Hurricanes and fitness? What? We’re talking about that in our August Runfessions! It’s the last Friday of the month, so let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and give it a go.
For the past two days, I have been glued to The Weather Channel, Twitter and the Facebook page of a hobbyist storm tracker by the name of Mike. I am obsessively watching the progress of Hurricane Dorian, who is making his slow trek across the Atlantic. Where is he headed?
Yup. Straight at Florida.
Honestly, it’s all part of life in the Sunshine State: from June 1 – November 30, we are in “Hurricane Season.” Sometimes, that season is quiet and sometimes, it’s heart-stoppingly active. You just never know what you’re going to get, and that uncertainty is tough.
I’m no stranger to hurricanes. I moved to the Sunshine State right after the horrific Hurricane Andrew, and have experienced most every major storm from that point on. Sometimes we evacuate. Sometimes we stick it out. It all kind of depends on how we’re feeling and how the forecast looks.
We’ve got our water and food. The generator and extra gas are good to go. We have our plans in place. So, I’m here, blogging from my couch, sharing some Fitness and Hurricane runfessions.
… that I will be running both days this weekend, and am considering day-of registration for the local Labor Day 5K. Normally, I wouldn’t but Hurricane Dorian is moving at a snail’s pace, and I want to take advantage of decent weather before we get stuck inside. Running in a hurricane is a BAD IDEA. The worst. Don’t do it.
…that I want to eat all the good snacks. When hurricanes come, we tend to buy a lot more junk food. It’s shelf-stable, non perishable and, well, it qualifies as comfort food. I have my eye on those snack cakes and I’m not even sorry about it.
… that the uncertainty makes me edgy. I like having a solid plan and knowing what’s to come. Right now, Hurricane Dorian has stalled over the Atlantic and no one knows when it’s going to move or where it’s going to make landfall. Sure, they can hazard guesses, but we are only about 30 hours into solid coverage and there’s no end in sight.
… that it’s hard to focus on anything else when we have to keep an eye on a major hurricane. I really don’t want to leave the tv, even though I know I’ll regret that decision if we are housebound in a few days. I am hoping that we can get into 9Round on Sunday (they are closed on Monday for Labor Day) and that will help take some of the edge off.
And that’s the story. It’s going to be quite a long weekend, especially since it’s a holiday. I’m over here making bingo boards
while posting memes of Extreme Weather SuperNinja, Jim Cantore.
Send some good thoughts (and Swiss Rolls!) It looks like we’re going to need it!
What are your runfessions?
Ever experienced a hurricane?