Routine

pre COVID-19
  1. Wake up.
  2. Drink Coffee. Eat Oatmeal.
  3. Get Kids to Go to School.
  4. Dress. Stretch. Tie Shoelaces.
  5. Go Outside.
  6. Head to the Gorge and Run.
  7. Pay attention. Get Distracted. Notice some things, ignore others.
  8. Return home and write about it.
during COVID-19 (early 2020)
  1. Wake up.
  2. Breathe.
  3. Drink Coffee. Eat Breakfast.
  4. Breathe.
  5. Dress. Stretch. Tie Shoelaces.
  6. Breathe.
  7. Head to the Gorge no later than 8:45 to avoid crowds. Run. Stay at least 6 feet away from others. Mostly run in the street, or the grass.
  8. Pay attention to your distance from others. Do not touch your face or wipe the sweat off your forehead. Keep your gloves on.
  9. Try to notice the river or the birds or the sky. Try to forget about pandemics for a minute.
  10. Return home. Wash your hands, take a shower.
  11. Breathe.
  12. Look up how many people have died in MN and the US today. Put this data in the heading of your log entry. Write about the run.
during COVID-19, early 2021
  1. Wake up.
  2. Stretch.
  3. Make coffee. Avoid the news.
  4. Check Facebook, poets.org for the poem of the day, Twitter.
  5. Wake up kids.
  6. Eat Oatmeal.
  7. Dress. Put on shoes in basement.
  8. Bike on bike stand, watch an episode of Dickinson.
  9. Run on treadmill, listen to audio book or playlist.
  10. Go outside and record moment of sound.
  11. Write about Dickinson or my audio book or what I’m thinking about. Post my moment of sound on my log.