Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The heat is on!!

Most definitely hotter today but I still got in a great 6 mile run thru Forest Hills. Work was a challenge as the power went out on third shift when a transformer blew and at 2pm when I got off they still did not have it back on.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Great morning for a run

I went out this morning and it was nice and cool so I ran 10 miles around Forest Hills and out 75 North. The traffic was light and the sky was blue so it was a great run. I hope everyone is having a great week.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Running Trails!!

I took the chance today and instead of running the streets as usual I went out and ran with Ken and a nice lady named Megan from the city who is also a new member of Seven Hills. We ran a 3.5 mile course on the trails of the park. It was fun and I got a little mileage on trails in so I'm happy.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

WOW what a change!!

The weather this afternoon was great I just cant believe it has gotten so cool so quick. I went out for a 7and 1/2 mile run this afternoon and it was enjoyable. I felt like I could have went further but I got a late start so. I had to head back before it got dark. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and I hope you all have a great week of running.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Roundup 10k

Well today was great. I woke up and when to the VIP area. I got to spend some more time with the governor and his wife. I will be posting a link to the pictures soon. Then it was off to the races where I set a new PR for a 10k with a time of 47:38:15 which is a 7:40 pace. The course was tougher then I thought it would be even with the hills of Huntsville. The hills here were tough. One of our favorite bloggers Jon Walk was here in Austin this morning and I appreciate that he was here. Well I'm headed back to Huntsville.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Im off to Austin

Well this will be my last post till Sunday as I'm off to Austin for the roundup 10k. I did a light run today of 4 miles then took care of all the packing I needed to get done. Today the Houston Chronicle ran a story in the running section and I have included a link to that story. Also for those of you who live in Huntsville be sure to check out the Item tomorrow. I hope all of you have a great weekend at the Weisner run in town and ill see all of you when I get back.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hotter the Hades

Its kinda funny how coming out of winter 85 degrees is so dang hot , anyway I knocked out 6 miles this afternoon and it was pretty dang warm but I know soon enough I'll start to get used to it, it could be worse it could have been 95 degree's and noon. WOOOO.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Unexpected Day Off

Well I had every intention of running 6 miles today, that was until I came home and had a page that at drill tonight we would be doing the consumption course which is totally draining on the body. So doent look like ill be running tonight unless by some miracle I still have energy left after drill at the station.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Six Miles

Well I ran 6 miles today and that should be near the same amount I run for the next couple of days. Im hoping to set a new PR in Austin this weekend. Ive never ran there before so it should be interesting. Till tomorrow!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Easy Day

Well I took the day off from running and took it easy today. Ive ran about 40 miles this week which isnt that bad. Looks like we might get rain this week so its back to the roads for me tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you all have a great week.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Late Afternoon Run!!

I went out about 7pm to knock out some mileage it got dark sooner then I hoped it would so i only got in 51/2 miles today guess its better then none. Not much else to talk about today as it was a work day and I don't want to talk about the ignorance of Inmates.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Could it get any better?

Well last night I went to the Seven Hills Running Club meeting and we had a great guest speaker. Tony Allison is the president of The Woodlands Running club and he told us all about his adventure running the Antarctica Marathon 2008. It was great and everyone enjoyed his presentation.
Today I went out and ran 7 miles and what a beautiful day god blessed us with after all of the harsh rain this morning which I have been to told I slept thru all the lighting and thunder. I do have to admit though I got a good nights sleep so hoorey for the rain.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thought it was going to rain!!

Well I went out today for a Nine mile run and for a few minutes there I thought it was going to rain. God spared me and it was a great run. Now I'm off of to the Seven Hills club meeting and to celebrate Deanna my youngest turning 13 yrs old.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big News

Well it has not been easy but I have been keeping a secret for about three weeks and now I can tell that secret to all of you. Today about noon time Governor Rick Perry named me the 2008 Fit Texan. To read the Governors press release follow the link below.

And I must not forget as some of you would think I took the day off. I ran 5 miles .

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunny day In Huntsille

Well I got up and went out for my first run since Saturday and the Bear Chase. I knocked out 8 and 1/2 miles today and it was nice out. I found something on the Internet a while back that I know fits all the people who read my blog and it kinda sums up how I feel now that I have completed 5 marathons. Some of you may have seen it before and if so that's ok. The words never seemed to fit me after only running Houston anyway here it is.

