The Tigers had a great opening day yesterday--the terrible weather we were supposed to have ended up being pretty nice! It was windy and chilly, but we didn't get the snow/rain mixture that was predicted, thankfully. Opening day is a very big deal around here--thousands of people go tailgate in Detroit all day. I had been thinking of going, but when the forecast called for crazy rain and wind, I decided I'd rather take care of Lucas ;)
Taking care of an infant yesterday was SO much fun--I miss when my kids were that little! We may not have gone to the game, but we wore our Tigers shirts and watched the game at home:
Nathan, Brian, and Becky had a good time in Detroit, and I obviously had fun with Luke. It was a great day!
In February, after I got back from San Diego, I organized a meet-up for Detroit/Toledo area From Fat to Finish Line fans. (In case you missed it, From Fat to Finish Line is the name of the documentary that I was in; and there is a Facebook group that formed based on the film. The group is all about supporting each other on weight loss/fitness journeys. It's open to anyone!) The first date that I'd picked for the meet-up had terrible weather, and we had to reschedule to today. Thankfully, the weather is beautiful today, so we met up at the State Park at 9:00 this morning.
I was nervous, because I was the one who organized it; so, I wanted everything to go smoothly and everyone to have fun. Jerry is off work today, so he was able to go with me (and that helped with my nerves, which was nice). We had a good turnout, and the group that showed up was fantastic!
First, we went for a 5K walk around the State Park. There was no wind at all, so even though it was about 40 degrees, it was sunny and felt nice. Then we all went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. It was great getting to meet and chat with new people! Everybody was SO nice, and I would love to do it again. We may make it a monthly thing, which would be fun.
I was already excited about the From Fat to Finish Line meet-up in Vegas this November, but after today, I'm even more excited. I can't remember exactly what I've written about it, but it's basically a huge weekend get-together for fans of the film, Facebook page, and/or concept of From Fat to Finish Line. It takes place during the Rock 'n' Roll race weekend in November.
This is actually the third year of the the meet-up, but it will be my first year going. After going to San Diego and meeting so many nice FFTFL "tribe" members there, I wanted to meet as many as possible--and Vegas seemed perfect for that opportunity! I've also wanted to go to Vegas with Jerry for a long time, because he's never been there (I've only been there once, when I was 21 and I went with my mom).
So, we decided that we are going to make a fun vacation out of it, and I can't wait! There will be a few organized events for the FFTFL tribe. (By the way, the Vegas meet-up is open to anybody as well--the info can be found in the FFTFL group on Facebook. Angela was able to get discounts on hotel rooms and the races. I think there are a couple hundred people going!)
Well, I'm meeting up with a blog reader, Emily, this afternoon, so I'd better get ready. Fun day :)