Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday… Beginning of lent. No pancakes for me but ran tempo run… Treadmill run.. Marathon training
Today was pancake Tuesday and I missed out on the fluffy, sticky and syrupy pancake goodness… It was so much easier in public school when the teachers made pancakes, we just had to eat them.
I don’t think I am withholding my obligations as a Catholic…I didn’t fit pancake eating into my schedule today. I also failed to obtain absolution of my sins by not attending confession but since tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and I will probably fail to get the ashes, I will make it my duty to give something up for lent… I am thinking work? Does that count? I am going to make an appointment with my manager first thing and tell her “Listen… Yeah, I am not going to be able to come into work for the next 40 day’s cause I gave up my job for lent”
On to other matters… I thought my legs were going to rebel the second I stepped on the treadmill today, not going to cooperate, and scream out in agony for me to stop!! What are you trying to do to us!! Well legs, I am going to put you through a tempo run…
They were still quite tired from my long run on Sunday. I warmed up then set the treadmill torture device to cruise at 7.30 minute miles… Which surprisingly didn’t feel half bad. My mind was able to aimlessly wonder while I watched curling. I didnt pay attention to the time nor the display and pleasantly passed 35 minutes before I happened to look. Good job!
I kind of misjudged how far I had left though, I was going for 7 miles (plus 2 warmup/ cooldown) and just after cranking the treadmill to 7.25 minute miles, thinking I only had a mile to go, I had 2. That threw me off but I got through it. Switched it up with some inclines throughout and bingo, it is completed!
Are you giving anything up for lent? Did you confess your sins?