Saturday, March 25, 2023

Tyler Azalea 10K

 I drove up to Tyler yesterday and ran the Azalea 10K this morning.  I had problems getting my contacts in this morning and ended up running without them.  Not being able to see clearly probably slowed me down somewhat, but I managed not to trip and fall.  About 2 miles of the course is on red brick streets and they are a tripping hazard.  I finished in 1:41:45, about 5 minutes slower than last year.  I was the only runner over 80, so I was first in my age group.

Friday, March 24, 2023


 I drove my wife down to The Woodlands for an appointment this morning.  While there, I ran 3.1 miles on the Waterway.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Felt better

 I felt better today and ran 3.6 miles at the park, mostly on the trails.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Minimum 3.1

 I went to the park early this afternoon, but did not feel well.  Got in a minimum 3.1 slow miles on the trails.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday with the group

 As usual for Tuesday, I met up with the group at the park this evening.  I ran 3.7 miles, mostly on the trails.  Light misty rain most of the time.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Spring break over

 I went to the park early this afternoon, on the first day after Spring break.  The park was nearly empty.  I ran 3.5 miles and only saw a couple people on the trails.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Club run at the park

 We had our annual 3.5-mile club run at Huntsville State Park this afternoon.  I hiked out to the 1-mile point on the course before the race and took photos of all the runners and gave course directions.  After the last runner, I hiked back to the start, picking up course marking materials along the way.  This evening, I went back to the park and ran 3.2 miles on the trails.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Green Ulra 10K

 For the third straight year, I ran the Green Ultra 10K trail run in Millican this morning.  It was a new course and as usual, it was long.  My GPS showed 6.53 (10K is suppose to be 6.2).  I do not have my official time yet, but it was a little over 2 hours.  In any case, I was the only runner over 80, so I won my age group.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Evening at the park

 I was out of Huntsville most of the day and did not get to the park until about 5 this evening.  With a race tomorrow morning, I cut my run to 3.1 miles.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Early Thursday run

 The group meets at the park on Thursday evening, but it was suppose to be storming.  So, I went out early this afternoon and ran 3.3 miles on the trails.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Longer run

 I ran a little longer at the park this afternoon.  Got in 5.1 miles on the trails.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Mostly trails

 I ran 3.4 miles at the park this evening, mostly on the trails.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Spring break

 It's spring break and the state park is crowded.  At least, there are no more smoldering fires that I can find.  Early this afternoo, I got in 3.7 miles on the trails.

Busy Sunday

 I had a busy Sunday, but I managed to get in a trail run at the crowded state park.  I had planned a longer run, but only had time for 4.7 miles.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Spindle Tree 5K Park Run

 I ran the Spindle Tree 5K Park Run in Magnolia this morning.  I felt sluggish and finished in 48:22.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Four on Friday

 I went to the park late this Friday morning and ran 4 miles on the trails.