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
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
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
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
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?
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
I don't know about you, but I haven't felt like I have had any "extra" free time during this stay-at-home order while we try to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases. For those keeping track, I'm going into my fifth week of working from home and sixth week of not going anywhere "non-essential." There's just… Continue reading Being social, while in isolation.