I thought Tuesday would be my last outdoor run of the week, but my office closed at 1pm yesterday so I got home early enough to get in a run before the storm rolled in!
The beach was drenched in sunshine. It’s hard to believe that during this same time period we were already under a hurricane warning.
At the start of my run there wasn’t much wind, but by the end it had definitely picked up some gusto.
To be honest yesterday morning I privately thought that we were just going to get a lot of rain but that nothing terrible would happen – I doubted that we would even lose power.
By yesterday evening I had changed my mind. Every weather update brings Hurricane Matthew closer to the coastline, with some projections even showing it touching land. Even worse it might hit us, head up to the carolinas and then come back and hit us again next week. That would suck for a lot of reasons, and it would delay the closing of my townhouse!
Also, earlier this week I was feeling a bit sad to not be flying up to Chicago for the marathon, but now it seems like a blessing that I decided to run the Miami Marathon instead. If I would have stuck with Chicago I would have booked a flight for Thurs. night or Fri. morning which means more than likely my flight would have been cancelled. That would have been a nightmare to deal with, and if I wasn’t able to fly in until Saturday I would have been super stressed.
Instead now I’m just hunkered down with my Adam and my Cecil waiting to see what will happen.
If we lose power I might not blog again for a couple of days, if not I’ll talk to you again tomorrow :).
Best wishes to all of my fellow South Floridians and everyone with family in other areas affected by the hurricane.
Have you ever been through a hurricane?
Chicago runners, how are you feeling? The weather sounds like it’s going to be PERFECT!