I went to the doctor this morning to get the 11 staples out of my chest. All looks well and I am cleared to run. I went to the park this afternoon and ran 2 miles on the roads.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tomorrow, I have a doctors appointment to remove the bandages and stitches and/or staples from my chest. Then, I am technically allowed to remove the sling from my left arm and be able to drive again. So, I drove to the park this evening, met up with the group, and ran 1-mile+ on the park roads.
Friday, April 30, 2021
My 4th streak has ended. The last day I ran was April 28, 2021, ending a 11-year, 6-month and 10-day streak. My headaches continued today and with chest pain. I went to the doctor this afternoon, The pacemaker is working fine. The headache is due to the sudden normal pulse rate, after so long at a slow rate. The chest pain is from the surgery trauma (they removed the old heart monitor and inserted the pacemaker in a different place. I go back to the doctor on May 12, In the meantime, I have to wear s sling on the left arm, cannot get the bandage wet, cannot drive or run. The danger is the wires being pulled out of the heart and infection. I plan to start another streak when I can. Thanks for your support. The fact that a few people read this blog is a huge motivator. I'll post again when I start streak number 5.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
I went to the track at midnight last night and got in a mile for today. This morning, I went down to The Woodlands to have a pacemaker implanted Spent over 7 hours in the place. The surgery lasted over an hour. Right now, I am very sore and have an extremely bad headache.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
I ran the Texas 10 Series Cypress 5-Miler this morning in Cypress. I finished in 1:13:33 and was 4 of 4 in the 70 and over age group. That's 4 seconds faster than Sienna last Sunday. Cypress was the last of 7 Texas 10 Series race in 2020/2021.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
I ran the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month Run The Woodlands 5K this morning and finished in 44:36. This was my 100th time for running this race. The first time was on June 12, 2004, when I finished in 30:13. This afternoon, I went to the Sam Houston State and Monmouth U. football game her in Huntsville. Due to the pandemic, Sam Houston had a late 6-game season and today's game was the first round of the FCS playoffs. It ended up being a close game, but Sam Houston won and will play North Dakota State in Huntsville next weekend.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 2.5 miles on the trails. The others saw a rattlesnake in the parking lot, but it was gone by the time I got back from the run. In my 30+ years of running trails at Huntsville State Park, I have seen about every kind of snake, but never a rattlesnake.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
I got up at 4:10 this morning to drive down to Missouri City for the Texas 10 Series Sienna 5-Miler. - 7 a.m. start. Nice weather with the temperature in the 50's. I finished in 1:13:37 and was 2nd of 2 in the 70 and over age group. Two years ago, I ran the 10-mile course in Sienna in very high heat and humidity. I ended up being taken by ambulance to the hospital with severe dehydration. The race today was my 22nd race in 2021 and 1,175th race since I started racing 38 years ago. Today was also my 4,200th consecutive day of running, which is exactly 11 and a half years.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
I ran our club's Spring Fling 5K at the Elkins Lake Sub-division here in Huntsville this morning. It must be the hilliest course in Huntsville. I do not have my official time yet, but it should be just over 46 minutes. We did not have it in 2020, but in 2019, my time was just under 47 minutes.