In case you’ve lost count, Mane Landers it’s been 20 days since Orlando City soccer. I’m on week two of staying at home, and with the “stay at home” mandate going into effect last night for Orange and Osceola Counties, we’re going to be here a while. Working from home is surprisingly busier than my normal day as I work to support tech as schools transition to online learning.
If you need a break from the crazy, might I suggest following some of your favorite Orlando City and Orlando Pride players online? Like us, players are home and some of them have been very busy across various social media platforms. From working out and prepping meals, to creating funny videos or taking the latest challenges and inspiring others, the Orlando CIty and Pride family are working hard to keep themselves entertained while keeping fit.
Here is a curation of recent posts:
Marta and Toni Pressley’s Instastories are where they spend most of their time on Instagram. Think pool dancing, dogs, and walks in pajamas because “there are no rules.” Neither of them are sleeping on their workouts though, and letting the world know!
After a full workout, Marta practices juggling a tennis ball.
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Ontem, depois de ter feito trabalho com bola e um trabalho de corrida ♀️ e pernas já estava bambas ,resolvi brincar com a bolinha de tennis , um minuto de embaixadinhas usando as duas pernas coxas etc :). Pra mim não foi fácil pois já estava só o pó . Desafiozinho pra vocês , vamos galera, arrumar o que fazer pra ocupar a mente , em breve estará tudo bem com fé em Deus • • • Yesterday , after finishing some ball work and running ♀️ my legs were already wobbly, I decided to play with a tennis ball , a minute of juggling using both legs, thighs, etc :). It was not easy for me because I was already so tired . So now a small challenge for you, let's go everyone, find what to do to occupy our minds because soon everything will be fine, with faith in God
Ali Riley was desperate to get a workout in and managed to clean while she was at it!
You don’t have to have children to appreciate Sydney Leroux’s hilarious posts about her kids. This workout video, however, spoke to me.
Chris Mueller is no stranger to posting motivational quotes. This week he kicked off the #GratitudeChallenge.
It’s easy to get caught up in the media and news right now. Let’s become more aware of how much there still is to be grateful for. We’re starting the #GratitudeChallenge to spread positivity during this time ☀️— Christopher Mueller (@cmueller1662) March 20, 2020
1. Write 5 things your grateful for
2. Nominate 5 people #BTB pic.twitter.com/bL6G6HArH7
El Capitan motivates us to enjoy the time we’re all afforded to spend together with our loved ones. He even models working with his son as he studies remotely.
Despite these tough times, my family and I have been trying to stay busy and we are doing lots of things together. And you? How have you been spending your time at home? ⌛ We miss football! ⚽ @adidas #HomeTeam #CreatedWithAdidas #wemissfootball #home #familytime #stayathome pic.twitter.com/qvclfKxRNi— Nani (@luisnani) March 26, 2020
Uri Rosell took over the OCSC Twitter account for a segment of “ask me anything” and shared that he makes the best Iberian food himself.
Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris have been sharing funny stories of their dogs, backyard training sessions, and virtual happy hours.
There are so many more you could follow. To be honest, most of them are updating their Instagram stories regularly rather than creating full posts, so that’s where you’ll get the most entertainment from players.
Regardless of who you follow, on which platform, the messages are very clear from all players and teams right now— stay home!