Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Good timing

The rain and storms continue.  It looked like a break between 4 and 5 this afternoon.  I got in a quick workout at Iron Works at 4 and then took off running from there.  Got in 3.2 miles on the roads before the rain started again at 5.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


We are getting bands of rain coming up from the Gulf.  However, still not much at my house (less than an inch in the last few days).  After Iron Works this evening, I met up with the group at the park and ran 2.3 miles on the park roads - in a light rain.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wet run

I tried to run between storms again today.  It was dry when I started running south on Veterans.  Got about 3/4 of a mile and the heavy rain hit.  There was no lightning, so I kept running.  Got in 2 miles.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Running between the storms

I tried timing my run this afternoon between storms moving through Huntsville and visiting family.  I tried to run my 2-mile loop around the campus, but had to take a short cut because of heavy lightening.  Still got in 1.8 miles.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June Bug 5K

I ran our club's annual June Bug 5K in Huntsville this morning.  It is held on the hilly Spring Lake Sub-division course.  I finished in 43:17, one second slower than last year.  It was my 31st race this year.  I was especially pleased that my good friend, Bridgette Collins of Houston, accepted my invitation and came up and ran with us.  Bridgette and I worked together in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the early 90's.  She has run a bunch of marathons and has written four books, three of which are on running and fitness.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Worked a race this evening

I ran laps at the track this morning and set up and operated the club's race clock being used at a cross country 5K in Huntsvillle this evening.  It is not often that I am at a race and not running it.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Road run at the park

At the last minute, I decided to run the roads at the park this evening.  It seemed to be cooler, or maybe just less humidity.  I ran 2.3 miles.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Loop around the campus

I ran my "regular" 2-mile loop around the campus this evening.  Interesting.  There is a lot of new construction to check on.

Late post

It is after midnight and I am just getting around to post.  I was watching the Astros game and it just ended.  Usual Thursday.  Worked out at Iron Works and then ran 1.6 miles on the trails at the park.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Old neighborhood

After working out at Iron Works this evening, I went across the street and make a complete loop around my old neighborhood, the Forest Hills Sub-division.  That loop is 1.9 miles.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Campus run

I got in a 2-mile run on the streets around the campus late this afternoon when it was still good and hot.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Greyhound 5K

For the 7th straight year, I ran the Greyhound 5K in Kosse (80 something miles northwest) this morning.  This is the race that I hurt my hip in last year.  Still not recovered.  Anyway, I finished in 42:03 and was 2 of 2 in the 70 and over age group.

Friday, June 8, 2018

And, a regular Friday

With a race tomorrow, I ran laps at the track this morning.  Running streak day 3,155.  Yard work this afternoon.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Regular Thursday

As usual on Thursday (for probably 25 years), I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran trails.  And, as usual, it was hot and humid.  I ran 2.5 miles.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Big Run 5K

To celebrate Global Running Day, I ran the Big Run 5K at Fleet Feet in The Woodlands this evening.  It was out and back along the waterway at 6 p.m.  Sunny and hot, as expected.  I finished in 41:44.  There was no age group competition, but I think I was the only runner over 70.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Steamy trails

As usual for this time of the year, it was hot and steamy on the trails at the park this evening.  I ran 2.4 miles.