Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nice Cool Morning

it was great that the weather was only in the 70's this morning I went out and ran 7&1/2 miles at about 7 this morning and it was great. I think thats one of the things im going to like about my new job is that I can start running in the morning without having to get up at three in the morning to do it. I dont have to be there till 7 so i can go unat 5 and still make it to work on time. I spent the rest of the day out at Blue Lagoon training with the guys on rope rescue. What a place. Ive never been there before. but I will go back.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

6 Miles and the end of my Career With TDCJ

Well today was my last and final day at TDCJ. I didn't realize till today how excited I really am about starting my new career, I wasn't prepared though for the feeling i would have about leaving some really good friends behind in that god forsaken place. I have had some coworkers that in their own ways touched my live for the positive and I hope I have had the same effect on them. I came home and then went out and got a good 6 mile run in without having to worry about getting blown away by storms so it was great.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Kick butt storm!!!

Wnt out to get in 6 miles but had to turn around rather quickly because of the storm. I almost didnt make it back before the sky fell out. I got two miles in today.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 5k

Today was a fun day. We went out to Ken Johnson's house for the Memorial day 5k and cookout. I finished with a time of 23:26 and tied with Darren Grant for 1st place. If not for missing a turn his son would have put both of us in second place man that kid is fast. The food was great and it was a lot of fun hanging out with everyone afterwards. Thanks for the good time Ken.

Went out at about 530pm and ran another 3 miles. I wanted to get at least 6 in today so I waited a few hours after coming home from Ken's

Sunday, May 25, 2008

3 miles

I ran three miles yesterday then took all the girls out to dinner. Colton was off at prom so I figured why not take them out. Nothing fancy but we had a good time. Im taking today off and will run the Memorial day 5k at Kens House tomorrow.

Friday, May 23, 2008

10 miles run

Well I went out this morning thinking I could get out before it got hot but man was I wrong. i ran ten miles but it wasn't easy due to the heat. I stopped at timercrest town homes where my wife is manager and used the hose to cool off for a minute.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hot Hot Hot!!!

Well I got 6 miles in today but it was pretty dang hot. Thats about it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

3.29 in the Park

Well today I figured out that contrary to popular opinion my garmin will work in the park. I ran with Ken this afternoon in the park and I still believe the trails are suckering me in this makes two times with no falls its kinda scary. anyway we did 3.29 miles. I didn't want to push it to hard because I have my fire department stress test and physical tomorrow. I took yesterday off so I needed to run today.

Monday, May 19, 2008

6.09 miles and a new job!!!!

Well I went out this afternoon and it was a great run the weather was beautiful , heck it was that way all day even though I woke to a bright full moon. Today I finally got the news I have been waiting to hear since I was 5 yrs old and that is no exaggeration. Today I got a phone call from the fire chief of Huntsville, Texas asking me If after all this testing and interview process I wanted a job working for his department as a full time firefighter. I don't think I have to tell any of you what my answer was. For a little while today I thought about the times when I was 5 yrs old and dad would get a call and ask me if I wanted to go. (It was the 70's and fireman did things like that, how do thing they got the idea for that scene in backdraft.) we would go to the station and he would put me in the front seat and off we would go. I was hooked man at 5 I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up and now 36 yrs later its actually going to happen its crazy but I'm totally excited.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Wel I went out for 6.75 miles yesterday and felt good. This morning I woke up with a pain in my shoulder so I only ran two miles. I'm on the heating pad for the rest of the afternoon. I think I just slept wrong but it hurt like heck.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Well this morning I went out for a run at about 645am and the weather was cool. I ran about 71/2 miles and my pace was great. I forgot to mention that yesterday I had a running companion for a few steps. A big ol texas armodillo got on the road with me but he didnt seem to mind Iwas there. Sorry katy no snake this time. they must really like you. As for the title of this post im not sure any of you know it but there is now a website kinda like myspace but it for runners like all of us it called and its worth checking out if you interested in those types of things. if you join give me a yell and ill add you to my friends list. Great running and have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Park Run

well today I went out to the park but missed my ride in and everyone had already started running So I ran in and ran the roads instead of the trails. I figured there was no way I was going running on the trails and getting lost. I ended up running 5 3/4 miles. Not a bad day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Its going to rain cats and dogs!!

