40 Days and 40 Nights
Some people have faith in a higher power. To me baseball is everything. Opening Day is the start to so many things. Winter is over, summer is around the corner and every team has new hope for their baseball franchise.
The New York Yankees are my religion. As I count down the days to Opening Day, I thought, “I have to do something different this year. Maybe I didn’t sacrifice enough during the season last year. Maybe I can do more.”
Catholics spend 40 days and 40 nights before Easter giving up something for Lent because Jesus was a beast and fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before he started his ministry.
So I thought it was time to up the ante. Show my followers that how badly I want to win this year- at all costs.
I bounced around a few ideas with people. Clearly I cannot fast for 40 days. I will die and that wouldn’t be fun. But I can change.
People that know me know I hate 2 things – running and following a strict diet. In fact I was given the nickname “The Raccoon” due to my affinity for eating late at nights.
So my brain trust threw around a few ideas for how to go about this 40 days and 40 nights.
- I must do 30 minutes of cardio every single day until baseball begins.
- I can’t eat anything after 9 pm
If I fail to meet either of those requirements I will go on Instagram Live and talk about the Mets. Sounds like pain even Jesus wouldn’t want to go through.
PS – If I don’t lose 10 pounds by Opening Day, I will wear a Red Sox jersey to Yankee Stadium. Weigh in tomorrow.