An Athlete’s Life Under Quarantine

My view on how life has changed for me and many other athletes around SP.

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Colin Murphy

Nick Carparelli, Online Editor

At first, it didn’t seem real. Getting the information that our season would be put aside because of the global pandemic known as Coronavirus (Covid-19), was nothing but devastating. All the hard work put in the offseason to be in the best shape possible, almost feels like a waste of time and that our current time isn’t worth while. 

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This pandemic has shaped my life like I never thought it would. But I see this a positive thing, we become more independent, more willing to make our own choices including staying in shape for your sport, but also spending time with loved ones that you wouldn’t have otherwise. ”

— Nick Carparelli

But life must go on. What makes life so great, is the ability to adapt to new/different situations. As an athlete, I understand the hard work and dedication that is put into a sport and to school. This pandemic has shaped my life like I never thought it would. But I see this a positive thing, we become more independent, more willing to make our own choices including staying in shape for your sport, but also spending time with loved ones that you wouldn’t have otherwise. 

And it’s not that this is the end of a school year, but the beginning of a new one. Part of what I do to stay in shape and be around the sports I love (basketball and baseball), is training my brain to look at the little things and dissect my game into pieces to try to be better mentally. Because it is easy to be mentally weak and want to stay in bed and not do anything. In comparison to life itself, the little things are what matter. All in all, don’t see this time in history as boring or non-beneficial in any circumstance, see it as something to enjoy and understand that once we’re back on the field, court or diamond, we’ll be

stronger and more united than ever.