First Post Isaac Run
Workout: 3 mile run
My neighborhood has a new soundtrack and it sounds like generators humming.
I ran the same route that I did the day before Isaac, but this time it looked very different. Tree limbs, branches and general debris lined the streets. There were even three power line poles laying across houses on Orleans Ave. I wanted to run the loop twice, but since I couldn’t always tell what was under the street debris (is that a power line or are those leaves just excited to see me?) and most of the street lights were out, I decided not to risk it.
On the bright side, today is college colors day. I took Jess’s advice and rocked my Camp Sweat tank for the run.
And added a little inspiration to my hair.
Afterwards, I took a cold shower and got out my potentially-controversial-but-still-funny Honey Badger tee.
We are still out of power but I’m thankful for my awesome New Orleans family, as well as the rest of my Louisiana family and all of my extended family and friends that have been checking on us.
I’m also grateful for my iPhone, along with twitter, bloglovin, and WordPress, which has made this a less stressful hurricane experience.
Oh, and Rouse’s Fresh. They reopened their salad bar today and man, have I been missing my perishables.
I may even run to Rouse’s in the morning and pick up a yogurt and some fruit so I can make my breakfast parfait I’ve been missing. But I’ll just have to be patient and stick it out til the power comes back on so I can make a Laurasippi. Drink one for me if you can!
I definitely appreciate all the out of state energy workers and trucks who are in town helping Entergy put Humpty Dumpty together again. They are working 16 hour shifts trying to clear debris, fix lines, and get power running as fast as possible, especially with temperatures in NOLA ready to rise. Sometimes the power outage problem seems really overwhelming though and I start to feel a bit like this.
Oh, we all need a little sense of humor and a lot of patience right now!