Would You Run for Chocolate?

I haven’t run in any races or fun runs in years, but running is a super calorie burner as well as cardio workout and I fully support it. My partner in the blog, John, has participated in several runs this year.

Chicago's Hot Chocolate race trailer

I wanted to share this photo with you because it was just a pleasant surprise to me on my bike ride this morning. These three kids are working to publicize Chicago’s annual Hot Chocolate race that takes place next weekend.

I believe this is the fifth year of the race’s existence.

It will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park and include 15K and 5K events.

Ghirardeli Chocolate is the sponsor and the table in the photo had tons of chocolate samples on it. There was also hot chocolate available.

After the race there is a chocolate party with fondue and lots of Ghirardeli goodies available.

It’s not an accident that the logo photo for our blog is a slice of chocolate cake. John’s wife shot it on their trip to Germany. Both of us love chocolate. I eat a Hershey bar with Almonds (1.45 oz) every night. The trick is just not to overdo it.

When I was still in the working world my company used to be sent gorgeous five pound chocolate bars as gifts at Christmas time. They were put out in the lunch area and folks would stop by and slice off a quarter pound (600 calories) piece or two. I was one of them. I also weighed in the 180 pound range.

The difference between then and now is that I understand portion control and I pay attention to my calories. That’s why I have been in the 155 pound area for the past year. Don’t give up. You can do it too.

We have some great rules on our Remember This page. You can start there.


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