Your risk of surviving COVID-19 is actually our risk

Cases are rising again because we’ve strayed from thinking beyond ourselves. When we talk about a personal risk assessment for COVID-19, the focus on individual conditions fails to factor in behaviours. Let’s think bigger here and assess in terms of contracting the virus, spreading to close contacts, and complications or further spreading for those contacts. Because, let’s be serious, the virus isn’t concerned if you can recover; its focus is on spreading as far and as wide as possible.

Wrestling to make sense of the Alberta school re-entry plan

As I (and so many parents) wrestle with Alberta’s school re-entry plan, I acknowledge that there will be an element of risk and no plan will be perfect. However, recklessness at the expense of the health and safety of our children, teachers, and support staff is completely unacceptable. There are a number of questions we should all be asking (repeatedly if need be) until we get clear answers.

Lift altering changes

In January of 2018 and January of 2019, I made two small but significant changes to how I approach working out. Last year’s change was to track all of my workouts in a small notebook, one page for each day. This year’s change was to train all muscle groups twice a week and to vary the exercises between the first and second time.

Last year, I’d read James Clear’s post about how he tracked his workouts so he could see progress and check back to make sure he was always pushing himself.