Hi all, it's ages since I last posted here but I have still been lurking quietly. At the moment I'm running around 5k three times a week, cycling on the other days (sometimes to the local food shops), and my Zumba and yoga classes are just restarting via Zoom. My husband is disabled and over 70 and hasn't been out at all since the lockdown started.
Looking at social media, I'm starting to notice a general grumpiness about runners. A lot of people clearly think that *everyone* should stay at home, and that running is just indulgent, or rude. I hasten to add that I run in a friendly rural area, and when I do see anyone on a run - quite often i see no-one - they usually respond to my cheery greetings as I pass by several metres away.
My question is, should I be thinking about running (and cycling) shorter distances? Or doing shorter laps so I don't go so far from home? (I'm rubbish at laps, once I pass my front gate that's it, generally). I'm slow, so a 5k run with a bit of walking is taking me at least 40 minutes.
I thought this would already have been discussed but couldn't find it - apologies if it's a well-worn topic.