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October 31, 2012

A Quick Hurricane Update

Wow! It's been a long couple of days! To everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, I hope you're all doing well and staying warm! To those of you not affected, count yourself blessed!

I said on Monday that I was staying at my mom's house in New Jersey. We're doing ok. We haven't had power since about 8pm Monday night and our house seems to be getting colder by the minute. Thankfully, we have hot water but have been playing lots of games of Scrabble by candlelight to keep busy! We had a tree come through our roof and destroy our fence but thankfully, it just missed coming through the ceiling so we're doing a lot better than some of my other family members who have serious flooding and trees in their living rooms. Everyone is safe and sound though and that's what matters.

Right now, I'm hanging out in a Staples while my phone charges and using one of their computers, so thank goodness for that!

This morning, I went out for an easy 5ish miles. They felt easy but ended up being relatively fast, which is great. I scoped out the damage around the town and was grateful to see nothing more serious than some down trees and power lines and an overturned trampoline.

As far as the marathon goes, I'm praying it still goes on. Social media has been aflutter with people demanding a decision and raging as to whether or not it will go on. My first reaction? THERE IS A TREE THROUGH MY ROOF, I DON'T CARE IF YOUR FLIGHT IS CANCELLED AND YOU CAN'T GET TO NEW YORK. I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MARATHON.

Once we were able to assess the damage on Tuesday morning, I started thinking about the race. I've seen a lot of people saying that they hope it gets cancelled and that just breaks my heart.

Yes, the city has a lot on its plate right now and the marathon is the least of its worries but this race has always been a tremendous celebration for the city and if they're able to clean up and rehabilitate in time for Sunday, then that will only further show the true resiliency of New York City. If the race has to be cancelled, it has to be cancelled, but as someone who has yet to run her goal race this season and has been affected by the storm, the idea of running on Sunday is the light at the end of the tunnel for what is going to continue to be a very long week and I would love to get out there and run as I'm sure so many other people do. I'm ok with whatever decision is made, I just hope that New York is able to bounce back from this as quickly as possible.

That's all for now! I'm praying for everyone affected by the storm and hoping that a sense of normalcy is returned to everyone soon! For those of you in other parts of the country, HAPPY HALLOWEEN and make sure to count your blessings this week!

 

3 comments:

  1. Christy! I am so thankful you and your family are ok! Sending you lots of big hugs and know that our spare bedroom is open to you anytime!

    I can't decide what my stance is on NYCM, in the end I know they'll make the best decision for the city and that's all that matters.

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  2. I'm glad you all are safe!! I was thinking about you and all my NYC friends. My boyfriend's family lives in Brooklyn and they all made it safe too. Thanks God! I hope the NYC marathon won't be cancelled, but would understand if they do.

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