My race that was meant to be taking place this November has been cancelled, due to the pandemic. It is bizarre to think that if the race were to go on as scheduled, there's a great chance I (and a thousand other people) would've contracted the virus.
The race organizers said that they would announce the new race date on September 1st. it's now September 14th and they have yet to announce anything. I emailed them for an update but they never got back to me.
I don't think they know when the race will be. I wish I knew, because then I could get to work on making a solid training plan based on the time I have to train for it. Until then, I can still run. It feels so open-ended right now.
On top of that, there are huge wildfires burning up a lot of Oregon (not to mention California, where it is really bad and out of control). My city is filled with smoke, so running outside is not the best idea.
I ran a few miles outside last week, and towards the end of a 4 mile run my eyes were stinging and my chest felt heavy. SO much smoke!
I'm not sure what to do. This is the year that just keeps on taking. Once you ask out loud, "what else can happen?" 2020 does not hesitate. Quarantine already felt suffocating. But with the fires going on, even a walk outside doesn't feel like a great idea. I am starting to feel like a caged animal in my small studio apartment.