Running

Sandy

Hi Everyone:

I haven’t written a post in a while, and the East Coast is going through a lot right now. This week we were hit with Sandy – the worst damage was to the South of Rhode Island in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Now the work of cleaning up and trying to get people back to work and school is under way.

Luckily, I do not live right on the ocean in Rhode Island. A lot of houses were lost and a lot of families were without power – some of my Rhode Island friends just got power back last night and today. Of course a lot of people in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and some people in Rhode Island still do not have power. A lot of people are dealing with houses that have been completely lost to the water or due to downed trees, or a lot of flood and wind damage which is seriously hard to clean up.

It does not seem right to be posting about exercise, marathon training or what I have been eating this week due to the fact that there are so many people searching for food and water right now.

The other night I was eating homemade soup and watching the news. I felt so guilty for sitting in my warm house, with my warm food and lights on when there was so much despair so close to where I live.

If you are wondering how you can make a difference, you can go to the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org .

Yesterday at work my running friends and I talked a lot about how the NYC Marathon was still going to happen this week. With all of the suffering still going on in lower Manhattan and especially Staten Island, I was appalled. I have friends that had trained for months to run the race, and I just did not think it should happen. I was going to write a blog post all about this – but thankfully I did not have to because as I was driving home from work I saw and heard that Bloomberg had changed his mind and the marathon had been cancelled. There will always be next year to run the marathon.

Today I am going for a long run and I will be logging either my 5K or 10K time and submitting it to Phantom Runner’s virtual race to support Homes for our Troops .

I hope you have a good weekend and maybe in the midst of it you can do something to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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