To make up for my indulgences during Carnival I am turning the screws on myself during lent. First and foremost, I am cutting drinking out for a while and quitting smoking permanently. I did great in these efforts during the month of January but February's excess knocked me off-track.
I'm also moving to Phase II of my fitness & nutrition plan. It starts this weekend with the Rouge Roubaix, a 100 mile bicycle race which includes some serious hazards like dirt roads, uphill gravel trails, abandoned bridges and cow grates. This is 100% pure lenten penitence. Hopefully, this will push me into a higher state of training and riding which will result in overall better well-being.
As always I'll take lots of pictures and I'm sure I will have plenty of stories to tell at the end of it all.