January 28, 2016

My knee is improving

My left knee is improving. I can walk with little discomfort, but the knee is still sore when I've been sitting for an hour or more and get up. It takes about a minute of being up before the knee feels OK.

January 23, 2016

Did 45 minutes

My wife and I went early to the South Jordan rec center. She swam while I ran and walked the track. I had planned to go an hour, but I aborted my workout after 45 minutes. All of a sudden, my left knee started to hurt. I used Arnica, Ruta, and Rhus Tox during the day, but my knee was still sore at bed time. It isn't quite as sore as it was this morning. I've been doing exercises to stretch various muscles, but I haven't been doing knee exercises, and I guess my knees had gotten weak. I hope it is just strain on my knee and not an injury. Time will tell.

January 19, 2016

Another 2.2 miles

My wife and I drove to the trail-head at 100th South and went north. She walked 2 miles and I ran/walked 2.2 miles. There was a south-wind of about 10-15 mph, and it was a head-wind on the way back. The air temperature was in the low 30s, but the wind-chill was below freezing, and it was cold! I normally run about 40 seconds and walk 60 seconds, but, to keep warm, I ran for about 80 seconds and walked about 100+ seconds. The sky was partly cloudy in the morning, but during our run it was overcast. There is apparently a storm coming through and thus causing the wind. It rained during the night but might be a dusting of snow this evening. I only saw a few people on the path -- two runners and three walkers plus my wife and me. During my walk phases, I felt the cold on my face, but I didn't notice it during my running phase.

January 16, 2016

Another step to Infinity

My wife and I drove, in late afternoon, to the South Jordan rec center, and I ran/walked for half an hour; my wife walked the same amount of time. Today was a bit warmer (35 (F)), but the sky was cloudy, and it was cold outside. Snow is forecast for tonight.

January 13, 2016

From now to Eternity, in 2.2 mile increments

I drove to the Jordan River Parkway about 4 pm and went south for 1.1 miles and then returned. The sun wasn't visible, and I'm not sure if the sun had already set or was covered with clouds. At any rate, it was cold (about 30 (F)) but not dark. I felt pretty good, but I was glad to get into my car and turn the heater on. I arrived back home before it became dark.

There weren't many on the path. A few other runners and a few walkers. No cyclists or skaters; too cold for them....

January 11, 2016

Another 2 miles

My wife and I drove to the Jordan River Parkway, parked at 100th South, and went south to 106th South and back. The sun was out a lot of today, and it felt good as we traveled on the Parkway. I used my winter wool/nylon mittens, and my fingers didn't get cold. The temperature during our run was 31 (F) in the shade and probably around 35 or a bit higher in the sunlight. There is a lot of shade in the first quarter-mile and mostly sun in the remainder of our run. We were out in the middle of the afternoon.

January 9, 2016

Ran 2 miles, about half an hour

In the late afternoon, I drove to the Jordan River Parkway and went south from 100th South. I felt pretty good and did well. The temperature was about 34 (F). I wore three layers and felt fine. The sun was mostly covered with clouds and was on the verge of going down. The path was clear of snow, but there was water on the path from melting snow.

January 6, 2016

Ran/walked for 30 minutes

In the late afternoon, my wife and I drove to the South Jordan Recreation Center and worked out for 30 minutes. We went to the rec center, because it was below freezing and the sun was going down. I was glad I hadn't gone farther, and I was glad to have been indoors during my workout. When I was younger and was in marathon training, I could take a week off from running and not notice much difference in my body condition. However, now that I'm older I do notice a difference. It's hard to do with a busy schedule, but I need to be more consistent in my running.