Thursday, August 19, 2010

X-Training, Lunges, HCC, Golf and During Shots

Cross training went well as always - Squats, Bench Presses, Dead Lifts [you can read the program I do in the tab].  Did my lunges, but tried to do them a little faster than normal and got a great BURNNNNNN.  Then did Jamoosh's thrilling thirteen.  Hit every goal Jamoosh set, but cheated on the push-ups only doing the last 8 on my knees.  All this before 8 am.  Then I quickly showered and packed up my golf clubs, sandwich and stuff to race to the carpool place.

My friend Scott was coming in from London Ontario, to pick us up in Oakville and Mississauga to go golfing way up in Aurora [look on a map if you don't know].  With Dwight who had some great news, and we hadn't seen for 3 months.  I got behind the steering wheel and as I was backing out I cranked the wheel around to put my rear-end in the street, and my arms said "ah ... no".  Man was I weak.  Then I put my foot on the accelerator and it felt like I was trying to push a rope!  This was going to be a terrible golf game.

Here is one during picture.  From left, Scott (Mr. Humor, Insurance salesman by day, Insurance salesman by night - partner or VP in some company in London that ... sells insurance?), Dwight (Mr. wild-a@@ swing, CEO of some company in Ottawa), me (Mr. running man wannabe, President of Voxavox Inc.), and Eric (The most interesting man in the World, his blood smells like cologne, CEO of E.B. Sana).

You will notice much less belly hang in this picture.  But as I said it is a DURING photo.  I'm 5'11" a real shorty compared to these guys.  One really interesting thing I discovered here at Cardinal Golf Club-Redcrest was that on the 9th Tee there's a phone that you can call the restaurant on and order stuff - and then when you drive by on your way to the 10th they serve it up for you.  So we ordered.


I got myself a nice all-beef hot dog grilled on a BBQ that I had to bite before I could take a picture - tomatoes, onions and mustard.  This is the only way to eat them.  Notice the sunshine everywhere.  We went on to the 10th and teed off.  All of a sudden the sky opened up and we even saw what might have been a tornado "V" starting to develop.  Sirens started everywhere, and like rats leaving a sinking ship you could see little golf carts appearing on all paths, from behind burms, and through woods and all were racing to the club house.  We rushed into the clubhouse, but we had left the cigars and lighter in one of the carts.  Eric and Scott immediately ran out to save them but got drenched.


Cigars saved, we bought some refreshments and split a clubhouse sandwich (in a clubhouse!) and waited out the storm.  The storm passed quickly we left most of the food and drink on the table and ran to the carts to get out there as soon as possible.  We finished the round successfully with one more photo - I was in pain but I did not whine.  I only got two pars on the last 9 - the first 9 was a blur.  I don't believe the columns were wide enough to write in all those 11s and 12s for me.  Scott stated several times, "Andrew, I thought you play golf".  Dwight was on his blackberry the whole time saying "Get me out of here".  Eric was silent - he is a strong man.

Mission accomplished I looked like a golfer and had lots of fun.  But it was fun because Scott got 4 free rounds from the golf course and suggested the adventure which was about 3-hours drive one way for him, Dwight had 2 hours while me and Eric a measly 1 1/2 hours.


From left, me, Messrs. Dwight, Scott, and Eric.  One last thing.  You will not believe Dwight's wild-a@@ swing:





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10 comments:

WannabeRunner said...

That hot dog looks delish! Maybe I need to look into picking up golf if the food is that good....

Christina said...

You were brave to hold that hot dog with all the fixins' with your white glove.
Those cross-training and lunges sound painfully sore. Good job for doing them.

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Sounds like a nice day : )

Chris K said...

I love golf. No wait, I hate golf. It's a non-violent game played violently from within. Andrew, c'mon you left the drinks when you went back to play?! Normally, here I would make a snarky American comment like "Fumble", but I just don't know enough about hockey to give you the old Rasberry.

Her Name is Rio said...

I've never golfed, but it is big around my town. I love to run by them- very pretty.

Java Joggers said...

Just found your blog... great pics of you doing manly things :) Happy running and golfing!

Johann said...

Good times all round to think and laugh about in years to come. You reminded me again why I don’t sign up for any of the challenges going on in blogworld.

Rae said...

Looking good in your during photo! A huge diffenence from the befores! Keep up the great work!

Emz said...

Where are the friggin' horses?

Adam said...

NICE! You can really tell a difference.

Golfing is fun, golfing with cigars is really fun....and free golf is over the top

lol @ EMZ's comment. :)