Hot weather takes first half, but tenacious Boilham emerges victorious.
Today was a 9 mile run which started at 8AM. It was already 78 degress and 59% humidity when I took off. I brought along 2 gels, and an 8oz. container of Powerade. There were plenty of water fountains along the run.
My calves and knees had ... Read more
Had lunch today with my Navy buddies.
My friend, Mark had to visit family in Tampa, FL this, so he got in touch with me and another Navy buddy who lives in FL. We had lunch at the Olive Garden, and then went to the American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven, FL.
There is nothing like... Read more
Hot Weather, I own you!
Today was only a 3 mile run, so I didn't bother to get up early to run. It was about 80 degrees and 94 percent humidity at the time I left.
Been walking and running a lot lately, as a means of coping with the heat/humidity down here in Flo... Read more
Some things that confuse me.
Do you take your car to a car wash and have it washed and detailed?
Do you use a riding mower or even worse a lawn service?
Do you take your car everywhere you go, even two blocks or a mile away?
All of these, and many more are th... Read more
Running in the heat seems to be good for me.
Today was, according to my race plan, supposed to be a bit harder day. Only 3 miles, but with some effort.
So, I got out the door, and hit my start button and started walking. I have been incorporating my warm up into my training days late... Read more
Embrace The Heat!
Embrace the heat.
Or, you could go watch TV in your air conditioned home and wish you were a runner.
... Read more
Long Run Modifications Are In Order
Well, I did my 16 long slow miles today, the humidity was through the roof, but only got to 85 degrees before I finished. 16.03 M to be exact.
At the completion of the run, I had severe leg cramps. Even after icing down, and massaging, the ... Read more
The heat is on.
Today I didn't get an early start on my run. I was visiting with DD and grandkids overnight and didn't get home until around noon today.
Once we got back here it was already 85 degrees, but I wasn't going to miss my run. So I got ready and... Read more
I need solid food for my long runs.
Woke up early this morning for my longest run ever. It was 6:30 when I got up. I didn't feel like running this early, but I wanted to get started before it got really hot. Weatherman said high 90s today.
I had a cup of coffee and an 8 oz gl... Read more
I Beat The Heat.
In an effort to remain uninjured, I do run/walk on my training runs. Today's training run was a distance of 6.3 miles. When I got home I was fairly tired, but nothing unusual.
After having a quick snack, I jumped in the pool to cool down.... Read more
Had a great long run today!
Today I was scheduled to run 11 miles. I miscalculated where I would be at the 11 mile mark, and was more than a mile away from home at the 11 mile mark. Doing math can be a little tough when you're tired. :) Anyway, I ended up doing 12.3 miles... Read more
Summer is not for running. 5K race report today, June 2, 2012
Had a small venue 5K race this morning. This race was very close to home, so we got up at 6:00AM, donned my race clothes, had my coffee and oatmeal and jumped in the car. DW drove me there, she's not been racing but likes to go with me. Got ther... Read more
Busy yesterday and today.
I worked on my old 63 Falcon for hours yesterday and today, put on a new carb, lubricated the speedo cable, and a few other things, which required crawling under the dash. Not so limber as I once was, can't wait to see how my back reacts tomorro... Read more
Some pictures of the running trail near daughters home in Lake Wales, FL
Recently have been thinking how fortunate I am to have so many nice places to run in Florida, and during my travels.
Here is a trail in Lake Wales, FL - located on Lake Wales!
Brag about my awesome grandson.
This is my grandson, Joe. He's 15 years old and is a fitness freak. When he comes to visit grandpa's, whom he calls G-Pa, he likes to work out with me. Recently, he benched 230 lbs! A pretty good weight for a 130 lb kid who just turned 15. He wi... Read more
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