Did not want to get out of bed this morning. Didn’t want to run. I had to remind myself that it is 39 days until Paris and I had to get my assets up! The 19 degree weather wasn’t going to stop me. As I was running I realized how good I felt. But at mile 6 my legs did get a little tight. Not sure if I need my stretching or hydrate more. I was a cautious runner because there is still snow and ice on the streets and sidewalks. At 3 or 4 points I had to stop and walk through ice or snow.
While I was running I thought about the Lent season and what it means for death and rebirth. What it means to me now, in this moment and in my life. Growing up, we would give something up for lent. Now, I do actions and deeds for my growth and reflection. I thought of giving and sacrifice and putting oneself in uncomfortable position for rebirth to happen.
Yesterday we had a sit- in in our President’s office over not having a contract, work conditions that are demoralizing. That was just the first step or many actions to come. I thought about this on my run this morning as well.
As I reflect there will be a lot more running during this season of lent and more actions, deeds, and reflections as well