I have a question regarding fasting on Good Friday. I am a runner (I run three miles a few days a week) and so I eat a lot more than your average person. Since I knew I was going to be fasting on Good Friday, I decided not to run on Good Friday. However, I did go for a run on Holy Thursday. I ended up eating some food close to midnight on Holy Thursday - nothing with meat in it. I ended up eating some vegetables (green peas) and didn’t finish eating until 12:02 am on Good Friday. Did this break my rules of fasting on Good Friday?
Today is Good Friday, and I have been fasting. I ate a small breakfast, a small lunch, and I’m going to have a normal size dinner. As of now, I’m very hungry and certainly fasting, but did the fact that I was finishing a meal on Thursday that ran into Friday break my rules of fasting?
I have heard that you’re supposed to eat two small meals and one normal meal when fasting. I’m just concerned that, by the end of the day, I will have had two small meals, one big meal, and the remainder of a meal from Holy Thursday that went into Good Friday.
As mentioned, I am certainly fasting today since I am very hungry, but did I break my fasting rule? I didn’t know if the two small meals/one normal meal was a requirement or just a suggestion to fast. If I did break this fasting rule, is it a sin? Mortal or venial? What do you think? Thanks, much appreciated.