September 03, 2010

Fitness Friday

I did it!!!

I finally signed up for my Triathlon!  The count down is on - 23 days until I officially become a triathlete!!

Okay so I know that's an obscene amount of exclamation points.  Sorry.  Not really, but still. 

I shared with you the lyrics of my theme song for the race, and I came across my Bible verse for the event this afternoon while I was registering.  Lucy has been collecting Bible verses for her to meditate on while she's giving birth to her beautiful little monkey.  Okay I totally get that childbirth can't compare to a silly little race, but still.  God encourages sharing so I borrowed the following verse:

2 Timothy: 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and sound judgement.

I've got my song, my verse, and my race registration fee charged to my credit card.

I'm really doing this.

So why is it I feel like I need to throw up??

PS - If anyone else has any ideas, I'm still on the look out for theme songs/verses for my half in November and the Disney marathon in January.  I was thinking that Saturday night (or Sunday morning if we couldn't sleep) I would love for some of us to get together for a pre-race Bible study. 

I was just thinking on my swim this morning how far God has brought me.  I built strength during the last round of training, but I lost focus and became too caught up in myself.  I thought that it was by my strength and dedication that I was able to race. 

You know the often quoted verse "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength"?  Yeah I was leaving off that part.  Took my hiatus to see that.

PPS - I got an exciting package in the mail yesterday!!!!!

A letter and book from Karena!! :)  I've got a couple of books that I need to read and get back to the library, then I'm going to dive in.

Happy Friday all!


  1. I just found your blog today! Good luck on the triathlon! Is it a sprint or the big kahuna? Either way, lots of luck... I wish I had a verse for you, but I'm coming up blank right now. My best advice though is just to keep in constant contact with God through your race... just keep talkin' to Him!

    Can't wait to hear how the tri goes!

  2. yaya so proud of you for signing up. I think the verse you've chosen is so perfect! you can do it!!!!

  3. YEAH!!!! I am so proud of you! (Ok, so I like an obscene amount of exclamation points too.) You are going to do great on your tri-I know you are. The bible verse is perfect, too. I've been wanting to buy a road ID but haven't decided what to put on it. Maybe I should look to the bible. If I were going to FL with you, I would definitely be up for a bible study. Maybe you'll all have to call me (pick someone with AT&T) and we can do it "conference-call" style :)

  4. Intuitive Eating is one of my favorite books! I teach it to my clients often :)

    YAY for signing up for triathalons AND for exclamation points!!!!!!!

    Happy Friday!

  5. So proud of you! You can do this, I know you can!! Can't wait till the big day!!

  6. Yay! You will rock the tri!!!!! :)

  7. *SO* glad you signed up!!! I'm really proud of you, girl!

    Glad the book showed up. I hope you enjoy the read!

  8. I'm a big fan of exclamations points!! I seriously use them all the time & try to go back & edit them out sometimes! Anyways, I'm so excited for you & your triathlon!!

    Thank you for your encouragement today! :)

  9. CONGRATS! And two is not extreme! You'll rock the tri!

    As for your book, can't wait to hear more about it! Def caught my attention!

  10. Woo HOOOOO!!!!! That is totally exclamation point worthy news!

    Your verse is very fitting for the triathlon...well, except for the "sound judgement" part. Does anyone with "sound judgement" do these things? ;-)

    Now you've got me curious about the song! Is it the Gilligan's Island theme?

  11. way to go chick! you will rock out that tri!

  12. I am so happy you are official! And I love !!! too! You will do awesome and I hope you find several verses to help you along the way!

  13. wow, that's so exciting! Can't wait to her all about it - goo job on keeping inspired! Which reminds me, I haven't been doing my inspiration boards - oops.


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