Gary Hunt and the “Invisible Enemy” - Mad Hoppers
We are facing a very particular challenge on a global level that has never been seen before. Curfews, shut downs of shops, schools and other facilities, complete slow down of public life, no cultural events, no sports competitions, no assemblies - it has become a reality in a lot of places. No one really knows for how long and how the situations is going to unfold.
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Gary Hunt and the “Invisible Enemy”

Gary Hunt and the “Invisible Enemy”

 

We are facing a very particular challenge on a global level that has never been seen before.
Curfews, shut downs of shops, schools and other facilities, complete slow down of public life, no cultural events, no sports competitions, no assemblies – it has become a reality in a lot of places. No one really knows for how long and how the situations is going to unfold.

Sticking to a routine, continuing the training might be one strategy to keep the spirits high… but how to do it, if training facilities are closed and sessions are cancelled? We are in touch with our friend Gary Hunt in Paris and this is how he is describing the situation in the capital and how he is dealing with the “the invisible enemy’.

“It still doesn’t seem real, like something from a war film except the enemy is invisible.We are only allowed to leave the house to go to the doctors, pharmacy or food shopping.  It’s possible to go for a run for exercise but only close to where you live.  Visits to friends and family are forbidden. (or risk of receiving a 135€ fine)
So that means the swimming pool, National Institut of sport and the climbing gym are all closed.
Our Strength and conditioning coach has sent us a few workouts to do, 2 sessions on Monday/Tues Thurs/Fri and Wednesday cardio of some sort. At the moment I’m looking on the bright side.  I wake up early, read for a while, play the piano then do my first strength program.  Little by little we are cleaning the house, an hour a day or something like that.  Lots of work to be done in the garden too.
We’re still staying busy so life is good, maybe after a week or so things will start to be more difficult, cabin fever etc.  We’ll deal with that if/when it happens.” (…)
We are receiving new information everyday about what we can/cannot do so we are often looking at the news but I try to not spend too much time online.  That said I may start to post some videos/photos to keep myself amused.
Keep it mad as you say. ;)”

Thank you, Gary for this inspiring insight!