Sunday, August 31, 2014


It rained hard while we were in church this morning.  It looked like there was a break in the rain about 2 p.m., so I went out to the park to run trails.  However, the park was dry as a bone and the sand on parts of the trail was deep.  I ran 9 miles.  No falls, but I tripped on the roots several times.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back in Huntsville

I drove back to Huntsville this afternoon.  I worked on the running club web site and then ran laps at the track.  Then off to the Sam Houston State and Alabama State football game here in Huntsville. (51-20 Sam).

Friday, August 29, 2014

Back to the park in Plano

I went back to the same park in Plano this evening and followed one trail until it ended in 1.5 miles.  With the out and back, I got in a 3-mile run.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Park run in Plano

It was hot this afternoon and I was a little tired from the long run last night, so I went to a park in Plano and ran 1.6 miles on a paved trail.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daylight to Darkness 5 Miler

I drove up to Dallas this afternoon to run the Daylight to Darkness 5 Miler this evening.  The whole course was in the White Rock Lake area.  I missed a turn somewhere and got lost during the race.  I asked a couple guys out running for directions and they told assured me that I was lost and headed in the wrong direction.  One of them said that he would run with me to get me back on track.  He ended up running with me to the finish line.  Nice guy.  According to my GPS, I ran 7.1 miles in 1:29:16.  There was only 3 of us in the 70-74 age group, so I got 3rd.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Park roads

Wearing new shoes out of the box, I ran 3 miles on the park roads this evening.  My last pair were first worn on July 1, 2014, so they lasted less than 2 months.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Avenues 5K Course

I worked out at Iron Works rather late this evening and then ran the hilly Avenues 5K course, starting and finishing at the track.  With all the students back in town, the streets are crowded again; not so much on the Avenues 5K course, though.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Family and eating all day

I had family in all day and there was a lot of eating.  I finally broke away late this evening and ran 1.3 miles on the roads.  It should have been a day when I went to the park and ran long.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Heat Wave 5K

I drove about 30 miles to the Waterwood Sub-division east of Huntsville this morning to run the club's annual Heat Wave 5K.  New location and a great course.  It was hot, but shady most of the way.  The course had a couple hills, but was mostly flat.  I finished in 36:28.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Short road run

I went out when it was 96 degrees this afternoon and ran 1.3 miles on the roads;  5K in the morning.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Small group at the park

When I got to the park this evening, I was a group of one.  However, Hans and John were there to bike.  I ran 3 miles on the trails.  Just as I finished, Jason showed up to run.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Little rain

I sat on the back porch this afternoon to watch it rain for a few minutes.  My rain gauge indications about 1/16th of an inch.  Well, maybe tomorrow.  After Iron Works this evening, I met up with the group and ran the 5K course from the church.  At least, the light rain lowered the temperature a few degrees.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rainy run at the park

It was just J. C., Sara, Jason and I who showed up at the park this evening in the rain and lightning.  I ran 3 miles on the trails and survived.  However, virtually no rain at my house.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Running roads

This morning, I worked on my column for tomorrow's paper and sent it in early this afternoon.  I wrote about Texas laws that pertain to running on the road.  With school about to be back in session, there will be plenty of traffic on the streets for runners to contend with.  I wrote about this subject 6 years ago and not long afterwards, a good friend of mine was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was on a training run.  With so many drivers talking and texting, it is really scary for runners.
This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and ran 2 miles on the roads in town.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday at the park

I went out to the park about noon today and ran 7 miles on the trails.  The temperature was in the high 90's and I was soaked with sweat when I took a fall in the dirt and sand in the last mile.  Talk about getting dirty.