A lot of people have been complaining since I deactivated my facebook account recently. While it touches me that so many people are sad to miss out on connecting with me that way, I have to say that I have not regretted the decision in the least. That is, until tonight. There are a few reasons I decided to be done with facebook for awhile, the biggest being that I was a little sick of networking aka stalking people from my lonely, little hut in Apex. I have a lot of time on my hands, folks. Isaac is in school six hours every day, five days a week. That's a lot of time to be living.
When we moved to North Carolina in April, I told myself that there were three things I wanted to do when Isaac started kindergarten: be more disciplined with exercise, writing, and keeping up on housework. It's Friday night and my laundry and dishes are caught up, my dog is walked, and I'm currently writing a blog post to all of you. Oh, and I accidentally ran four miles today. Accidentally. Ran. Four. Miles. I had no idea until I mapped my route on the computer this evening. Which brings me to why I'm slightly regretting having deleted my facebook account.
I have signed up to run the 2012 Triangle Run/Walk for Autism on October 13th and I have a goal of raising at least $75 to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina. I would love to surpass that goal. Facebook would be a great way to rally some sponsors, but I'm just too stubborn to give in this soon. Hey, you would be, too, had you accidentally ran four miles today in your free time. So I'm posting the link for pledges here, in my other online community in case anyone is feeling so inclined to help me reach my goal.
The first and only other 5k race I've run was the Lap for LAP Repite in Lansing- a care center offering services to families with children or adults with special needs like autism. I think it brought us some good karma for when Isaac was diagnosed with PDD-NOS about one year later. I'm really grateful for the services we received to help Isaac on our journey. I just want to pay it forward with something a little more active than a facebook post. 3.2 miles and $75 should do it.
If you would like to learn more about where the money goes, you can visit the Autism Society of North Carolina's webpage.