Three Things

1.  I'm so excited!  For a long time, I was just on fire for the "What the LDS church teaches" series, but after a while my passion just seemed to dry up.  I felt pretty strongly that I should wait on Him and His instruction and timing.  I was frustrated and a little concerned that maybe I was messing it up and that's why He pulled me from that project that was so important to me.  Well, my passion?  It's baaaaack! (cue creepy horror movie music)  

I sat up last night researching the next topic, and talked my husband's ear off until he had no choice but to fall asleep (including all sorts of snoring and leg twitching) while I was in the middle of a sentence.  I don't blame you, babe.  What's a guy to do when the girl will just not shut her mouth?! :)  

So, like I said, I'm excited.  Not about getting back to rocking the boat, but because it seems that God has something planned here.  I love being part of His plans.

2.  One of my favorite new bloggy friends asked me lately, "how's the training for the 1/2 marathon going?"   It's going...OK.  I think I started a bit too hard, and now I'm struggling to nurse my pain while continuing to work out.  I can run about 5 miles, but the last time I did it I had to stop about a mile from the end to cry and feel sorry for myself.  I must have been quite the sight - limping and blubbering my way down the street.  But then I sucked it up and ran the last mile (minus the block I had my little breakdown on).  Right now I have a one week "trial" gym membership.  I'm using it to keep my cardio strength up with low impact exercise and I'm living weights to try and build some strength.  

I'm gonna do that race.  My current game plan is to run the first 4 miles, then walk the rest of the 4 1/2 miles to the summit (because that last stretch is the steepest), and then I'll run as much of the downhill as my legs will allow.

In happier news?  Apparently, I have....ready for this?....TOES.  Seriously.  I looked down while standing in the shower yesterday and saw my toes.  I tend to carry my weight in my tummy, AND my posture never really recovered from the pregnancy posture (where my hips were sort of rolled forward, making my tummy stick out even farther).  So I've been dismayed to notice the absence of my toes from my natural field of vision.  But now, after all this exercise, I'm getting back to normal.  It feels great!

3.  I have a "friend" (you know who you are ;) ) who is famous (infamous?) for his jokes.  Well, last night he had me rolling, so I thought I'd share:

Have you heard about the new breakfast special?  It's called the "Octomom omelet".  It's made with 14 eggs, no sausage, and the guy in the booth next to you has to pay for it!

Have a great day, everyone :)

Craig and Bethany  – (3/09/2009 10:53:00 AM)  

Oh hooray for the race training! I am seriously impressed. I've been toying with running a half marathon myself in May. I never EVER considered doing anything longer than a few miles, maybe a Bloomsday, but my sister-in-law planted the idea last Thanksgiving. Now, you're doing one...oh, I'm getting closer. You're totally inspiring me.

And, I've really been interested in your LDS series. I actually went back and read all the posts and most of the comments. Compelling. I've always known they believe differently than me but never had it articulated in specifics that I can wrap my arms around. Thanks! I appreciate your tone and heart of love. I am with you in spirit, and will pray for great insight, grace, and excellence.

Thanks for blogging!

Lisa  – (3/09/2009 11:56:00 AM)  

I can't wait to see what you've got coming!

I had the papers in my hands last summer to sign up for a marathon but got Lyme Disease. I was so bummed. I wish you all the energy and stamina that you can get to complete it.

LOVE the joke.

Happy Monday!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace  – (3/09/2009 03:05:00 PM)  

Great joke!! Thanks for passing that on to us! I am impressed with your marathon training. You go girl!

Amanda  – (3/09/2009 03:08:00 PM)  

Thank you for coming by my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment. And the "Breakfast Special" joke -- I'm cracking up in a sick and twisted sort of way. Hahaha...

Ruth  – (3/10/2009 09:24:00 AM)  

Great joke! My husband would love it! I am also impressed with your training!

Jennifer  – (3/10/2009 05:52:00 PM)  

Yay for your toes! Love the joke!

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