Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teeing Off

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

Hey all, just writing up my post as I sit and drink my coffee before heading out to play in a work golf tournament.  I used to golf quite a bit, but this will by my first time out this year.  I can't really say that I miss playing golf, as I have other sporting activities that more than fill that void, but it is fun to get out for a round with some of my buddies and just get to hang out together.  It's also nice that I don't have to go in to the office!


I used to say years ago that I would take up golf once I wasn't able to play "real" sports anymore.  Then when Michelle was pregnant with Jackson, I got a golf membership.  I also happened to be over 200lbs at that point…I guess that was when I could no longer play "real" sports.  Thankfully I was able to get my diet back on track and add exercise to my life and make the lifestyle changes I needed to in order to be a healthy husband and father.  Nowadays I would much rather spend a couple hours out running or hanging out with my family than 4 or 5 hours on the golf course, and my golf game shows it (I suck).  My golf game is a worthy sacrifice…it was never that good anyways Winking smile

We had a nice weekend up at the cottage and I was able to get in 10 mile runs on both Saturday and Sunday…it wasn't too hot, but both days the humidity was well over 90%.  Not the best running conditions!  I love running at the beach though and it was great to get a couple of longer runs in on consecutive days…I'm feeling a lot better about my endurance than I was a few weeks ago.

I also got one other run in as Jackson challenged me to a race at the beach on Saturday…we ended up running almost 2K and he did manage to beat me.


It will be a bit of a busy week here as we prepare for our annual Lobsterfest this weekend…every Labour Day we have a bunch of people come up to the cottage for an end-of-summer feast featuring my favourite bottom-dwellers as the main course.


Well, time to load my clubs in the truck and hit the links!  Have a great day folks…

Any golfers out there?

What's your favourite seafood?


  1. Chris has tried to teach me golf - he wanted us all to learn so that we could go play together. The boys are pretty good. I suck. I'm pretty much a double par player:) Chris usually buys me beer when we play - it keeps me a bit calmer - otherwise there are clubs thrown, yelling.....
    Hope you had fun playing!

  2. I know how to golf, I just don't enjoy doing it often. It's a good social and networking skill for me and my job- as most of the guys I work with all play. I took lessons a few years ago so I could at least be somewhat able to play (without looking like a fool).

    Favorite seafood is Scallops! Have a great weekend and enjoy the Lobster!