Sunday, November 2, 2014
Texas 10 Series Katy, Sunday Night 5K, 750
My low battery alarm in the bedroom smoke detector went off at 2:30 this morning. It woke me up and I spent about an hour looking around for a replacement battery. I could not find one and finally went back to sleep in another bedroom with the door closed. So, I lost that one hour we gained by the time change. I got up at 4:30 and drove to Katy (west of Houston) to run the Texas 10 Series Katy 10-Miler. Just as yesterday, the weather was beautiful, mid-40's at the start and clear. I finished in 2:06.32, which was good for 3rd place in the 70 and over age group. My niece lives in Katy and we went to IHOP after the race. I did not get home until after 2 this afternoon. I managed to get in a 15-minute nap before Julia Buck and I headed down to The Woodlands to run the Sunday Night 5K. My friend, Jon Walk, and I ran it together and had a nice visit. We finished in 36:26. It was my 750th race. My first race was the Night Fighters 10K at Fort Hood on May 1, 1983. I finished in 1:03:00.