Mojalefa Mashego
2 minute read
7 May 2020
7:00 am

Thanks, lockdown, for shaping a somewhat healthier me

Mojalefa Mashego

I know I can get a packet of cigarettes being sold illegally if I try hard enough, but I have chosen not to.

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I never jog for fear of exacerbating a knee injury I’ve been carrying for many years...and because of sheer laziness. But that did not stop me from taking advantage of the easing down of restrictions under level 4 of the national lockdown declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week. Starting on 1 May, the government has allowed jogging in the mornings between 6am and 9am, within a 5km radius of your home. I figured I would use this time to resume the long walks I used to enjoy so much. So, I woke up that morning just as the sun...