I’ve never been a religious person, but I kind of like the tradition of Lent. I used to try and give something up, but found it to be a negative experience on the whole, giving up chocolate and then eating ALL of the Lindt once Lent was over. I briefly thought about giving up coffee, but then figured I wouldn’t make it through either work OR training without, so, you know…

Instead, I figure it’s much more of a positive idea to use Lent to embed a new habit. By the time 40 days is up, there’s a good chance something will become a permanent good habit, which would be a really good outcome.

So, here it is- #LimberLent (kudos to Cathy Drew for thinking of this name in the past). For the 40 days of Lent, I’m going to make it my mission to do 20 minutes of mobility and/or strength work each day, in the hope that it’ll leave me less achy, and maybe even a bit faster.



Here’s to plenty of time on the mat, keeping those pesky creaky muscles a little more supple, and hopefully some running gains!

What are you doing for Lent? Are you trying to embed a new habit, or do you prefer the challenge of giving something up?

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