Spring Break Recap

Spring Break was a great time to relax and let things slow down around me. After getting off work last Friday I unplugged my computer & didn’t turn it back on until yesterday evening. 11 computerless days to detach from things was very good for the mind. So what did I do over the break?

Last weekend Mandi & I went to Tuscaloosa, AL. For the past 4 years we have gone to an Alabama Women’s Gymnastics meets. Every year we look forward to the trip. I am by no means a gymnastics expert, but I am a fan and follow the sport as much as I can.

Alabama Gymnastics
Alabama Gymnastics
Big Al at the finish festival
Big Al at the finish festival

Saturday morning I ran the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon. Last year I ran the inaugural Tuscaloosa Half & really enjoyed it. This year was even better, more to come on that later. After the race Mandi & I watched Alabama baseball take on Mississippi Valley State University. It was my first baseball game of the year.  MLB Opening day is coming soon!

Bama Baseball
Bama Baseball

Monday-Wednesday I was in Jackson. I had to have some work done on my car and have an optometrist appointment. I also spent some time visiting one of my favorite restaurant in the Jackson, Mellow Mushroom. They have a beer club that requires drinking 75 different beer brews. I’ve been working in it since February 2011. I was very excited to finish on Wednesday! For finishing the club I get a t shirt, my name on the beer club finisher plaque posted in the restaurant, an engraved mug for me to have at home, and an engraved mug that stays at Mellow Mushroom for me to use when I’m there. Plus half price drinks for the rest of my life there. I am only the 4th person to finish the beer club. A happy accomplishment.

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Wednesday night I was able to take part in the first Poker Run of the year at Fleet Feet Sports in Jackson.  This is a free event where participants run an out and back 3 mile course and pick up 5 cards as you pass dealers along the way.  Once everyone starts the run the folks at Fleet Feet decide a winning criteria and the best hand that meets the criteria wins a prize.  They were looking for 5s at the finish, as you can see I didn’t have any.  But if only they wanted 6s…

Fleet Feet Poker Run
Fleet Feet Poker Run

Thursday and Friday I was at home catching up on sleep, yard work, & Assassin’s Creed. Saturday it was back to work with drumline rehearsal for a few hours then I drove the school bus to Hattiesburg to watch the WGI Percussion Regional. It was a good time sitting and watching great high school and college performers. The things that students are capable of in a performance continues to amaze me. There are some great music educators in the state if Mississippi.

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Harrison Central Indoor Percussion Ensemble

 

Sunday was a final day of homework, Assassin’s Creed, and yard work before heading back to work today. The break was fun, but now it’s time to catch up on a few race recaps from this month and gear up for the Mitten Challenge coming up in a handful of weeks.