While the pandemic thankfully left my family unscathed aside from almost everyone getting COVID after the vaccines were available I did not come out totally unscathed: it stole my main source of socializing (being in the office) and what level of fitness I had. Being in my 50s makes it abundantly clear how much I lost and just how hard it is to recover. Not more clearly than today while working outside in the yard. Rest periods by necessity have to be a lot longer now. Yikes.

May 12, 2024