If I were going to whisper something into my younger self, I would just say, ‘Keep your head down, work hard, and listen to whosever is ahead of you because you’re going to learn something from them.’ And that’s kinda what I did.’
“What we call fresh in the supermarket is really better termed raw,” says Kristin Reimers, a registered dietitian and manager of nutrition for ConAgra Foods. “A lot of times, those vegetables have been transported for days, and then sit. It could be a matter of weeks between when they’re picked and consumed.”
Frozen vegetables, she says, are “probably more nutrient-rich than many of the raw vegetables in the produce section.”
— Nancy Shute via NPR
Fact or marketing/advertising tactic? Either way, I do enjoy frozen veg every now and then.
That’s what marathon culture is about. It’s why I run marathons. It’s more than just a race. It’s a medal you wear around your neck. It’s the moment where you see another running struggling and you tell them to keep pushing, even though they will. It’s a Chipotle burrito that your body attacks as a recovery meal. It’s something you never thought you could do, and you did it. It’s something that feels so bad in process, but even better in hindsight. It’s that moment of sheer exhaustion where you think “I can’t,” but you know you can, and you do. It’s that Facebook selfie you post moments after the finish line to show others that you started something, and you finished it. It’s something you’re proud of. And I hope that’s what inspires others not to let this cowardly act tear down this institution of perseverance - because that’s what it is, and nothing will ever change that.