Monday, June 17, 2019

Doctor appointment results

I ran laps this morning and then drove down to Conroe for my long awaited appointment with a specialist.  He has tentatively diagnosed my problem as Rheumatoid Arthritis.  However, he is doing a lot of blood testing and xrays of my hands.  In the meantime is is prescribing a 30-day supply of steroids.  RA is not curable, but there is medication for the long run.  I go back to him on July 5.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

In between storms

I got in a run early this afternoon, between thunderstorms.  Did 2 miles on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

June Bug 1-Mile

For the first time in about 29 1/2 years, I ran a 1-mile race here in Huntsville this morning.  My time was 14 something.  So looking forward to my doctor's appointment Monday afternoon.

Friday, June 14, 2019


I ran laps at the track this morning.  Only 3 more days until my doctors appointment.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

And another short run

I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 1-mile + on the park roads.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Another day

I got through another day.  I did a light workout at Iron Works this evening and then ran laps at the track.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Back to the trails

I got the stitches out of my back this afternoon, so I decided to run trails at the park.  I ran 1.4 miles, but took a fall.  Luckily, there was a tree nearby and I was able to get up.  Six more days until I see the doctor.

Another short run

My symptoms are getting worse.  I called my doctor's office this morning to see if they could refer me to another specialist that might get me in sooner.  This evening, they gave me the name and number of a specialist in The Woodlands.  I called that office, but they could not get me in until June 25.  So, I might as well keep my appointment with the doctor in Conroe on June 17.  I had visiting family all day today and went to the track at 9 tonight and ran laps.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Back from Wylie

My plan for Saturday was to get up at 5 a.m. to drive to Kosse to run the Greyhound 5K (for the 8th straight year) and then drive up to Plano (near Wylie) for my grand daughters first dance recital at 12:30 p.m.  I am not sure what was going on, but I could not get to sleep Friday night.  Still awake at 4 a.m., I decided to skip the race and leave at 9 a.m. for a direct drive to Plano.  I got about 3 hours of sleep before safely making the drive.  After the concert, I took a nap at my son's house in Wylie and then went for a run in his neighborhood.  The normal 3-hour drive back to Huntsville took over 4 hours with extra heavy traffic.  I got home at 6:30 this evening and went to the track and ran laps.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday laps

With a race tomorrow and the ongoing medical issue, I ran laps at the track this morning.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Another 2 at the park

I ran 2 miles on the park roads this evening.  I get the stitches out of my back next Tuesday; then, back to the trails.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Global Running Day 5K

I went down to Fleet Feet in The Woodlands this evening to run the Global Running Day 5K.  It was not timed.  My GPS refused to talk to a satellite for a long time, so I never recorded my time or got the actual race distance.  From what others said, the course was probably 3.4 miles.  In any case, I got to visit with a lot of good friends.  Also, got to meet fellow streaker, Paul Herman, who is over 7 years on his streak.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Just me and Glen

It was just me and Glen at the state park this evening.  With stitches still in my back from surgery last Tuesday, I stayed on the park roads.  2-mile run.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Rest day

Given my body soreness and 5K's on Saturday and Sunday, I rested up today by running laps at the track this afternoon.  Only 14 more days until my doctor's appointment.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday Night 5K 100

For the 100th time, I ran the Sunday Night 5K, put on by The Woodlands Running Club on the first Sunday of every month.  I finished in 44:13.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Heights 5K

With continued body soreness and swollen and sore hands, I almost stayed in bed this morning.  But I got up and took Tylenol and headed for Houston to run the Heights 5K.  It was hot and humid as usual.  I finished in 42:55 and was 3rd of 5 in the 75-70 age group.  The was my 1,090th race.