Today was supposed to be a rest day. I had a long run scheduled for this weekend, and guess what else is supposed to happen this weekend? An ice storm. So I decided it should get done a little sooner. (A snowstorm is fun to run in, at least before there’s a lot of accumulation… ice storm though, that just sucks.)
I went to the gym right away this morning and got started plodding along. My tracker and the treadmill had some discrepancies again, so I edited the tracker to match the treadmill time, which will hopefully help the tracker calibrate. It took me 44 minutes to run 3.5 miles while zoning out watching the Golf Channel. Who wants to watch golf at the gym?
There’s a lot going on in my life right now, and all of it happening with the terrifying drone of current events in the background. It’s strange; since the Dubya administration I’ve been joking that my fellow coworkers and I would be "first against the wall" but now the witch hunt for environmental scientists has actually started for real. And there’s nothing we can do but continue to do our jobs, put out good science, and hope that other folks will somehow lobby for us to be able to continue doing that and that the data sources will continue to be supported.
And that’s just the part that affects me directly; there’s so much else. I’ve been pulling back from media a lot; some of it is unnecessarily sensationalist but there are horrifying things out there (Syria, DAPL protests, anti-choice legislation, etc) that I don’t have the bandwidth to process.
Welp, this turned dark! Be good to each other, guys. We all need it now.