mon 5 miles. bowling was rough. didn't bowl my average in any games. ten of us stayed and bowled more. we decided to a tournament for 5 bucks each instead of the dollar games. after 3 games the top 8 advance into a bracket and are seeded based on the 3 qualifying games. only 2 other guys had higher averages than me, but i wasn't feeling good after the bad series in league. we started and i was all over the place. i wanted to break things. i wanted to walk out early into the 3rd game. i knew i wouldnt do that. i didn't want to be looked as a quitter from that point on. i think the the fact that i even thought about it at all tells how bad i was bowling. then i got some strikes and the two guys i had to beat cooled down. now i had a chance. i had to double in the last frame of the 3rd game to tie for the 8th spot. i got it and had a one frame playoff as a tiebreaker. i got a strike so i got into the bracket and had the bowl the 1 seed. i had a higher league average than him but that meant nothing now. i had been terrible tonight and he was on fire. lucky for me he had a bad game. i didn't bowl well but did just enough to win. the next round i played the 4 seed, who was probably the 2nd best bowler there. he had an off game and once again i did just enough. the final was against the 2 seed. his average overall is about 10 less than mine, but he was on it tonight. i finally started bowling the way i usually do. i rolled a 203, and he had to finish with 3 strikes in the 10th to beat me. he didn't get the turkey, so i took home the 50 bucks. i didn't think i could bowl that bad and make it that far, but i made a big shot every time i really needed it.
tues 5 miles with the kid and rocko
weds took rocko for a 3 hour walk while i was waitin for my car to get a door handle and new tires put on. bowling was up and down. i had a 258 first game in league then sucked with a couple of 160s. i stayed to practice so i could fix the problems. it worked. my last 2 games were 208 257.
thurs 4 miles with rocko. later on, wiffle ball, guitars, chromium. we had one our best wiffle games. i wasnt sharp and greg was doing pretty good. i was down 6-5 late in the game, but i had the bases juiced with no outs. greg said 'im probably going to regret saying this but i cant believe you havent hit a home run yet'. i hit the next pitch for a grand slam. he was not happy. i could tell because he tried to bean me with his next one. the one after that i hit another home run. he said 'im done. i hate you.' (edited for content) then we watched sasquatch videos.
sat 13 miles at run with the beavers 10 mile trail race (1:13:46). i like running there cuz i ran on all those trails during preseason in high school. i wanted to run a couple minutes faster but i was pleased with my effort level. also, bob gave me my 1st place team belt buckle from that overnight trail relay. good to see the guys from the team. back to keene for a bowling tournament. me and mike (english teachers cringe now) had won it the last 2 times. everyone wanted to beat us. they didnt. we got the 3-peat. i also won the strike jackpot. everyone bowls til they dont get a strike. usually it takes 6 or 7. i caught a break and only needed 5. i got out of there with over 200 bucks.
sun 6 miles with the kid. i felt terrible. not sore, just really tired. the kid dropped me on a climb 40 min into the run. he was getting killed by deerflies and wanted to go faster so he could try to get away from them. i told him just go for it and we can regroup when we get back on the road. i hit the last climb and i cracked (tour de roids err france terminology). good run for the kid tho. i went home and took a 3 hour nap. then i went to get wings with ferenc. the wings were awesome. then a weird thing happened. i felt something on my arm. i looked at ferenc and said 'dude im getting wet.' he thought I was just having another one of my strange boj moments. turns out, the roof was leaking and splashing me. a minute later a bigger leak started to drench the table. luckily it missed the wings. later we watched a documentary about a team that rode the 2013 tour de france without doping. that was surprising. they must have been the only team. i wasnt surprised that they didnt have anyone finish near the top of the overall standings.
33 miles this week