“The Panic of 1873 triggered the first ‘Great Depression’ in the United States and abroad. Lasting from September 1873 until 1878/9, the economic downturn then became known as the Long Depression after the stock market crash of 1929.” Hopefully, there will not be one of these in my retirement years, but it could happen. The Stock Market has seen some hiccups these past few weeks after a steady 15% year-to-date increase. It’s almost been too good to be true considering all the new strains of Covid popping up and the alarming  increases in gas prices. Our savings are primarily relegated for travel that has been severely hampered by these two factors. 

It’s “Matinee Monday” with a choice of House of Gucci or Eternals. The other movie of interest is King Richard about the Williams’ sisters rise to prominence in the tennis world. We were able to watch the new episode of Yellowstone last night on CMT for free, so I’m wondering why I paid extra for the Amazon Prime feed? On Wednesday, I’ll be able to watch  a new Curse of Oak Island exploit. In the meantime, it’s Get Back on Disney Plus and Bad Sport on Netflix, as we wait for a new season of Lost In Space. It’s challenging to keep up with all the streaming options, but at least it’s providing many choices that certainly weren’t available back in 1873. 

I have a chiropractor appointment this morning, as my right hip continues to feel like it’s on fire when I lay on my side at night. It was not a factor on this morning’s run, but sometimes makes sleeping uncomfortable. The big race is this Saturday morning, so I need all the help I can get in easing any pain. The night before is a wine tasting event that will probably leave me a bit groggy at the start of this Tomahawk 5k. It’s the exact distance that I run every day but will feel different with a crowd of over 400 competitors. I will be glad to get to the finish line inside the ballpark.