Hi folks, welcome to the long weekend! It's Easter Weekend and as Christians we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ, the foundation of our salvation. Michelle and I are up at the cottage with my family for the next couple days before heading back home to be with Michelle's mom. Hopefully you are able to spend time with the people closest to you this weekend as well.
Yesterday I got an early head start on the long weekend as I had the day off work. I did one of the best possible day off work activities there is (or day off school in Ferris Bueller's case) and caught an afternoon ballgame. My brother and one of my buddies made the drive down to Detroit and watched my Tigers beat the Indians 7-5…it was an amazing day for a ballgame with temperatures in the low 60's and beautiful sunshine. Plus my buddy got us some sweet seats right behind the dugout for only $20! Gotta love StubHub!
Not a bad view at all! There are some exciting new items on the menu this year at Comerica Park, including the poutine hotdog -- which is an all-meat frank topped with french fries, cajun cheese curds and gravy -- as well as the meatloaf cupcake, consisting of hamburger meat, cheddar mashed potatoes and BBQ sauce. Unfortunately no one in our party tried any of the new features…it's a long season though so there's still time!
Earlier this week registration opened at our YMCA for Spring programs…I got both of the kids signed up for their next level of swimming lessons and while doing that I decided to see if Michelle would be interested in joining one of the adult Masters Swim programs that are offered. She said she would do it so we are signed up to do this together. Starting in two weeks we will be right out of our comfort zones as we try to get more out of our swimming as well as our Y memberships! The course is $80 but free for members Here's a brief description of what we've gotten ourselves into..
This is a competitive program for adults and teens interested in training with others. Workouts include interval training and drills, as well as stroke correction. This is an ideal program for both competitive swimmers and triathletes.
Should be an interesting way to spend 90 minutes together!
Finally, I had to go back on one of my promises to myself on Tuesday…I went for a run in tights. They were supposed to have been put away for the season but it was below freezing again with snow on the ground (and in the air!). I got out for a quick 5K to stretch my legs…hopefully that really was the last time!
Who else loves going to ballgames? Who's your favourite team?
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?