Sunday, July 25, 2021

Post 4,500

 This is my 4,500th post since I began blogging in 2008. I went out to the park this afternoon and ran 3 miles on the trails.  Saw more hikers on the trails than I have seen all summer.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Dog Days 5K

 I ran our club's Dog Days 5K at Elkins Lake here in Huntsville this morning.  The course is very hilly and a little long according to my GPS.  I finished in 49:31 (49:57 last year).

Friday, July 23, 2021

Friday trails

 I went back to the park late this morning and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Park roads

 I got out to the park this evening and decided not to dodge roots on the trails.  So, I ran 3 miles on the smooth park roads.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Later run

 I had a doctor's appointment late this morning for an ear infection and did not get out to the park until later this afternoon.  It was hot and I ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Not a usual day

 I got up this morning and found a dead deer (young buck) in my front yard a few feet from the house.  I have no idea what killed him, but I had the task of getting rid of the body.  I met up with the group  at the park this evening and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.  About a quarter of a mile from the finish, I got  stung on the hand.  It took off before I could identify it, but I figure it was a wasp, bee or hornet.  I have been bitten by a few insects at the park over the years, but that was the first time in many years that I got stung.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Little longer

 I went out to the park late this morning and ran 3 miles on the trails, a little longer course than my regular 2.5.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday at the park

 Late this morning, I went to the state park and ran 2.5 miles on the trails.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Lunar Landing 5K

 I got up very early this morning and drove down to Houston near NASA to run the Lunar Landing 5K.  Great race and I got to visit with a lot of Houston friends that I have not seen in a while, including Ben Harvie and June Harris.  I finished in 44:57 and was 2nd of 2 in the 80-84 age group.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Regular park course

 Late this morning, I went to the state park and ran my "regular" 2.5-mile trail course.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Millican Summer Series Race 4

 Went back to Millican this evening for the 4th of 6 races in the Summer Series 5K (+) trail runs.  The trails were mostly dry, but still with a few muddy spots.  I finished in 58:31.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Sluggish 3 miles

 It was hot and humid at noon today when I went out to the park and ran 3 sluggish miles on the roads.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Caught in the storm

 I met up with the group at the park this evening as a storm approached.  As I headed out on the trails, the storm blew in.  Very heavy rain and lightning.  I ran a little past the half mile point and then headed back.  I made it back to my truck safely,  The others did too.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Back from Austin

 I got up yesterday (Sunday) morning and ran 1-mile+ on Veterans Blvd. and then drove to Austin.  I attended a private Pat Green/Brad Paisley concert last night at Austin City Limits Live.  I drove back to Huntsville late this morning at got back at 2 p.m.  The last 100 miles was in the rain, some very heavy at times.  This evening, I went out to the park and ran 2 miles on the park roads.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Run the Woodlands 5K

 After being at a concert in The Woodlands last night and getting home at 11:40 p.m., I went back down this morning and ran the Run the Woodlands 5K.  I finished in 48:08.  It was my 102nd time for running this race, my 37th race this year, my 1190th race and my 689th 5K.