This weekend all of Shade Stone Farm's employees completed the Eagleman 1/2 Ironman Triathlon in Cambridge, MD. OK, Shade Stone Farm only has two employees, but we both finished the race. A 1/2 Ironman Triathlon combines a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run for a total distance of 70.3 miles of human powered locomotion! Shade Stone Farm promotes healthy, chemical free food and we believe this food significantly contributed to our preparation and successful completion of the race. In fact, our son made us some "energy balls" using our maple syrup. We ate these just before the race for a nice taste of home before the long, hot race. I've read that native Americans used maple syrup as a portable energy booster on long hunts (the original energy drink!). While we no longer need to cover long distances to secure our food, this race was a rewarding challenge that we are glad to have complete!
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