -- specifically, our mothers. (At this point, you know when I refer to "this," I am talking about COVID-19, right?) Washington state had not yet mandated the official stay at… Continue reading Are your parents having a hard time self quarantining, too?

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Rain: running gold during coronavirus

My rain dance worked. And, by rain dance, I mean, just writing about it.  This week has brought grey skies and drizzle to my lovely Seattle. This means I can run in peace without waking up before sunrise. Monday I ran in the morning but not super early and there was hardly anyone else around… Continue reading Rain: running gold during coronavirus

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When there’s nowhere to run

It's been getting harder to run. No, not like physically hard. I can't enjoy running when I have to be careful at every corner I turn in fear that a dog walker or a kid on a bicycle will be soaring by. I have to meticulously calculate how to pass others when there are two… Continue reading When there’s nowhere to run

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Grocery shopping in the time of COVID

My lunch yesterday consisted of top ramen and frozen vegetables. That's how down-to-nothing my food options at home were. We last went to the grocery store a week-and-a-half ago and are now completely out of fresh vegetables and fruit. I mean, eating just pasta and sauce from a jar for every meal seemed sustainable in… Continue reading Grocery shopping in the time of COVID