Greetings from Starbucks!
(Can we please note the festive cup? When I camped out here yesterday, Starbucks didn’t hand out these holiday ones. Maybe Nov. 1 marks the start of winter festivities? Too soon?)
Friends, thank you so much for your texts, tweets, and comments; I feel so loved and lucky you’re concerned about me and my fellow New York City Hurricane Sandy warriors. So how are things? Well, I’m keepin’ on—still no power, but luckily, there’s a vacant apartment in my building that has running water, so my grunginess has been resolved. (City officials say power should be restored Friday, so keep your fingers crossed!) I’ve also been enjoying some romantic candlelight dinners.
Taking food photos hasn’t been a high priority at this point, but I am working on a couple “upbeat” Hurricane Sandy-related posts. Oh, and my workouts have also fallen to the wayside—Chelsea Piers is closed indefinitely, and I haven’t been running since Monday—so I’m not sure if I’ll do Saturday’s Dash to the Finish Line 5-K. I hope to run this afternoon, and I plan to make a decision regarding the race Friday night/Saturday morning. Actually, holding the NYC Marathon has been a hotly debated topic. Hurricane Sandy successfully destroyed the city’s marathon fever, but according to race officials, Sunday’s 26.2 mile event will go on as planned. Even though I don’t have power, I still want everyone (who can) to run the marathon. After all, they’ve trained hard and logged the miles, so as long as the city and course pass safety precautions, I say take on the 26.2 trek! That being said, though, I think race officials should offer runners the option of transferring their registration to next year (if that’s logistically possible, of course).
Updated to edit: I just found out Saturday’s NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5-K has been cancelled. Race officials want Sunday’s marathon to be their “sole focus,” which is totally understandable.
Given Hurricane Sandy’s damage, would you run a race on Saturday? How about the marathon on Sunday?