Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Early run

I had to go somewhere this evening, so I had an early workout at Iron Works and got to the park at 3:30 p.m. for a trail run.  Got in 3 miles without any ankle pain.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thursday at the park

We had a larger than normal group at the park this evening.  With some slight lingering pain in my ankle, I opted for 3 miles on the park roads.  Only a slight discomfort.  I am amazed how quick my ankle recovered.  Sunday night and Monday morning, it was so painful that I could not put any weight on my left foot.  Now, on Tuesday, I can run 3 miles with hardly any pain.  It seems that pains that come on quickly, go away quickly.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Whew!

I woke up many times last night, thinking that my running streak might be in danger.  The ankle was so sore that I could not put any weight on my left foot.  I got out of bed this morning with the help of crutches.  I took it easy all day.  Also took Aleeve.  Gradually all day the pain eased.  By noon, I put the crutches away.  At 7:30 tonight, I went to the track and ran 1 mile.  Some pain, but tolerable.  With that mile, I kept the streak alive.  Day 3,221.  Whew!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

On crutches

I watched the Astros game with visiting family this afternoon.  After the game, I went out to the park to run trails.  All of sudden when I am walking to the door, I had pain in my left ankle.  Did not think much of it, assuming that it was a pinched nerve, which would go away when I started running.  It didn't.  I went out a mile on the trail.  At that point, I decided to run the same mile back.  So, I got in 2 painful miles.  Just as soon as I got home, I iced it and took Aleeve.  Right now, it is swollen, stiff and painful.  I cannot walk on it and am using crutches to get around.  Hopefully, it will be much better tomorrow.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer 5K

I drove down to downtown Houston this morning to run the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer 5K at 7:15 a.m.  This race has been around for many years, but this was my first time running it.  I finished in 42:35 and was 6th of 8 in the 70 and over age group.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Short Friday trail run

Since I have a 5K tomorrow morning, I went out to the park late this morning and ran 1.3 miles on the trails.  Running streak day 3,218 done.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Regular Thursday

As usual on Thursday, I met up with the group at the park and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mid-afternoon run at the park

I went out to the park about 3 this afternoon and got in 2.4 miles on the trails.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Back to The Woodlands

I drove back to The Woodlands this morning to take my wife to the hospital to get her heart shocked back into rhythm.  All went well, but I spent much of the day there.  Got back to Huntsville in time to work out at Iron Works and meet the group at the state park.  I ran 3 miles on the trails.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Laps

I had a long day and spent most of it in The Woodlands.  Worked out at Iron Works late this evening and then went to the track and ran laps.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Night 5K

As I usually do on the first Sunday of every month, I went down to The Woodlands this evening and ran the Sunday Night 5K.  I finished in 41:57, four seconds slower than last month.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Southern Star Brewing 5K

I ran the Southern Star Brewing 5K in Conroe this morning for the fourth straight year.  Hot and humid, as normal.  I finished in a lousy 43:12, compared to 39:48 last year.  There were only two of us in the 70 and over age group.  Even though my time was slow, I got to visit with a lot of good friends.  It was my 1,039th race and my 3,212nd consecutive day of running.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Back to the park

Since I have a 5K in the morning, I went to the park this morning and ran 2.4 miles on the trails.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Larger than normal group at the park

We had a larger than normal group of runners at the park for our Thursday evening run.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Air boats at the park

I went out to the park this afternoon and ran 3 miles on the trails, including the section by the lake.  There were two large air boats doing something in the swampy end of the lake.  Not sure what function they were performing, but darn they were loud.