Chad (hubby) & Jay Orange Beach, AL IFA Tourney 11-09
What a great weekend. Thurs. my Mom, Linde(sister) and I headed to Gulf Shores, AL to meet Chad and Jay and his family at the Captain's Meeting to get ready to "kick off" the tournament on Friday. This was a 2 day, year-end Championship Tournament for the IFA . On Sat. the 2nd day of the tournament, I went to watch the boats pass by at the ICC @ LuLu's in Gulf Shores and then I headed to Mobile to run a 5k. Last week, you may remember that I ran 24:08. This week's goal was to go under 24:00. It is a GREAT course, flat with a slight downhill slant coming back to finish the race. I ran 23:45. After the race I went to A Spot of Tea and had a nice breakfast. The restaurant is on the race course. They also had a 10k which I normally run, but this year, for the first time, decided to run the 5k instead. So I had breakfast while watching the 10k runners finish the race.
Then I started heading back to Gulf Shores. I stopped to use the potty and posted this nice note in the bathroom. This is such a neat thing to do and is part of the POTM Challenge (piling on the miles). When I made it back to Gulf Shores - lunch time - yay! So Mom and I headed to lunch at a cafe that is on the beach. We had lunch and then it was time to head back to the Sat. redfish tournament "weigh-in."
Chad and Jay had a great tournament. They finished the championship tourney in 2nd place. They had already won the Louisiana Division earlier in the year. Sat., they captured the Team of the Year award for the 2nd year in a row (1st team to ever repeat, TOTY award) They won almost $20,000 in awards. Awesome!
Sunday was a day of celebrating. Chad took us on a boat ride up the East and West Fowl River. It was so pretty. Can't believe it - but I didn't take any pics, sorry. Sunday evening we decided to stay an extra night in Gulf Shores and we went out to dinner to celebrate the weekend and the year. I am just a little proud of my hubby, (I know you can barely tell :)
As we near the end of 2009 Chad and I both are so excited about the year. He had a great tournament fishing year, and I have a another great running year. We are so blessed!
Adding up the winnings. That goes to the Susan and Ginny, your loving wives, right?