Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Normal Tuesday

After Iron Works, I met up with the group at the park and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Checking on construction

I ran 2 miles around the campus this evening.  I wanted to check on construction of the streets where we will hold the Huntsville Half Marathon on October 28.  Right now, the pavement is completely gone and they are installing large pipes under the street.  It is really a mess right now, but hopefully they will be finished in time for the race.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stretching out the distance

It's August and I have longer races coming up next month.  I went to the park late this morning and ran 6 miles on the trails.  With this heat and humidity, I will need to carry more than one bottle of water to run farther.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Run the Woodlands 5K

Obviously, I decided to go down to The Woodlands this morning to run RTW 5K.  I finished in a slow 41:08.  In any case, it was my 975th race.

Friday, August 11, 2017


I am debating with myself as to whether or not to run the The Woodland 5K in the morning.  I estimate that my 1,000th race will be the Santa Hustle Half Marathon in Galveston on December 17, 2017 and have asked them for bib 1,000.  They are considering it and will get back to me.   I've completed 974 races and have a lot of races coming up this Fall.  I may have to slow down to make Galveston 1,000.  I also plan to make the Love.Run Half Marathon on February 17th my 101st half marathon.  Between now and then, I have Texas 10 Series races and some races that I always run.  So, orchestrating all this may be difficult.  I may or may not run the 5K tomorrow.  In the meantime, I went out to the park this afternoon and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Another hot and steamy trail run

We had a larger group at the park this evening, but the same hot and steamy weather.  I ran my normal 2.5-mile loop on the trails.  Curtis met up with a rattlesnake on his run.  I have only seen one snake on the trails all summer.  Maybe I just have bad eyesight.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Solo trail run

After Iron Works this afternoon, I went out to the park and ran 3 miles on the trails.  Did not see another person or creature (except flying ones) on the trail.  Humid as heck.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Just me and Jason

It was just me and speedy Jason at the park this evening.  He ran nearly 5 miles and I ran 2.5 and we finished about the same time.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Campus run

This evening, I ran 2 miles around the campus, partly to check on construction projects that might interfere with upcoming races  on the campus.  There are so many streets dug up and closed for traffic.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Night 5K

As I do every first Sunday of the month, I ran the Sunday Night 5K in The Woodlands this evening.  My friend, Jon Walk, stayed with me the entire race.  We had a nice visit and solved a lot of world problems.  We finished in 39:18.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Southern Star Brewing 5K

I did not get much sleep last night, but I got up this morning and drove to Conroe to run the Southern Star Brewing 5K.  It was my first race in my new Brooks Dyad running shoes.  I finished in 39:48 (4 seconds faster than last year).  There were two of us in the 70 and over age group and I was second.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Back from Tucson

I got back from Tucson, AZ about 11:30 tonight.  I flew out there early Wednesday morning. to attend my youngest son's graduation from the law enforcement academy.  He is now a Deputy Sheriff in Yuma, AZ.  Had a good time visiting with him and his wife and some of her family.  We had a busy schedule, but I managed to get in runs all three days there.  There was a park with a running trail about 2 blocks from the hotel. There were scattered showers in Tucson, so the temperature and humidity was about the same as Huntsville.  My flight was Tucson to Dallas today was interesting.  Not only crying babies, but two dogs barking at each other.  Back in 1961, I was on a Trans Texas flight (DC-3) from Tyler to Dallas and there was a crate of roosters behind the last seat.  I never thought I would see dogs on planes.  Roosters I can understand.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Regular 2.5 Miles

After mowing my yard and working out at Iron Works, I ran my regular 2.5-mile course at the state park.  Sara joined us for the first time in a while.  Good to see an old friend.