The first was a work-related picnic. I belong to a great organization at the company I work for; all great people to work and party with. We get together at picnic or other social gatherings several times a year, and this is our annual summer picnic. We had a good time grilling chicken, ribs, and salmon and after eating all that great food, we headed up to the ball-field and played a fun and competitive game of softball.
I hadn't played softball since my knee and elbow replacement, but the workout must be helping cause I was able to hit, throw and even run the bases with some degree of confidence and very little, if any,pain in the joints. Granted, today, the day after, I am a bit sore in places, but overall I was happy with being able to participate in a sport I used to enjoy. BTW, our team won with a clutch pitching save by yours truly.
After the fun of that picnic, I headed to a great park on the western shores of the Puget Sound to meet up with some old friends for a birthday bash picnic. These are friends I had in Seattle before moving to NYC and it was nice to catch up with them and their lives (and their kids!). Three of the folks ll have birthdays in close proximity, so we had a big cake for them and celebrated with more good food, great conversation, and a beautiful view of the sun setting behind the Olympic Mountains.
I was tuckered when I got home, but it was a fun way to spend a beautiful sunny summer day here in Seattle. Plus I managed to do both picnics without gaining any weight.... YAY!