On October 1st, 1971, the Magic Kingdom opened and began filling Florida with a little bit more pixie dust than it had before. With it, Disney had conquered both coasts and a dream was realized - Walt's dream to transcend reality and enter into a world of fantasy. Then on October 1st, 1982, Epcot opened, and the world got a little smaller, a little happier, and got to take a slow moving ride through the history of human communication on Spaceship Earth (which I only mention because I love it and could ride it every day).
I don't talk about Disney a whole lot on this blog. I don't talk about anything a whole lot on this blog lately, and that is not okay. So I'm changing both. Because on October 1st, 2013, I want to change a whole lot of things. I have come and gone from the blogging world a lot since first entering it, and so I'm sure when I say "I'm back" for the umpteenth time, no one is listening. And that's okay. I don't need someone to be reading this blog. But I need to be updating it.
The truth is, I haven't been doing so well with eating. Or exercising. I really haven't been doing well with running, which is why I made this blog in the first place. But it's no longer a matter of "I missed one long run" or "I gained two pounds" - since moving back to Florida last June, I've put on nearly 30 pounds and have fallen off the exercise bandwagon so hard it's a miracle I can still walk. I just recently ran the Disneyland Half Marathon on September 1st and it took me about 25 minutes longer than my first half. And it's not just because I didn't train so well for it, or because it was ridiculously hot. It's because I'm overweight, out of shape, and not doing anything about it.
That's where October 1st comes in. If Roy Disney could come out of retirement to get the Magic Kingdom open on October 1st, 1971 and if the Walt Disney Company could honor Walt's dream of the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow in the best way they knew how on October 1st, 1982... well, then, I really ought to be able to eat right and exercise.
So starting on October 1st, 2013 (also known as tomorrow) I will be back to blogging, back to tracking, and back to exercise.