Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Finally went to the doctor

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

Fever day two

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

Running of the Bulls 5K

Marilynn and I got up early this morning and drove down to Houston for the Running of the Bulls 5K, put on my the Houston Texans.  It started outside of what use to be NRG Stadium and finished inside.  Nice weather, about 70 degrees.  There were 6,000 runners and walkers and too many baby strollers.  It was slow going for the first mile until the crowd thinned out.  I finished in 37:42 and got a trophy for 3rd of 9 in the 70 & over age group.  Marilynn walked the 5K.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gruene 10K

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

Rest day

I ran laps at the track this morning.  Well rested for my 10K tomorrow.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Looking ahead to Saturday

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

A little beat

I was a little beat from the trail run yesterday in the heat, but I met up with the group this evening and ran the 5K course on campus.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ahead of the group

After Iron Works this evening, I went out to the park ahead of the group and ran 6.9 miles on the trails alone.  Nice run, but it was hot and humid and I fell in the dirt during the last mile after I was good and sweaty.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Back to Monday

After doing yard work most of the afternoon, I worked out at Iron Works and then ran 2.7 miles on the streets in town.  Sort of a typical Monday.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Night 5K

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

No race today

No good races nearby today.  I did a short 1.3-mile run on the streets in town this afternoon.  I ran past a funeral home and there was a hearse driver standing next to his hearse.  He offered me a ride.  I could just not think of a comeback for that.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Unusual Friday park run

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

It was not suppose to rain today, but it did

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.