Who am I fooling? I’ve never been one for dieting; I can moderate but not completely abstain. This applies to food and drink as well as the various other things that bring me pleasure.
If you take this into consideration in relation to my quest to give up Twitter and Facebook (FB) for my Lenten “fast” you will know that it was not exactly an easy task. I suppose that’s the point. Anyway, I’m here to tell you that I failed in this pursuit. Not only have I been sneaking onto FB, I’ve also started drinking lattes again. Yes, I gave that up too.
One major difference between Lent this year and last is the Boston element. Besides the pre-marathon taper madness, the need to feel connected, I had one other aspect working against me. It appears that attempts to go “green” have shifted communication from paper to electronic. Moreover, even the email correspondence received in this past year from races such as the Boston Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, and the Santa Cruz Half Marathon (just to name a few) have referred to their Twitter and FB pages for more information.
So, last night, I finally gave in completely. I finally left evidence of my failed attempt to stay off FB by posting a Happy Birthday with to BoBo. He’s 19 years old today! And this morning, I tweeted to ask Boston-bound runners to share their stories here.
I am officially admitting weakness and breaking my “fast.” In replacement, I am going to make a concerted effort to pray more often and spread joy when and where ever I can.