October 30, 2017

Went approximately 2.0 miles

Judy and I drove to the parking lot at 108th South, and we went south for approximately 2.0 miles. It's been over a year since I went on that portion of the Jordan River Parkway, and I didn't remember where the 1-mile marker is. Next time we go on that route, I will bring my GPS and get a more accurate measurement of the distance.

The sky was overcast, and there wasn't much sun, but the air temperature was in the 50s (F), and it was a nice day to be out. We saw a few walkers and runners on the path, but there weren't many people there.

October 25, 2017

Did 1.25 miles

Judy and I drove up to the ski areas (Brighton) and walked around Silver Lake. I'm guessing the distance was about 1.25 miles. The distance wasn't great, but the elevation was high and breathing was difficult. In shady spots, there was snow on the ground, although the ground was dry in areas that get sun. We went up to see colored leaves, but the leaves were gone. We need to go into the mountains 2 or 3 weeks earlier to see the leaves before they fall to the ground.

October 23, 2017

Today was a light day, and I did 1.5 miles

I didn't get much sleep last night, and I was tired during my run. I walked the last one-half mile. There were quite a few cyclists on the path, and just a few walkers and runners. The temperature was in the low 60s (F), and it was a nice day to be out.

October 21, 2017

Did 2.0 miles again

I ran my usual route going south from 100th South, and I did 2.0 miles again. The temperature was in the low 50s (F), and there was a nice sunny sky with beautiful cumulus clouds. The South Jordan Marathon was held today, and a portion of the marathon was along the Jordan River Parkway. I ran my two miles while the marathon was in progress, and I got to see many of the water tables along the path. I also saw many runners who were in the marathon and half-marathon that was also held today. I thought of the marathons I ran in New England, and I kinda wished I wasn't so old and was in the marathon today. However, I'm just glad I could do my 2.0 miles.

October 19, 2017

Did 1.5 miles

Today was a rest day, and I did 1.5 miles on the Jordan River Parkway. The air temperature was in the mid 60s (F),  and it was a nice day to be outside.  There were quite a few walkers on the path.  I got too warm, and I removed my windbreaker for the last half of the run.

October 16, 2017

Did 2.0 miles

I completed my 2.0 miles, but I relearned a lesson about eating before I leave for running; I had two or three rolls about an hour before I left for running, and I didn't feel very good during the first half of the run. I was tempted to abort the run, but I stuck with it and completed the distance. I did, though, walk most of the last half-mile. It was warmer than yesterday, the temperature being in the low 60s (F).

October 14, 2017

Back to 2.0 miles

Judy and I both did 2.0 miles today, in the early afternoon. I think I'm getting stronger, and I'm getting used to the 2.0 miles. At least, I feel stronger. The air temperature was in the low 50s (F), a bit colder than previous days. However, it's supposed to get warmer tomorrow and the first part of the coming week. There was quite a bit of sun during my run, and the sun felt good!

October 12, 2017

Rest run today -- 1.5 miles

Today was my rest run, and I did 1.5 miles. The temperature was in the mid 40s, and there was lots of sun, which felt good. On Saturday, if all goes well, I'll be back to my "normal" of 2.0 miles.

October 9, 2017

And, another 2.0 miles

I did 2.00 miles again today, following the route I used two days ago. I felt good most of the run, but I got tired on the way back and walked the last 0.2 miles. I think it's time to switch to heavy/light running to give my body more rest. Since I did heavy (2.0 miles) today I'll do light on Wednesday and do 1.5 miles. The 0.75 mile marker is used by the cadets at the Police Academy, and it will be a good turn-around point for me, as it is for the cadets.

There was a gusty north breeze  today of about 5 mph that kept me cool on the way out, but I got hot on the way back because the breeze went away. It was nice, though, to not run/walk against the breeze. The air temperature was in the mid 50s (F), and the sun felt good.

October 7, 2017

Another 2.0 miles

My wife and I were out earlier this morning. The sun was up, but the air temperature was in the mid 40s (F). Quite a few people were on the path this morning, hoping, I guess, to catch the lower early morning temperature. There was a 20 mph headwind on the way out, and that wind kept us from sweating. It was hard, though, to run and walk against the wind; on the way back, the wind was a tail wind that made walking and running easier.

The leaves are  changing color and starting to drop. The following picture is from the web.



October 5, 2017

Increased my distance to 2.0 miles

I did my run a bit earlier than previous runs, so I would be finished before dark. I felt fine, so I went to the tunnel under 106th South and then returned to my car, a distance of 2.0 miles. The temperature was in the low 60s (F), and the sky was partly cloudy. I felt fine during the run and didn't feel dizzy.

October 3, 2017

Did 1.95 Miles Again

My wife and I left home about 10 am and repeated our runs of me walking and running, and her walking. The temperature was in the low 40s (F) when we left and in the low 50s when we returned. I didn't get dizzy during the first half of the run, and I felt pretty good at the turn around. On the way back, though I got slightly dizzy after I sat down for a break and then got up. The fact that I felt strong during the first half and then got weaker as the run progressed, means, I think, that I need to eat more breakfast before I run. However, I need to have at least an hour after I eat before I begin my run. Today I had two slices of bread, butter, and honey before I left home.