Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I ran the 5K course on campus this evening, starting and finishing at the church on Sycamore. Since it is sorta dangerous running the streets on campus after dark, starting next week our Wednesday evening runs will be on the sidewalk along Veterans Memorial Blvd. Nice, cool running weather this evening and the weather for the races this weekend should be cool and dry.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I was messing around on the computer and just realized that I forgot to post today. I was thinking it was my wife and I's 47th anniversary today and went to the store and bought some flowers while she was out. She thanked me for the flowers, but reminded me that our anniversary is tomorrow. Guess I have been running too much lately. In any case, I ran 2 miles on the roads in town this evening.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
My friend, Robyn Sproba, from Willis asked me to run the Willis Volleyball 5K, a race that she was directing. The weather was perfect and the race was on trails at a ranch just east of I-45 between Willis and Conroe. The course was relatively flat and the grass freshly mowed. I finished in 37:57, but there was no age group competition. When I got back to Huntsville, I took a nap and then went to the Sam Houston State football game.
Friday, October 24, 2014
I spent much of the day working on the financial report for the Huntsville Half Marathon. I also had an interview with a student doing her Masters Thesis on the Texas Prison Museum, which I got started back in the 1980's. Then, I ran laps at the track. Tomorrow, I have a 5K and then 3 races next weekend, 25K, 10-Mile and a 5K.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I met up with the group this evening to run the 5K course on campus. About half way, I ran into Amy Moyer, who I ran part of the half marathon with last Saturday. We both interrupted our runs and had a nice visit. Then, Dana Formon, came by and joined the visit. So, my run this evening was in two parts.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
After, getting and installing a new battery for my wife's car and doing some yard work, I wrote my column on running for the Huntsville Item for tomorrow's paper. That required contacting and interviewing most of the winners for the Huntsville Half & Quarter Marathon & 5K last Saturday. Then, as the club treasurer, I had to work on race finances. I worked out at Iron Works this evening and then ran an unplanned route on the roads in the avenues. The course turned out to be 3.4 miles.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I ran the Huntsville Half Marathon this morning and finished in 2:54:02 (2nd in age group). Today was my 1,826th consecutive day of running. That’s exactly 5 years. On October 14, 2009, I broke a running streak of 6 years, 9 months and 18 days due to a knee injury, which turned out to be an 80 percent tear of the quadriceps where they connect to my left knee. No surgery, but I missed 4 days. I started my new streak on October 19 at age 68. During the last 5 years, I have run 312 races (average 62 a year). These include 1-50 miler, 7-50K’s (31 miles), 50 marathons (26.2 miles), 4-25K’s and 15 half marathons. To all my running friends and my wife, thank you for your support and encouragement. Streak on.