Monday, November 23, 2020

3 on the trails

 Early this afternoon, I ran 3 miles on the trails at the park.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Crowded trails

 The trails at the state park were crowded when I went out to run late this morning.  With the pandemic in full swing, I wear take a mask when I run and pull it up over my nose and mouth when passing other people on the trails.  Some others do the same, but some do not.  I ran 4 miles today.  About half way, I ran into Cammille, who use to run with us about 20 years ago.  She moved to Portland and recently back to Huntsville.  We had a nice visit.  Hopefully, she will rejoin our group runs on Tuesday and Thursday.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Conroe Turkey Trot 5K

 I ran the Conroe Turkey Trot 5K in Conroe this morning.  I like the 9 a.m. start.  Mostly concrete trails, but flat.  I finished in 42:56 and was 2nd of 4 in the 60 and over age group.  It was my 34th race this year and my 1,150th life-time race.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Cardiologist appointment

 I had an appointment with my cardiologist this morning.  No pacemaker for now; next appointment is in January.  So, the streak is safe for now.  This afternoon, I ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Annual physical

 I had my annual physical today.  Am still alive, but will not know more until all the blood work comes back.  Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the cardiologist, but with the pandemic going on, I doubt that he will schedule a pacemaker implant.  In the meantime, I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 2.3 miles, half on the trails and half on the roads.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Snake 5

 I ran 4 miles on the trails at the park this morning and encountered a fifth snake on the trails this season.  This one was another gulf coast ribbon snake.  They are easy to see, but I wonder how many copperheads I ran past and never saw.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Half and half

 I met up with the group at the state park this evening and ran 2.3 miles, half on the trails and half on the roads.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Run Thru the Woods 5 Miler - Virtual

 One of my streak races is the Run Thru the Woods 5-Miler every Thanksgiving Day in The Woodlands..  Due to the pandemic, it was made a virtual race in 2020.  I had some errands to run down south today, so I ran 5 miles on the Greenbelt Trail in Spring this afternoon.  I had never run on those paved trails before.  Nice, with rolling hills and smooth asphault pavement.  I finished in 1:10:35 for my 19th straight year for this race.  My time in the in-person race last year was 1:10:10.

Sunday at the park

 Late this Sunday morning, I went to the park and ran 3 miles on the trails.  Lots of people on the trails, so I wear take a mask and put it on when I get near anyone.  The park has been much more crowded on weekends during the pandemic.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Back Pew Brewing 5K

 This morning, I ran the Back Pew Brewing 5K in Porter.  I have driven through Porter many times, but never ran there.  There were a little over 200 finishers, but virtually everyone wore a mask before and after the race.  I finished in 46:04 and was 2nd of two in the 70 and over age group.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday trails

 Late this morning, I ran 3 miles on the trails at the park.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

"Regular" group run

 I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran what is becoming my "regular group run" - 2 miles on the park roads.  We all try to finish about the same time, so, obviously, they are running longer distances.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Changed the distance

 Just for something different, I ran a 3.5-mile course on the trails at the park this morning.

Late post

 I forgot to post last night, but it was a normal Tuesday.  I met up with the group at the park and ran 2 miles on the roads.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Heights 5K - Virtual

 I had signed up for the Heights 5K in Houston on October 3, but it was changed to a virtual run in November.  Anyway, I ran the 5K this morning in my old neighborhood (relatively flat) in Huntsville and finished in 46:00.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sunday trails

 I ran 3 miles on the trails late this Sunday morning.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Snake 4

 Late this morning, I went to the park and ran 5 miles on the trails.  A half mile into the run, I looked down and saw a copperhead in the middle of the trail.  Luckily, I saw it in enough time to go around it.  That's only the 4th snake I have seen on the trails all season.