I got up at 4:30 this morning to take my antibiotics and other pills and then make it down to The Woodlands for a 7 a.m. start of The Woodlands Half Marathon. There was a light rain all the way down, but very little during the race The temperature at the start was probably in the high 60's, with 100 % humidity. There were a total of about 8,000 for the full, half marathon and the 5K. Despite the heat and humidity and the sinus infection and the congestion, I felt rather well after I started running. I finished in 2:59:24, which was good enough for 3rd place in my age group. Actually, 10 hours would have been good enough for 3rd place. My age group award was a chair. They also gave those to the younger age groups, so they were not just for the older runners.
Retired from the Army in 1984 and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2005. Began running in 1961 and racing in 1983. Completed over 970 races, to include 101 marathons or ultra-marathons. I am a STREAKER, meaning that I run every day. Member of the U.S. Running Streak Association, Seven Hills Running Club in Huntsville, Texas, Lufkin Area Pace Setters (LAPS) and Team RWB. Author of the book, How to Put on a Road Race.