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Sunday, June 27, 2010

What a wonderful week!

Well, my training for the triathlon started this past week. Alex and I started going to the pinnacle building early in the morning before work to swim a few laps. The first day was hilarious because i could barely swim 6 laps. By the end of the week i could swim a half a mile without any problems. I think the scariest part of the triathlon is the swimming. I'm doing the Rush triathlon here in Rexburg. It starts at Rainbow Lake and ends in the BYUI stadium. I'll swim a mile, bike 25, and run a 10k. It's a pretty good distance. I'm sooo excited. So my early morning training is just for the swimming and then after work i head to the gym for about an hour to lift weights and run. I don't have a road bike so i have to use the gyms bikes. I'm going to start renting one from the ORC on campus on my days off.

This weekend i started feeling super sick. Friday i came home from work early and i've just been laying in bed ever since. I got up just in time to run to church to give my lesson and then i came home and crashed again. This bug isn't going away very fast.

But on a better note, i've found a new show that has really kept me entertained. I've been laying in bed watching Vampire Diaries. It's one of those cheesy shows that just sucks you in. So, as i've been laying in bed i've been watching it. It actually really makes me want to read the books. I've heard their are pretty good.

I've started reading a new book called Atlas Shrugged. For any of you that don't know, i'm a pretty hardcore libertarian. Meaning i believe in low involvement from the government and no free handouts from them either. I'm excited because this book is pretty much described as the Bible for Libertarians. let's see how well i'll like it. So far the author is pretty wordy and descriptive, but to be honest i really like that. It helps me slow down my life. Books now a days i feel like skip over good detailing to jump to every point far too quickly. I think it goes back to the fact that we live in a fast paced world where we don't' want to have to wait or exercise patience. I know i'm like that.

Speaking of exercising patience. I really want to get prego. I was looking around at all the girls today in church that are pregnant or just having children and i guess my problem is that i don't want to exercise patience. I really just want to get pregnant now. The other day i went into the temple and just had a good vent session with my Heavenly Father about it. I told him that if he would just give me hope that it is possible that i can have kids then i would be okay, then i would be able to wait for his time table. Well, a couple weeks after that i was blessed with that feeling. At first i thought i got the answer yes you are pregnant now, but after my period started i realized that the feeling i was getting was what i asked for in the temple. It was the feeling of hope, of a yes it will happen. So, now i must keep my end of the bargain. I must trust in His time table and just wait patiently.

Life is so wonderful! I've already been blessed beyond measure! Every day i can't help but count my blessings because i feel like i have so many.


Blogger Alicia said...

Oh my goodness you're awesome! I love wordy descriptive books too! So many people say they can't handle it but to me that is a really good book. Love it! Hope you feel better soon so you can really get into triathalon training. So much fun you're doing that!

June 28, 2010 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Jimmy, Diane and Bentley said...

Lindsay, I haven't been on your blog (or anyone's) in a while and I was glad to catch up with you! I am sorry to hear about your struggles with your health and infertility. I hope things improve for you in every way. Also, you are such an inspiration to me for running!! I haven't ever been into it or learned to like it but I've always wanted to try... Maybe I'll actually do it :) And also, I wanted to tell you that while our problems are different, I too have been struggling with infertility and it is heartbreaking, I understand some of what you're feeling. I usually feel like my head will explode from all the medications I'm on to help with it and it's so frustrating. I'm glad you got reassurance that things will work out with it though, that helps so much. Anyway, thanks for sharing what you're going through, I love to hear your stories and testimony.

August 16, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

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