Yeah, Hurricane Bill is a jerk.
Today I was supposed to participate in the Wildwood Tri. I was looking forward to this all summer- Wildwood is my home away from home and to do a tri there would have been awesome. However, they had been saying for days that Hurricane Bill would be roughing up the ocean pretty badly and I wasn’t in the mood for a Duathlon. I thought it over for more than a day. Duathlon’s are races that, while I would do if I didn’t have a choice, I don’t want to do. Finally at some point yesterday, I made the decision not to make the drive down the shore when I was fairly positive the swim would be canceled. For me, it was a free race for having volunteered earlier in the season, so besides the experience, I didn’t lose out on anything.
While I am bummed to miss a race, especially this one, I am happy with my decision. The storms here last night were absolutely horrific, so on top of the race being turned into a Duathlon, I would have been on very little sleep. Storms normally don’t bother me (I don’t like them, but they don’t bother me), I typically sleep through them and I am not afraid of them, but this one was downright scary. In fact, this was the scariest storm I remember in my lifetime. It woke me out of a dead sleep @ 1230am and kept me up for close to an hour. The thunder never stopped- it was one consistent super loud, rolling, cracking, booming thunder. And the lightning was even scarier. I have two large windows in my bedroom and at one point I was a little concerned that I would be electrocuted in my own home!!! It was unbelievably intense. If nothing else, Jersey has seen its share of rain this summer!
Up until about an hour ago, it was STILL raining and of course now that it has stopped the humidity is back to its unbearable self, so the run I planned for this morning has been postponed until tomorrow evening. And because I didn’t run this morning, I went back to bed and watched Pay It Forward which is one of my favorite movies. After the movie I dragged myself out of bed and got a lot of cleaning done, but I have a bunch of errands to run still and no energy to do them. I know it is supposed to rain again this afternoon and I don’t want to get caught out in a storm. Plus, the rain tends to do this to me; I get all lethargic and lazy and just wanna lay in my bed.
In other news, I finally bought NEW sneakers yesterday!! I was in desperate need; I am sure I was close to or over the mileage on my current shoes and I was feeling it in my knees, calves and shins. I went in, tried on a few but in the end I stuck with my trusty favorites- Score for a new pair of Adrenalines!
What is the sneaker you swear by or do you run in all different kinds? I have been running in Brooks pretty much since the beginning and even though I always try other sneakers on, I somehow always end up back in the Brooks. Silly allegiance perhaps…or maybe it is because I am just a creature of habit, but regardless, I do love my Brooks.