Candies, Latte and the Barista

Candies, Latte and the Barista
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Hello, hello! How was everyone’s Halloween?

FamilyRuns had lots of fun, dressed up as:

BabyRuns, however, could not be talked into wearing an espresso machine costume and went with the next best thing, a Power Ranger:

As for the spoils of the night, yet again we ended up with a candy surplus. That is, we now have more than I bought for trick-or-treaters – and when I tell you that was one ginormous $20 bag of candy, I truly mean it!

So I guess BabyRunner’s evening should be considered a success. Whether that’s the case for his mother is questionable. Anyone else having too much fun today with their kids’ bowl of fun-size candy bars?

Clearly, a run was necessary and I braved the mild drizzle to get in an easy four-miler.

And as if I needed another incentive, I wore my new, fresh off the mailbox Pro Compression calf sleeves.

Felt tight and pretty great, especially considering the sweet discount I got for them. [In the event that it still works: discount code SLEEVES at checkout, and those babies will be yours for $25 plus tax, shipping gratis!]

Today’s run:

 
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The New York City Marathon: Still On!

The New York City Marathon: Still On!
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In case you haven’t heard yet, this happened today:

Whether New York City and NYRR should have continued with the event has actually become quite the hot issue today. Just read the comments here. And here.

The overwhelming concern is that it would be “too much, too soon.” Insensitive to those who have lost their homes or are yet without power. Draining much-needed resources — police, firefighters, medics — who would need to be reassigned to monitor road closures rather than help with recovery efforts.

NYRR, on the other hand, have said they will lean more heavily on private contractors for logistical support. I hope they do. It’s true that the NYPD is critical to the success of the event, and likely their efforts will still be needed elsewhere in recovery efforts. Perhaps NYRR can fill in any gaps with private contractors? Volunteers?

May I suggest, too, that NYRR direct all profit generated by New York City Marathon registration fees to recovery efforts? Not portions of it, but all. Specifically for recovery efforts. Right now. Read more