My marathon is Nov. 13, a date I picked because I don’t run well in the heat. November in Richmond gives me at least a decent chance of having favorable marathon temperatures.
What I didn’t take into account, and what I forgot from doing this same marathon last year, is that this date is bad for one chief reason–there are too many stinkin’ sweets between now and then to tempt me! Let’s see, first there’s this little thing called Halloween. Then there are the Girl Scout cookies being delivered this week. Oh, and next week? Both my birthday and my daughter’s.
Yeah, just a bit of temptation. When I’m not running as many miles. My usual strategy with sweets and things that tempt me is to simply keep them out of the house. With that in mind, here’s my plan of attack with all the sweets:
- My husband bought some candy corn the other day–he has hidden it from me.
- I’m not buying Halloween candy until the last minute, even if it means the selection is terrible and we are the most unpopular house on the block because we have to hand out bags of pretzels or some such.
- The Girl Scout cookies? Going to my husband’s office or the local shelter.
- The birthday cake will be transported to my parent’s house when we visit and will stay there.
A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, no?