Saturday, August 27, 2011

I have been busy sharing talents

So I have been asked to do lots of things lately in the church. So 2 weeks ago my husband and I spoke in church. Michael Shane spoke first on honesty and then I introduced the family told the mullet story and hen spoke on forgiveness so he couldn't be mad at me for embarrassing him.

I sang a solo in church. Which went really good. Sometimes I get nervous and my voice sounds nervous but think I was able to control my nerves.

I have been playing the piano for the ward choir. And now I am playing for the stake choir. And I am playing he organ for stake conference. I haven't even played the organ in 2 years so I am pretty nervous. I was suppose to play for a musical number tomorrow but that got postponed. I actually have to practice the piano. Which is good for me. I am definitely feeling needed.

And today I spoke at a convert baptism. First time since my mission. It was a great experience to be a part of her baptism. I spoke on the difference of having the gift of the holy ghost verses feeling the holy ghost.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

My First Triathlon

This was a great experience for me. It was super hard but worth it. The swim kicked my butt and so did the run, but I rocked it in the bike. My overall time was 1 hr 34 minutes. 13 minutes swim (1/3 mile) 45 minute bike (14 miles) and 34 minute run (2.9 miles). And 2 minutes worth changing from swim gear to bike gear and then running gear. I goal was 2 get 3 place in my age group because they had these really cute devil medals to give away if you placed, and I did end up with 3rd place in my women's 35 to 40 division. Hurray I was so happy. Next year I need to train harder on the swimming and running part. I could definitely do the distance but I really needed to practice swimming fast especially. It was a rude awakening when I started swimming that if I wanted to keep up I would have to swim faster than I practiced. All I could think was please let me be done, over and over. The say stuck because I kept thinking that in the bike and then into the run. This race was different than my normal stuff because my long bike tours I visit and go slow sometimes, but this triathlon was not like that it was full speed the entire time.
I have one more event this summer. The No Hill Hundred October 1st right here in Fallon NV. I am way excited because lots of my cycling friends will be riding in it. I am so lucky to have found all the cyclists in Fallon that I love to ride with. I did 3 group rides this week in the early morning. I don't even mind getting up early because I have so much fun. We usually hang out at the local coffee shop (but I don't drink coffee) and visit afterward all before the children get out of bed. I really love having a me time hobby.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reno Temple

Finally went to the Reno Temple today. It is the smallest temple I have been too, but it is beautiful and just as wonderful as a large temple. Thank you to all the people who helped me get there today.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Will do better

So I got inspired today to do better about blogging. Thanks to Kara Sommers and Beth Perazzo. But today is very busy so I promise to get to it very soon but I so wanted to post some wonderful pictures that my sister took of my family this summer in Island Park Idaho at are family reunion.