I workout at the columbia gym. Their cardio machines were closed all day yesterday for repair/replacement. Only half of them were back on line today, which means the other half are oversubscribed; I couldn't get them. But I did lift weights, which has been tough for the last week due to clashes between my work schedule and the gym class schedule. It's odd; for some reason I feel a great sense of accomplishment when lifting weights leaves me drenched in sweat. :)
I expect i'll be sore tomorrow.
I went for a 2.5 mile walk down the river. It was a nice day; lots of people out, despite Bloomberg's warning to stay out of the park. Then I went to the store - we're having people over tonight for Jared's signature cheddar+bacon soup, so I went to the jewish deli which is also the place to get cheese.
It was really crowded. As in: unpleasantly so. Now, NY is crowded, but this was worse than usual. I was happy to get out.
Then I walked up to whole foods, for bacon plus (canned soup, peanut butter, bagels, etc to live on for the week if the power fails and we can't cook). There ... oh. my. god. I've never seen the store so crowded. The checkout lines were easily three times as long as i've ever seen them be. And ... it was 2pm. They were almost out of canned soup.
New Yorkers are accustomed to buying food every couple of days; this is how city life works. Having to stock up for a week? The stores aren't ready for that rush.
[It was funny walking around mid-to-late afternoon; the temperature dropped and the wind picked up.]
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