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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Nov 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 1:44:00 7.4 11.91
  Stretching3 30:00
  Biking1 20:00 6.0(3:20) 9.66(2:04)
  Strength2 10:00
  Total3 2:44:00 13.4 21.57

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Thursday Nov 19 #

Running 30:00 [3]

Running with Presto after lab! I didn't get enough sleep last night, so I was pretty exhausted, but my stress level has dropped substantially now that I only(?) have to finish up all my experiments and make copies of all my frozen stocks to send to Cornell by the end of the month, so the run felt great!

I feel like I've sort of gotten inured to pandemic life most of the time. Periodically I realize that something I now think of as normal is not, in fact normal. (Like the fact that I feel naked without a mask outside the house, for instance.) But every once and a while something happens that makes me think WOW we are in a PANDEMIC.

Up until very recently Berkeley has kept COVID surveillance testing separate for students and faculty/staff. I've been going to faculty/staff testing, which always has a few people at it, but at most like 5-10 people at a time. Today was the first time I went to the combined student/faculty/staff testing site. Wow. This really felt like one of those moments where I'm like: This. This will be one of the pictures in the history books for 2020.

My appointment was apparently just before students get up and out of bed (note to self: book appointments earlier in the morning...). I got there and noticed the 6-foot spacing stickers on the ground for an entire block, but there were only 2 or 3 people in front of me in line, so I didn't really process what those stickers meant about the scale of this testing center. About 3 minutes after I arrived, there were over a hundred people in line. It was insane.

The set up was also insane. It was in a HUGE gym (with all the doors open and fans blowing and stuff), and there were ~60 testing stations in the room. We all checked in and a person directed us to our testing spot with flags like some sort of air traffic controller. When 6 people were lined up, they gave us instructions, and then waved us all into our bank of testing stations, where they had us do our tests simultaneously, and then file out for the next 6 people to take our place. Describing it just doesn't really do the surreal-ness of the experience justice, but it's just hard to wrap my mind around the fact that that was a medical procedure.

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Wednesday Nov 18 #

Running 37:00 [3] 3.7 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 24

Running with Presto! I decided to get out in the morning today because I needed some outside time, and I was afraid if I didn't get it in early, it wouldn't happen. I was tired and Presto was slow, so it was slow today, but so, so good to get outside when the sun was shining!

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching. Good thing I did this early because I then proceeded to spend the next 14 hours on the computer...but the paper revisions are submitted!

Sunday Nov 15 #

Running 37:00 [3] 3.7 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 24

Running with Sam and Presto in between lab! I had a 9 hour incubation in lab today, and thought it might be nice to do something relaxing in the sun for at least a little while, so I scooted home around 3pm to go for a run. I was tired, Presto was tired, Sam was was a slow and tired run, but super nice and necessary. Once it was over, I sighed mightily and headed back into the lab. It's a really good thing I got out when I did because aside from this break, I was in lab from 9am-11pm today. Ugh.

Biking 20:00 [3] 6.0 mi (3:20 / mi)

Double bike commute. I don't normally log my commute to and from lab, but it feels necessary when I bike up the hill twice. Especially when one of those times is at 11pm...

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching after finishing up with lab. This was WAYYYY too late at night.

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