Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We woke up today to a sheet of ice covering everything and it stayed in the 30's all day. I went out to the park this evening and was the only one in the group to show up. I ran 2 miles on the tree covered park roads. The ice was melting, so it was like running in a cold rain. Afterwards, I worked out at Iron Works.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I am still on antibiotics and other pills for my sinus infection, but hopefully I can get back to a normal routine this week. This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and then ran 2 miles on the roads around town - in freezing temperatures. It was such a contrast to running the half marathon two days ago in the heat and humidity.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I drove 70 miles down to Minute Maid Park in Houston this morning for the Sam Houston State and U. of Texas baseball game. The game started at 10 a.m. The temperature in Houston got up to the high 70's. I made the trip back to Huntsville and arrived about 2:45. It was much cooler here. I left about 3:30 to drive down to The Woodlands for the Sunday Night 5K. Just before I left, it was 41 degrees here and 75 degrees in The Woodands, about half way between here and Houston. By the time I got to the race, the temperature was dropping fast. It was in the 30's by the time I finished the race. I finished in 36:58. Now, it's 27 in Huntsville and is suppose to get down to 25.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
My allegery and sinus congestion woes continue. Now it's a headache. I drove down to The Woodlands this afternoon to pick up my packet for Half Marathon tomorrow morning. Nice to visit with some friends. I ran laps at the track when I got back. The race starts at 7 a.m., so I will be getting up early tomorrow. The forecast is for 65 degrees at the start, with 100% humidity and 10% chance of rain during the race. Maybe the humidity will clean out my sinuses.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I did not mention it yesterday, but I pulled a hamstring in my left leg while running laps at the track. Am not sure what happened. It was surely not from going too fast. I think it was more of a pull than a tear. I put heat on it today. My allergies from the last few days turned into a sinus infection. I went to the doctor this afternoon and got antibiotics and a couple other things to take. So, I have been in bed most of the day. I really did not want to run this evening. It was in the high 30's and I sure did not feel like running. However, when you streak, you run, if possible. I drove over to the track and ran a 1.3-mile course on the roads from there. The hamstring felt like a knot for a while, but after that it was okay. I put heat on it when I got home. My focus now is being ready for The Woodlands Half Marathon on Saturday. It is suppose to be much warmer by then; high of 75.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
I woke up coughing and sneezing and with sinus congestion and sore throat. I took some over-the-counter pills and napped on the couch much of the day. This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and ran an unplanned course around town. It turned out to be 2.2 miles, according to my new GPS.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Our club had it's annual Sweetheart 5K this afternoon at 2 p.m. on the SHSU campus. Itt was 78 degrees and my allergies were killing me, not to mention that the course is very hilly. I finished in 38:14. We used a new course and someone turned one of the signs around and stole another. I knew the course, but many got lost. Based on the finish times, no one was too far off and nobody seemed to be upset.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I went down to The Woodlands for the Run the Woodlands 5K this morning. Nice cool and dry weather. I finished in 36:53. Afterwards, I went to Luke's Locker and bought my first GPS running watch. Now, I have to figure out how to operate it. That's not easy for us in the 70 and over age group.