August 17, 2014

Walked 0.6 miles yesterday and about 1.2 miles today

My wife and I were pretty tired yesterday when evening came, and we decided not to go to the Jordan River. Instead, we did a short walk around our neighborhood. Today, I walked (about 1.2 miles round trip) to an early morning church meeting. It was nice walking to the meeting but was hot walking home.

August 13, 2014

Second run this week for another 2 miles

My wife and I did 2 miles, going south from the 100th South trail head. I felt stronger than I have in the past few runs, thanks to my getting a bit more sleep. I only took one rest stop each way. The temperature during our run/walk was in the mid 70s (F).

August 11, 2014

I ran/walked 2 miles again

My wife and I went to the South Jordan East Pavilion and went 2 miles using the same route I used on Saturday of last week. I felt slightly stronger than I did on Saturday, and I got a bit more sleep than I've been getting. We went in the early evening while the sun was still above the Oquirrh Mountains. I didn't check the temperature, but it was probably in the low 80s (F) and had been in the low 90s earlier in the day. The sky was cloudy, and the sun would have been just above the pavilion that is shown in the picture shown below.

The picture shown below was taken from the web, and the camera was located just east of where I usually park my car.



August 9, 2014

Just finished my run/walk with another 2 miles

I started my run about 10 am and ran 2 miles, going south from the South Jordan East Pavilion (about 108th South). The shade temperature was in the high 70s (F) when I started, but the direct-sun temperature was probably in the high 80s to mid 90s. That route doesn't have much shade, especially that late in the morning. I only had about 5 hours sleep last night, and I was tired during the run and took several rest stops on the way back. My wife, Judy, didn't go with me, because she and a friend will be taking the Salt Lake Valley Home Show tour and will be on her feet for most of the afternoon and evening.

I think I'll continue my 2-mile runs next week. Until I get my sleep under control, I don't want to push for longer distances. I'm getting to bed a bit earlier, but I'm waking up earlier and have problems going back to sleep. Hopefully, I'll get a good nap today.

August 6, 2014

Ran/walked 2 miles again

My wife and I started our run/walk at 8:01 am and went south from 100th South. Because of our being out early, there was a lot of shade on the path. There were a lot of people, too. I don't remember seeing many other runners, but there were a lot of walkers, cyclists, and two skaters. I felt pretty good during the workout, but I took several short rest breaks. There were a few times that I took an extra walking phase (40 seconds), but for most of the time I alternated running and walking.

My wife was waiting for me when I approached the last 1/8 mile, and we walked to the finish line. While waiting for me, she asked some people if they had seen an old man running. They said that I was sitting on a bench when they went by but was running when they passed me on their way back. I think they were walkers. I'm going pretty slow when walkers pass me.... On Monday (August 4), two women were walking and enjoying visiting with each other. I passed them and felt like I was in a race.

August 4, 2014

Aborted our run due to thunder and heavy rain

My wife and I left home about 6:30 pm with the intent to do 2 miles again. However, dark storm clouds were coming from the south, and we aborted our run/walk and returned to our car. It started to sprinkle as I got into the car, and a minute later it was raining heavily. I couldn't see very well, so we sat in our car until the rain slowed down enough that we could see the road. There was less thunder than we had expected, but we had very heavy rain for about 15 minutes.  I did about 0.9 miles and my wife did about 1.2 miles. The temperature through all of this was in the low 80s (F), and the wind was blowing quite hard.