Posted for Meter:
Conditions: cold and wet
After a brief warmup under the breezeway, we found ourselves on the way to celebrate Pancake Day at Waffle House when Chimichanga rolled up five minutes late. Juice said something about accountability while Pdubs flashed his headlights from his warmed up F150. We somewhat hesitantly welcomed our new friend and proceeded to celebrate Fat Twosday at Ambush. Here’s how it went down.
SSH IC X22
LBCs IC X 22/22
Break for WH. Enter Chimichanga (and guilt). Back to the breezeway we went.
TTT IC x 22
IW IC X 22
End of breezeway for more 22s
All exercises executed at both ends of the breezeway running in between
Merkins x 22, other end, merkins 22 OYO
Gas pumps (Alston Jeffry’s) IC x 22
LBCs IC x 22
LBACs (222 total)
Burpees 11 x 2
Throughout the BC, YHC enamored the pax with Mardi Gras facts.
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Other names for Fat Tuesday:
You’ll hear laissez les bon temps rouler (pronounced lay-say le bon tom roo-lay) over and over again at Mardi Gras celebrations. It means “let the good times roll” in Cajun French.
It’s illegal not to wear a mask onboard a float at a Mardi Gras parade
Original home of Mardi Gras is Mobile, AL
Tradition of parading dates back to 1856
Chimichanga’s family as they adjust to new community. Especially for his 2.0 (F3 Red Hot) in finding care for his health issues.
Kucoc family in their newborn baby boy
The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial.
In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in order to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert for 40 days.
CS Lewis in The Weight of Glory – we’re far too easily pleased
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day always takes on the eve before Lent begins. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday when Christians all over the world will begin a six week season of penance and sacrifice, humility and contrition. It’s a time to remember that we sin constantly and because of that Christ has to die for us. It’s meant to be a somber time and a quiet month and a half of sobriety, steadfastness, and sanctification.
But Lent is also a time of rebuilding our faith and restoring our confidence in God’s salvation. It’s a wonderful season of redemption and liberation, reconnection and love through Christ. Yes, we all know that we are sinners, but we also rejoice that Jesus is our Savior and that He alone can bring us back to God’s kingdom, favor, and love.
Sin may have wrecked our lives, but Christ can reclaim our souls.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for this special time of year, which is celebratory and somber, full of self-reflection and divine compassion. Open our hearts to Your ways and help us to meaningfully prepare ourselves for the passion and the pain, as well as the joy and jubilation of Easter. In Your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.