Sherri Leimkuhler is a Fitness and Health Columnist for The Carroll County Times and an active member of the Eldersburg Rogue Runners. A two-time Ironman triathlete and a certified yoga and group fitness instructor, Sherri has been a competitive triathlete for ten years with sponsorships from Xterra Wetsuits and SLS3. A graduate of Ohio University, she has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism as well as a degree in Aviation Technology. Sherri is also a Consulting Associate for KWF Consulting and is currently learning Spanish and working on publishing her first novel.
Upon learning about this new virus, the general public may not have felt any real sense of urgency. Rather, many of us may have responded to the news with a collective shrug and simply carried on with our busy lives.
For the most part, the people who live there have put their working days — and the frigid northern climes — behind them and now have the freedom to experience new things, meet new people and spend all of their sunny days doing exactly whatever they want to do.
I remember smiling and offering some sort of neutral reply along the lines of “it’s not so bad,” or, “it actually feels good,” while recalling a key phrase from one of my running or triathlon training guides: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.” Truer words may never have been spoken.
For some people, tradition is the backbone of any holiday celebration and so, without a doubt, if there are childhood traditions that you loved and want to carry with you into adulthood and share with your own children, by all means, do it!