Graffiti style of a mask with COVID-19 written underneath.

Isolating for 7 days

Today is the last self-isolation day of my self-isolation for 7 days, and I’m looking forward to going back to CrossFit. It’s the only thing that has drastically changed, and I missed it during lockdown as well.

Some may say that’s sad or to tell me to get a life. But CrossFit isn’t just about working out. It’s about the social aspect. I don’t meet up with people, and I left all my friends a long time ago. It gives me a chance to meet with others and chat about our interests. We also work out together and push each other through the workouts. If someone is struggling, we will be there to help them struggle through.

Mostly, I struggle because I try to push myself with the weights, but I love having people egg me on and get me to the finish line. It’s a healthy lifestyle, community and friendship.

Also, my wife has stayed with me to work from home, and while she’s mostly enjoyed it, she has missed the office. She is starting to think that maybe she can work from home 1 – 2 days a week and go to the office for 3 – 4 days. She will save on petrol, and she can still escape from me.

We only live in a one-bedroom flat, so we can’t escape from one another. And while we do love the bones of each other, we can start to grind on one another.

Overall, it’s been okay. It’s nothing compared to lockdown, and people really should take advice from the app because it means saving lives and caring for one another. If you get the notification, the least you can do is get some rapid tests and get yourself tested for COVID. If you come back negative, you can take the app with a little more grain of salt. They can’t enforce any of the rules, but it’s up to you how much you want to care for those around you.

The Delta variant has me a little more cautious because I’ve heard those who are fully vaxed still catch it. They don’t suffer as much as those without the vaccine but the fact they can still get it is worrying and I’m not even fully vaxed yet.

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