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c_hawkthorne  ·  386 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pandemic. Politics. Economics. Quarantine. It’s all hitting me...

    A simple beer with a colleague... I'm lonely

We're no colleagues, but what about a zoom hubski pandemic happy hour meetup? I do video meetups with my friends because we're states away post-college. Of course it's not the same but it's a decent alternative. My parents do a Friday virtual happy hour with their friends every week. Personally I'm partial to Jitsi because it's more privacy focused and you don't need an account to video chat. But I'd be totally down to do such shenanigans with you all.

thenewgreen  ·  386 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think that would be a lot of fun, but at the same time I feel akin to what steve said below re "virtual" meet ups. I'm on a ton of zoom calls. I have one in 10 minutes and another starting 30 minutes after that. My therapist challenged me to pay attention to when my anxiety subsides and when I feel good. It's without question during and after I play tennis. I feel very good for the rest of the day. I am going to try and play twice a week moving forward.

I am with the family for the holiday weekend, but I'd be down for a #Hubskidrinkclub happy hour meet up after the holiday weekend. It's a good idea, c_h. Onward!

b_b  ·  386 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm spending too much money on a trainer right now who has a setup in his garage and driveway. It's money very well spent. Get your heart rate up to 140bpm for an hour, build some muscle, and get all your energy out (and I go with my good friend, so it's like hanging out, too). It's not as good as tennis, but it's made this spring and summer 1000x more enjoyable. I would play tennis a lot more, but my main partner lives 35 minutes away, and his schedule isn't flexible. So we're always trying to squeeze into the narrow window of after the kids are in bed but before sundown...that works ok in June but is pretty shitty in September.