My one day to breathe was yesterday and I didn't take the day to rest as in the late afternoon I went to a golf course that is near my sister's house. It was my first time playing golf since I tried playing in 105 degree heat (BIG mistake!) over a month ago.
Since it had been a while I was 100% focused on making it to the first tee once I had paid. Because of this I had done no planning on how to get there. What I mean by this is I walked into the pro shop and then to the golf cart and I simply started driving in a straight line to my car.
The shortest distance between two distances is a straight line. However, as I was going that way I didn't notice that there was a gigantic curb at the end of the area the golf carts were parked. Thankfully I saw this before it was too late and I slammed the brakes and avoided the drop that certainly wouldn't have felt pleasant.
This event was a big wake up call because I had done no thinking on how I was actually going to get to my car. I was so excited on actually being able to play that my mind was already across the street on the course. I was already in a state of hyper-focus but the details in advance were not part of this.
To continue on with this story I eventually made it up to a twosome on hole 12 and they told me to play with them to the end. I agreed but it wasn't until driving home that I noticed something; even though they asked me my name and told me theirs I can't tell you one thing about them. It was two years ago this month I did my sunglasses experiment and back then I forced myself to do eye contact but yesterday, even though I was wearing sunglasses, I made no eye contact and, well, I didn't even look at them at all.
I think I was so focused on the game of golf that it didn't even occur to me look at them or speak to them. Usually this doesn't bother me but this morning I feel a true void as if I truly missed something. Missed what? I'm not sure, but that feeling started at the end of the round when I was in my car headed back to my sister's and I realized that I spent almost an hour with two people and it was as if I never was around anyone. When I am focused on something, as I mentioned on yesterday's blog, my attention to details decreases greatly. This can also occur with people as I found out yesterday.
So now I am off to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the USAC .25 Battle at the Brickyard. Four days of racing are at hand and I'm already focused on that so I better me sure to grab my flags, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hopefully I don't forget any of these things by the time I head out the door.