Day one of grading

Ah, off to a decent start. And I had a decent walk too (resting that sore knee some more..I get it when I try to deadlift without shoes)

Time for the course was 1:31:09 for 6.15 miles (ok, really closer to 10K..) 14:50-ish pace.

My walking pace has improves somewhat..probably my giving up running for a while and the leg work.

Gearing up

I am getting my spreadsheets and keys ready. The final exams are due on Wednesday though a fair number have turned them in. I have most of the stuff ready to go, so tomorrow I can get my spread sheets up, ready to calculate the final grades and grade those that have been tuned in, so far. That should make for an easier Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Universities are announcing that they are “planning” on being back in the fall. If you read between the lines, it is “we will be back..unless we are not.”

Challenges include:
1. Student safety. Sure most students are at a low risk for harm, but not all of them are. Some will require special protection, and a few are genetically vulnerable. And what if a student gets quarantined?
2. Faculty safety. Yes, there are a lot of older ..not quite old enough to be retired but old enough to be at higher risk faculty. And some have conditions. Things like crowded classrooms and small spaces for office hours will be a problem.

Again, I say these are challenges, not impossible hurdles. All I can say is that fall 2020 will be a wild ride…hopefully with a happy ending.

Some people are responding wonderfully. Others..OMG:

You have MUH FREEDUMS businesses defying not only state orders, but all common sense safety measures.

There are the greedy airlines packing the planes again.

And you have adults throwing tantrums because they have to wait too long for……no, not medical attention, …no, not essential supplies….for…ICE CREAM

Good Lord.

Note: my state is supposed to peak in mid June, but it is unclear whether certain regions have already peaked. And our not restricting travel will make that hard to gauge.

So, if you are wondering how I feel, well, for me, society recovering from this is a bit like recovering from a sports injury. AT some point you have to get back, but if you to back too soon, you are back at square 1…or even worse.

And this slowing down the spread enables us to:

1. Find better treatments.
2. Get better testing and tracing
3. Develop vaccines, at least for those who have high risk factors
4. Better identify those with high risk factors (and it isn’t always obvious)
5. Give the virus time to possibly mutate to something less harmful. Yes, that has happened before and it makes sense on evolutionary grounds. Viruses are “successful” when they spread and their being too harmful can harm their ability to spread.

Anyhow, that is my opinion…my highly non-expert opinion.

Workout notes: weights only.
pull ups (kind of rough today: sets of 5 and 6..enough for 55 total)
rotator cuff
bench press: 10 x 132, 2 sets of 10 x 154
shoulder press: seated: 3 sets of 10 x 44 dumbbells
goblet squats: 3 sets of 6 x 44 (touch the chair)
2:30 plank
trap bar rows: 3 sets of 8 x 134
curls: 3 sets of 5 x 66
trap bar deadlifts (leg focus) 3 sets of 6 x 184

Didn’t seem like much.