Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I had a rough night last night with high fever and a sore throat. I called my doctor at 8 this morning and got an appointment for 9 a.m. He prescribed antibiotics and to this late hour, they have not kicked in. I pretty much stayed in bed all day. I did go to the track this evening and run one mile, but it was not much fun. I have a half marathon to run on Sunday, so I have 3 days to recover.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The fever is still around. I took Tylenol this morning and was able to mow the lawn. This evening, the fever was back up. I skipped Iron Works, but did got out to the park and run 1.2 miles on the trails, mostly in the rain. I probably need to make an appointment with my doctor. Half marathon in Waco next Sunday and I had hoped to get a 11-mile run in today.
Monday, September 15, 2014
I worked out this evening at Iron Works and then ran 2 miles on the streets. I did not feel like running, but I figured it was mental from the busy weekend. After getting home this evening and having supper, I sat on the couch to watch Monday Night Football. Then, I felt a fever, which turned out to be over 100. I'm not sure what it is. I get a sinus infection every two years and that is the only time I get a fever. My sinuses feel clear. Hopefully, I will be okay tomorrow morning.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
It was 62 degrees this morning over in New Braunfels for the start of the Gruene 10K. The race started and finished in front of the oldest Beer Hall in Texas, Gruene Hall. This was my 4th straight year for running this race. I finished in 1:18:40, which was good enough for 1st of 2 in my age group. The unusually cool weather felt great; even the light rain during the last mile was welcome.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
It was 96 degrees in Huntsville today. With a "cool" front coming in this weekend, it may be the last hot day of the summer. I am running a 10K in New Braunfels on Saturday and the temperature is suppose to be around 70 at the start. Sounds good, but there is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms that morning. We'll see. In the meantime, I ran 3 miles on the trails at Huntsville State Park this evening.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Julia Buck and I drove down to The Woodlands this evening to run the Sunday Night 5K. Donna Fabian and Curtis Barton from our club were there too. There was a light rain during the race and that helped cool things down a bit. My friend, Jon Walk, and I ran together and finished in 36:45. He slowed down some to keep up with me.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Usually, I do a short run on Friday and race on Saturday. However, no race tomorrow and this afternoon I had to take someone down to the Houston airport. So, at 11 this morning, I went out to the park and ran 7 miles on the trails. The temperature was in the low 90's and, as usual, the humidity was high.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I went out to the park this evening and no other runners showed up. That is unusual. In any case, I ran 3 miles on the park roads and went home. Today was my 1,782nd consecutive day of running. The 1,800-day milestone will be reached on September 22. More importantly, on October 4, I will be at 1,812 days, surpassing my 2nd longest streak. Then, I will reach 5 years on October 18. I will be running the Huntsville Half Marathon that day.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
This afternoon, we got a little rain after a forecast of none. It was still not enough to close the cracks in my yard after a very dry August. After Iron Works, I met up with the group at the church and ran the 5K course around the campus. With classes back in session, the traffic on the course is much heavier.