The snow has officially stopped- approximately 17 inches later. That totals 39.5 inches between this storm and last Saturday. And get this…we are expecting another snow fall on Monday; so far they are calling it a shower, but given what I have witnessed this winter, I don’t believe anything until I see it.
Even though the snow is over, the damage is done. In many towns across south Jersey, people lost power and the further south in NJ, the worse it was…Cape May County (shore towns) was out of power for two days and some still don’t have it back. Not only do these towns not have a place for the snow, but now they have to deal with flooding as well. And it was even worse in Philadelphia…they had numerous roof collapses, many streets are not plowed at all yet and until this morning all major roads were still closed leaving people unable to travel to work. And sadly, in the town next to me a roof collapsed and a man died. That is how intense things got.
Sure, the snow is beautiful, but as with many things nature the beauty came at a price for many people. When I think about how bad it got for some people, and how difficult it still is, I remember how lucky I am.
I didn’t intend to start my post out that way, it just took that direction as I thought about the last few days. Not getting to the gym seems like the smallest problem ever in comparison to what many are going through right now.
I am hoping to get out of the house today, even if it just to take a ride to WaWa for coffee. I need new scenery as I am starting to get a little stir-crazy!
As for my work-outs, as much as I would like to sit and re-work my schedule, I am just going to let it go and pick back up when I can get to the gym. I am guessing my work will be closed again tomorrow and I will have a chance to get a work-out in. My upper-thigh/groin area is still tender so I am going with the plan of cycling and then seeing how I feel Sunday in terms of running. I am not going to try and “make-up” the miles. And trust me, letting it go and not trying to make-up for the loss is a tough thing for me. But, I also know it is for the best.
And for some good news…
In one week from today I will be heading to Florida!!!!!!!
And some better news…
Morgan told me today that the weather is forecasted to be 65+ the whole trip!!!!!!!
As I am sure you can tell from this post and the previous 879 times I have mentioned Florida, that I am very excited. Other than trips down the shore, the last vacation I went on was in May 2007. And not only am I getting away, but I am running my first race of the season too!
Oh, and good news for you too bloggies…as part of my blogversary tomorrow, I will be posting two (super-easy to enter and win) give-a-ways! Consider this advance notice (or bribery to get you to read my blog tomorrow 🙂 )