Day 19: Ragged Out

Ladies and Gents, this may be my last entry for a few days, as our School (including yours truly) is running the Ragnar relay. The relay starts Friday @ 8:30 a.m. for us, and is a 200 mile non-stop marathon. Yepper, as the late great band Little Feat used to sing “roll on through the night”. We expect to complete this gig around 7:00 on Saturday evening. Our team name is “PODO Sole”, and our aim is to raise awareness around the neglected tropical disease podoconiosis. For more info, please visit the web site of our sponsor, Dr. Larry Thomas, and his 501 © (3) – Tropical Health Alliance Foundation (WWW.THAF.ORG)
Here are a few fun facts to keep you enamored until I return:
1) An estimated 70% of all antibiotics used in this county are given to farm animals.
2) If a person replaces one 20 OZ soda a day with a no-calorie beverage such as water, that person could expect to lose 25 pounds in a year
3) According to the US EPA, the US applies 1 billion pounds of pesticides each year.
4) Over the last two decades, rates of obesity have tripled in children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years of age. 5) Farmers markets allow farmers to keep 80-90% of each dollar spent.
Signing off,
Marathon Man

2 Responses to “Day 19: Ragged Out”

  1. Karen Long Says:

    Hey Dave! So does your locally grown diet consist of locally brewed brew haha’s?? LOL

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