Well I went out and got a 6 mile run in before drill tonight and it made my muscles were tired. I don't think I realized how much the test on Saturday took out of me. tomorrow I'm taking the day off so that i can finish up my presentation. I got on the scale today and I'm down to 194 lbs so that cool the hot weather is starting to sweat it off me.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Catch Up

Well I'm playing catch up on my blog and I'm sorry for that. its been a busy couple of days but I have been able to get some running in. On Saturday I ran 1/2 mile and that was part of the Physical Agility test for the job I'm trying to get. On Sunday I ran 6 miles after work. This morning it was nice and cool so i went out for a 10.39 mile run thru Forest Hills. Ive been doing kinda short to medium runs since my last marathon but I'm about to start stretching them out to longer distances. I hope everyone has a great week and good running!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Work Work Work

Some of you may have wondered where I have been, Well I have been in Rosharon as part of the team that took over the Terrell unit as some of you may have heard about on the news. These 14 hour days are killer and we have gotten back so late that Ive just been to tired to run. I test on Saturday for the full time position with Huntsville fire so I had planned on not running Friday anyway. We have one more day at Terrell and they say its only half a day so ill rest tomorrow and wake up ready to run Saturday. I hope everyone is having a great week and that you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Really Good running day!

Well I went out for a 6 mile run and ended up doing 7.22 miles, it just felt really good out side even for 77 degrees so I just kept running. I had a few things to do so I came on back to the house. Next week ill start adding some more distance as my body acclimates to the heat more. I hope everyone enjoyed today because as sure as I'm sitting here it will rain tomorrow.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rainy Day Running

Well my parents hung around today which was cool since they have been in Washington State for the past month on work. They found out this morning that they are off for Alaska for the next 3 to 4 months but this is not their first time going there so they are happy that they will get to see some old friends. I have also added my first out of state marathon It will be in of all places Anchorage, Alaska on August 27, 2008. I figured what the hay might as well try my hand out of Texas. Ive been to anchorage before when my dad was working there last time and had to have surgery. I loved it so now I get to go run it.
Today I went out in the rain and knocked out 6 miles of course at first my parents thought I had gone crazy but i think they realized while I was out that it wasn't craziness at all but dedication which is why they offered to handle my air fair to Alaska. I just hope tomorrow is nicer then today. I don't mind getting wet every once in a while but not every day.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

If Every Day was Like Today

This morning I went out for a 10 mile run thru forest hills and out 75N and while I ran I started to think about the weather and how nice its been. I had to ask why cant everyday be like today great temperature, clear skies and very little traffic. In a runners world doesn't that sound like heaven. Well at least it wasn't windy like it was yesterday, that's the part I forgot to tell all of you about. We had a bad head wind going out probably if I had to guess 20 miles an hour. Well we have family coming to the house so I'm out of here till tomorrow. If anyone wants to run together in the morning I'm off work so give me a call or drop me an email.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Today was great! The weather was about 60 when we got into Lexington. They had a pretty good turn out for such a small town. 64 runners in all. I finished 4th overall, 2nd in my age group and I set a new 5k PR 23:03.

My son Colton took 7th overall, 1st in his age group and finished with a time of 24:20 im very proud of him. Im pretty sure they were ready for us to get out of their town after we took some of their hardware. The Parade was great they had alot of old tractors in that town it was pretty cool. Before we could leave they asked me to judge BBQ Chicken so that was cool then we headed home. All in all it was a great day for the Langwell men. Pictured are Me, Colton Langwell, And Kolton Allen The Fit Kid 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pre Race

Well I'm taking the day off today in hopes that I can set a new 5k PR tomorrow. I wanted to give my legs at least a days rest to heal and relax. The sky looks alot nicer today then yesterday. I know I haven't said it much but thank you to everyone for all your constant encouragement it means more to me then you any of you can know. Ill be back on tomorrow to let all of you know how it goes in Lexington. have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What a nasty looking day in Huntsville

I went out for a 4 mile run and it was ok. Outside just looked really gloomy and I wasnt sure that I would make it back without getting wet. Tomorrow ill take the day off so that im ready for the 5k in Lexington Saturday.