Running and Coronavirus Info and Resources

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The best places to get information on Running during the Coronavirus outbreak. A round up of websites and tips on how to double check the advice you’re getting is legit. Plus a quick update on how my new minimalist lifestyle was NOT ideal when COVID19 hit California.

All the links from this episode are available on RunEatRepeat.com and follow @RunEatRepeat on Instagram for the latest check-ins!

Run Eat Repeat Podcast Running and the Coronavirus Information

Since it was the first state to issue an order – I was scared. I didn’t know what it meant, how strict it was or what would happen next. AND I was staying in a temporary place, in another county about 40 miles from my family.

So bright and early the next morning I packed up my stuff and took it to my parents. I slept there that night and went back for a few things the next day. And since then I’ve been trying to get settled at my parents’ back house studio apartment. 

Now enough about me let’s talk about you… and running in the Main Event. 

Running During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Hello!! It’s been way too long since we’ve caught up! But this is a special episode about running during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Please note: I’m not a doctor, scientist, scientologist or therapist. So this is a round up of reputable places you can look for information on how to stay healthy and running during the COVID19 situation – but this doesn’t replace medical advice, common sense or formal therapy. 

Even though this is a special episode – let’s start off with a warm up. 

Warm Up: In case you’re new here – the podcast is usually broken up into 3 parts:

  1. The Warm Up
  2. The Main Thing or Interview 
  3. Awards

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The warm up isn’t supposed to take 3:35 minutes so we can’t catch up on everything. We’ll talk about my foot and running in the upcoming episodes.  

I want to address the virus in the room and events leading up to where we are now. 

The quick version is – I sold my condo in December and planned on staying in vacation rentals or extended stays while I looked for a place to rent or buy. Let’s review…

Place 1 – Redlands Air BnB

First I stayed at a place in Redlands, CA near my brother, SIL and nieces. It was great to be close by over Christmas! But they were planning on moving and I didn’t find a spot that was runner friendly (I know there are places to run there because I’ve run the Redlands Half Marathon – I just didn’t find them after looking for a couple weeks). 

 

Place 2 – Irvine, CA Extended Stay 

I stayed at an extended stay in Irvine. Loved it. Except someone stole a whole load of laundry including a bunch of NEW Fabletics leggings and a couple tops from Stitchfix. 

 

Place 3 – Long Beach, CA Air BnB half a mile from the beach. Loved the location, but not the parking situation. 

Place 4 – South Orange County, CA House Sitting

I house sat for my friend for a month while he went to Brazil. Loved the location, having a doggy door so I didn’t have to walk Diego early or late and a full kitchen.

Place 5 – Lake Forest, CA Extended Stay

When I was frantically packing up and moving out when the ‘Stay Home’ / ‘Shelter in Place’ order went into effect in California:

I thought this was going to be just like the extended stay I was at before – but it was nothing of the sort. It was basically a so-so hotel where people lived (versus the other location feeling like a corporate apartment building for work). 

 

And that’s where I was staying when the whole Coronavirus situation started to grow. As more news came out about it I was trying to be more careful since. I was basically living in a hotel and exposed to a lot more people and potential germs than if I were at a home. 

I was thinking about staying with my family starting in April until all this was over.

But the Coronavirus Outbreak was spreading faster than I realized it would and authorities were saying to be extra careful, stay home, things were closing and I was getting worried. 

Then, I checked the news one night before going to sleep and saw the Governor of California said a Stay at Home order was going into effect at midnight. THAT NIGHT. 

Since it was the first state to issue an order – I was scared. I didn’t know what it meant, how strict it was or what would happen next. AND I was staying in a temporary place, in another county about 40 miles from my family.

So bright and early the next morning I packed up my stuff and took it to my parents. I slept there that night and went back for a few things the next day. And since then I’ve been trying to get settled at my parents’ back house studio apartment. 

sleeping on a treadmill RunEatRepeat.com

 

Now enough about me let’s talk about you… and running in the Main Event.

Coronavirus Resources

I’m not a doctor or an expert on anything (except maybe on how to be a red-headed Mexican?). So this is not medical advice. It’s also not running advice. 

Information, restrictions and advice is changing quickly and often. Guidance from medical professionals, scientists and government officials seems to change almost daily. And sometimes there are mixed messages or contradictory messages from different authorities. 

So, it wouldn’t be 100% reliable to tell you how to run safely during the Coronavirus outbreak – because that information might change in an hour. 

When I first wrote this post on Tips to Run During the Coronavirus Outbreak – I shared information based on trusted non-partisan resources (like the World Health Organization’s website). 

But since that post it seems experts have found the virus can spread through interacting with others in close proximity – including by just speaking with someone who is infected (they can be contagious and not have any symptoms). 

Now the Centers for Disease Control now suggest everyone wear a face cover while out in public. 

“This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”

And maybe tomorrow they’ll suggest wearing scuba gear at all times?

I don’t know.

So please check the latest information and recommendations from ethical, researched based, educated experts on this topic. 

This isn’t that, but I did go to college to be a reporter – which is not a good enough reason for you to listen to me on anything, but I’m trying to make a point… 

One of my favorite quotes I learned in a journalism class was, “If your mom says she loves you – check it out.”

Basically, CHECK EVERYTHING. 

If someone tells you something – fact check it and/or cross-reference it with someone else who saw it or is an expert. 

In this case – if you’re looking for information on the Coronavirus or how to stay healthy or if you can exercise outside… Check the information from experts (in this case it’s often infectious disease doctors, other doctors and scientists). 

Resources for Coronavirus Information:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  2. World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
  3. Your state or local government’s website for guidelines specific to you

Bonus: Should you get a Coronavirus Test? 

Take the Coronavirus Self Assessment Tool via the Mayo Clinic 

 

Coronavirus Resources for Runners

Running Tips and Coronavirus Outbreak Podcasts & Resources:

> Doc on the Run Podcast – Top 3 Coronavirus Mistakes for Runners

> Ben Greenfield Podcast – Q&A 409 – Home Biohacks for the Coronavirus

> Endurance Planet Podcast – ATC 308 (Ask the coaches) 

> Coach Steve from Marathon Train TV and the Sole Runners shared 5 Tips to Exercise during social distancing 

Bonus tip: If you’re over it and don’t want to hear anything about coronavirus ever again – fair. But make sure to connect with someone you trust and ask them to give you any important updates you need to know.

I’ll have links to all the sites and information on RunEatRepeat.com.

Other mentions: 

I mentioned both of these funny clips – NOTE – there’s cussing in both. **not for lil ears**

The Tacos in El A…

 

Stay the F Home with Samuel L Jackson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvB9ftAHpwc

 

 

Awards: 

  1. All the people working to keep us healthy, keep food on the shelves, trucks running, lights on – everyone showing up and doing their thing. 
  2. The leaders and experts who are sharing fact based information in a helpful compassionate way to keep us informed and healthy. 
  3. You. For listening after the hiatus. I love you. Stay healthy. 

Check out RunEatRepeat.com for information mentioned on today’s episode. 

Tag @RunEatRepeat on Instagram and let me know what you’re doing while listening!

 

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