The Ventura Half Marathon is a little over six weeks away, and I have to start getting serious about the diet part of my half marathon training. Up until now, I’ve been letting myself eat candy bars and chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies and key lime pie. Two days ago, as I was huffing and puffing my way through mile two of a fifty-minute training run, I told myself that I had to cut sugar out of my diet. And then I told that self that I would, after the last of the key lime pie was gone.
So now the entire pie has been eaten, and there are no more cookies or desserts in the refrigerator. Today I refrained from buying a Snickers Almond candy bar from the vending machine at work (although I caved and bought one yesterday; it was delicious), and I didn’t ask my co-worker if I could have a handful from his Costco-sized bag of fun-size candy bars (from which he’d been supplying me all last week). I’m going to count today as my first day of no sugary junk food and see if I can hold out for at least 30 days.