Monday, October 29, 2012


After dozens of threats from potentially devastating hurricanes in Belize and the direct hit from Hurricane Richard, I finally got my first Hurricane Day in DC.  Strange, but true.  In all honesty, the weather today has not been all that bad.  It has rained all day and the wind has been strong enough to shake the windows, but this has been mild compared to many of the severe thunderstorms I experienced in the midwest.  I think the primary reason everything has been shut down is that the roads and mass transit would be nearly impossible in this weather.

School has also been cancelled for tomorrow and if there is any significant damage, I doubt we start back up until Thursday at the earliest.  The storm is expected to last through Tuesday night and it will likely take at least a day to clean up.  As long as the power stays on, all will be well.

In other news, my Mom is doing quite well in her recovery.  I want to thank everyone for the support.

I also ran my second 5K race this weekend.  Two of the people who ran the Dead Man's Race with me were running this race and they guilted me into running it.  I improved my time by almost 3 minutes, completing the race in 32:54.

Current statistics:
Weight - 263 lbs (down 22 lbs)
Pant size - 42x30 (no change, but I did go down a belt notch)
Longest run without stopping: 32:54 (I did not walk at all during the race)


  1. Glad you have shelter! And congrats on doing the run at a personal best time! You are doing a great job at working your goals!!

  2. Glad to hear your mom is recovering well.

  3. You don't have any comments on this post- so I just wanted to say "Good job!" on your race.
    Beth from Jersey