I actually thought that my back pain would go away after the race, I figured it was caused from pre-race anxiety and tension. When I woke up this morning and it was still sore I was a little discouraged. First thing I did was book a massage and an hour later I was on the table. I've had a lot of massages over the years and some are good and some are not so good based on the skill of the masseuse. This was a good one, she had a natural touch. She was surprised how good my muscles felt after doing a half ironman. The only areas that were a little tight was my left calf, right quad and upper back. I'm sure the epicenter was my lower back and those parts got sore from overcompensating. By the end of the session I felt much better. Still sore but better.
I'm not a golfer, don't really like it. If golfing was 13 holes I wouldn't mind it, but 18 holes is too long. The only reason I golf is to sit in the cart, spend time in the sun, drink beer and smoke cigars. My son Reid has started to get into golf and I wanted to take him to a local city golf course, called Kildonan Park. I used to play Kildonan when I was his age and legend has it that Bob Hope played his first ever golf game at Kildonan Park Golf Course in his vaudeville days.
I didn't know how I was going to swing a golf club with my bad back but I figured I'd just go really slow and try not to kill the ball. The most important thing to remember about golf is to load the golf bag up with some Coors Light and Rum. It was a beautiful day and Reid, my mom and I played and Alice was the passenger in my cart. My mom got the golf bug not that long ago and all I hear her talking about is golf, the same way she hears about me talking about triathlons. I was really surprised to see how good she was. I expected her to be okay but still suck. I was completely wrong. She was really good and ended up shooting a 104 and beating me by 20 strokes. She had some amazing chip shots. Reid was an exceptional driver, of the cart. On the way back from golfing we saw my uncles picture and ad on a bus bench, he just started working for Century 21. I have seen him for a while so we stopped and got a picture with him.
I have to get back to eating properly. Winnipeg is known for good soul type food and every time we come back home we have to visit all the classic places. So far we've been to Salisbury House, Sorrento's, Niakwa Pizza and had a Jeanne's Cake. The only thing I haven't had yet is a Fat Boy burger. Maybe tomorrow. For now, I'm going to try and live guilt free until we leave on Thursday.