Official training will begin in a few weeks, and this time I have a much better idea about what to expect. I know 那 it will hurt. I know there will be times when I want to quit. But I also know 那 I’每次跑步都会变得更强大，更有活力。只要我能保持健康’我有信心我会成功。
大约2个月前，我和KFB决定我们想加入某种农场股份。对我们来说不幸的是，它开始看起来像冬天，而冬天通常对当地的农场来说并不意味着好事。直到肯德基的排列5走势图带连线朋友’s recommended us to Arganica农场俱乐部。在检查了他们之后，我们对他们所提供的东西感到震惊。与大多数农场股份一样，Arganica不仅要付您的费用并收取他们所提供的任何东西，还可以让您从他们的每周菜单中订购任何您想要的东西，并将其直接运送到您的房屋。他们有来自几个不同地方农场的一系列季节性和温室蔬菜，您可以按磅订购，也可以按“weekly choice” box of their picks for 那 week. So far we have stuck to the 每周选择, as it is a great way to discover new vegetables you’ve never cooked with (or maybe even hear of) before. Plus it is hands down the best deal. On top of 那 we have ordered a few types of cheeses, breads, and homemade vegetarian sausages. Each week our order has increased, as we have been pleased with nearly every choice.
这个过程不仅有趣，而且很有意义。我们的谷歌搜索技能已经提高（‘像水果一样的小绿色番茄，像皮一样的纸’), and it is a unique feeling to know 那 the entire meal you just ate came from less than 100 miles away. I have suddenly found myself a stranger where I was once a regular, the Columbia Heights Giant. When I do make my way in the food superstore, I usually leave having purchased little more than pasta, rice, beans, and a few other basic essentials (TP, Cereal, Coffee and Beer).
In a time when the average plate of food has traveled thousands of miles just to feed you, it is important to think about what 那 food is doing to the environment, global trade, and your health. Buying local and organic, whether at the farmers market, a farm club, or a grocery store, gives the consumer the oppertunity to get behind what you are eating. To know what is in your food is to know what is in your body, and there are a lot of things in the food I have eaten throughout my life (and still sometimes today) I wouldn’甚至都不想在我家附近，更不用说我的身体了。
I’m not the kind of guy to worry about this stuff often, but it hits home when it is somewhere 那 you normally feel safe (well, aside from the typical 2:30 am belligerent ex-frat boys 那 usually hangs out in AdMo), especially in the early evening. Makes you realize you never know when something will happen. I guess all we can do is be prepared, or at least bring a change of pants…
看到第排列5走势图带连线 马拉松毯 somewhere around mile 25 was the first time I knew for sure 那 I would finish the race. It had been a long, painful journey up to 那 point. Walking to the start Saturday morning, I couldn’t help but think back on all the work it took to get this far. All of the sacrifices I made and hours spent on the road, came down to 那 day, 那 morning. As I joined the thousands at the line, the excitement, anxiety, and nerves filled the air.
By this time the half marathoners had thinned out the marathoners, making it feel more and more lonely. As they zoomed 通过 with fresh legs, the only thing 那 kept me going was the knowledge 那 they may cross the finish line first, but I will have run twice as far.
昨晚我出去快了6英里。我在想我多少次’我跑下那座小山，经过那些公寓楼。突然在人行道上骑自行车的人飞来飞去。我对骑自行车的人平淡无奇，“It’s called ‘Share the Road’, not ‘Share the sidewalk,'”他转身看，我们俩都继续前进。那让我开始思考，“wow, I can’相信我没有发生任何严重的事情。我真的希望我不要’在培训的最后几天，不要因为笨蛋而受伤。”认真的说，在那想法过去后不到15秒，我发现自己在11日和美国东部时间中间正好面对第排列5走势图带连线右击打。我抬头看到人们在Solly的户外座位区从座位上跳下来’s和排列5走势图带连线人从人行道上跑来帮助我。
我只刮了几下，“10 days” bubble burst, and a red face, but left thinking 那 it could have been a lot worse and at least 20 or so people had something to laugh about!
10天 until race day. The work is over, but the stories have just begun.