At one sale, I saw a tag that cracked me up!
While we were garage sale-ing, I noticed that there were people standing in the street holding signs, and I got that exciting thrill that maybe a race was going on. And then it hit me--it was the Run for Ryan, a 5K that I had been planning all year on doing! I was going to try for my sub-26:00 5K at this race, because it's a very small race.
The city couldn't have done worse planning, with the city-wide sale AND the 5K on the same day... I felt so bad for the runners having to dodge all the cars that were lining the streets for the sales.
While we were out, we noticed a farmer's market going on, so we stopped to check it out. I'm so glad we did! I know farmer's markets are usually about the fruits and veggies, but I happen to love the baked goods ;) It's so great to try homemade baked goods--the boys talked me into buying some cookies. I also bought some local honey and apple-rhubarb preserves. Jerry bought a seasoning packet of dill veggie dip--we sampled it at the market, and it was fantastic!
After the sales and farmer's market, we went to Jerry's work for a family day picnic-type thing they were having outside. They did the same thing a few years ago (right after I started losing weight) and it was a lot of fun, so I was looking forward to going again. They had inflatable bouncers, pony rides, one of those trampoline bungee jumping things, a hay ride, games, and food.
Jerry tried out the bungee thing. I really wanted to, but my bladder isn't exactly as strong as it was before I had kids, if you catch my drift...
We rode the hayride, which ended up being much longer than we expected--we went around the entire plant where he works.
Jerry and I played cornhole (like a bean bag toss game) with his coworker Daniel and his girlfriend Kristeena. I'd never played before (or maybe I did a long time ago!), but it was really fun. I was ready to leave at that point, but the kids wanted to stay a little longer, so Jerry and I laid on the grass and digested our food ;)
Mary yesterday, and somehow peanut butter was brought up--I mentioned how peanut butter is ALWAYS my weakness, and everything I overeat seems to contain peanut butter. So I was thinking of maybe trying to make that part of a six-week challenge until my marathon... no peanut butter for six weeks?? That would be extremely tough!
But I think if I could do that, I would feel back in control, and it would be a huge boost in my confidence. Peanut butter isn't a bad food, but the way I consume it, it's not healthy. I have too much, too often, and it's usually with a load of sugar. So maybe giving up for six weeks would be a good thing! I would definitely have to get creative as far as snacks go... I'm so used to having peanut butter.