Weekly Running Update: Power Outage

We survived nearly a week without power! Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but we survived FIVE days with no power and it really wasn’t that bad.One of the worst parts? How DARK the mornings were when I went out for runs. Luckily the power outage was centered around my neighborhood, so as soon as I got a few blocks away, I could see again. But man, it was so dark out on my street for those mornings that I was scared I was going to trip on something (including some debris from the storm). But, my anxiety was at an all-time high this week, and I needed those runs to help soothe my mind.Some highlights from the week:We started the week off with a race! There was a local 5k that we had signed up for and decided to push the kids in their strollers. The race was only 1 mile away from our house, so they also didn’t have power. They also had to change the course due to all the trees down. But, it was great to get out of the house with the kids in the midst of the power outage on the weekend. I’m also pretty proud of how I did. My first mile split was 10:00 minutes but as soon as I got away from the crowd, I was able to push FW pretty fast (for me).Saturday, our family spent the day in Hocking Hills and went for a few hikes with some friends. We hiked Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave and I was able to meet my step goal that way.Isn’t this a gorgeous place to hike?I guess the power returning is another BIG highlight as well, but I don’t have any pictures of that.Some questions for you:

  • Do you have streetlights near you when you run?
  • How long have you been without power before?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

9 thoughts on “Weekly Running Update: Power Outage

  1. Wait, 5 days with no power? What happened? I think the longest I’ve been is just a few hours. Well, now that I think about it, it was 3 or so days? I went on a hiking trail to Machu Picchu and we had no electricity and no running water throughout the hike.

  2. OMG 5 days without power?! That’s crazy! I don’t know if I could have handled that – I was going crazy a few years ago when we didn’t have power for 2 days.

    Amazing job that you still managed to get in some awesome workouts!

  3. Five days without power is pretty major. We have plenty of street lights, but I live in a hilly area of town…it would be scary without any light. Several years ago, we have a weird ice storm in February, and my neighborhood lost power for almost three days. We had to transport the pets (hamsters) to my parent’s house and camped out with them in the evenings.

  4. Congrats on your race and getting in so many runs last week!

    I’m a total wimp so five days without power would do me in. LOL We have buried power, phone, etc. lines in our neighborhood so we rarely lose power. Growing up on the farm, we’d be out for days after most storms so my parents eventually had a generator installed.

  5. I’m in Manhattan where most of the power lines are underground so we don’t get standard outages. With Sandy and this summer’s outings I was lucky to be in an unaffected neighborhood. Glad you’re all safe
    We have good street lights but some roots are variably lit

  6. Sounds rough to be without power for so long! Way to go on racing with the stroller. I just started running with a stroller this summer and its tough! Haven’t even considered doing a race with it.

  7. 5 days is a REALLY long time I think! I have probably complained about the power being out for 5 mins 🙂 We may have had the power out for a few hours, but that’s about it! I love hiking in Hocking Hills. Old Mans cave is a beautiful place to camp. Will have to miss it this year due to my high school kid’s very busy schedules this year. I’m bummed about that!

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