May 25, 2015

Repeat of run last Saturday

Thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon, so my wife and I went out early. I did 1.5 miles again. Lots of people were out  this morning, especially families and children on bikes.

May 23, 2015

Ran 1.5 miles

My wife and I went to the Jordan River Parkway. I did ran/walked 1.5 miles and she walked did 2.0 miles. Because of a forecast of thunder-shires later in the day, we went out earlier, starting about 9:30. The sky was cloudy most of the day with the sun peaking out once in a while. I plan on running 1.5 miles all next week and then inching up a bit.

May 19, 2015

Not much running or walking this past week

Last week involved a lot of driving, and I was thus sitting for quite a few hours each day. I did manage to walk a couple of miles during the week, mostly on a treadmill.

May 1, 2015

Walked 1 mile

While on my way home from running errands, I stopped at the 100th South trail head of the Jordan River Parkway and walked 1 mile. I had just started walking, when my nephew-in-law, Abe, came by on his bike (and his son on his bike), and we talked for a few minutes. The temperature was in the mid 70s (F), and it was pleasant to be out in the early evening as the sun was going down.

April 28, 2015

Walked about 1/4 mile

My granddaughter was with me today, and I walked about 1/4 mile with her to feed carrots to nearby horses. In addition, I was on my feet for an hour this afternoon but didn't do much walking. Of course, I get a small amount of walking around the house. Today was a wonderful day. We had a good rain two days ago, and today was warm sunshine. Lawns are getting green.

April 23, 2015

Did another 2 miles

I went running in the early afternoon, using the same 2-mile route that I've used during the past week. The sky was cloudy, mostly overcast, and a few rain drops fell while I was running. Not enough, though, to cause concern. The temperature during my run was in the high 60s (F). Not many people were on the path, probably due to them being at work.

April 21, 2015

Ran/walked 2 miles

I went running about 2 pm and did 2 miles. For the first quarter mile I used a run/walk ratio of 20/20 (seconds), and then I switched to 20/40 for the rest of the run, although there were a few times that I took an extra 20 seconds walking. The air temperature during my run was in the low 40s (F), and it was great to be outside. Warm with a gentle breeze of 2-4 mph. Quite a few people were on the path taking advantage of the beautiful Spring day.

One car in the parking lot had a 26.2 sticker on its bumper, but the car was gone when I got back. I thus don't know who ran the marathon at some time in the past.

April 18, 2015

Great weather today. Nice funeral.

Today was a warm, cloudless day. Great for generation of solar power, and great for the graveside part of the funeral. The funeral, held in a church building next to a campus of the Salt Lake Community College, was long (2 hours), but all seven of the man's children spoke and told reasons why they were glad the man was their father. Also, the Bishop (pastor) spoke, and a church leader (LDS), who was a close friend, spoke. After the service, I took red grapes to a different church building that was host to a dinner for family members and relatives of the man, as my contribution to food for the dinner. The dinner was held after the graveside part of the funeral. The man who died was my neighbor and a former governor of the state of Utah.

The following picture, of a typical Mormon funeral, was taken from the web.

April 17, 2015

Ran/walked another 1.7 miles

Tomorrow is a funeral for a friend, and I may be busy most of the afternoon. So, I went running today and did 1.7 miles again. The sky was mostly clouds, but there were spots of sunshine.