Thursday, November 23, 2017

Run Thru the Woods 5-Miler

I ran the Run Thru the Woods 5-Miler in The Woodlands this morning.  This was my 16th straight year running this Thanksgiving Day race.  I  finished in 1:05:22 and was 3 of 4 in the 75-79 age group.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Crowded park

As expected, the park was crowded with visitors today and I am sure it will be that way through the weekend.  Beautiful weather today.  Sunny and cool.  I ran 2.4 miles on the trails this afternoon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Getting back to normal

Even though I have sinus drainage problems and the coughing that goes with that, I seem to be getting back to normal.  I moved the grass this afternoon (okay, it's with a riding lawn mower), worked out at Iron Works and met up with the group at the park.  I ran 2.3, partly on the trails and partly on the roads.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Still weak

I worked out at Iron Works this afternoon and then ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.  I just noticed that the weights were heavier and it was a little harder running up the hills at the park.

Recovering, I think

I had a fever and felt terrible when I went to bed last night.  I did not have a fever this morning, so I went to the track and ran laps.  Only a slight fever for the rest of the day, so maybe I am recovering.  Really hate that I missed the half marathon in La Porte this morning.  A friend told me that my accomplishment were announced at the race and got a big round of applause.  Guess it would have been boos if they realized that I was not there.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Defend the Orphan 5K

I drove 35 minutes down to Montgomery this morning to run the Defend the Orphan 5K.  The race did not start until 9:30 a.m.  I checked my temperature before I left and it was normal.  However, my throat was so sore and it was tough running the race.  I finished in 43:00, nearly 5 minutes slower than my 5K last Saturday.  I did not know very many people there and I  tried to stay clear of everyone, in case I was contagious. The age groups were 39 and younger and 40 and older, so no age group award.  By the time I got home, my temperature was up over 100 and has been there every since.  I had to make a tough decision about my half marathon tomorrow in La Porte.  I hate to be a wimp, but I decided not to go.  That screws up my goal of running my 101st half marathon on February 17.  I still plan on running race number 1,000 on December 17, but will have to squeeze in another race between now and then.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Rough night

I had a rough night last night, with fever and chills.  I got into my doctor's office this morning and saw a nurse practitioner and she diagnosed my problem as the flu.  She gave me some stuff for flu.  I really think it is a sinus infection.  My temperature has been over 100 all day, but I did go run laps at the track this afternoon.  5K in the morning and half marathon on Sunday.  We'll see.  If I can't make the half marathon, there is no way I can keep up my schedule to complete 101 by February 17.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


My wife has been sick for a week and the doctor diagnosed it yesterday as Flu.  Cannot remember of her ever having the Flu.  I started coughing today and sneezing.  I ran 2 miles on the park roads at the park.  Now, my fever is over 100.  I have a 5K and a half marathon this weekend, so I need to find a doctor early tomorrow and get on some antibiotics. I'm not sure I caught the Flu or have my normal annual sinus infection.  I have not had the Flu in about 40 years.  I went down to the drugstore last night and got a Flu shot, my first one since about 1980.  Maybe that had something to do with it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Afternoon in Conroe

My wife and I both had doctor's appointments in Conroe this afternoon, so I went out to the park this morning and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Breaking in new shoes

My new Brooks Dyads were worn out after the Fort Worth Half on Sunday.  I ordered two more pair, but they will not arrive for another week.  I still had a new pair of Asics Fortitude, so I starting breaking them in today.  I ran 2.3 miles at the park this evening, half on the trails and half on the roads.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Back to the trails

After Iron Works this evening, I went out to the park and ran 2.3 miles on the trails.  Looking toward another 5K on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Explore the Falls 5K and Fort Worth Half Marathon

I ran the 1st Annual Explore the Falls 5K in Spring Saturday morning.  Nice race in a nice neighborhood.  Well organized.  Nice cool weather and a flat course.  I finished in 38:47 and was first in the 60 and over age group.  I was the only one and was somewhat surprised that there were not more.  Nice wooden finisher medal and another wooden medal for the age group win.  Then, Saturday afternoon, I drove about 200 miles up to the north side of Fort Worth for the half marathon this morning.  I ran into my friend, Loren, at packet pickup on Saturday and we had a good visit.  The Fort Worth Marathon, Half Marathon & 20-Miler has really grown in size since I ran the full there several years ago.  There was a light rain this morning just before the race started at 8 a.m.  The temperature was in the 60's, but, of course, very humid.  I finished in 3:15:46 and was 1st in the 75-79 age group (yes, I was the only one).  The race today was my 92nd half marathon and 991st race.  Getting close to reaching my goals.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday at the track

With two races this weekend, I went to the track this morning and ran laps.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Club meeting

We had a club meeting at 6 this evening, so I ran 2 miles on the trails with the group at the park, went home for a shower and got to the club meeting just in time.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cool and wet

The temperature was in the low 50's today with off and on drizzle.  I got in a 2.3-mile trail run at the park this afternoon.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Only Glen and me

Only Glen and me showed up at the park at the new earlier time this evening.  I ran 2 miles on the park roads.