Alright. The purpose of this blog is two fold:
1. To report on the craziest run I’ve ever done up to this point in my life &
2. To state my ever growing desire to put myself through an even more grueling regimen than I am currently under.
First off…the Xango Wasatch Back Relay: 175 miles. 12 team members. 2 vans. Craziness. Quickly, though I hope to elaborate more in the near future, I had the time of my life. It’s interesting how you can enter another world for a time and break all expectations you’ve placed on yourself. I did so and it wasn’t due in any small part to the team members who ran with me, gave me water, and encouraged me ever step of the way.
I experienced inner strength sure, but the more rewarding part was the help from my fellow runners. The lessons I learned about teams was very encouraging. The help I received from above was incredible and I give all glory to my God who ran with me the entire way.
Secondly…the thought has been creeping ever more into my thoughts to go to med school. I had been preparing to go to grad school yes, but never really thought that med school was a possibility or even an interest. Turns out it is. For the last month I’ve been tossing the idea around in my head, talking with doctors and playing our scenarios in my mind. Neurology is the specialty I’d like to enter. I’m not sure where my “Brain World” idea will fit in there, but I suppose that it would be no different than going into research for 10-15 years like I had planned on and then putting that idea together.
Oh, and just for the record my thoughts towards med school predated the following little tidbit: I’ve started watching the inaccurate TV show House, M.D. Love it! Not sure why, but I love it.
- After All We Can Do
After All We Can Do
by Elder Claudio D. Zivic
I heard a friend ask this last week, “how long must I continue trying so hard?” and quickly thought, well, that’s easy to answer; we should do all that we can do for the WHOLE of ...
Storms & struggles
Sadness & strife
These are but gifts
Blessings of life
We ride the cycles of happiness and sorrow. With every rotation we learn more of what it is to be human, to have strains, to have challenges, to have difficulties. To recognize that these down times are but part of the whole allows us to let ...
- Preserving a Mighty Change of Heart
I wrote not long ago about my journey to find out the truth of the Book of Mormon for myself. It was intensely powerful and I used to think that because I felt the passion and drive the Book brings that I would ...
- My Words Never Cease
I’d like to dedicate this post to my friend Charles.
It’s been a little while since I took some time to get out of myself. The other week I stepped out of my usual self-absorbed role to wear the hat of a missionary again. Our ward mission leader had asked for several ward members to go ...
- Setting a Spiritual Tone for the Week
As I begin this new week I am excited to start it with the spiritual push of friends that have assembled together in the Facebook group, Walk The Talk. It’ll be nice to begin with a little help from my friends. I’m also going to pick a question that will guide my study for the ...
- A Royal Priesthood & A Baby Blessing
President Thomas S. Monson
“Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his ...
- Opening Our Hearts – Elder Gerald N. Lund
The Holy Ghost is a precious gift…
- Do I harden my heart? Then I’ll receive LESS of the Lord’s word.
- Do I soften my heart? Then I’ll receive MORE of the Lord’s word.
Responsibilities of the Holy Spirit…
comforts, teaches, warns, enlightens and inspires us.
It will show unto you ALL things what you should do.
How the Holy Ghost Speaks…
- After All We Can Do