It may be April 1st, but this is no April Fools joke! Stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, our founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs is sharing her non-trail running knowledge in a series of short, entertaining, social distance (learning) videos. Covering subjects including homophones, fractions, geography and oenology, these bite sized videos might teach you something you didn’t know and you’ll get to know Nancy along the way.
About this video series Nancy writes: “I had noticed on social media that some friends who are teachers would now have to create online lessons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So I thought, why not share some fun videos about a variety of subjects to do my part in the education of our young people. Inspired first by some subjects that interested me, I am now creating content prompted by requests from friends on social media. I have gotten some comments that trail runners like something different than just videos about exercise. My hope is that the videos are enjoyable and would love feedback from our audience, as well as suggestions for future topics.”
If you like Nancy’s videos, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and remember to click the bell icon to be notified when our newest videos drop. To see all of her “Social Distance Learning” videos, check out this YouTube play list.
If you’re confined to your home and/or can’t run your favorite trails, what are you doing to stay connected with your community and stay sane. Share your stories with us in the comments below or via our Contact Us page! In the meantime, consider participating in a virtual race; we have a growing list to choose from in our Race Calendar.
Editor’s Note: Be safe as we continue to navigate the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, continue to follow the recommendations and updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including proper hygiene practices. Also consider reading iRunFar’s COVID-19: A Trail Running and Ultrarunning Community Guide.