Sunday, November 17, 2019

Back to the park

I went out t6 the park this afternoon and ran 3 miles on the trails.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Foregoing the La Porte Half Marathon

Months ago, I signed up for the La Porte Half Marathon, which is tomorrow morning.  While I have been struggling somewhat in recent months with the RA and Afib, the inflamed right heel is still inflamed and hurting after 19 days.  I have been treating it and maybe it has improved somewhat. I have debated with myself about running the half anyway, but I may really screw up the heel.  My plan is to see if I can get an appointment with a podiatrist next week.  My regular doctor thought it was gout in an odd place, but gout would have gone away by now.  So, I will skip the half tomorrow.  In the meantime, I went to the state park late this morning and ran 4 miles on the trails.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Ran short of time

Nice running weather today.  Sunny and cool.  However, I got busy today and ran short of time.  I ran 2 miles on the track late this afternoon.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cold and rainy

I ran 2 miles on the park roads this morning in the cold (41 degrees) and rain.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Late run

By the time I left Iron Works and got to the park, it was nearly dark.  I ran 2 miles on the park roads and it was totally dark by the time I finished.  Of course, there was hardly any traffic on the park roads.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


I spent much of the afternoon operating a race clock for a series of runs put on by the Alpha Omega Academy here in Huntsville.  Fun, but standing around in the cold was a challenge.  I finished in just enough time to make it to the park for a run with the group.  Ran 2 miles on the roads.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Weather change

It started raining this afternoon and getting much colder.  Seeing that in the forecast, I ran in town this morning.  My heel is still very sore, so I only ran 1.3 miles.  I may have to see a podiatrist if it does not improve.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Crowded house

We had a crowded house yesterday.  In fact, 20 people slept at my house last night.  Great having all my kids and their families together.  Some were still here this afternoon when I slipped out and ran 3 miles on the trails at the park.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Family all together

Today was the first time since the mid-80's that all six of our kids have been together at the same time.  With the spouses and 9 grand kids, the house is full.  I did slip away this morning for a 2.4-mile run on the trails at the park.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Heel pain getting worse, again

The inflammation in my right heel is getting worse, again, just when I thought it was gradually going away.  I'll have to work on it, I guess.  I have a house full of visiting family, but I went to the park this afternoon and got in 2 miles on the park roads.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Rainy afternoon

It rained part of the afternoon and was much cooler this evening.  I met up with the group and ran 2 miles on the park roads.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Late run

I got tied up with something all day, but finally ran laps at the track at 9:30 tonight.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Orthopedic Surgeon appointment

I had an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon this afternoon  to check my sore left shoulder.  I had major rotator cuff surgery on this shoulder back in the 90's.  Looks like some of it came undone.  He gave me a choice of shoulder replacement or occasional cortisone shots.  At least for now, I chose the shots and he gave me the first one.  Then, I went to the park and ran 2 miles on the park roads.

Monday, November 4, 2019

New shoes

I put on a new pair of running shoes today and ran 1.5 miles on the park roads to break them in.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Texas 10 Series Katy 5-Miler

I overslept this morning, but made it down to Katy just in time to run the Texas 10 Series Katy 5-Miler.  Cool and sunny.  I finished in 1:12:53, about 2 minutes faster than Cypress 3 weeks ago.  I was 3rd of 3 in the 70 and over age group.