Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Carving at Christian life home

The results....   Everyone did a great job at carving pumpkins! It was a great night and what wonderful girls and family!  Can't wait to go back to help decorate for Christmas :)

Also Muse was Tuesday night, which I missed because of pumpkin carving... but let's be honest nothing beats being elbow deep in pumpkin guts (even MUSE!)  Nevertheless... here's a new song I love!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Carving Pumpkins with CLH

Excited to go hang with the girls at the christian life home (maternity home for pregnant teens/ young women) in Raleigh tomorrow.  Part of it is we are going to be carving pumpkins yayyy, but also can't wait to hang with the girls and just chat.  To learn about the christian life home or support here's the website:

Monday, October 18, 2010

1 mile swim, 30 mile bike, 6.2 mile run

I did it!!! Finished my first Olympic triathlon in Pinehurst this weekend!!

My splits were:
30 min swim
1 hour 45 mins bike
61 minutes for the run

It was a real test at the end, I hadn't trained as much for this one but had already paid.  My IT band has been disliking running so just decided to not run for 2 weeks before the race and just see what happened! By mile 4 I shouldn't have been able to run, there was a lot of praying at that point ;)

The swim was my first open water swim. sighting the next buoy and making sure you don't get kicked in the face were just some of the adventures!  I loved it and soo proud of Bethany and myself.  Thanks for everyone who came to watch and support it meant SOOOOOOOO much! Especially when it was COLD at 7:30am.  

So I reached my goal and realized most things are mental, you can psych yourself out or you can go out and do it.  I just kept telling myself that if someone else can do it so can you, and I've been through much harder things in the past, what's a little 3 hour 24 minute workout that I do some nights anyways!

I am soo glad I did this, and am reminded each time I challenge myself and accomplish my goal how great it is!  Also thanks to the Big guy for helping me get through the run and the pain.  B.C. we are BEASTS ;)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Far Better

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. 

Monday, October 11, 2010