Friday, December 11, 2009

What's Ahead

I can't believe it's Friday already! Is it just me, or have the past two weeks flown by unusually fast? Maybe it's because there is so much to do right now, getting ready for Christmas, getting ready for our holiday break. I feel like yesterday was Monday.

Tomorrow I am going to attend the NYC Food & Climate Summit at NYU. It is being hosted by Scott Stringer, the Manhattan Borough President, NYU, and Just Food. The summit is meant to bring focus on the connection between our food sources and production and climate problems. They want to create a place for discussion, education, and creating solutions. With 1000 people expected to attend (the event is free, but all tickets have been distributed in advance), attendees will include farmers, community activists, citizens, environmentalists, nutritionists, elected officials, parents, and many others concerned about this issue. After reading In Defense of Food and now An Omnivore's Dilemma, I'm just now beginning to really understand how the production of our food is connected to pollution and climate change.

There are two breakout sessions and I have chosen to attend "Setting the Agenda for Child Nutrition, School Food and Food Education" in the morning, and "The Food Collar Economy" in the afternoon. Marion Nestle, a Professor at NYU and author of "Food Politics" will speak at the beginning of the summit and an expo will conclude the day. It should be very interesting and I can't wait to share with you what I learn.

I've decided to set a goal for my first half-marathon of 2010 as the MORE Magazine - Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon on April 25th! I love running the Mini 10K each year, which is women only, so this should be just as great. Everyone is so supportive and it's a lot of fun. I'd love to get a group of women together to train together, support each other and run together. If any of you lovely ladies are interested, let me know! It'll probably max out quickly, so we should sign up soon. The race is in Central Park, so the course will be a little over two full laps. LOTS of hills, but I will be ready for it. I can't wait!! So great to have a goal to work towards!


Tina said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. Yours is very inspirational...maybe I should start working out again, lol. I will be sure to keep stopping by!

Jen Feeny said...

December is flying by! I agree!!!

Yay for the Half for 2010! I need to start lining my ducks up as well!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Wow a Half Marathon! That is great! I love to run, but just not that long. I think a 10k is my limit!

Julie said...

oh oh!! pick me! the training together might be tough, but we can cyber-train together ;) I'd definitely love to run in Central Park!