Wednesday, April 30, 2014
After much heavy work around the house today, I worked out at Iron Works and then went to the track to run the roads from there. Speedy J. C. was there and wanted to run two miles with me. He slowed down to run with me and I sped up somewhat. So, it was a good workout. I received my re-covered custom orthotics in the mail today. I have been running in some old ones for about a month. Felt good to be back in my current ones with new covering.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
It was a little cooler today and a good chance to paint the ceiling of my front porch. My right arm and shoulder really got a workout, plus a lot of leg exercise going up and down the ladder. Got it done. After working out at Iron Works this evening, I met up with the group at the park and ran 3 miles on the trails.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
This is one of those milestones I was talking about a few days ago. Since I started blogging 6 years ago this month, this is my 2,000th blog entry. I know I have not said much and the blog is not read by too many people, but it somehow keeps me accountable for my running. I need all the motivation I can get. It's Friday and I have a race tomorrow morning. I ran a short 1.3-mile course on the roads in town this afternoon.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
For the first time in a couple years, I encountered a snake on the trail at Huntsville State Park. While running a 2.4-mile loop this evening, I met up with a 18-inch copperhead laying across the trail. I have been running those trails for about 20 years and use to see a lot more snakes, mostly coral snakes and copperheads. Maybe my eyesight is going and I just don't see them anymore.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
I finally ran on the Town Creek Trail in Huntsville. It has been there for years in a green area of the city. It is basically one loop, with some side trails. Including the side trails, the distance I ran was 1.8 miles. I ran this afternoon after having family in today and eating way too much.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
I got up early this morning, picked up Jill and Kelly and drove over an hour east to the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation east of Livingston to run the Super Hero 10K. My niece, Amie, was visiting us and made the trip with us. Even though it warmed up during the race, it was rather cool for the start. Most of the course was on paved roads winding through a heavily wooded area. I finished in 1:16:18, which placed me 2nd in the 60 and over age group. After the race, they provided hamburgers with the fixings. While there, I ran into several old friends and had a great time visiting with them.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
As a runner, and especially as a streaker, I tend to keep track of milestones. There are so many to track. Such as, years since I started racing, number of marathons completed, number of races run, consecutive days of running, number of consecutive times completing certain races. To me, it's all part of staying motivated to run and stay healthy. The primary reason I blog is self motivation. I probably have the most boring blog in existence, and I know from the counter, that only a few people read it. However, I feel that it keeps me accountable. I hate to run and many times I run farther than the 1-mile required to maintain my running streak, just because I have to account for my daily run. In a week, I will reach a new milestone. I make my 2,000th blog entry since starting my blog in April 2008. Gosh, another milestone, 6 years of blogging.
Today, I worked out and ran 2.4 miles on the trails at the park.
Today, I worked out and ran 2.4 miles on the trails at the park.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I was invited by Team RWB to participate in an information program for veterans this morning at the VA Hospital in Houston. I left Huntsville at 8 this morning and made it to the hospital just in time for a 10 a.m. start. I worked with Daniel Cowart and Justin Taylor. Justin was one of the members who ran with me carrying a flag at the Love.Run.Marathon last February 15. We saw and visited with a lot of heroes. This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and then ran 2.4 miles on the trails at the park.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I ran the Texas 10 Series Huntsville 10-mile race this morning. Warm and humid, with a light rain for part of the race. It is the hilliest of the 7-race series, but I am use to the hills. I finished in 2:12:44, which was good for 2nd place in the 70 and over age group. However, having run all three in the series so far, I have accumulated plenty of points to be comfortably in the lead for the Armadillo Cup in the 70 and over age group. A win for the series includes a cash prize of $250. The next race in the series will be in Plano on May 10. Then, three more races in the fall, Fort Worth, Katy and Conroe.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I drove an hour down to Humble this morning to run the Bunny Run 5K. My good friend and member of our running club, Kas Kramer, directed the race. It started and finished at the Sports Complex in a very nice sub-division. There were over 100 runners for the 5K. Everyone got a finishers medal, but no age group awards. I finished in 35:50.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
I drove and hour and a half east to Woodville to run the Dogwood Dash 5K this morning. Nice cool and clear weather. I finished in 34:25, but my GPS said that the course was exactly 3 miles. My friends came up with the same distance. I have never run this race before, but it has been around for many years. Why can't race directors accurately measure their course? In any case, I was first in the 70 and over age group - and there were three others in the age group. I walked around the Dogwood Festival for a while and got back to Huntsville by 1 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Just as I was leaving the house this evening to go to Iron Works, I received a phone call. By the time the call was finished, I had enough time to get to the park to meet the group at 5:30. I ran 3 miles on the trails. It is really nice at the park now; dogwoods are in full bloom, as well as other flowers.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Chamber of Commerce is publishing a new Newcomers Magazine and they scheduled a photographer to take photos of our running group at the park this evening. So, we had a much larger group than normal and they all looked good. After the setup photos, we ran 3 miles on the trails.