Thursday, October 29, 2015

Another 2.3 miles

Rain is forecast for this afternoon, so my wife and I went to the Jordan River this morning. We went south from 100th South. The sky was overcast, and the temperature was about 49 (F). I wore long pants and a nylon wind breaker and felt fine. There was only a slight breeze blowing. I ran faster than I have in the past, and I took no rest breaks going out and only two breaks coming back, at 1.3 and 1.8 miles. I slept well last night and got 6.5 good hours of sleep.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ran/walked 2.3 windy miles

My wife, Judy, and our grand daughter, Anja, went from the South Jordan East Pavilion to the Draper playground at about 12100 South. Judy was walking, and Anja was on her scooter. I went about half way to the playground, running 25 seconds and walking 50 seconds, and I then returned to my car. When I reached the car, I had only gone 2 miles, so I ran north 0.15 miles and returned to the car, and I drove to the Riverton playground which is across the river from the Draper playground. Lots of runners and cyclists were on the path, but not many walkers. I took no rest stops during my run. There was a gusty north wind of about 15 mph which made it cooler than the mid-50 degrees (F) given in the weather reports. When the wind wasn't blowing, the sun felt nice. I wore running shorts and a single t-shirt. A jacket would have been nice as a wind breaker.

When I got to the Riverton playground, my wife was on a bench watching Anja climb on the slides and other things on the playground. I watched Anja for about 15 minutes, and then we drove home.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ran 2.3 miles again

My wife and I were out about 10 am. The temperature was in the mid 50s (F) when we started and in the low 60s when we finished. Quite a few people were on the path. We went south from 100th South. That route doesn't have much shade, and we took advantage of the warmth from sun. I took no rest breaks on the way out, but I took three breaks on the way back, at the 1.3, 1.8, and 2.1 markers. I'm always more tired on the way back than on the way out.

I am getting stronger. Today I went 1.3 miles before I took a break.  A few months ago, I was only going about 0.75 miles before my first break. I am trying to get more sleep, but I'm still only getting about 6.5 hours of sleep each night.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Upped my distance to 2.3 miles

I ran/walked 2.3 miles this afternoon. The temperature was in the low 60s, and it was a beautiful Fall day. The sky was cloudy, and the moments of sun felt good. Not many people were on the path, though. Mainly cyclists with a few walkers. I took three short breaks, one going out and two coming back. I could have skipped the last break, but it was nice to sit on a bench for a minute and enjoy the sun and slight breeze. I felt fine during the run and handled the increase in distance OK.

My wife was busy planting bulbs, and she didn't go out with me. She had a nice walk yesterday, so she is doing fine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Walked 1.5 miles

My wife and I were babysitting our grand daughter today, and we went to the South Jordan East Pavilion and walked to the 114 South street bridge and back. Our grand daughter, who is 6, rode her scooter. I couldn't believe how much energy she has. My policy with her is that as long as she can see us she is free to go ahead of us. She rode all around while we walked down the path. Since I ran/walked yesterday, today was a walking day.

The following picture, taken from the web, shows the type of scooter used by my grand daughter. Her scooter is pink.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Another 2.2 miles

My wife and I drove to the 100th South trail head and went north. I completed 2.2 miles with no rest stops. We began our trek about 11 am. I forgot my two-phase timer, and I just approximated running 25 seconds and walking 50 seconds. The temperature when we arrived back home was in the mid 50s (F). There weren't many people on the path. Most people, it seams, are working during the times we run or walk.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that my left knee was sore. I've been stretching hips several times per day since then, and my knee is no longer sore. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ran/walked 2.2 miles again

My wife and I just returned from our workouts. I only saw a few runners and walkers, but I saw quite a few cyclists. On the way back, I changed my timer to give me 5 seconds more walking. I'm now doing 25 seconds running and 50 seconds walking. I took two breaks on the way out (at the 0.5 and 1.0 mile markers, and four breaks on the way back, at the 1.2, 1.35, 1.7, and 2.0 mile markers. The temperature when I got back was in the mid 70s (F), a beautiful fall day. Some of the leaves on nearby trees are still green while others are turning red and brown. South Jordan City has turned off the water at the parking lot at 100th South in preparation for freezing temperatures.

I was on my feet a lot yesterday afternoon. We took two grand kids to the Halloween activities at a historical site called Gardiner Village. I didn't do a lot of walking, maybe 1 mile or so, but a lot of standing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ran/walked a reduced distance of 1 mile

I went running and walking along the Jordan River Parkway, in the late afternoon. I was on my feet a lot during the past two days, spraying my brick patios with a sealer, and I was tired. I thus ran only 1 mile, and when I finished, I was glad I hadn't gone further. We're having abnormally warm weather, and a lot of people were using the Parkway path.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ran/walked 2.2 miles

My wife and I went to the Jordan River in the late afternoon. She walked her usual 2 miles, and I ran/walked 2.2 miles, using my usual 25 seconds running and 40 seconds walking. I took two rest breaks on the way back, at 1.2 miles and 1.7 miles. There was a lot of shade on the path due to the lateness in the afternoon. It was pleasant to be outcside.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Another 2.1 miles

My wife and I were out in the late afternoon and went north from 100th South. The temperature was in the mid 60s, and since it was late in the afternoon, there was a lot of shade on the path. We saw lots of cyclists but not many walkers or runners. Lots of cyclists. I haven't been diligent in stretching, and I made sure, this time, that I stretched before and after I ran. My left knee is sore, and I hope the stretching helps. After a minute or so of walking, the knee feels fine, and I'm taking Rhus Tox for the soreness. Rhus Tox is made from poison ivy, and it is good for soreness that gets better with movement.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Another 2.1 miles

My wife and I were out early this morning. The sky was cloudy, and we had shade almost the whole time. There were a lot of cyclists and walkers on the path but not many runners. We went south from 100th South.