So I survived the Earthquake.
I mean really we all did, but it was still frightening. Pretty sure I won’t be moving to the west coast any time soon. The worst of all was not being able to contact family – hubs mainly – there’s nothing scarier than surviving an albeit mild natural disaster to not be able to tell loved ones that you’re okay.
So now! We have this whole hurricane crap coming towards us.
Now I don’t know about you all but I would not want to run in that.
Nay, I will not run in that.
However, irene is scheduled to hit our neck of the woods Saturday/Sundayish.
This wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that the Annapolis 10 miler is Sunday.
HURRICANE IRENE – No, a hurricane will not cancel the race. We will run, rain or shine.
Cough. Cough. Hack. Cough.
Doesn’t that seem…not safe?!?!
Florida runners, do you all run races in hurricanes?
Hubs and I are pretty certain if it’s hurricane-ing we will NOT be running the race, we’ll run 10 miles when it’s clear out and/or not when it’s a Cat-3 hurricane.
I feel like a big ole natural disaster weenie. I mean Floridians and Californians are probably like “suck it up this shiz is easy” I mean Californians practically eat Earthquakes for breakfast and Floridians are well versed in hurricanes between the months of August and November. It’s not like I’ve never run in the rain before. I have. I ran the NYRR 8000m race March of 2010 when there was a huge ice storm. Hours later a tree killed someone on Park Ave. If it had been snowing? The weatherdudes said it would have been like 2 feet of snow. I don’t think I’ve ever been as cold as I was after that race – which is a lot considering I grew up in Vermont where 20 below is common between December and March.
Am I crazy for being skeptical about running this race? I mean obviously I’m going to see how the weather is on Sunday AM. But not gonna lie, I’m not so sure I feel comfortable running over the Navy Memorial Bridge with 80+ mph winds knocking me a round. I was already Mary Poppins once in my life I don’t really want to do it again.*
Would you run in this mess? Have you ever ran in extreme weather??
*random Heidi fact: When i was in 4th grade it was rainy and super windy and my mom told me I didn’t need an umbrella to walk the two blocks to school. I told her I did. I used an umbrella, and low and behold shortly after crossing the main street we lived on, my umbrella got lifted by the wind and I was raised like 2′ or so off the ground and dropped with a thud onto the cement. It hurt like a mofo. I was late for school and my best friend Chris made fun of me for years because I was Mary Poppins that one day.