Now let me be completely honest.
L and I are running the Cadbury Half Marathon on Sunday. Why?
For the love of running? No
For the joy of running friendship? No
For L to join the half-crazy-marathon club and me to cement my love of this distance with half marathon number three? No
Why are we running?
We are running for chocolate!
When L started to get interested in running events late last year (she has been a runner for a long time, just hadn’t done any events) she asked me what I had planned for the coming months. When the Cadbury Half Marathon was mentioned, without a word of a lie she said…
You could literally see the light of chocolate lust flicker in her eyes. Despite her fit frame and slim physique, lurking in her mind is a possessed choc-a-holic.
She even eats it for breakfast. (insert shaking of the Unsporty Woman’s head in utter disbelief).
How can she do that and still stay so slim???
The start and finish of this event is at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart. The home of chocolate in Tasmania. It’s made there; chocolate mecca.
Pre-race (yes that’s pre-race as in BEFORE we run) there will be:
- Samples of chocolate
- Help-yourself buffets of chocolate
- Hot chocolates
- Chocolate milkshakes
- AND best of all, access to the factory shop (usually you have to pay an entry fee to get in)
In the recent email about race details we were told that we can eat all these chocolate goodies before the race or take them with us… on the run, take the chocolate with us to run with!!! Yesterday while L and I were doing our last 5km run before the big day she was telling me all about this email (I hadn’t read it at that stage). Her eyes lit up with pure joy and happiness.
So this running buddy of mine will make a huge quantum leap from her first fun run in September of 5km, to her second in October of 6.4km right up to a half marathon all because of chocolate.
What can I say other than true love is true love. And there is chocolate love here, pure, decadent chocolate love.
So on Sunday if you see the lovely L dressed in blue and me dressed in pink please don’t think we are virtuously running a half marathon for the love of running, physical fitness, for the joy of running friendship or even for the thrill of a challenge. We are running for chocolate.
Happy running 🙂
PS Oh and we are running for the medal! The fact that it has Cadbury on the medal is a huge incentive hehe chocolate bling!