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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Csa week 2. Onions, radishes, asparagus, mixed greens, and dill.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Community Supported Agriculture

Our first share of our CSA! Buying food directly from the farmer.
Thank you Moore Family Farms!

Also testing mobile blogging!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Illinois Marathon

** Updated with links/photos!! **

Jon, Caty, Derek, and I ran on a relay team for the 2010 Illinois Marathon. A relay is the full marathon (26.2 miles) divided up by 4 people. Everyone ran between 6 and 7 miles each. We were Team STFU – Speed To Finish United! It was such a blast! The energy and excitement was great, with over 14,000 runners! The weather held off and although it was humid, it was a great run!

There were so many funny moments, from both runners and spectators! My favorites:
-- A runner dressed as a banana (See here!)
-- A runner dressed as Abe Lincoln and carrying a giant Illinois flag (See here!)
-- A relay team dressed as pirates!
-- A guy who ran the entire marathon barefoot.
-- A couple running with shirts that said "Just Married" and the woman had a veil.
-- A spectator who got out his garden hose and provided a cooling stream of water for runners who needed it!
-- A spectator who created his own "aid station" to provide runners with "BEER" – and many runners actually took him up on it!
-- My Dad, who was in the stands watching us finish, said there was a proposal at the finish line (50 yard line at Memorial Stadium) right before we crossed!

And my personal favorite...
-- A spectator within a mile of the finish who had a sign with a picture of Kanye West on it that said "Imma Let You Finish!"
(SEE HERE!!!!)

Overall we had an amazing time! We had a celebratory pizza party at our house afterwards, which was also tons of fun!

Happy Running!
(see all my pics from the day here!!)