Friday, January 4, 2013

Ok So It's Been a While, But I'm Back!! Yup, I have resurfaced! I have been big time off the grid for the past two months and with good reason.

Ok, so let me give you a quick recap. So I mentioned that back on the weekend of October 15th, we had a little hot water heater issue, and we had to move into a hotel. Well on October 28th we were set to move out of the hotel into temporary housing, but first we had something to deal with at our house, Hurricane Sandy prep.

We slept at my friends house in our complex on Sunday night because her fiance was stuck in Atlanta and we didn't want her to be alone for the storm since the ground floors had been evacuated and on Monday we hunkered down for Sandy. Well Sandy was a sneaky little bitch. By 7pm it was hardly raining and we went outside to check on the streets. And that was when the surge showed up from the Hudson. Within about 15 minutes the courtyard was full and we gave up and headed for higher ground. We then lived in a friends 1 bedroom apartment, 5 people, 2 dogs and a cat, for the next 4 days.  While cramped, we did manage to walk away with some fun stories and two more great friends.

This is what we woke up to on Tuesday morning. This is an aerial view of my backyard (yes there is a pool under that water):

This is the corner of my street(photo credit to
 My condo after the water was gone:
Look who survived!!!

Well needless to say, Sandy extended our stay in temporary housing and changed my fitness schedule quite a bit. First off, as everyone knows by now the NY Marathon was cancelled, which I have to say was the best decision ever. I must say I was a bit turned off by reading other bloggers, whom I had previously enjoyed reading about, complain that the race had been cancelled. I mean come on, some people lost everything in this storm, you lost a race. Can you even compare? If anything you gained 4 months of great training, use it for something else, not for being a negative selfish person. (climbs off her soapbox)

Now we are still living in the city next to ours while our entire apartment gets rebuilt. We are hoping to be back in at the end of January, if things go as planned.

And I must say through all of this, it wasn't all Sandy destruction. Nick and I also spent the first two weeks of December in Costa Rica, following by a week of working and then another week in upstate NY with Nick's family. And I must say it was a much needed break.

During all of this fun, I have been trying to get in as much "training" as possible. I have been running when I can, and I salvaged by bike and trainer from the flood, and after a nice scrubbing we were back in business, so I have been getting in about an hour on the bike daily. There has really been no swimming, outside of paddling while surfing, but I have been enjoying some barre classes and hot yoga.

But now that the 2013 season is upon us, it is time to get serious. I need to create a 2013 plan and get started on losing some lbs and getting in the pool. I don't really do resolutions, so this year I am going to try to modify my behaviors a bit and slow down. Nothing in particular but just take more time to breathe it all in.

And with that, I am off to barre class. I promise, barring no other natural disasters, I will be sticking around for a while!