May your days always be merry and bright. And may the joy of Christmas be with you through the new year.
You are loved.
Irene is a woman with a problem. I know girls can be catty and b*tchy but never did I expect a lady to ruin my weekend and put NYC on lockdown. Tomorrow I am expecting to run The Surival Race, a 12 obstacle course race in New Windsor, NY. It’s about 60 minutes north of NYC. There will be mud pits, fire pits, rope climbing, etc. My friends and I are super excited and have been training for this day. For Irene to come in and “rain” on our parade is quite nasty of her. So for now, we plan on going up there and coming right back before the storm is expected to hit our area.
As I said, Irene has the city on lockdown and in a scurry. People are emptying shelves at the stores and stocking up on the usual in-case-of-emergency goods: bottled water, canned goods, flash lights, etc. If you take a look a people’s grocery carts at the store, theirs are filled with high-sodium canned beans, chips, bread, and lots of non-perishable foods. Non-perishable in my mind screams highly processed, high in fat and sodium. Let it be known there are ways to stock up without having to buy all canned, boxed and bagged goods. Here’s my shopping/to-do list for Lean Girls preparing for Hurricane Irene:
For live updates on the Survival Race and the Hurricane, follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gracekelle
For more information on how you should plan check out FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness Page: www.ready.gov
The Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist: http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/hurricane-preparedness-safety.pdf
If you live in NYC and need local updates: www.nyc.gov
Be safe and well.
PS: sorry I couldn’t insert hyperlinks. WordPress is acting up today!