Friday, May 30, 2014

Mid-day run

I thought I might have to go down to Houston this afternoon or evening, so I ran at mid-day.  Ran an unplanned course on streets that I know well in town.  The course ended up being 2.7 miles.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

No rain today

There was no rain today, so a few runners showed up at the park this evening.  I ran 2 miles on the park roads, while the others ran trails.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It was suppose to rain this evening

It was suppose to rain this evening at the time our group runs from the church on Sycamore.  Anyway, it did not.  We ran the normally hilly 5K course around the campus.  Hot and humid, but that will get worse as the summer progresses.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wet run

After working out at Iron Works this evening, I went out to the park.  It was raining and for some reason, no one else showed up.  I ran 3 miles on the park roads.  The cool rain felt great.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 5K

As has become a tradition, I hosted the Seven Hills Running Club's annual Memorial Day 5K Run and breakfast at my house this morning.  We had 70 runners and a great time.  By the time I got around to running myself this afternoon, it was raining.  I ran laps at the track in the rain.  No complaining; we needed the rain badly.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Getting ready for tomorrow

I spent much of the day getting ready to host our club's annual Memorial Day 5K at my house.  Lots of details, especially with breakfast after the run.  Expect over 100 runners and family members.  I took a break this afternoon and ran 2 miles on the roads in town.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fredonia 5-Miler

I got up at 5 this morning and made the 100-mile drive over to Nacogdoches for the Fredonia 5-Miler.  Several old friends were there, so it was great visiting with them.  This included Sara McCullough, Jimmy Jones, Cindy Sosa Springs and Zeno Boehmer.  Zeno is 85 and still running.  I remember when he was in his 60's, he was the overall winner of a half marathon in Woodville.  The last time I ran this race was in 2003, when I finished in 49:03.  I was a little slower today, with a finish time of 1:00:05.  I was second in the 70 and over age group, behind Jimmy and ahead of Zeno.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday short run

Since it is Friday and I have a 5-miler tomorrow morning, I ran a 1.3-mile loop on the streets in town.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Park roads

After Iron Works this evening, I ran 2.3 miles on the park roads.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Church 5K

This evening, I met up with the group at the church and ran the 5K through the campus.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday at the Park

After working out at Iron Works, I went out to the park and ran 2 miles on the park roads.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Back from California

After getting in a run in Huntsville on Friday, we flew out to California for the weekend to meet and visit with our son's fiance's family.  We had a short layover in Denver and flew to San Diego.  The family lives in Encinita, a beach community on Hwy. 101 about 30 minutes north of San Diego and that is where we stayed.  It was very close to the ongoing wild fires, but the wind was blowing from west to east, so there was very little smoke in the Encinita area.  It was a busy weekend, but I got in runs along Hwy. 101 on both Saturday and Sunday  We got back to Huntsville tonight and I went over to the track and ran laps.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Compressed schedule

My schedule this evening was sorta compressed.  While working out at Iron Works this evening, I found out that most of our trail group was not going to be at the park this evening.  I had a running club meeting at 6:30 p.m., so I was not going to make it either.  No problem, except that we had a new guy coming up from Houston to run with us.  So, I went out to the park at 5:30.  The new guy was there and a couple other of our trail runners.  I got in a 1.5-mile trail run, went home to shower and be at the meeting at 6:30.  I also had a ticket for the Sam Houston State baseball game, which also started at 6:30.  I made it to the game about 8 p.m. and finally had dinner about 10 p.m

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Back to BCS

I drove back over to Bryan/College Station today to get my 1974 VW Bug Convertible from a shop there and tow it back to Huntsville.  While there, I had lunch at the Coco Loco Mexican Restaurant in Bryan. Best Mexican food around.  This evening, I worked out at Iron Works and then ran the 5K course from the church with the Wednesday night group.  It was a small group tonight, me and Clayton.  School is out, so the traffic in the university area is light.  Nice.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Early run

I went with my son and his fiance over to College Station this evening for the Sam Houston State - Texas A & M baseball game.  I never made it to Iron Works today, but I did go for run in the avenues this afternoon.  It was an unplanned course, which turned out to be exactly 3.1 miles.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Working trail run

My friend, Paul Stone, who directed the Hog's Hunt Trail Run at Huntsville State Park on Saturday, asked me to clear the flagging on part of the course.  So, after working out at Iron Works, I went to the park and did a working run for 2 miles on the trails.  I deposited all the flagging in a trash can and then ran 2.3 miles on the park roads back to my truck.  Hot and humid and it is storming now.  More rain is expected for the next 2 days.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Squeezed in a run

Just after returning from Wylie this evening, I squeezed in a run at the track before attending a family get-together here in Huntsville.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Texas 10 Series Plano

I ran the Texas 10 Series Plano 10-miler this morning.  It was a little warm and windy, but not bad.  My son and 13 year old granddaughter, Sara, ran the single loop 5-mile race.  I finished in 2:10:34 (2nd in my age group), a couple minutes faster than the super hilly Texas 10 Series Huntsville race last month.  Sara ran to the finish line with me and that was special.  She was 1st in the 14 and under age group with a time of 46:33.  I won $100 in the post race drawing and split it with Sara.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday short run

It's Friday and I have a 10-miler tomorrow.  So, I ran my short 1.3-mile course in town.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

It was suppose to rain

We did have rain this morning;  the first in weeks.  It quit raining about noon and the forecast was for more rain about the time we meet at the park to run trails.  So, I went into town early this afternoon, worked out at Iron Works and ran 2.8 miles on the roads in town.  Then, it never rained this evening.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I had to go to my wife's annual Master Gardener Dinner tonight, so I ran laps at the track this afternoon and then worked out at Iron Works.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Three at the park

Usual Tuesday.  Three miles on the trails at the park after working out at Iron Works.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Avenue hills

It's back to Monday.  I worked out at Iron Works and then ran an unplanned route in the hilly avenues.  It turned out to be exactly 2 miles.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Night 5K

I got back from Wylie this afternoon, just in time to head down to The Woodlands to run the Sunday Night 5K.  I finished in 36:30, compared to 36:41 last month.  I remember when I use to run this course under 30 minutes.  The course must have gotten longer over the years.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Three in Plano

I am spending the weekend with my son and his family in Wylie, northeast of  Dallas.  I drove over to Plano this afternoon to scout out the course for the Texas 10 Plano next Saturday.  Tough hill from 1.5 miles to 3 miles.  Otherwise pretty flat. I will be running the 5-mile course twice for the 10-mile race.  Look forward to it.  Later this afternoon, I went with my son to the Plano Police Officer's Gym.  While he worked out, I ran 3 miles on the roads.  The temperature was 90 degrees.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Short run Friday

Before heading out of town today, I ran 1.3 miles on the streets in the avenues.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cool for the third day in a row

Nice running weather at the park this evening.  For the third day in a row, it was relatively cool.  I ran a 3-mile course on the trails.