Sunday, July 31, 2016
It was an early morning start to get down to Katy, just west of Houston, to run the Wellness 5K at 7 this morning. It's an hour and a half drive. I ran most of the race with my friend, Jon Walk, My nience, Amie, who lives in Houston, ran the race too and we had breakfast at IHOP afterwards. I finished in 37:19
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
We had a little more rain this morning and I had a doctor's appointment in Conroe late this afternoon. So, it was later than normal when I worked out at Iron Works and ran. The temperatures was in the mid-80's when I ran 3.3 miles on the streets around town.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
It has been so hot that my pineapple plant is producing a pineapple. I cut the top off of a grocery store pineapple a couple years ago, rooted it and then put it in a pot. This is the first time it has produced a baby. It was 99 degrees this evening when I went for a run. I ran an unplanned around town and the campus. It ended up being 2.6 miles.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
After one inch of rain yesterday, it looks like today may be day one of another long stretch without rain. Besides, I think that one inch yesterday went down into all the wide cracks in my lawn. After Iron Works this evening, I ran an unplanned route through the avenues and the campus. It turned out to be slighter over 3 miles.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
My son's big dog died suddenly this afternoon. He decided to bury him in the woods behind my house. So we dug a grave in the hard dark clay. Just as we laid him to rest and started shoveling the dirt in, it started to rain very hard. It was the first drop of rain in weeks, so, even though it came at an inconvenient time, it was welcome. My rain gauge said one inch. I made it to the park in time to meet the group. I ran 2.5 miles - and no falls.
Monday, July 18, 2016
I purposely waited to late evening to work out at Iron Works and then run. I started my run at 7:30 p.m.. By then, the temperature was in the high 80's, noticeably cooler than the high 90's in the early evening. Anyway, I ran 2.9 miles around the campus streets. The pain in my hip is almost gone. I am convinced that the Cryotherapy was the key to my quick recovery.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
I got up early this morning and made the hour drive over to Hempstead to run the Rock Island 4-H 5K at 7 a.m. I have run this race several times, but this time they had only 14 runners in the 5K and another 8 in the 3K. My hip was painful for a while, but eased up during the race. I finished in 39:01, a little slower than normal. It was a flat course and my GPS showed it to be 3.17 miles. In any case, I was first place in the 60 and over age group and was given a medal and a watermelon. I am just thankful that my running streak has survived the hip injury. Today was running streak day 2,463 (20 days from reaching my longest streak).
Friday, July 15, 2016
I was awake much of last night, with hip pain from the fall at the park yesterday. I just could not find a comfortable position for sleep. Then, I kept thinking about how I was going to run today. I decided on cryotherapy at a relatively new place in Huntsville. I went in for the first session at 10 this morning and a second session after lunch. Each session lasted 3 minutes at a temperature of about minus 250 degrees F. I really felt better after the second session and ran 1.3 miles on the road (98 degrees F). There was some pain, but much better than before. I have a 5K race in the morning and I plan on running it.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
I ran 3 miles on the trails at the park this evening and fell twice. The first time I hit my left knee and opened up the scabs from the cut from my fall last Thursday. Now, back to the healing process. Then, I fell a second time and landed hard on my left hip. I have had ice on it tonight, but it is really sore. I may have a painful run tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
After running laps at the track on Friday morning, I drove 409 miles down to Edinburg in the Rio Grande Valley. My son and his wife live there, but are moving to Arizona this week. I went down to help them with the move. I got in runs there on Saturday and Sunday, but no races. I drove back to Huntsville this afternoon and got home at 8:30 tonight. I went to the track a little after 9 tonight and ran laps.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
I was running 2.5 miles on the trails this evening and for the first time in a while, tripped on a root and hit the dirt. I'm okay, just a skinned knee. I have skinned it in the same place so many times, I wonder if the scar tissue eventually becomes callous.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Today was my 2,453rd consecutive day of running. That means that I have only 30 more days before equaling my longest streak of 2,483 days. Back in October 2009 when I started my current streak I remarked to myself that I will be 75 years old when I get back to where I was. Gosh, I am 75 now. Time goes by fast. Anyway, after Iron Works this evening, I ran my 2-mile loop around the campus.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
For the 21st consecutive year, I ran Stu's Country Mile 5K in Centerville this morning. My visiting son ran it with me and we both finished in 39:08. It was hot and very humid and I felt sluggish. I was 2nd of 3 runners in the 70 and over age group. And, as usual, a bunch of us had breakfast at the Town Cafe before heading home.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
This was one of the few Saturdays of the year that I did not have a race. Instead, I did yard work. This evening, I ran a 2-mile loop around the campus. This week, they made some of the streets through campus one-way with diagonal parking on one side of the street. This will give a different look for the Huntsville Half Marathon and Texas 10 Series Huntsville courses.
Friday, July 1, 2016
I went down to Houston this evening and ran St. Max's 5K. It was a small race put on by a church. They probably had 30 to 40 runners and walkers, mostly walkers. There was no age group competition and I came in 11th overall with a time of 37:13. They had plenty of food and beer after the race and I met some nice people. In any case, it was my 888th race.