Social Distance

Uhm, I may be writing more frequently during this self-imposed quarantine. I do enjoy writing, and according to the Elevate app I’m an exceptional writer.

Jeff and I took Luke for a 3-mile walk on the grounds of the Biltmore. Most people practiced social distancing. Most. Runners, as I suspected, sometimes did not, i.e., two runners most often continued running side-by-side instead of single file, thereby not allowing for 6′ of distance on the paved trail. This meant I walked with Luke in the wet grass to avoid them.


I spent many hours on my hands and knees scrubbing the deck floor, and it was worth it. The deck is my favorite “room” of the house. And damn, Judy, I love lounging in the hammock.

I also made a chocolate & mayonnaise cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Rich, decadent, moist, and delicious. As I often do, I shared with many of the neighbors.

Why would someone, knowing there’s a pandemic, choose to rent the tiny home that’s as close to our property line and home as allowed by law? And why would neighbors (that we do NOT like) continue to rent said tiny home?


5 rounds
6-count strict C2B pull-up (3 seconds up and down)
PC + strict press + 3 back squats
15 lateral bars hops
5 rounds
6-count strict C2B pull-up (3 seconds up and down)
PC + 2 strict presses + 3 back squats
15 lateral bars hops
5 rounds
6-count strict C2B pull-up (3 seconds up and down)
PC + 2 strict presses + 5 back squats
15 lateral bars hops
Practice 10-count (5 seconds up and down) strict C2B and L-sit pull-ups and 10-count strict HSPUs and 3″ negative HSPUs


10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 PS starting @ 65# and increasing by 5# each round
Singles until failure, again increasing weight by 5# each round
Run 200m before each round

I’ve always struggled with snatches of any kind [insert inappropriate comment here]. I set a goal to complete PS @ 115#, as my all time PR is 125#. Uhm, and I haven’t done hang power snatches in ages.

I did singles @ 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, & 140#. Oh. Em. Effing. Gee! Whilst the lift @ 140 wasn’t pretty, it was nonetheless a successful rep. And, as I did 16 rounds that also meant I ran 2 miles. And I do love running! Aaaand, that’s a total of 66 power snatches.


Mrs. Ragucci, my third-grade teacher, posted words and images for prayers, including “Hail Mary.” I studied the words and the images and then said, “Mrs. Ragucci, there’s a grammatical mistake.” “Where?” she asked. “It should be ‘whom,’ not ‘womb.’ It’s ‘and blessed is the fruit of thy whom, Mary, not thy womb, Mary.’ What’s a ‘womb?’”

I had been saying “thy whom, Mary” my entire childhood.


Trust scientists, not politicians. Listen to scientists, not politicians.

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