Irene was much like a houseguest you don’t like. You buy too much food for it, when she leaves your house is a mess, and you drink too much coffee just to stave off the headache she gives you.
Elijah and I did love going out in the very beginning of the storm and hopping in every clean(ish) puddle we could find. He would spot one and yell “Puddle, I’m coming to get yooooou!” So cute I could die. It *almost* took my mind off of what could be in those puddles. Almost.
The hurricane was 2 days of doing precisely squat. We ate our surplus, (oy) watched a crapton of Netflix. (Have you seen “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead?” If you haven’t. DO.) I did some impromptu leg workouts with Elijah, where he would lay on my feet and i would kick him up in the air. A lot. After a while, that REALLY hurts. He begs for more. I cry for death. He weighs 36 lbs!!! That is NOT light after about 50 of these. Thank G-d I had some Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest.
I haven’t yet made my way hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I have no idea yet if it’s cleaner, down a few hipsters, or less ironic. I did hear that a few $80 tee shirts bit it. Crying shame, I tell you.
The windows rattled, we had a tornado warning, there was a brief moment where I thought the tree across the street might come down. That was it. Then it was over. There were leaves everywhere, a few downed trees, and you could practically go scuba diving on the N line, but we were fine. More than fine. We were splendid. I feel awful for the people in Vermont and Upstate who weren’t expecting what they got and were blindsided by the flooding. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Last night, after a weekend of eating crap, I did a SERIOUS at home workout followed by banana peanut butter “ice cream” and water, water, water. (We now have GALLONS of it.)
The workout. Done 2x
- 20 burpees
- 45 second plank
- 25 plank glute kick backs
- 20 single leg hip lifts left legs
- 20 single leg hip lifts right leg
- 30 dips
- 15 push ups
- 30 hammer curls
- 30 reverse flies
- 50 crunches on the ball
- 45 second plank
- one minute rest
It doesn’t take long to sweat with this workout. It’s a killer. Especially the burpees. Those hurt.
For a nice little treat I made my favorite treat. Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream” with dark chocolate drizzle and salted peanuts.
Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream”
3 overripe bananas-peeled, chopped, and frozen
1T creamy peanut butter
Freeze the bananas, puree the bananas. Add the peanut butter. Top with toppings. That’s IT. The BEST soft serve.