Quarantine Day 4... or 5

It's Day 4 of quarantine in an Australian hotel room! I think it should be day 5 already but supposedly the day we moved in doesn't count. It's tragic! Nah, it really hasn't been that bad. Actually, surprisingly it's been kind of fun! Beyond grateful to have Luke here to keep me company. It'd be pretty lonely otherwise. We've settled into a nice routine and are staying busy. So busy in fact, that we haven't taken any naps so far!


We start the day enjoying our hot beverage of choice on the balcony, soaking in the view of Sydney's business district and breathing in the cool morning air. We text our friends and family, journal and play a few games. Luke and I are keeping a running point tally throughout quarantine of all the games we play. The person who has the most points at the end of the two weeks gets a special prize from the other. At the moment, I'm behind by eight. Eek! I've got some catching up to do but I've got time.


Next on the schedule is an online yoga class. Our goal is to do one a day. After we're feeling loosey goosey and all warmed up, we workout. WSL and RedBull hooked us up with a spin bike and weights. In addition, I brought some fun workout toys from home so our set up is pretty prime.


Around 10:45/11 am it's time for a late breakfast/ early lunch. I'm trying my best to eat clean, manage my portions and stay away from snacking. It's hard when the kitchen and all the food is so close by all day! The key for me is staying occupied and keeping my mind distracted so I don't get bored and think about feasting. I've found that if I put all our snacks away in the cupboards, it really helps. Out of sight, out of mind.


Puzzles, emails, shows, reading and being silly with my husband fills up the rest of the hours of the day. I've also strangely been enjoying the simple tasks of washing dishes, folding laundry, taking a shower, making the bed and cooking a meal. Most of the time, I feel like I'm running around and am not completely present when I'm doing these things. It's nice to slow down and do it with care.


I'm keeping things simple and embracing this time as a gift. There is no pressure to be anywhere else, doing anything else except hanging in this hotel room with my man. In just 10 (I'm gonna say 9 days it makes me feel better), life will be full on again preparing and competing in four different events over the next two and a half months. I haven't thought too much about life after quarantine (trying to stay present), but I am really excited to be putting on a jersey again at some fun, different locales. Three out of the next four events are at surf spots that I haven't competed at on the CT level!


Well that's it for now. Thanks for checking in! Counting down the days, hours, minutes till I can jump in the ocean and get my gills wet. I'm drying out!


Lots of love from down under....

Carissa






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