did you have a good mardi gras?
bill made the traditional jambalaya last night
and by traditional, i mean a box of zatarains and smoked sauasge
and so begins what i lovingly refer to as fish season.
for the past two years it would drive me wild that we had to go get a fried fish sandwich every friday night during lent
i tried to explain to bill that "not eating meat" did not translate into "must eat fried fish"
but i've learned to except it
and i've jumped on the bandwagon -
i even tried out the new mcdonald's fish mcbites
while noshing on lunch yesterday bill was mulling over what to give up for lent
and he decided on fried potatoes - any form of fry, tot, or chip
which, is probably going to be torture for him - he love LOVES chips and fries - and we even have a bag of tater tots in the fridge that will probably haunt him for the next 40 days.
i've tried giving up things in the past
sidebar - i'm not a practicing catholic or a strict observer of lent, i like what the season represents, but for me lent is a personal challenge and not one based in faith
saying no to soda was one of them
and while i was able to drastically cut back
40 days is a long time
and i found it too easy to accidentally cheat
so i kind of decided instead of "giving up" something for lent
i would challenge myself to gain
gain my running status back
i made it a resolution for new year's to run happy, and i thought what better time than now to fulfill that promise
for the next 40 days i will challenge myself to run at least 1 mile a day.
no speed or other distance goals.
just a mile
twice around the neighborhood.
and i'm hoping i challenge myself to go further when i can and it's nice out or run faster when the speed demon kicks in
but without making it a goal to reach X number of miles,
there's no pressure
no pressure to be ready for a 5k, 10k, half...nothing.
my only hope is that after the 40 days i continue and learn to run happy :)
anyone else want to join me? anyone giving up anything for lent?