I'm A Marathoner
I know I'm only competing against myself
I set goals and work hard to accomplish them
I understand the power of the human will
I strive to help others in their quest for success
I know I can face whatever road lies ahead
I am not satisfied with the Status Quo
My true self shines thru

Ok so I felt pretty dang good this afternoon and decided that i would go and join the other people from Seven Hills for the 5k training run from Bandera Grill. I figured its wasn't that far so I ran the mile and a quarter and got there later. I followed the mapped path and when I got back to the grill no one was there. Anyway I ran a total of 13.79 miles today.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sad Day

Today was a sad day for me and my fellow firefighter here in the small town of Huntsville. Today we payed respect to one of our own, though he may have been retired for some time Chief Joe French was a man who was well respected in this community and I am honored to have been able to be part of showing him the final respect that he so justly earned after 60 years on this earth. Rest In Peace Chief Joe French

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Groveton Bear Chase Marathon

Well I ran the Bear Chase marathon today and it was tough. Not that it was a demanding course more like tough because my body was a little more tired then I wanted it to be. I went out pretty fast around 750 minutes pace and felt pretty descent thru the first half. The only parts that bummed me out were the dirt trail parts of the marathon they really slowed me down. Guess I need to spend more time in the park to over come that. I finished with a time of 4hrs3min39sec. This is slower then I wanted to finish but I accept it because the more I have thought about it I have a had a great marathon season. I ran 5 marathons in my first season shaved 26 minutes off my first marathon time and completed the Marathon Challenge. What do I have to be mad about I see next season being a time of broken PR's and possibly a BQ yr. I also wont forget the great time I had at TIR and I'm looking forward to running that great event with the members of 7 hill. Let me take a chance to tell Katy way to go on your run. Hey don't think for a minute I didn't think about cutting my run to a half. You yourself have had a great season and I'm proud of you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Advice from the Jedi Master!

Well today I called on the Jedi Master A.K.A. Ken and asked for advice about running two marathons so close together. Heck I figured who better to get that kind of advice from then someone who's 66 and has ran more marathons asleep then I have all my life. Ken if you read this Im giving you a compliment not putting you down. That being said he adviced me to go for a light 1 to 2 mile run and then take tomorrow and friday off so that my body has time to heal from last Sundays Marathon. So I ran two miles really really really slow in the rain and it felt COLD. And this will be all my running till saturday morning. In the words of another great jedi master Yoda " May the force be with you"

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

6 miles to Happiness

I went out today for my recovery run and had decided to keep it light, somewhere around 4 miles but being the hard head I am it turned into 6 miles before I knew what I had done. Sometimes I just forget to look a my Garmin to see my distance. At least I can look forward to a lot less soreness tomorrow because of today.
Keep running and smile life is good.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Rest Day

Well I took the day off today and went and had my post race massage. It always help to get the soreness out. Watched a little soccer and did somethings at the fire station. Tomorrow I will go out and jog a few miles but nothing major. Hope everyone had a good Monday.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Big D Marathon!!!

Well I had a great day today and I let myself down at the same time. The weather in Dallas was great, it was predicted to get to 80 but stayed around 59. The course was really hilly but that wasn't a problem for this boy from hilly Huntsville. I met a few nice people that I hung with for about 8 miles. Then came my problem, Mother Nature called and it cost me two dang minutes. I finished at 4:00:21.30. As most of you know I was shooting for a sub 4 hour marathon so that i could take it kinda easy this next weekend in Groveton. Oh well Groveton is flat and I'm ready, I WILL get the dang sub 4 hr time I want come hell or high water. Some of you may ask why am i trying so hard my first year of marathoning. I want a good point to start out at this next Marathon season on my quest to BQ.

Lets see Final results for today- 4:00:21.30(PR)
Overall place 106
Age group place and this was the best part: 17th woo hoo

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Days Like today!!

Well today I started out my run planing on just gettting a few miles in to stay loose but not over do it. The tempature was ok here in huntsville around 74 at least thats what the internet was telling me. As I got about two miles into my run. I decided just to go where my feet took me and it was great I ran down some streets I havent ran down in a long while all thru Forest Hills. Never felt any pain and actually felt relaxed. I ended up running close to 7 miles.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

5 days and counting

Well Dallas is 5 days away and I ran 6 miles today. No pains to speak of and the heat wasnt to bad. More tomorrow.