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My Days in Quarantine


I will never forget looking at my phone screen and seeing the positive result. How could this have happened? I thought that I had been so safe. Clearly I was mistaken. I had somehow managed to contract COVID 19. At first panic set in. I had just had my graduation party and all of my family and friends were in attendance. Who else might have been infected. More importantly, who could have I infected?

I started texting all of my friends who attended and informed them they as well should get a test. My parents texted the rest of my family, thankful my grandparents were not in attendance because they were scared of COVID. This was a healthy fear and I am glad they had avoided my graduation party that had degraded into a COVID super-spreader.

As it turned out only my friends had contracted COVID. My relatives seemed to be safe and healthy which was good because most of them were older and at a much higher risk than my friends or I were.

After the initial panic faded, the boredom and symptoms kicked into high gear. I was lucky enough to keep both my taste and sense of smell. The only symptom that I had was exhaustion. I would be so tired that the only thing that would get me out of bed was the 325mg of caffeine found in my pre workout. After my lift (at my home gym) I would sleep for a while then eat. This cycle went on for a few days, but I knew it would not last. This form of existence was boring me to death.

I had two weeks of nothing but quarantine ahead of me and I refused to let it go to waste. I decided that I would finally be certified as a personal trainer. As my quarantine went on, I got more and more of my personal training class done. It was all online so I was able to fit 10 weeks of information into two weeks. Contracting COVID was really a blessing in disguise I think. I was finally able to get my certification.

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