I have to admit that when I first heard the predictions rolling in about Hurricane Sandy I was somewhat skeptical about how crazy the storm was going to be. Last year we didn’t get nearly as much impact from Irene as expected (though the rental did leak a little), so I figured this was going to be the same thing. Definitely not! This weekend had two 5Ks on my schedule, one I ran (not happy with my 25:37 finish) and one was cancelled.
I was bummed about the cancellation since last year I placed 4th in my age group and was really feeling a strong finish. But, better to be safe than sorry, I suppose. I got back to my apartment and decided since I was already dressed to run to go for it anyway.
I was really happy I was able to maintain around 9min miles for most of the run. A little later in the evening as the storm reports started rolling in, I got an email from work that we’d be closed on Monday. That meant it was time to break open a growler and settle on the couch for some random TV watching!
I enjoyed roughly 20oz of HopHands in the nifty beaker-style measuring cup my friend Elaine gave me as an apartment warming gift.
This morning I spent some extra time under the covers and had a group snuggle party with the kitties.
It’s not common for them to be snuggling that close. I guess bad weather trumps random kitty squabbles. After getting up and moving my car to a less tree-filled area (there aren’t many by me though), I decided to make use of the oven while I still had light in my kitchen.
Since I didn’t have any frozen raspberries, I cut up a cup of the strawberries I had in the fridge. The recipe was fairly easy to follow.
And within 20 min, I had warm, gooey strawberry-filled muffins.
The muffins could be a little bit sweeter, and maybe a bit of milk added might make them less dense. I think I’ll share the tweaked recipe when I make them again, but munching on two (the book says one muffin is around 180 cal) with a giant mug of coffee is making for a good afternoon so far.
My town isn’t located in any flood zones, so things are just really windy and rainy right now. Power is on and working fine. Hoping it makes it when the worst starts to roll in during the next few hours. My thoughts are with the coastal points, especially all my fam and friends along the Delmarva peninsula. Stay safe and dry, friends!