I ran the Blue Bell 5K in Brenham this morning. I ran my first Blue Bell in 1996 and today was my 18th. Most of those years, I ran the 10K. There were 745 finishers in the 5K today. I finished in 44:02 and was 2nd of 3 in the 75-79 age group. I would have been much slower had I not crossed the track before the train got there. The guard rail almost hit my head as it came down. While they did not have a post-race park to hang around with friends, I did get to visit with a couple friends that I had not seen in a while.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
They had a controlled burn at Huntsville State Park today. Even though some of the trails were to be open, it would be a smoky environment. I had some errands to run in The Woodlands today, so while down there, I ran 4 miles along the waterway. That makes for a lot of concrete running surface the last few days. Hopefully, its back to trails tomorrow.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Saturday, April 3, 2021
I ran the Guns and Hoses 5K in Bellville this morning. I have been through Bellville a few times, but never ran a race there. Am not sure how many runners they had, but well over 100. I finished in 43:25 and was 1 of 1 in the 70 and over age group. I would have been a little faster, except that I had to make a quick porta-potty stop on the course. After running the ramps last night, I was a little sore and stiff the first mile. This was my 17th race in 2021 and 1,170th overall.
Friday, April 2, 2021
For the 13th time, I ran the Run the Ramps 5K at Kyle Field in College Station this evening. This is 3 trips up and down the ramps at the stadium. I ran it for the first time in 1997. The date, time, course and the Texas A&M organization putting it on has changed several times over the years. While the stadium was under renovation several years ago and in 2020, it was not held at all. In any case, I finished in 44:05, almost a minute faster than in 2019.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
At noon today, I attended a flag ceremony and luncheon at the Veterans Museum in Huntsville to celebrate National Vietnam Veterans Day. I served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1967 and 68. Hanging around and telling war stories is not my thing, but it was nice to see the recognition of Vietnam Veterans and visit with some friends. Afterwards, I worked out at Iron Works and ran 3.5 miles on the trails at the state park.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
No long drive for a race this morning. I ran the Texas 10 Series 5-Miler here in Huntsville. With a 7 a.m. start, I still had to get up early, though. The course is on and around the campus, so it is very hilly. I finished in 1:12:53 and was 2 of 2 in the 70 and over age group.