I had a good weekend for a change. I’m not sitting here on a Monday complaining how dehydrated I am. I’m feeling good and fairly proud of myself for doing something productive.
My plan was to do the Phil’s 10k on Saturday which would mean no drinking on Friday night. This was a slight inconvenience because I knew there were going to be a lot of fun things going on Friday night. After work I made a decision to go golfing by myself as this activity would make my decision making easy. I called a few courses, gauged the level of speed, and chose Bella Vista in Gilbertsville. It took me over an hour to get there but I got right off. I played two balls per hole and thoroughly enjoyed myself while smoking a stogie. Once I caught people I was able to practice on the hole which was much needed. Player 1 finished with an 87 from the backs and player 2 missed a few holes but didn’t play as well.
I got home around 9 and watched a 30 for 30 on OJ before falling asleep. I woke up the next day at 6:30am to get to the race which started at 8. I dropped a deuce the moment I woke up but I kind of had to drop another one as I went through the registration process. There were a lack of bathrooms at the race and I had to hold it. The race went off and I found myself in the top 10 running in neighborhoods I was very familiar with. I felt pretty good the entire race even though my leg felt like it was going to cramp up. I hardly felt like I was moving through the trail portions but I finished with a respectable 37:08, 6 minute pace, which was good for 8th place. This was 45 seconds faster than my last 10k.
I met with Chad, Nikkii, and Auggie after the race and we ate some food and chatted it up. I should have stayed for the awards as I got 2nd in my age group. I offered my pie to Nathan and he seemed pleased. I went back to UD, showered, got a haircut, then met Chad, Nikkii, and the Rock for a few beers at Chickie and Pete’s. We shot the shit and after I drove to Lederach to play golf with the Shee and Bud. Bud arrived on time and we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. I was atrocious around the greens and hole #13 is a complete F job. I finished with a 90 and the Shee put down an 87. Bud was a bit higher.
I was starting to feel a bit tired but I went back to Philly, showered, then met the Rock out at 19 which is a swanky bar in the Bellevue. We bar hopped and talked like we always do even though we only see each other every few months. We called the night quits at midnight because I was exhausted.
I woke up early Sunday morning feeling good. I watched the 2 episodes of the Leftovers which I’m gung ho on and then played bball with the Shee. The games were average and then instead of watching the World Cup, we decided to go golfing at Lulu. The round was great as there were hardly any people on the course. We finished in just over 3 hours and I had a great back firing a 39 for an 84 total. Donald got me a few times on the front or else I could have gotten lower. I went home after that and watched Ray Donovan and the new Leftovers and put a full weekend in the books.
Golf is expensive and I probably spent 140 bucks on rounds this weekend but I enjoy it and you can’t put a price on happiness. I think that rounds in the future will continue on this downward trend and hopefully this will be the year I can play in the 70’s. I expect a full week of good blog posts as well.