Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Park roads

Wearing new shoes out of the box, I ran 3 miles on the park roads this evening.  My last pair were first worn on July 1, 2014, so they lasted less than 2 months.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Avenues 5K Course

I worked out at Iron Works rather late this evening and then ran the hilly Avenues 5K course, starting and finishing at the track.  With all the students back in town, the streets are crowded again; not so much on the Avenues 5K course, though.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Family and eating all day

I had family in all day and there was a lot of eating.  I finally broke away late this evening and ran 1.3 miles on the roads.  It should have been a day when I went to the park and ran long.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Heat Wave 5K

I drove about 30 miles to the Waterwood Sub-division east of Huntsville this morning to run the club's annual Heat Wave 5K.  New location and a great course.  It was hot, but shady most of the way.  The course had a couple hills, but was mostly flat.  I finished in 36:28.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Short road run

I went out when it was 96 degrees this afternoon and ran 1.3 miles on the roads;  5K in the morning.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Small group at the park

When I got to the park this evening, I was a group of one.  However, Hans and John were there to bike.  I ran 3 miles on the trails.  Just as I finished, Jason showed up to run.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Little rain

I sat on the back porch this afternoon to watch it rain for a few minutes.  My rain gauge indications about 1/16th of an inch.  Well, maybe tomorrow.  After Iron Works this evening, I met up with the group and ran the 5K course from the church.  At least, the light rain lowered the temperature a few degrees.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rainy run at the park

It was just J. C., Sara, Jason and I who showed up at the park this evening in the rain and lightning.  I ran 3 miles on the trails and survived.  However, virtually no rain at my house.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Running roads

This morning, I worked on my column for tomorrow's paper and sent it in early this afternoon.  I wrote about Texas laws that pertain to running on the road.  With school about to be back in session, there will be plenty of traffic on the streets for runners to contend with.  I wrote about this subject 6 years ago and not long afterwards, a good friend of mine was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was on a training run.  With so many drivers talking and texting, it is really scary for runners.
This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and ran 2 miles on the roads in town.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday at the park

I went out to the park about noon today and ran 7 miles on the trails.  The temperature was in the high 90's and I was soaked with sweat when I took a fall in the dirt and sand in the last mile.  Talk about getting dirty.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Watermelon Run for the Fallen 5K

I drove an hour over to Hempstead this morning to run the Watermelon Run for the Fallen.  It is a non-competitive run to honor our fallen military heroes.  Jill and Kelly were there too.  A number of military ceremonies started about 7 a.m. and the race did not start until almost 9 a.m.  There were hundreds of runners and walkers.  Everyone was required to walk two laps around the track after the start.  After that, the runners left the gate and ran a course to downtown Hempstead.  According to my GPS, it was 2.8 from the gate to the finish line and my time was 33:50.  I ate plenty of watermelon after the race and met up with a lot of friends.  Several of the Team RWB from Houston that carried flags and accompanied me on the 101st and last marathon in February of this year were there.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Short Friday run

As I do on many Fridays with a race on Saturday, I did a short run today.  I ran 1.3 miles on the streets in town early this afternoon.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


This morning, I went to the optometry place to order more contacts.  The lady pulled my file and said, "According to our records, you have expired."  I assured her that I was still alive and she said that she meant that my prescription had expired.  So, I get an eye exam and a new prescription next week.
Except for being expired, I felt much better today.  I worked out a Iron Works and then ran 3.5 miles on the trails at the park this evening.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Did not feel well today

I did not feel well today, just laid around most of the time.  And, for some reason, my shoulder and neck was sore.  I skipped Iron Works, but met up with the group at the church this evening with the intention of only running a mile or so.  Once I started running, I felt better and ended up running 2.7 miles.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Longer run

After working out at Iron Works, I went out to the park and ran the 6.9-mile outer loop alone.  The temperature was 95, but I carried water and managed okay.