You’d have to work to be bored in early retirement – there are always interesting things to do. This summer we’ve gone on some great trips (Los Angeles & Michigan), attended a big outdoor music festival, served as event chairs for our Zoo’s summer fundraising bash, and spun our sports car through a couple of great driving events.
In between the ‘big events’ it’s been fun to follow our first-place Minnesota Twins in the American League Central. The Twins are closely battling the Cleveland Indians for the divisional pennant with the Twins up by just a half a game in the standings with about 40 games left to play.
I’m a fan of almost any sport at almost any level, but Major League Baseball is especially fun when it is close. It can be excruciatingly dull when the team is way behind, but when the pennant race is tight, it is really exciting. I love having the time in my schedule to go to games, watch on TV, listen to sports talk radio, and follow team news. I can really immerse myself in all the details.
In addition to the Twins, I also went to the Minnesota United (MLS) soccer game this week and am going to the Minnesota Vikings’ training camp later this afternoon. Playing and watching sports is something I didn’t spend much time on when I was working, but it sure is fun to be back in the swing!
How much do you spend following sports in early retirement? Favorite sports?
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