Starting now no more M&M's for the rest of the summer, I'm going to run regularly, and I'm going to eat better in general. No more eating like I'm a bear preparing for hibernation. I don't need to my fat stores to increase, I will live without so much junk food. Oh yes, it is going to be hard, but I signed up for the Walter Payton 16726 yard run and I need to be able to finish. That is 9.5 miles; much, much farther than I have ever run in my life. Yes, I know people run that long all the time, some do marathons, but I was never a long distance runner, even when I was in the best shape of my life I struggled to do three miles.
Besides the run, I'm not getting any younger. I'm going to be (gulp) 40 next year; I want that to be less than the halfway point in my life. One hundred would be a good round number. Actually, just yesterday my mom showed us pictures of her aunt that turned 100. Unfortunately, she is her aunt by marriage, so I don't have the ultra-long life gene in my family. I want to be driving my Porsche when I'm 85 years old. Sure, at that age it is more likely I'm going to drive it into house or a pool, but at least I'll look cool doing it.
I say starting now because I had some cookies for breakfast. I blame my sister. She made enough chocolate chip M&M cookies to feed a small school. I have no choice; I have to eat them so my kids don't. I don't want them to develop the bad habits I have. It's all for the good of the children.
So...what's for lunch?