Sunday, June 12, 2011

Last Weekend: Dragonboat Race!

Last Sunday, hubs and I joined my coworkers for a dragon boat race at a nearby park.  It was part of the "Paddle for Pink" dragon boat festival, a fundraiser for breast cancer.

 I'm in the boat with the blue and pink t-shirts!

 One of the first boats to race flipped over!  
They were a little excessive in their celebration after winning, and over the boat went.

My work had 2 teams: an all women and a co-ed team.  Our co-ed team made it to the finals, and we weren't last!  It looked like it could have rained, but it didn't, and it wasn't too hot (maybe in the upper 60s -70s?)  Great weather for the event.

My arms/shoulders were fine after our recent practice, but I guess rowing in 3 races is a little different - I was sore between my shoulder blades the next day.  Luckily it didn't last too long and I was feeling good by Tuesday.

Oh, and Saturday the farmer's market near us started for the summer.  We had just gone shopping and didn't really need produce, but we did pick up the following:

Local honey is good! This cranberry blossom honey is something different.  And the Garden State is great for growing tomatoes...but it never occurred to me to make ketchup.  This isn't your Heinz ketchup though.  It has tomatoes, onions, apple cider vinegar, garlic, salt, other stuff I can't remember.  It had more texture to it than Heinz.  To be honest, I'm not even a huge ketchup fan unless I'm having a burger and fries, but this stuff is really good!

Do you have a farmer's market near you?  What do you like to get?


  1. My friend was on a dragon boat team a few years ago and we went to cheer her on, it was fun! I am obsessed with the farmers market and have been looking forward to it like crazy! I get tons of veggies and this really good bread, they have these super expensive fancy vinegars that I am stocking up on when I win the lottery! That honey looks delish but I'm one of those weirdos who hates ketchup! I'm impressed you could play catcher in a skirt, I was scared enough in shorts, and I also throw like a girl, it always vears to the side.

  2. I rarely go to the farmers market and I'm not sure why because I absolutely love it. Maybe we are just lazy

  3. I love farmers markets - i really should go more often!
    Sounds like a blast being in the dragon boat races
    That honey sounds really good

  4. Go Dragonboating! Our event is in two weeks and I'm on the local YWCA women's team. Can't wait for race day as I'm in so much better shape than last year ;)

  5. Alyssa- It was a lot of fun! I like those fancy vinegars but need to find more uses for them. The catcher experience was not so great, luckily it only lasted 2 or so innings :)

    Travelbug- the honey is good! I guess it has a faint hint of berry to it. The honey stand also had a blueberry blossom honey that caught my eye, but I didn't try it.

    Starrwinter- Sounds serious! How often does your team practice? Good luck on your race day!


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