Goodbye, Ghirardelli & Guinness

Giving up the Guinness will be easier than the Ghirardelli; I've drained my six-pack, but my cupboards are embarrassingly full of chocolate.

Tomorrow we’ll be two short weeks away from Marathon Monday. I’ve decided that I’ve postponed the inevitable long enough; I’ve got some goodbyes to say. But unlike in the Duran Duran song, this goodbye isn’t forever.

While my training diet has been pretty tight–garbanzo beans, lentils, spinach, yams, blueberries, brown rice and brocolli making up the bulk of my daily intake–I’ve reserved ample room for my two favorite dietary dalliances: Ghirardelli chocolate (the darker the better) and Guinness stout.

It is time I say goodbye to my luscious indiscretions, more for mental reasons than physical ones. No one has told me I’m looking chubby lately, so I’m not aiming to whittle my waistline between now and the time Pair C and I hit the road for our little 26.2 jaunt. I do, however, need to head to Hopkinton knowing I’ve done everything possible to ensure I see the finish line too, preferably in a respectable time.

So goodbye for now, my rich, dark, complicated friends. I’ll see you on Boylston Street.


About garmin_girl

I'm a 40-something single mother of three--two great human girls and one four-legged Dalmatian banshee--who is hellbent on swimming, biking and running straight through my midlife crisis. Care to tag along? Crazy loves company! ;)
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2 Responses to Goodbye, Ghirardelli & Guinness

  1. gswoodward says:

    I can sort of understand giving up the Guinness; physically I am not sure alcohol does athletes much good and mentally giving it up adds that little extra focus. My consumption of red wine has, of its own accord, decreased fairly dramatically over the 20 weeks of training so I can relate.
    But giving up Chocolate? Gosh, I am pretty sure there are some benefits to chocolate consumptions. Doesn’t chocolate have some secret antioxidants or hidden nutrients or black magic hidden in its structure?

    • Ah yes, it does indeed! Which is the excuse I use when I am stockpiling, I mean, purchasing it 😉 As they say, all good things in moderation….sadly, I seem incapable of moderation when it comes to this confection 🙂

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