My cousins in Miami, which missed the worst of Irma, are in their house with no power and lots of flooding. They have their dog and a sister's dog with them, the dogs were very nervous during the storm.
The sister is on a cruise ship off of Mexico with her husband, they can't return to port in Miami until at least tomorrow. But no injuries, just minor property damage.
Rest day today after racing the Racefaster Half Marathon, a new race in Paramus, NJ, yesterday. I was so happy to come in at under two hours again, 1:58:15, haven't been there in a while. It's 4+ minutes faster than the one I ran in April, which was one or two weeks after my back-to-back marathons in PA. I guess I need a lot more recovery time than I like to admit.
And the speedwork definitely is working, another few months and I might get back to where I was in '10, about 5 minutes faster. I also placed first in my AG at the half yesterday, and there was actually more than one person in my age group.
I remember passing the woman who placed third, but not the one who placed second. I so rarely place, and never win my AG that I never pay attention.
Anyway, it was a very nice race- great course, well marked, flat, lots of water stations, and the weather was perfect! The staging area was in a mall parking lot, and reps from stores in the mall were handing out stuff. I received a card for a free pair of shorts from Lululemon.
Food: Philip made chicken soup and dumplings for dinner, but I'm not eating the dumplings. I think the low carb eating from Monday-Thursday last week (I'm supporting a friend who's doing the Whole 30 to stop drinking- long story), then carb loading for the half on Friday and Saturday, had the effect of the carb depletion thing some runners do before a race. I felt great during the race and had a very steady pace.
I think I'll keep this up!