Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Eternal Perspective

Dearly Missed.. Dearly Loved.
Thankfully God loves us so much that He made it possible for
Families to be Together. Forever.
We'll miss you Nolan until we meet again.

"Life does not begin with birth, nor does it end with death. Prior to our birth, we dwelled as spirit children with our Father in Heaven. There we eagerly anticipated the possibility of coming to earth and obtaining a physical body. But we regarded the returning home as the best part of that long-awaited trip, just as we do now. Returning from earth to life in our heavenly home requires passage through—and not around—the doors of death. We were born to die, and we die to live."
Elder Russel M. Nelson (Doors of Death," Ensign, May 1992, 72.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Life Without Limits

Now that I'm off crutches, it's getting increasing harder not to get frustrated
that my physical activity is still very EXTREMELY limited.
Especially when you're a coach and you want to go on the easy run days
with the kids (such a great bonding experience!)
So what can I do? Read. Alot.
But mainly this book which Debbie was quoting from to the kids
right before a hard day
which of course I just had to read for myself.
Talk about motivation!
No I don't plan on taking up triathlons now or even want to compete in an Ironman.
But holy cow!
Chrissie Wellington shares her life story about becoming a world champion,
including her stuggles with body image and eating disorders.
She won Ironman Kona the very first time she competed in it!
She won in years 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011.
She also holds the female world record.
8:18:13 (In Germany).
After the swim and bike ride, she completes a MARATHON
at basically 6:25 pace- mainting that pace ALL 26.2 miles!
In 2011 she was serisouly injuried in a bike accident a few weeks before the world championships. SHE STILL COMPETED AND WON!
This woman is amazing! I don't really follow pro atheltes..
actually I don't at all
but still, this woman is amazing and inspiring.
There was a little poem that was written in tribute to her
but the best part of it was something that I shared wth the team this week
and could be used for any area of life:
"What if determination becomes bigger than your fears?"
So in short.. you should read this book :)