A Trip to the Library and the Farmer’s Market


Last night, Danny, Jacob, Jaden, and I tried to go on a family bike ride on a nearby trail.

We made it about .1 of a mile. Then Jaden’s bike broke down.

The chain fell off, washers came undone. It was a mess. And unfortunately Danny wasn’t able to fix it without tools. Bike fail.

Jacob and I decided to do what any nice brother and mom would do – we rode our bikes back home while Danny and Jaden drove.

Most of the way home is on a busier street, and I pretty much freaked out the whole time. If I was by myself, I would have been fine, but since I had Jacob with me, I was worried about all the cars that were zooming past at crazy speeds. Thankfully, there’s a bike lane, but I was still nervous. We made it home fine, and Jacob was excited to tell his friends that we rode so far.

Actually, I have no idea how far we went or how fast we were going because I wasn’t on a treadmill. It’s kind of nice that the treadmill does all that for you. Danny did get me a cyclocomputer for my birthday that measures speed, distance, and calories. But that thing is crazy hard to figure out. I think you have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.

My dad even tried programming it, but the screen just froze. He asked how much it cost, and I told him $25. He just ohhh and then looked away. Jeesh. I thought $25 was a lot to spend a tiny little crazy computer that is impossible to attach to the bike and program. But apparently, I’m a cheap skate that doesn’t buy quality bike accessories. Whatever. I just want to ride my bike around and have fun. Wheeeee!!!!!!!!!

Today’s Breakfast

Last night, I mixed up some overnight oats to enjoy this morning.

My oats included:

  • 1 container peach Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • sliced strawberries

Those chia seeds really thicken things up! I added just a splash of almond milk this morning and stirred it up. I know that it doesn’t look very appetizing, but I love how it tastes. I prefer cold oats to hot oatmeal any day.

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump

I don’t know if I’m just tired, but BodyPump was tough today! But I got through it, and checked off my workout for today.

I’ve been snacking on a lot of fruit this afternoon.  I love fruit!

One of my favorite summer fruits is a pluot. It’s a cross between an apricot and a plum. We call them dinosaur eggs, and they are so good. I forgot all about them until I saw them at the grocery store yesterday. Yay for the first pluot of the season!

After I picked up my niece today, I took all the kids to the library for a while.

After the library,we stopped at a local farmer’s market. The kids got a sno-cone.

I have gone to this farmer’s market for four years in a row, and I usually find the prices pretty expensive. I like to walk around but never really buy much. But today, I found a produce stand that had awesome prices. I bought broccoli and a cucumber for 75 cents each!

I would have bought more, but the farmer’s market was an unexpected stop, and I used most of my cash on the kid’s sno-cones. I don’t really usually carry much cash on me. I am more of a debit card person.

When we got home, I sliced up the cucumber and ate it with carrots and garlic hummus. It was delicious.

Tonight, we have plans to eat dinner at Whole Foods and then do a little baby shopping for my sister-in-law’s baby shower on Sunday.

Tomorrow, we’re doing a 5k in the morning and the going to dinner at Red Lobster to celebrate my mom’s birthday!

Have a great Friday!

Questions of the day:

  • Did you ever have workout fail? Like maybe your forgot to put your running shoes in your gym bag or your bike fell apart?
  • Have you ever had a pluot?
  • Do you use cash or a credit/debit card more?
  • Any plans for this weekend?


Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Working Out

13 Responses to A Trip to the Library and the Farmer’s Market

  1. susie

    is a pluot genetically modified? I was just reading about the onslaught of Monsanto, trying to feed the world with his modified seeds…..anyways it looks like you guys had a fun day!

  2. How often do you change up your weights for Body Pump?

    • I was actually thinking about that the other day. I changed my weights up a few months ago, but I think that’s its challenging for me because I wouldn’t be able to lift any heavier. But then I wonder if I’m challenging myself enough since I’ve stayed the same weight for so long. But any heavier, and I don’t think I could lift it with proper form. Sigh…iI’m confusing myself!

  3. You know with all the reading I do-I JUST went to the public library this past week and checked out some books. I’ve got to start doing that more! 🙂 My 18 year old even checked out 2 books.

    I’m a “whatever I have at the time” kind of gal-cash, check, debit card, credit card, someone else’s money….

    I will be working 13 hours Saturday and hopefully NOT cooking supper. 🙂


  4. Yay for riding that far! I haven’t eaten at Whole Foods, does it end up costing a lot?

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  6. I can think of a few workout fails. Sometimes I forget to put socks in my bag and I can either choose to just go home and forget about it, or go without socks. I’m about 50/50 on that choice. Thank goodness for magazines for the days I forget my ipod or headphones!

    Another time we went bike riding. I was wondering why the bumps felt extra bumpy. My tire had almost no air in it. It’s so frustrating to do all that work to get the bike out, put the bike rack on, etc. only to get there and have to turn back home! I still haven’t learned to keep a bike pump in my trunk or to check the tires first! haha.

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