>> Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Many of you know that Lent begins today. I have been looking at a new form of penitence. I am not really down to give anything up, because I am going on vacation and giving up alcohol or sweets just seems unrealistic and I am not down with taking on something that I know will just get broken. I went online and found a few things that seem new and innovative here is a few things I found interesting:
- Give up hitting the snooze button
- Give up your bed, sleep on the floor or a couch
- Give up hot showers
- Give up twitter or Facebook
- Do something nice/volunteer/something you wouldn't do for 40 days
- Donate all the change that you find around the house.
I have come to the conclusion that for Lent I am going to write one letter everyday to a members on staff at my work. I will try as hard as possible to keep the letters anonymous. I wrote one today and I really felt great. I told this person why they were a great teacher and why they are appreciated. I am really happy with my choice and I hope that I can keep this up for 40 days.
On the health front, I ran my first race of 2012 on Sunday. It was a 5K and I finished with a time of 33:21 not bad at all, my fastest recorded 5k time is 33:04 so I am very close. Also this race was VERY hilly. I am proud of myself and I am going to continue training, the next set of races is not until April.
I have not been feeling well these last few days so I have opted out of going to the gym. My thoat is scratchy and I have a cough. I have been drinking lemon with honey and I am starting to slowly feel better.
Hope that everyone is doing well. Have a great week!