December 17, 2014

Busy day but did a mile

Today was busy, and the weather wasn't good, so we just did a mile walking around our neighborhood -- no running.

December 15, 2014

Another uneventful 2.8 miles

I enjoy doing our workouts with my wife. She is faster than I, but she waits for me at our turnaround and at a couple of benches on the way back.

December 13, 2014

Ran 2.8 miles again

My wife and I ran and walked 2.8 miles again. I'm slowly getting used to the distance and didn't take as many rest stops as I've been taking. Today was a beautiful day, lots of sun.

December 10, 2014

Ran/walked 2.8 miles, going south from the East Pavilion

My wife and I drove to the East Pavilion in South Jordan and went south for our run. We haven't been on that route for several months, and it was nice to visit that part of the Jordan River Parkway again. It was a beautiful day, great temperature, and quite a few other folks were on the path. My wife walks faster than I jog/walk, so while she was waiting for me to reach our turnaround, she walked into a neighborhood that we've never visited and look as the nice (expensive) houses. When I reached the turnaround point, she was't there, and I began to worry that something had happened to her. After about two minutes, I saw her walking down a hill.

December 8, 2014

Ran 2.7 miles again

My wife and I went running in the late morning. There weren't many on the path when we started, but by the time we finished, there were more using the path. The temperature was in the mid 50s (F), and it was a nice day to be outside. We didn't see many birds in the trees that border the path.

December 6, 2014

Extended my jog/walk to 2.7 miles

My wife was out with our two grandkids who live nearby, so I went running by myself. I left in the early afternoon. The temperature was in the lower 50s (F), and it was a great day to be out. The sun was shinning, and there were beautiful cumulus clouds in the sky. Instead of turning around at our usual bench, I extended my run to the next bench, a total of 2.7 miles. I took extra rest stops to compensate for the longer distance. An increase of 0.2 miles isn't much for younger runners, but for an old guy like me, it is a significant increase.

December 2, 2014

Ran another 2.5 miles in mid-day

My wife and I walked and jog/walked our usual route today. There were a few people on the path, but not many. After another week or so of this distance, I may add some distance and go to the next bench on the path. We're currently stopping at a bench about 1/4 mile south of the 106th South tunnel. The following picture, taken from the web, shows how I feel sometimes.

November 29, 2014

Ran 2.5 miles against a headwind that died out

I went running and walking in the late afternoon and finished about half an hour or so before it got dark. I did more walking than I have in past runs and probably ran about 1/3 of the distance and 2/3 walking. When I was younger, if I didn't run for a week, it would take me about a week to return to my previous condition. Now it takes me two or three weeks. I used to run 5 days per week. Now, my goal is to run three days per week, but some weeks I only get out once or twice. I call myself a runner, but I've really become a jogger. I run and walk pretty slow. But, that's OK. At least I'm out and moving about.

The first half of my run was against a 10-15 mph headwind, and I looked forward to having that as a tail wind on the way back. However, the wind stopped, and my return was with no wind. I've been thinking that I should go north instead of south for the first half of my workouts.... 

November 24, 2014

Ran 2 miles in late afternoon

My wife and I drove to the Jordan River Parkway in the late afternoon and went south from 100th South to 106th South and back. The temperature was in the high 30s (F) and there was only a slight breeze blowing. We had planned on going 2.5 miles, but I was tired, and we turned back after reaching the tunnel under 106th South. The trail was mostly devoid of others, and we only saw four walkers. One person was pushing a walker; that is the first time in 41 years of running that I've seen a person pushing a walker; good for him! The sky was cloudy with spots of sun. The following picture was taken from the web.