Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is what my yard looked like this morning.
That table is heavy and it moved more then 20ft.
The lid of the sandbox flew from the other side of the yard
The pool is full of crap.
Today is trash day...all the trash cans in my street were knocked over and the trash is now everywhere on people's front yard and driveway.
We are in the middle of a wind storm. 60-80 km winds.
Did not sleep much last night, the winds were so strong it was scary.
This morning I drove the kids to school and we saw broken trees everywhere. My neighborhood looked like that.
Power lines are down also.
Some streets are closed near me now but not mine and we have no damage on our house.
From the city website:
Do not approach any downed power lines or leaning trees! Be sure to exercise additional caution when traveling through Rancho Cucamonga during the strong wind event due to blowing debris and the presence of tree branches and other items that may be found on the roadway.
From what I read we did not even get the worst of it, Pasadena is the town that got it the worst.
Schools are closed and they have a lot of damages.
The bad news is that there is more to come.
Right now it is much calmer but tonight should be bad again.
Ran Monday 3 miles tempo, I was fine.
Ran Tuesday 5 miles, again fine.
Ran Wednesday 3 miles, still fine.
This morning when I got up. I could barely walk.
My right foot is killing me.
I have a really sharp pain under the arch and if I put weight on the ball of my foot at the big toe level.
So today no running.
Went to the gym, and elliptical for me today.
I hope this is nothing serious. I have never had that before, not sure what to do? ICE?
In looking for info about the storm I found an article from the local paper about an accident that happened on Saturday morning. A woman fell asleep while driving and hit 3 people; 2 cyclists and 1 runner. The runner suffered multiple leg fractures. The female cyclist was flown to an hospital with critical injuries that required surgery. Her husband was able to walk away from the collision. This was at an intersection on the trail where I run every day and it happened around 8:15 am.
That was the morning I did my crappy 11 miler.
I usually go east first and then west when I am alone.
The accident was at the 1.5 miles mark EAST.
I left my house right before 8 am.
I would have been right at that spot
if I had not decided to go WEST first....
I don't know why I went the other way first..maybe because I was not sure I would do 11 miles or maybe because I got an angel watching over me.
Posted by Caroline at 1:37 PM