These dreadful days of uncertainty and concern hit particularly close to home for me: I am Italian from a city in Lombardia , Cremona, which has been in the red eye of the storm for weeks now. My Dad, 94, and my uncle,86, live there with all my other relatives, mostly elderly ones.
I read the Italian news first thing every morning. On top of all other restrictions, no walking outside, although running seems still permitted, and no cycling.
Today they are building a camp hospital in my hometown. They are at the point of not being able to handle more sick people.
I admit, I am selfishly grateful to be here and have access to open spaces, trails near home and the local school track where I can go round and round in solitude, which keeps the hope alive that at some point, soon enough, it will all get better and we’ll be able to go back to what we love doing outside.
Events and races have been all cancelled and with that the opportunity to see, talk, and hang out with like minded runners and cyclists who feel like family.
Let’s virtually gather here, in this forum, and post each day our activities or non activities and be
supportive the best way we can.
One hour round the track for me today…