Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 1482 -- Jogger's Progress

Time64 days, 16 hrs, 53 min 9 days, 14 hrs, 21 mins 15:56

Well, I know that one reader has noticed the death of JogAmericaBlog, because my mother mentioned it to me. For the rest of you thousands of loyal readers who have missed me for the last month, I apologize. I continue to run, and continue to keep track of where I am. Maybe some day, I will again feel like posting. Until then, expect sporadic posting.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 1466 -- Jogger's Progress

Time64 days, 0 hrs, 57 min 8 days, 22 hrs, 25 mins 18:36

Yes, it has been a while. Partly I've been busy, and partly I have not had a lot of interest. Not in running, I've been running away like crazy.  But I haven't been really highly motivated to blog. 

OK, "like crazy" is a bit of an exaggeration. I only got in 18 days in October, and just barely cracked 100 miles.  I skipped my long run the last two Sundays.  No particular reason.  I just didn't feel like running.  I can pretend that I was tapering for the Pikermi this upcoming Sunday.  I think I'll be OK.  The last long run I did was almost 18 miles, and it's not like I totally stopped running.

Tomorrow, I'll try to figure out where in Kentucky I am, and get a picture posted. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 1457 -- Grayson

It was a really nice morning for a run.  Right at 40 degrees, and fairly still.  I got in almost six miles in a little over an hour.  And ran back in time to 1952, when this photo of downtown Grayson, KY, was taken. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Catching up to Day 1456

Well, I have been running this week.  I just haven't been posting.  I got in almost 6 miles on Wednesday, 3 each on Thursday and Friday, and a whopping 16.7 today.  That was quite a bit, but I wanted to get in a good long run.  I have one more Pikermi scheduled, for the first week in November.  Now I feel like I'll be ready.

Some time in those four days, I ran into Kentucky.  If I dug around the AARoads site a little, I might be able to find the correct "Welcome to Kentucky" sign, but I didn't.  This sign welcomes you as you drive north on I-75 from Tennessee.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Day 1452 -- Huntington

Starbucks, anyone?  I happen to like my coffee strong, so I like Starbucks.  My favorite part is that the urn for the decaf says, "Mild", and it tastes like battery acid.  I'd like to know what "bold" tastes like.  Or maybe I wouldn't.

This particular Starbucks is in Pullman Square in Huntington, WV.  It looks like you can sit and sip your coffee and watch the fountain.

I plodded out almost 11 miles this morning.  It was a beautiful morning, although I don't think my form was particularly beautiful.  But I made it, and I'm feeling OK now, so that's good.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Days 1450 and 1451 -- Milton

I have a thing about covered bridges.  This particular bridge is on the Milton, WV, Message Board

I ran Thursday and Friday, but took today off.  I want to get in a semi-long run tomorrow, if I have the energy. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Day 1449 - Hurricane

After 40 years as mayor of Hurricane, WV, Raymond Peak retired in 2007.  The story at featured this picture of the Hurricane City Building.

It has been a while.  Sunday was a planned day off, after the triathlon.  Monday was a semi-planned day off.  I set my alarm, but when it went off, I didn't feel like running, so I reset my alarm and slept another hour.  Tuesday, I popped out of bed, put on my running clothes, and then realized I hadn't rereset my alarm.  I was an hour late, and with an 8:00 meeting, I didn't have time to run. 

So I finally got back on the road today.  It was a nice day, and I got in a fairly nice five miler.