Last night I was in a rather long check out line at my local grocery store. I picked the "family" check out, so all that I could look at was all the candy and gum. There are no magazines in the "family" check out line. I was bored. I couldn't read about the latest and greatest things happening to important people in the world.
As I was waiting for my groceries to be scanned the father and daughter behind me put their purchases on the belt: three Barbies. The father then asked his daughter if she wanted some candy.
"A Crunch Bar?"
I was impressed. I usually am the one saying, "NO!" I looked at the father with amazement and told him how impressed I was at her replies. He told me that his family had given up sugar. He had been showing the little girl YouTube videos of "cut men" and all of them said they had given up sugar so he was trying that and he was hoping his children would follow his lead. He wasn't very cut himself and probably need to do more than just cut out sugar, but at least that is a step in the right direction.
The little girl (who was no more than seven) then turned to me and said, "Lady, you need to exercise."
I almost didn't know how to reply. Her father was shocked and was going to say something to her, so I quickly said, "You are right, I haven't run all week. Just eight days ago I ran a marathon and I haven't run at all this week. I do need to exercise."
The father chuckled then and asked his girl if she knew how far a marathon was. She didn't and then he looked at me. I think he didn't know. I let him off the hook and jumped in and told her it was 26.2 miles. She looked at me with big brown eyes. Her dad then told her it was longer than going to the airport. Her eyes got even bigger.
But the little girl is right, I do need to exercise. I need to pick my next race and just start training. Anyone got a good one sometime this fall cuz this lady needs to exercise.