Saturday, October 16, 2021

Huntsville Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles)

 I ran our club's Huntsville Quarter Marathon this morning, just over a half mile from my house.  Beautiful clear and cool weather.  About a quarter mile from the start, I tripped on some very rough asphalt and took a very hard fall.  I cut up my forehead, elbow, knee and hands.  I probably looked bad, but I kept going, washing the blood off the best I could with from water from an aid station.  I finished in 1:46:19 and was first of one in the 80 and over age group.  After a shower, I went to the ER to make sure I did not need stitches on my forehead.  I did not, but they did Xrays and other tests to make sure nothing was broken.  I feel little beat up tonight.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday afternoon

 I had a doctors appointment late this morning and did not get out to the park until mid-afternoon.  I have a race tomorrow morning, but still ran my minimum 3 miles (trails).

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Back to roads

 As usual for Thursday, I met up with the group at the park this evening.  I ran 3 miles on the park roads.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Different course

 I changed up the course on my trail run at the park this afternoon, but got in 4 miles.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Minimum 3

 For just over a month now, I have run a minimum of 3 miles a day.  Don't think I have done that before.  In any case, I have been trying to increase my mileage.  I met up with the group at the park this evening and ran 3 miles on the trails.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Lots of people on the trails

 Since today is a holiday, I saw a lot of people on the trails at the park.  Early this afternoon, I ran 4.1 miles on the trails.  Actually, I intended to run exactly 4, but I missed the turnaround point.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Texas 10 Series Cypress 5-Miler

 I ran the Texas 10 Series Cypress 5-Miler in Cypress this morning.  It was not too hot, but plenty humid.  I finished in a slow 1:20:33 and was 4th of 4 in the 70 and over age group..

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Run the Woodlands 5K

 I ran the Run the Woodlands 5K this morning and finished in 47:01.  This was my 55th race in 2021.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday at the park

 I made it out to the park early this Friday afternoon and ran 3.5 miles on the trails.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Running with Bridgette

 My good friend, Bridgette Collins of Houston, joined our group at the state park this evening.  Bridgette and I worked together in the early 90's and she has since run over 30 marathons and has her 5th book on running and fitness coming out this month.  I ran 3 miles on the trails with her.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Tree collision

I ran 4.5 miles on this trails at the park this afternoon.  Late in the run. I tripped on a root and fell forward.  I tried to break the fall by grabbing a small tree.  That worked, except that I fell into the tree face first.  The good news is that there are no cuts on my knees.

Group at the park

Darn.  I forgot to blog last night, but I met up with the group at the park and ran 3.6 miles on the trails.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Back to park trails

 After road races the last two days, I went back to the park trails today.  Did 4 miles.  By the way, the visible counter on this blog has been disabled for some time.  I happened to look at the blog stats tonight and see that there has been exactly 160,000 visits since I began in 2008.  Thanks, ya'll for visiting.  It is a real source of motivation for me.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Night 5K

 For the 120th time, I ran the Sunday Night 5K in The Woodlands this evening.  I finished in 44:06.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Austin County Fair Stampede 5K

I made the foggy drive over to Bellville this morning and ran the Austin County Fair Stampede 5K.  Nice to visit with good friends.  I finished the hilly course in 47:49 and was first of one in the 80 and over age group.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Three in the rain

 Steady rain this morning for my 3-mile run on the park roads.