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Posted 2020-09-16 10:26 PM (#255911)
Subject: even being around


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In January of this year, Sam’s mother turned 91. We were in the midst of building an apartment in our basement for her so she could bracelets live with us. The plans were done, we had a contractor. With an apartment it meant Sam could come home full-time. The plan had been to start sooner, but we decided to put it off until after winter was over. His mother had been mostly stable (with a few more UTI/septic scares) so we thought we could delay the starting date.

In late February, Sam flew to Denver for a business trip. To say he was at the end of his rope being away from home and caring for his mother was an understatement. It meant I wouldn’t see him for two weeks, instead of the usual week separation.

I told Sam to have a good time, to take a few extra days if he could to just have a break. I was miserable, but knowing he had a chance to be happy made me feel better. He had someone caring for his mother all day long and she had been able to be on her own at night. long prom dresses It would be fine, right?

Fitness influencers make it seem like they never take a day off. Before you give yourself a hard time for skipping a few workouts, give yourself a break. It’s been a hell of a year: Your gym might still be closed, online workouts may not have been motivating enough or you simply didn’t have space or time to workout. Whatever the reason, first give yourself kudos for trying to get back into the swing of things. Next, take a breath: You’ll find from the pros that you don’t necessarily need to stress out if you’ve missed a few days of working out. Actually, it could even be a good thing. We’re here to help you figure it out:

Can I get out of shape when I skip a weekend workout?
Short answer: No—enjoy!

Let’s dig deeper: “The first three to five days after taking time off, often called tapering, is never a earrings bad thing,” says Zachary K. Winkelmann Ph.D., SCAT, ATC, a clinical assistant professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina.

Tapering is a very common practice for professional swimmers and marathon runners to train hard for weeks and months but then rest for a few days before a race. “The tapering period allows muscle damage from training to heal,” he says.

He was sick in a way he had never been before. He had a fever, deep cough, terrible body aches, was vomiting. He hurt so badly he could not sleep. Though he laid in bed for 10 hours, he slept for 2.
He complained bitterly about the awful hotel he was in. It was too far from any amenities and he didn’t have a rental car. I started to reach out to friends in the area to see if they could bring him to a doctor, but Sam couldn’t go. There was no time. His flight left at 5 AM.

I asked him to change his trip home and extend it out so he could recover. He tried. The airlines were not cooperative at all. The new flight would be $600 more and be a 10 hour trip instead of 7 hours (and that was bad enough as it was). It didn’t help that the hotel was horrible. Why stay?

I tried to convince Sam to at least not go back to New York City-not go back to the apartment. “Go to a hotel.” I said. “Stay away from your mother.”

It made sense, but Sam was out-of-his-mind-sick and did what we both knew was wrong. The next day he flew to New York. He barely made the drive from the LaGuardia to his mom’s apartment. I don’t know how he made it he was so ill. He knew his health care aide would take care of his mother. He was going to hole up in his room and try to sleep. His mind was spinning. He was so ill he couldn’t deal with “one more shawls wraps thing” and collapsed into bed. I had to wait and hope from afar that I'd hear from him soon. It was torture not being able to go to him and bring him home, but he warned me to stay away.

I know we’re going to get a lot of grief about this, but that was BEFORE social distancing, before COVID19 was spreading across the United States (or so we thought because we now know it was already here in ever-building force). He also knows not to touch things and he stayed clear of other people. He traveled with his hand sanitizer. He did his best to not make a bad situation a lot worse. Let’s not forget, clearly someone else on the outgoing flight didn’t take any precautions because Sam got sick from them.
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