Took some time off from posting. The news about George's Mom made it hard to post. Spoke with George and as usual "Big Brother" revitalized me.
George, things will start to turn around you have been through a nightmare for the past three years. There is a country western song ...If your going through Hell keep on movin don't slow down the devil may never know you are there... So the Quest will hopefully help it that regard we will just keep running!!!
I was getting burned out and I did not know why. I thought all that training would start to make the long-runs feel better. But the exact opposite was happening. My long runs were getting worse. I think I was obsessing about the training. BALANCE....You need Balance in your life. Too much of anything is no good. If I was 21 and the only thing on my plate was this run that would be no problem. So for the next 9 weeks BALANCE will be the thought starting each week.
Well our LL run ended on Tuesday night. A hard fought loss. My guys did not wake-up until the 3rd inning. Freddy pitched the 1st three innings and did very well, unfortunately, the team made a lot of errors. We started to play in the 3rd inning and made a spirited comeback but fell 1 run short. 14-13. We play for 3rd place tomorrow and then on to the Allstar games.
Wednesday Balance came back... We have been playing this Golf match for at least 5 years. We use to play every other week 5 years ago. My x-partner Ed we go back 30+ years have been playing golf together on and off that period of time. Well we started a match with one of his friend's( Emlen) and one of mine(Henry). We had only played 2x in the last 3 years. So when everyone could make it Balance was restored. We play a $2 nassau. Over the years I think my total winnings are .50cents. If Ed is reading this Blog he will disagree!!!! Every match is usually settled on the 18th hole with someone being forced to put for 9,10, 11 or 12. Once again it came down to 18th and my buddy Henry had to sink his put( we will not disclose the score) for us to win...he missed we tied. We lost a dollar they had two greenies. Then in for a little happy hour. It was a good day!!!!
Today woke-up early ran 12 before work. Felt great. The weather was perfect...a nice cool morning. Hope to do the same tomorrow before our LL game. BALANCE the new CODE word.
Thanks to my conversation with George and the Golf match...balance will be restored.