I am happy to report... it seems the worst is over. Our neighborhood no longer looks like a war zone and instead looks like everyone decided to renovate their home at the same time. It will still take months (and years for some) to recover from Hurricane Sandy but it now feels there is life beyond this tragedy. To that end, I started looking at my race calendar for next season. I reached out to some race directors and am happy to report, some of my 8 states are planned. Details still need to be ironed out so until then, I will keep you in suspense. Eight (states) is the magic number and with the clock ticking, there is no wiggle room this season.
There are many that lost much more than me in Hurricane Sandy and as we approach Thanksgiving, I can honestly say I have much to be grateful for. I am alive; I have beaten cancer. I still have my home; the Village didn't condemn it. I have some of my utilities turned back on. I am loved. Despite the last 3 weeks, I have gratitude. It's all about keeping it in perspective.