March 30, 2015

Ran/walked 1.5 miles this morning

I got out earlier this morning and did 1.5 miles, going South from the 100th South trail-head. I used a run/walk ratio of about 20 seconds running/40 seconds walking. The temperature was in the upper 60s (F), and the sky was clear with no clouds.

March 25, 2015

My grand daughter and I did another mile

My grand daughter likes to drive my electric jeep, and I like to walk. We did another mile today, each person getting what they wanted. Today was a lot of sun but cold, about 10 (F) below normal.

March 24, 2015

My grand daughter and I went about a mile

Even though the sky was overcast and the likely hood of rain was high, my grand daughter and I went about a mile in our neighborhood. She drove my electric jeep and I walked. Even though she goes faster than I do, she likes to have contests to see who gets to such and such a marker first. She always wins, and I use her desire for competition to keep her going when she begins to lose interest. She likes to go ahead of me and go up and down people's driveways while I plod along the main sidewalks.

March 23, 2015

Ran/walked for 1.8 miles

Today was overcast with short periods of sun and short periods of rain-showers. I went running in the late afternoon and did about 1.8 miles, using a run/walk ratio of 17 seconds running and 40 seconds of walking. The temperature was in the low 60s (F), but it felt colder due to high humidity and a wind of about 5 mph. I didn't notice the wind on my way out, because it was a tail wind, but as soon as I turned around, I felt the wind, which was now a head wind. I was glad to get back to my car since I was mostly walking, and walking doesn't do much to generate heat. During the hot summer, I will be glad for all the walking I'm doing, but on cold days, like today, I kinda wish I was running more so I would keep warm. Today I dressed like I was running most of the time when in reality I was walking most of the time.

The following picture was taken from the web.


March 21, 2015

Ran/Walked another 1.5 miles

I went running in the late afternoon and repeated the course and distance used in my last run. One the way back, I stopped and added 2 seconds to my running, giving a run/walk ratio of 17 seconds/40 seconds. Two seconds doesn't seem like much of an increase, but it helps compensate for the time lost in the transition from running to walking and walking to running. The temperature during my run was in the high 60s (F), and on the way back there was a head wind of 5-10 mph. All in all, it was a nice day today. Sunny but large clouds in the sky.

March 18, 2015

Ran/walked 1.5 miles

It's been about a week since I last went running, but I made it out today, doing 1.5 miles in the late afternoon. The temperature was in the low 60s (F), and it was a nice day for running. I wore my running shorts for the first time since last Fall. I changed my run/walk ratio to 15 seconds running or jogging and 40 seconds walking. This means I'm changing my run/walk ratio to do less running. It seems to work fine. I completed the distance with no rest breaks, and I felt fine at the end. As I get older, I'm doing more walking and less running and will probably do all walking at some point in the future.

I'm glad its OK to be a slow poke, because I certainly am one. It's OK, though, because I enjoy myself and that is what counts.

March 12, 2015

Ran/walked 1 mile and then later walked 0.7 mile

I'm probably not fully recovered from yesterday's run, so today I reduced my distance and ran/walked 1 mile, going South along the Jordan River. I'm still using a run/walk ratio of 30 seconds/40 seconds. The temperature during my run was in the 50s (F). Later, I tended two grandchildren for 4 hours, and my granddaughter and I made one loop around the block, going down the canal road instead of a nearby street and slightly longer than yesterday. I walked and she drove the jeep around the block.

March 11, 2015

My granddaughter and I walked 1.2 miles around our neighborhood

Today was a day this week that I took care of my granddaughter while her mother and father worked. Along with playing games in the house, we walked around our block twice, for a total of about 1.2 miles. Well, I did the walking and she drove our battery-powered Jeep. She is seven, and has about one more year before she will be too big for the jeep.

The temperature today was in the high 50s (F), and the sky was cloudy. We didn't see any neighbors during our outing.

My jeep is like the one in the following picture which was taken from the web.

March 9, 2015

Ran 1.5 miles in mid-afternoon

The temperature today during my run was in the 50s, and it was a nice, sunny day. I ran 1.5 miles, going south from the 100th South trailhead. I felt tired at the end of my run/walk, and I was glad I didn't go farther. My next run will be on Thursday, and I'll probably repeat my 1.5 miles.