As the last Sunday of October winds down and Halloween is quickly approaching all I have to say is put the candy down! After knowing how many calories I burn during a run I don’t even want to think about unwrapping a Kit Kat Bar or a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup in the shape of a pumpkin. Even if I have justified that I have earned that piece of candy. According to the US Census Bureau Current Industrial Reports, states that the average American ate 24.7 pounds of candy in 2010. I find that statistic to be shocking, besides it being a temporary feel good moment, why else would anyone willingly do that to themselves?
Tomorrow I intend on running earlier in the day rather than later as the streets will be bustiling with trick or treaters. What was your best costume for Halloween? According to my Mom, mine is a toss up between Rainbow Bright and Teddy Ruxpin, even though I can’t remember either, sorry Mom. I recognize that her intentions and heart were in the right place. She even a took a sewing class to make me Rainbow Bright even though it feel apart as I went door to door trick or treating.
Regardless of the Halloween festivities I intend on going for a long run and I am proposing that as runners we unite and make October 31 national Put the Candy Down and Go For a Run Day!