This morning I woke up extra early; I was going to do something I haven’t done since March 2020! I already had my outfit ready to go. I checked the directions the night before so I’d know where I was going. I nervously got ready with lots of questions and wonderings running through my mind:
Is this going to be awkward?
I hope it’s clear what I’m supposed to do.
I wonder if there will be a lot of people.
Am I really up for this?
Does my vaccination really make me safe enough for this?
Yep, I went to the gym. Something that was so routine for me just over a year ago had become a totally new and nerve-racking experience.
What other things are going to be new again as the world opens up?
We are meting with friends we haven’t seen in over a year on Thursday for lunch. We had monthly lunches before all this hit. I understand your wonderings and questions because we have them too.
Vivian, I hope your gym visit went well. It is not going to be easy to lighten up on the safety protocols we’ve been doing for over a year. Peace as you continue to go through “new nerve-racking experiences”
I hope it all went smoothly. Keep moving at your own pace and comfort level. It’s a challenging transition for sure.
I remember first going to the gym. It felt…surreal. Luckily, my gym had it all take care of: individual stations with separate equipment for all, mask mandates, time built in for sanitizing equipment. It was STILL strange. So tell us. How did it go?
Hi Lainie! I do feel the gym did a good job with keeping things sanitized and there was a limited number of people allowed. It’s one of those gyms that only does group classes. I went back, but it was still weird everytime. (But maybe that was more about my physical strength or lack thereof. LOL)
Ha! Something tells me you’re much stronger than you give yourself credit for…
It is the time for questioning our new practices that really were old. It might feel strange but I am sure we will all be cautious. It is those who are not reflective, I worry about. My family gathers now without masks since we are all vaccinated but the little ones. We even have eaten at a restaurant outside but put on our masks when we went inside for the bathroom run. I have not tried the gym yet.