My cycle stood forlorn and dusty for months at our home in Delhi. Abundant precaution was necessary during the early stages of the COVID 19 pandemic, mindful of high risk family members. We learned as the weeks rolled by, and when restrictions of movement on the roads was lifted, the time had come to give in to the nagging urge to get back to cycling.
It was an exhilarating feeling to be back on the saddle, albeit for a short, easy paced ride.
Ah for fresh adventures. Time now to re-build fitness and endurance. Additional challenges beckon. An indoor maintenance fitness routine may ensure that I don’t take too much time getting back to the desired fitness levels. This is the primary focus now. Challenges a plenty will come calling at the right time and when the ubiquitous corona virus permits.
Physical fitness routines are such an important part of staying fit as one ages that it hurts if one cannot use favourite modes of staying fit. There was, naturally, a fear that it will be a long haul getting back to the right fitness if the lock down continued for much longer.
The COVID 19 is leading to a re-accessing of life and drawing up fresh goals as we face the new normal. Income levels are changing and so also life styles. Adapting, adjusting, seeking fresh challenges calls for a new active ageing agenda. No time like NOW to start anew.
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