As always, we're heading to Mardi Gras in Mobile today. So excited! It will be a short trip this year. We are actually flying to Pensacola instead of Mobile, and will head to the airport in about an hour. We'll get to hang out with my best friend (and her husband and her twins and her sister and her parents and her sister's boyfriend and her parents' friends and some other people I knew from law school).
I'm not keen on eating or drinking a ton -- my waistline would not appreciate that. And I don't think I'll be running much. After a couple years of not drinking much on Friday night and attempting a long run on Saturday morning, I've pretty much given up -- too hard to do a lot of miles Saturday morning then spend the day on my feet and then spend the night on my feet dancing in ridiculous heels. I'll settle for about 5 miles if I can swing it, which isn't really enough to begin to combat any of the food or drink that usually comes with this trip.
But it's one weekend and should be tons of fun. Things will get back to normal on Monday. I haven't given any thought to what I want to give up for Lent.
Maybe my car to work? I was just saying I'm making a plan to get back to my running commute, maybe I could just hit it hard starting on Wed? Either way, besides whatever I give up, I want to add in extra community service again.