Wednesday, February 22, 2006


I'm a big believer in giving something up for Lent. This year though, I feel like I've given up a enough with the diet and beer restrictions. I thought of a few other possibilites, but nothing seems to fit. As such, I think I am going to revert back to my original plan for this blog -- running for an hour a day.

Unlike my original plan, I won't do this for 120 consecutive days but will plan to do it "only" for the 40 days of Lent. A quick peek at the calendar will reveal that there are 47 days of Lent, not 40, but I am not couting Sundays. I do this for two reasons. First, if I don't rest at least one day a week, things will start falling off around day 14. Second, Jesus "only" spent 40 days in the desert, but the church doesn't count Sundays since you are supposed to good on them to begin with. Fair enough, I'll be spiritual on Sundays, but I won't run.

My only problem is that I think I will have to take Thursdays, not Sundays, off for scheduling reasons. Still working on some theology to back up the switch. I'll keep you posted.

I have a week still to come to my senses, but I think this is a stupid idea who's time has come ... again.


Blogger Twice the Man said...

I would love to join the Round Bottoms but having trouble with a name. How about Sir Lances Blister on his Feet Allot or the Fish and Chips King. Any suggestions? I guess we are all seeking the Holy Scale.

2:47 PM  
Blogger ArleneWKW said...

The Holy Scale. What an excellent play on words TTM!

I'm challenged by trying to theologically make Thursday work out as well as Sunday. The biggest challenge is that I know little about theology. Which will not deter me. I propose that by making Thursday your "day of rest," you confirm the sanctity of all days.

5:35 PM  
Blogger laura said...

hey. it's me. still fat and thinking of rejoining the round bottoms. it might take me two months to have my last meal again. :)

i have a new blog if you want to check it out.

8:16 PM  
Blogger laura said...

and the great thing about lent is the pancakes before it all starts.


8:17 PM  
Blogger Spider63 said...

Taking one thing off the menu for the 47 days of Lent? What a great idea. My biggest enemy is bread. I love it in every form. It is going down this Lent!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Don Q. said...

you might be interested in these facts about the dangers of bread use.

7:05 AM  
Blogger Spider63 said...

That just reinforced my suspicions about bread. I do have a body that resembles a giant soggy loaf.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Spider63 said...

of bread...

9:36 PM  

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