Blog Profile / Old Man Running

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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.

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. Show More Summary

Back to 2.0 miles

Judy and I both did 20 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. Show More Summary

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.

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. Show More Summary

Another 2.0 miles

My wife (Judy) 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. Show More Summary

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.

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. Show More Summary

Another 1.95 miles

My wife and I went south from 100th South. I completed the 1.95 miles in about 1 hour; she walked it in less time, because she goes faster than I go. We went in mid afternoon, while the temperature was in the mid 60s (F). It started to sprinkle while we were out, but the rain didn't amount to much.

Did 1.95 miles again

It was late evening when I began my run. I reached my turnaround point before dark, but most of the distance back to my car was in the dark. I walked most of the last 0.25 miles, because of the darkness. I was able to see the path OK,...Show More Summary

Went about 1.95 miles

It was late evening when I went running. I went south from 100th South for about 0.97 miles and then I returned to 100th South. It wasn't dark when I ran, but it was dusk, meaning the sun was behind the Oquirrh Mountains but it wasn't dark yet. Show More Summary

Walked about 1.9 miles

I felt dizzy when I ran, so I walked for my run, and I went about 1.9 miles. My wife had left a few minutes before me, and she visited the houses being built. She joined me on the way out, and we walked together for the rest of the distance. Show More Summary

Did About 1.95 miles

I added a bit to my run and did about 1.95 miles. I went north from 100th South and went until the trail split, at the south-west corner of the Sandy golf course building. On the way back, I met my wife who had been looking at the new homes. Show More Summary

Another 1.9 miles

Judy and I began our run in the late evening; it was almost dark when I finished. I could still see the path, and there was no problem with the darkness. When we drove away, there were still four cars in the parking lot. Just as I reached my car at the end of my run, a family of four on bikes started northward. Show More Summary

Did 1.84 miles around the neighborhood

Judy and I were late getting ready for our run/walk, so we went around the neighborhood. I wore my GPS to measure the distance. After 1.1 miles, she went into a neighbor's house to see some remodeling, and I continued my run. As I neared the end of the run, I encountered Judy walking home, and I turned around and came home with her.

Did about 1.9 miles but a different route

Judy and I changed our time of running and went north from 100th south. We were on the trail about 11 am. The shade temperature was in the mid 70s (F) when we left and was in the mid 80s when we returned. The temperature, of course,Show More Summary


It's been a year since I got a pacemaker, and the doctor was right: I'm able to pursue my normal activities. I spent the day yesterday mowing lawns and cutting tree limbs from a tree, and in the evening I went running and walking.

Quail and a snake

I haven't mentioned this before, but I've seen quite a few quail in my backyard and on the Jordan River path. The quail are still sticking together as families, and it is interesting to see them all at once.A couple of weeks ago, I saw a blow snake on the path. Show More Summary

I'm Still Out There... Did 1.9 miles again

Same time and route as in previous posts.There were quite a few cyclists heading for home, and a number of walkers, but I don't remember other runners.One walker had a dog that was only four months old but was quite large. After two years, the dog will be fully grown, and the dog will be huge. Show More Summary

Another 1.9 miles

Same time, same direction, same route as earlier posts. Several people gave me a thumbs up and said I was motivating them.I passed several adults with small children. One said she was to go two more minutes and then turn around. I think they were a church or neighborhood group that had a goal to walk for a certain amount of time. Show More Summary

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