I was raised Catholic, but for a variety of reasons I gave up the faith in college and now toe the line between agnostic and atheist. I think I lean more towards atheist, but all atheists I’ve known have been complete and utter assholes who flaunt the superiority of their (non)beliefs while criticizing others for flaunting the superiority of their’s. I think it’s a personal matter and therefore keep my opinions to myself. That being said, today is the beginning of Lent, and although I’m no longer Catholic, I’m definitely not one to back down from a challenge. Give something up for 40 days? BRING IT. It’s more than the challenge, though–I think it’s important to remind yourself that you do, indeed, have control over your actions and behaviors, and sometimes we need to do something drastic to get that control back. I’ll be giving up meat for the next 40 days. Yes, I’ve tried it before, but I hope to make it this time. We shall see… (And, ok, maybe it isn’t that drastic, but this girl loves her little bacon cheeseburgers. BUT NO MORE. Veggie burgers all the way!)
Also, I’m not usually too much of a girlie girl in terms of make-up (mainly because I lack the skills to successfully apply liquid eyeliner without looking like a 1990s-era gothic wannabe), but I was on the waitlist for Birchbox and was able to sign up today. Yay! It’s actually pretty cheap, and they send you samples (nice samples, at that) in a fun pink box (pink!) each month. As Courtney from The Bachelor would say (are you watching that? If not, you should be. That sh*t’s crazy), “Winning!” Anyway, I’ll let you know if I actually learn anything about beauty and whatnot (let’s hope they can do something about these dark circles under my eyes!), and in the meantime you can check it out here.
Oh! And I ran a race this weekend! I totally forgot. It wasn’t a PR, but it was still a solid race and it felt good to be racing again. I like smaller races; I wonder if maybe I’m ready to give up the long course and switch to short course? Don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling you get after long runs and after a marathon, but I just don’t know if I have the energy to train for them every few months. We’ll see. I already have at least two, possibly three, marathons scheduled for 2013, so I’m not giving it up just yet… ;-)