Thursday, April 27, 2017

Only one

I was the only one who showed up at the park this evening.  I got in 2 miles on the park roads.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hard fall

While running 2.5 miles on the trails at the park this afternoon, I tripped on a root and took a hard fall.  Besides a bloody knee, I'm okay.  I thought I knew the roots on that course.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Park roads

Today was very busy, but I managed to get in a 3-mile run on the roads at the state park.  Just as I was finally going to Iron Works about 9 tonight, two high school girls from the neighborhood showed up at my door to asked me to cut out some things from plywood for their science project.  Of course, I showed up at Iron Works with sawdust in my hair.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ran out of time

I ran 2 miles on the park roads this evening.  I should have done more, but I had to be somewhere this evening and ran out of time.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday at the park

It was relatively cool this afternoon and a great day for trail running.  I had to attend an affair this afternoon, so I got out to the park a little later than I had hoped.  I still go in 3.5 miles on the trails.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Fling 5K

I ran our club's annual Spring Fling 5K in at Elkins Lake in Huntsville this morning.  The steepness of the hills is reflected in my finish time of 40:41.  In any case, it was 950th race.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Short trail run

I went out to the park this afternoon and ran 2 miles on the trails.  The temperature was near 90 and tomorrow night it is suppose to get down to 49.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In-town run

I was short of time this afternoon, so I squeezed in a 2-mile run on the roads around the campus.  The traffic reminds me of why I run at the park most of the time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Started the second half

I started the second half of my 8th year of streaking with another 3-mile road run at the park.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


With a 3-mile road run at the state park this evening, I reached the 7.5-year mark on my current running streak.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Full to empty

After the park was full yesterday and I was not able to get in to run, it was virtually empty this afternoon.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails and only saw one rabbit.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Today was Easter and I had a lot of family visiting.  After church and lunch, I slipped away and went to the state park to run.  When I got there, it was full and cars were waiting for space a mile from the entrance gate.  In the 25 years or so I have been going to the park on a regular basis, it was the first time I have seen the park full and cars being blocked from entering.  I made a u-turn on Park Road and then drove back into town and ran laps at the track.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Texas Big Star Half Marathon

I ran the Texas Big Star Half Marathon in Frisco (north of Dallas) this morning.  There were 1,068 finishers, so it was a big race.  They had another 640 finish the 5K.  It was my 90th half marathon and they gave me bib 90 and I was interviewed on camera for a video they are doing on the race.  Nice weather, but it got hot the last hour.  I finished in 3:02:00 and won 1st place in the 75 and over age group (I was the only one).  That gives me 17 half marathon for this season (October - April).  My goal is to run 101 at the Love.Run Half Marathon next February.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday laps

Since it is Friday and I have a race tomorrow, I ran laps at the track this morning.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Only me and Glen

It was only me and Glen who showed up at the park to run trails this evening.  I ran 2.5 miles on the trails.  Glen ran 3 miles and we finished about the same time.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Short trail run

Easy day; I ran 2 miles on the trails at the park this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Solo park run

After Iron Works this evening, I went to the park, but no one else showed up  We had heavy rains today, but it had cleared up about 4 p.m.  It was day 2 of breaking in the new shoes, so I ran 3 miles on the park roads.

Monday, April 10, 2017

New shoes

I put on a new pair of shoes today and ran 2 miles on the roads at the park, partly in the rain.  Looking toward half marathon number 90 this Saturday.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vintage Park Half Marathon

We had nice sunny and not too hot weather for the Vintage Half Marathon in northwest Houston this morning.  Obviously, being in Houston, it was a flat course, mostly on concrete.  I finished in 3:01:18 (as usual, I had hoped to break 3 hours).  I was 2nd of 4 runners in the 70 and over age group.  Half marathon number 89 done.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Blue Bell 5K

I ran the Blue Bell 5K in Brenham this morning.  I usually run the 10K, but with a half marathon tomorrow, I opted for the 5K.  Nice weather and a hilly course.  I finished in 38:48, which was good for 1st place of 2 runners in the 75-79 age group.  The award was a medal and a gift card for a pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream.  This was my 947th race.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Short road run

With two races this weekend, I rested today with a 1.3-mile road run in town late this morning.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Streaker article

This is an article about streaking in Texas, published in the April issue of Texas Runner & Triathlete Magazine.  Hope it inspires others to start streaking.  This evening, I ran my 2.5-mile loop on the park trails.  Nice weather continues.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dog attack

After working out at Iron Works this afternoon, I went out to the park to run trails.  About a half mile out, a loose pit bull mix dog came at me in a vicious manner.  The owner grabbed him by the collar just in time.  I reminded the idiot that its a $500 fine for having a unleashed dog in the park.  Anyway, I finished my run, which turned out to be 4 miles.  Beautiful weather; clear and in the 60's.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nice weather this week

After a stormy weekend, the weather has been nice this weekend.  Hopefully, it will continue through this weekend.  I have a 5K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday.  I do not need any more cancelled races.  I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran my "normal" 2.5 miles on the trails.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Back to Monday

After a disappointing weekend with the cancelled half marathon yesterday, I worked out a Iron Works this afternoon and then ran 3 miles on the trails at the park.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Night 5K

Yesterday, I ran laps at the track and then drove to San Antonio for the AlamoFest Half Marathon this morning at the AlamoDome.  We were lined up at the starting line at 7:20 a.m.  They had a prayer and some lady sang the National Anthem.  No starting gun.  After a few minutes, they announced that the race was cancelled due to a heavy storm approaching San Antonio.  I headed back to my truck and drove back to Huntsville.  It was suppose to be my 89th half marathon.  So, I drove down to The Woodlands this evening and ran the Sunday Night 5K.  My friend, Jon Walk, ran the whole thing with me and we had a nice visit.  Our time was 37:43