I might as well post while we still have power.
The news is freaking me out. I’m afraid we’ll be underwater by tomorrow morning.
Is it wrong of me to worry about fitting in my runs this week? My beloved trail will be swallowed by the Schuylkill River soon so treadmill running will have to do. That’s IF we have power, which doesn’t seem likely.
In all seriousness, stay safe everyone in PA and NJ. I’m happy my parents escaped the Jersey Shore yesterday and are safe and sound in PA. I just hope their house doesn’t sustain too much damage.
Last week was an awesome week of running. 55 miles that felt like 30 miles. I think my weekend of rest had something to do with it.
I’m counting down the days until Daylight Savings. Running in the dark is getting old. And terrifying. Matt and I started watching The Walking Dead and I’m convinced zombies are going to attack me.
On Saturday I was up at 5:30AM to knock out 16 miles so that we could be at a Halloween dog walk by 10AM. I totally white-knuckled the first 5 miles.
this is scary in the dark. think headless horseman.
Sunday morning was another dark run coupled with rain and early morning walks-of-shame from Saturday night Halloween parties…still dressed in costume…Scream mask and all. Terrifying.
I’ll leave you with a few pics of Hawk all decked out for Halloween. He was quite the handsome stegosaurus.
Does running in the dark terrify you?
Are you resting while the hurricane hits or devising ways to sneak in a run?
I did a stair workout today in my dorm! Didn’t have to go outside and still got a killer workout in 😀
You are amazing. I would never run in the dark, it TERRIFIES me. Not zombies, though. I’m scared of tripping and falling!
And, yes, I was on the (gag) treadmill this afternoon and will be tomorrow as well. so so boring…..
I am also a huge wimp about running in the dark! I did manage to get a run in this morning before Sandy, don’t know what will happen tomorrow. I don’t have a treadmill. I guess I’ll do a bike trainer workout as long as my basement isn’t filled with water!
Where do your parents live? I have an aunt and uncle on LBI. They are in PA now, too but the pics I’ve been seeing of the shore are devastating!
Also: Hawk is adorable!!!
Fortunately (and scarily), I’m in major taper mode for my 50 miler this Saturday – eeeeeek!!! So not so worried this week, as I obviously just want to stay loose and uninjured.
Whatcha training for? (sorry if I’ve missed a post….been crazy busy!)
Yep, I like to train in the dark with a friend! I imagine its not as scary in NYC as there are people everywhere vs a trail in the suburbs. Be safe! do you use a head lamp or one of those reflective vests?
Hawk is so cute in his costume!!!
Haha, I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty relieved that I got in my monster week of running before the hurricane so even if I am forced to take a few days off (no treadmill here!), I’m not worried about it. So I’m crazy too I guess! Although I’m tempted by the idea of saying I ran in a hurricane (but not willing to actually try it). The news has majorly freaked me out, particularly the Governor having a live conference and saying over and over “THERE WILL BE A LOSS OF LIFE”. Stay safe!
I had the same thought about runs this week! I’m just glad I’m tapering so a few missed runs isn’t a huge thing. I did sneak in one last night just before they shut down transit. Stay safe and I hope you don’t lose power!
Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen says
I’m so afraid to run in the dark! I go to the gym to jump on the treadmill everyday because it’s too dark to run when I get up! I’m super impressed that you got up that early on both days of your weekend and 55 miles is awesome – congrats. Hawk’s costume is super cute 🙂
AH! Hawk as a stegosaurus is ridiculously cute. And it looks like he didn’t mind it too much?!
I’ve been getting up at 4:40AM three days a week to go to a 5:30AM CrossFit class before my husband goes to work (why do I need almost an hour to get ready for a class, you wonder? One word…. pumping!). 4:40 is crazy early but, if I don’t get up and do it, I kick myself the rest of the day.
And then, on the days I don’t do CF, I run with Alice in the stroller. It isn’t the same as running solo as pushing 40lbs is no joke but at least I am not waking up for a workout in the pitch black. Because I, too, am terrified of running in the dark!
Great job on your mileage!
That is definitely the cutest pet costume I have seen in a long time. I’ve never seen a dog dressed up as a dinosaur before!
I don’t find running in the dark all that scary, but I do bring my phone just in case, and I stick to areas I know are relatively well-lit and are the most likely to be safe (I know where most of the crimes happen around me because I get emails from campus police whenever anything happens). It makes for more boring routes, though.
Please stay safe!
Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel says
We were in the park this morning with the dogs and were relieved to see that the creek didn’t flood! So, some downed trees, but Forbidden Drive and the trails were all in pretty good shape. Hope you guys made it through the storm okay!
Amanda @RunToTheFinish says
i think it’s so hard for most of us to imagine the aftermath of a storm, that we focus on our daily routine…so no not weird that you were thinking about your runs!
I have to run in the dark a lot too, and I would like it except for my crazy imagination. When I’m not imaging serial killers behind every tree shadow, I’m worried about hungry mountain lions. (Lions are actually less scary to me than human predators!) But I do it anyway because it must get done! This morning at least I had the lovely full moon with me the whole way.
I’m glad you’re safe from (if annoyed by) the storm.
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Also, kudos to you for running in the dark. I don’t particularly care for it, but will get it done, if necessary. By the way, your dog is a cutie!
Hope you stay safe during Sandy! My thoughts are with all of those up North, braving the storm.
Hope your doing okay!
Running in the dark solo is one of my least favorite things. I’m too scaredy-cat/worried about safety to run on my trails in the dark, so I stick to the neighborhood streets. Running in the dark with my friends isn’t as bad.
Love the Steg!