Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk 4

I don't really have much to say this week, except for apologizing for the late update...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk. 3

Yet another week has passed during this season of Lent. This means two things to me; 1) Pascha is getting closer, and 2) I am one week closer to going home.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk 2

Ok, so week two of Lent has come and gone. I must say that I did much better this week than I did last week, but I'm trying to not let that go to my head as I still have a long way to go.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk. 1

So, as some of you may know, Great Lent started about a week ago. Of course, for any of my friends who are Roman Catholic or some other high church type Lent started on Ash Wednesday.

Usually I do not fast as strigently as I would at home when I am on military duty. My main reason is due to how strenous the military life can get and I need my full mental and physical capacity to perform as is expected of me.

However, I decided that this year I would try to keep the great fast to the best of my ability, despite being deployed. So far I have been wracked with a migraine almost on a daily basis. Any one who knows me well knows that I am less than useless when I get a migraine and that almost no medicine can kick my migraines except for BC Powder... which I have never seen in the PX here.

This last week, though, work was not very challenging physically or mentally, but I have been doing remedial PT in the evenings so I can pass the Army Physical Fitness Test. In fact, I took a diagnostic PT test and passed while I had a monster migraine. Naturally I have been hurting towards the end of the day and am ready to climb into my bunk and pass out.

I am not going to lie, I have broken the fast once or twice to help ease my aching head and to replenish the nutrients my body needs. I hate that this is true, but unfortunately there is not much of a selection to chose from at the chow hall to substitute what I need. I don't know if i can even trust the salads that they serve as I got a macaroni salad one day and had to pick out cheese and what appeared to be a ham type substance. Oh, and I had a cookie... the only time they have my favorite type is after Lent starts... ugh.

This next week is going to be tough as I have my actual PT test on Friday and will still be doing PT twice a day. I am still going to try to keep the fast (which means that I only eat once a day) to the best of my ability. Please keep me in your prayers.
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