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Staying Motivated During the Pandemic...

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By Marty Gaal (usatriathlon.org)

No one likes the situation we're in, but we're here and we need to make the best of it. A number of events have been and will be rescheduled in such a way that they might as well be a different event. It is very likely that large events through May or June will not be held, and potentially the entire summer season.

I would not want to take a shot at predicting any further, but it will all depend on if we as a world are able to contain, cure, vaccinate, and eradicate, and what the timetable for all that is.  Suffice it to say, the spring and summer seasons appears glum with regards to large scale athletic events. I am hopeful that things are under control for later summer and fall events.

What does that mean for you?  While it will be personally disappointing to have to miss your planned events, it behooves you to maintain your healthy life and exercise routines....


One part of having a strong immune system is being fit.

Another is getting good sleep.

A third revolves around a healthy diet and post workout nutrition.

Lastly, avoid stress (bad for your health) and panic (bad for your mental state). There is a large piece of mental health involved with long periods of social isolation. Read more here.  READ MORE

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