Monday, April 24, 2017

Ran out of time

I ran 2 miles on the park roads this evening.  I should have done more, but I had to be somewhere this evening and ran out of time.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday at the park

It was relatively cool this afternoon and a great day for trail running.  I had to attend an affair this afternoon, so I got out to the park a little later than I had hoped.  I still go in 3.5 miles on the trails.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Fling 5K

I ran our club's annual Spring Fling 5K in at Elkins Lake in Huntsville this morning.  The steepness of the hills is reflected in my finish time of 40:41.  In any case, it was 950th race.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Short trail run

I went out to the park this afternoon and ran 2 miles on the trails.  The temperature was near 90 and tomorrow night it is suppose to get down to 49.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In-town run

I was short of time this afternoon, so I squeezed in a 2-mile run on the roads around the campus.  The traffic reminds me of why I run at the park most of the time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Started the second half

I started the second half of my 8th year of streaking with another 3-mile road run at the park.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


With a 3-mile road run at the state park this evening, I reached the 7.5-year mark on my current running streak.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Full to empty

After the park was full yesterday and I was not able to get in to run, it was virtually empty this afternoon.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails and only saw one rabbit.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Today was Easter and I had a lot of family visiting.  After church and lunch, I slipped away and went to the state park to run.  When I got there, it was full and cars were waiting for space a mile from the entrance gate.  In the 25 years or so I have been going to the park on a regular basis, it was the first time I have seen the park full and cars being blocked from entering.  I made a u-turn on Park Road and then drove back into town and ran laps at the track.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Texas Big Star Half Marathon

I ran the Texas Big Star Half Marathon in Frisco (north of Dallas) this morning.  There were 1,068 finishers, so it was a big race.  They had another 640 finish the 5K.  It was my 90th half marathon and they gave me bib 90 and I was interviewed on camera for a video they are doing on the race.  Nice weather, but it got hot the last hour.  I finished in 3:02:00 and won 1st place in the 75 and over age group (I was the only one).  That gives me 17 half marathon for this season (October - April).  My goal is to run 101 at the Love.Run Half Marathon next February.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday laps

Since it is Friday and I have a race tomorrow, I ran laps at the track this morning.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Only me and Glen

It was only me and Glen who showed up at the park to run trails this evening.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails.  Glen ran 3 miles and we finished about the same time.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Short trail run

Easy day; I ran 2 miles on the trails at the park this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Solo park run

After Iron Works this evening, I went to the park, but no one else showed up  We had heavy rains today, but it had cleared up about 4 p.m.  It was day 2 of breaking in the new shoes, so I ran 3 miles on the park roads.

Monday, April 10, 2017

New shoes

I put on a new pair of shoes today and ran 2 miles on the roads at the park, partly in the rain.  Looking toward half marathon number 90 this Saturday.