Guidelines are already out for what is looking to be Phase 2 of reopening, but is anyone really ready for that? First of all, it’s going to be bringing people back to work, some of which may not be ready to put themselves at that much risk (I mean, it’s not like March was ALL THAT LONG AGO). Second off, yes, I miss restaurants, but do I think that I could relax and eat in one after all this? Oh hell no!
It will be at 50% capacity and with only a handful of tables. The staff will all be in masks and we will be wearing them until the food gets there. There are a ton of additional rules (which are great), but personally? Every mask I see, plastic fork where this used to be a “nice restaurant”, and neighbor 6 feet away is going to remind me that we are in a pandemic, and there is no way I could be comfortably eating out in public in that. Not to mention how people are just waiting to be able to abuse restaurant workers again, but now it’s going to be all of the worst of the worst. The “don’t tread on me” crowd, the people who are going to ask to speak to a manager and show their asses. This is going to bring out “Raleigh’s Finest”, I’m sure.
I miss City Market Sushi. I miss Bida Manda too. Maybe being able to have their dining rooms open means that they will also be able to do some take out again (I understand why that wasn’t a viable option for them), and I will definitely partake in that take out, but I don’t know when I will ever feel okay sitting inside a restaurant. I’m sure sitting outside on a patio will come (for me), way before sitting inside of one will.
On a different note, I want to tell you all that I love rain. I have always loved rain. I love the sound of it, the smell of it. I know that we need it and I love it for the plants. Today was the first day in a very long time that I felt perturbed by rain because I didn’t get to go out and walk/jog/run. I needed to have a day off from it, you’re supposed to take those, but I find it difficult to do. Do you find it difficult to take “rest days”? I know that you have to let your muscles heal, but I can’t help but feel just lazy. I did do some arm exercises today with my bandy thingies. My arms aren’t what hurt, it’s my calves, which are so incredibly sore, so yes, I know it is necessary, but it still makes me feel like a lazy-butt. I made sure to eat plenty of protein so these calves will hurry up and heal.
I tried to do some burpees today, and discovered 4 reps in that my right part of my abdominal muscles hurt, and not in that satisfying way, in that “no, you should give us the day off too” way. It’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow too, and I may have to clear out some room in my living room (there is no space for exercise in there), and try to find some yoga on some channel somewhere (or YouTube, I’m not picky). My kingdom for an indoor water aerobics class :/. I wonder if future me will be a gym rat when I grow up? I could see it happening now, where I couldn’t before. Well, enjoy the rain, folks, and order take-out. I’m not feeling this “let’s all sit around in masks and pretend nothing is wrong” vibe that N.C. is giving off.