Monday, January 28, 2008

An Inspiration

"The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds..." This was one of my favorite Pres. Hinckley quotes. Not only was it inspiring, but everytime I read or remembered it I could remember his smile, his laugh, his exuberance and energy. When someone of his age and with his responsibilities reminds you so gently to consider all that you could do or be, how could you walk away?

I think that many things will be written in the coming days of his wonderful life and example, and I don't have anything particularly eloquent or unique to add. What I do want to write is that Pres. Hinckley embodied for me the principle of perfection. The idea that we come to this earth to gain experience and knowledge and that the course of our life should be spent in bettering ourselves and becoming more like the Savior. He did that, and he lived that.
I will miss this living hero in my life, for it was truly a pleasure and a blessing to have followed this prophet.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I think I can...I think I can

A goal unwritten is just a wish.

I'm a little late on the blog, but the goals have been written now for a couple weeks. I picked five categories, physical, social, family, spiritual and financial and wrote down my goals for the year in each category. It's now official, they are written down, and now I just get to pick my rewards....well and do all the work. Some of my physical goals include the SLC 1/2 marathon in April, the Woman of Steel Triathlon in May and running with my friends in the Wasatch Back Relay in June. It was a good workout week. I ran 13.5 miles total, biked 10 and swam 1600 meters. I did the 10 mile bike ride this afternoon, after a short 2 mile run (I know backwards for a triathlon), but I haven't ridden a bike seriously for a long time. I have to include the goals in my blog, because now they aren't just official in my book, you all know about them too! I expect lots of training support (encouraging words), and for some of you to join me...

I think it's going to be a fun spring!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Snow Day

Finally- a day where the temperature was above 20. I realize that if you're under 15 you are impervious to cold, but if I'm needed to help build a snowman it has to be at least 35 degrees!Right before I was knocked unconcious by an enormous snowball to the top of my head...ok not really, but it was a whitewash! The final product...