The Self-Isolation Diaries #12: Major life changes & 50k May

It’s been over a week since my last diary entry, which is mostly down to my brain feeling like its full of 104 other things. Kind of ironic, given the purpose of most diaries and journals is to vent these feelings, but instead I’ve chosen to spend even more time than usual on the sofa watching Disney+ and Netflix.

Last week I found out I was going to be making full use of the government’s furlough scheme and stopping work from 8th May until (apparently) the 1st July – whether that will be the case, time can only tell. I’ve been at my job for close to three and a half years, with the longest time away being just in March this year for my honeymoon – so wrapping my head around a world with no work has taken a while to adjust to.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #9: Sudden epiphanies & 5k runs

Yes yes, that’s right – me, Livi Crawford, ran 5k in 33 minutes without stopping for the first time since 2017.

I’ve actually not run for longer than approx 2.5k – often stopping for a bit throughout – since 2017, either. I did it for the Run for Heroes campaign as I was nominated on Instagram, but I’m trying to get in some big workouts here and there anyway. I’m trying to get a better exercise & treat-eating balance overall whilst in lockdown, however I’d be lying if I said it was going perfectly.

But I still did 5k in a pretty good time for a non-runner, so I’ll take that and run (excuse the pun).

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #6: Peaks & troughs of motivation

Since being in self-isolation – starting from the day we landed home from our honeymoon almost 3 weeks ago – my motivation has come in varying waves.

I don’t know if what I’m seeing is the norm, but my social media is full of people fitting into either one of two categories: Category A) Instagram lives every day, constant pics of their yoga session/HIIT session/weights session or Category B) people who are embracing the messy bun, constant PJs and biscuit tin.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #4: Anxiety & the weekend countdown…kind of

Even though I’ve been feeling lots better about being in lockdown/self-isolation for the foreseeable, my newly found anxiety symptoms are still appearing every few days or so.

I’m working out what makes the symptoms ease off, which helps, but it’s still frustrating. Yesterday’s bout of achey chest was seemingly brought on by feeling a little unwell. Nothing crazy or intense, but we’re all over-analysing every ache at the moment aren’t we?! I also read this story of a girl local to me who sadly passed away from the virus this week and had no underlying health issues. Very sad and scary stuff.

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The Self-Isolation Diaries #3: Achieving things in lockdown

After saying yesterday that I was feeling a lot lighter about the whole lockdown situation now we have a bit more of a concrete idea of how long this could last (whether it will be 3 weeks or not is a different question, I know) and the launch of Disney+ UK only made that better. So I decided to delve into the creation of an actual ‘daily timetable’.

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