Stay home

Stay home

Is the covid-19 here to stay? I have no idea, and zero expertise, so I am not going to comment about this.
But I really enjoyed watching a recent episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience” with Michael Osterholm and I suggest you to watch it, if you haven’t, cause the guy seems to be knowledgeable about the topic 🙂
Basically, just listen to experts, and don’t trust all the terrible advise spreading online.

However, I am just posting because I don’t do it often enough, and wanted to update the interwebs about what’s going on in my household.
Currently we are not quarantined in the Netherlands, but it may happen soon.
We are already working from home, and my office will be closed for few weeks.

Climbing gyms are still open, at least the non university ones, but I haven’t been in one in a while.
My training has been basically running and walking in the neighborhood, and strength training at home.
I am quite glad I bought myself (for my last birthday) a Beastmaker 1000, so I can keep the fingers strong until I will have the chance to go out and climb.
I am also doing lots of box step ups with weights, and in general following one of the Uphill Athlete plans, the same one I used last year with very good results.

The question is, will I be able to go climbing this Summer?
Again, I don’t know.
Seems difficult at the moment, especially considering my main objective for the year was in South Tyrol, but after a few disconcerting days I decided to keep training for all Summer goals.
If everything is solved in a month or two, then I will be in good shape to have a shot at my goals.
If not?
Well, then I will stay in shape, and be ready for the Fall, Winter, next year, or whenever things will be good enough.

And especially if things will get worse, and we’ll have to spend weeks or months at home, keep training will be important for my physical and mental well being.
I have been training with a purpose for four years now, and it keeps me grounded, so I will keep training for the time being.

Have a good day friends, stay safe out there, and stay motivated, because for our bodies not to succumb to the virus, we also need our minds to be strong.

Update: minutes after I wrote this post, all gyms in the country have been closed for, at least, three weeks.