weekly blog--one for the ages
It should come as no surprise that a recent study found a consistent pattern of more exercise correlating to better cheer and vice versa. In particular, people who once had been active but rarely exercised now were significantly more likely to feel depressed, anxious, lonely and otherwise worried and dour than people who had continued to work out for at least 150 minutes a week.
So with that in mind, yesterday afternoon with the temperature hovering in the mid-80s, I put on my bathing suit and walked over to Crystal Lake thinking that the water might finally be warm enough to go for a swim. The previous week the water was cold, and the only people swimming were wearing wetsuits.
When I arrived at the lake, I found that the under-20-crowd had taken over the grassy area where I would normally enter the water. It looked like one of the beach scenes shown by all the news channels over the Memorial Day Weekend. Essentially, groups of people lounging in the sun and playing in the water with no one wearing a face mask or concerned about social distancing.
I wish I could have joined them. However, at my age I pulled up my face mask and kept walking.