Sunday, July 25, 2010


I recently re-listened to an old BYU devotional by Elder Dallin H. Oaks from 2002 called Timing.  The first time I heard it was when it was given.  It was right before my mission and it felt as if he were talking just to me.  Anyway, lately it's been something I've been thinking about again.

There are so many things I wish I could be doing right now.  Some big, some smaller.

  • I wish I could take a class at the community college.  I miss learning. 
  • I wish I had time to work on Family History.
  • I wish I could serve at the temple as an ordinance worker.
  • I wish I was a wife and mother
But, I know I'm where I'm supposed to be right now, and right now, the Lord has asked me to do other things. Listening to Elder Oaks' talk reminded me that "we cannot have true faith in the Lord without also having complete trust in the Lord's will and in the Lord's timing".

I'm not complaining, just sharing.  I am content to do what the Lord has planned for me right now in my life.  It often means I sacrifice the things I want, for the things He wants from me right now.  Not that I think I won't eventually do all of the things I want to do.  I just have to wait it out.  I've seen Him bless my life time and time again as I've tried to do His will.  I know he will ALWAYS continue to do so.  He is "wonderful great".

Saturday, July 17, 2010


The other day Candie suggested that I should write about running.  As usual, she's right. :)

So, I have been keeping up with my running.  I've done all of it on the treadmill in our garage so far.  I know, I know, running on a treadmill is not the same as running outside.  I'll get around to it, I promise.  Maybe this next week even.  I finally went and bought an arm band for my ipod, so that'll help things.  I should make myself a running playlist.  Any suggestions?

Anyway, the running has been going fairly well.  It's rough sometimes, especially on my "long" run days that really push me.  I've been doing those runs on Saturdays and will probably continue.  So, for example, today I ran 6 miles.  6. MILES.  I know to a lot of people that's kiddy play, but to's amazing.  I am sore now, but I've learned it'll be fine tomorrow.

Sometimes I don't feel like running, but I do it anyway.  I run 4 times a week (this week it was 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles, 6 miles).  It's really hard to fit into my schedule sometimes, but I've made the commitment and I like what it's doing to my body.  I like how much stronger I feel week after week.

Sometimes I feel like I'm not sure if I can do it, but I just keep telling myself I can.  And...I do.  The one exception was yesterday.  My running all got pushed to the end of the week, so I had to run yesterday and I didn't get up and do it before work, which left me with the only option of running right after 102 degree weather.  It was rough.  I only made it 2.5 miles (out of 3), but I figure it's ok just that, it was HOT.

Well, that's a lot of words for one post.  I'm grateful for a body that works and for the desire to push myself.

Oh!  I finally decided on a 1/2 marathon I think.  A couple of friends suggested I go with them to the Santa Barbara 1/2 marathon (well one of them plans to run the marathon) on November 1.  It's a little later in the year than I'd originally planned, but I think it'll be good.

Now, on to working on some of my other goals (I did do a little sewing today, so that fits into the creative, right guys?  Right?). :)