This weekend leading up to the Broad St Run has been difficult. Normally I’m guzzling down beers with the everybody else but this weekend I stayed completely sober. The difficulty lied in the fact there was so much going on this weekend that it was nearly impossible not to have a good time. I strategically planned out a settled weekend and stuck to my gameplan.
I slept in Upper Dublin on Friday night because I was playing in a Golf Tournament that was using a Stableford scoring system. What Golf Tournament you may ask? I spent 50 bucks to join an association that plays at Center Square which I was made aware of by Sam Levin. I woke up early on Saturday and had breakfast with my mom before I went over to the course. I had an awful round just a week ago so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I hit a few balls and felt OK but certainly wasn’t impressive. I stepped up to the first tee and felt a bit of nerves for some unbeknownst reason. I eyed up the ball and took my back swing just thinking that I hope I made contact. My downswing brought about a huge topper that went 50 yards and I was off.
The round went well and I finished with an 85 from the whites at Center Square which sounds better than it really is. I was all over the place and finished just out of the money with a +18 in the stableford scoring. They factor in my 16 handicap and you get -2 for D bogey, -1 for a bogey, +1 for a par, +2 for a birdie, and +4 for D birdie. I actually birdied a hole which translated to a double and is why my score was so good. +21 won it.
After golf I returned home and took a nap while my friends and siblings were drinking. I woke up, ate some pizza, and then hung around with more people. It is somewhat odd not drinking because I have no difficulty interacting with people and probably do a better job to the point that I have no reason to ever drink. Sure it’s not as fun, but it’s good to talk to people sober just so I remember how to do it. At 10:43 currently, everyone has gone out for the night and I’m sitting at my computer blogging.
My goal tomorrow is sub-60 minutes. I’m pretty confident I’m in sub 60 shape but I haven’t gotten the long runs in I would have liked to. This means that I will be under pace at 7 miles and either I’ll have it or I won’t. I feel pretty good though with no major injuries. I tried to do everything right leading up to the race and if all goes well, hopefully I beat last years time of 58:45. We will see. Well I’m going to polish the bed post before I go to bed. Just kidding, you never change the oil pre race. It’s like losing power.