Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Since I have taken up running as my cardio, I have found it to be very therapeutic. Especially when I am doing it outside as the sun is just rising. The weather is perfect now for early morning runs. I find myself caught in various thoughts and so I thought I would share a sampling from this morning's run.

- I Love "TO DO" lists. They keep me focused and on track. At times they can be overwhelming, but I feel a sense of accomplishment with them. Scott does not like them one bit and neither do my kids. WHY???

- GOALS, I am a BIG goal setter. Which is good and bad. It does set you up for disappointments if you set a lofty goal, which I tend to do. My husband will bring me back to reality. I love the feeling of reaching that goal and setting a new one. It is so powerful.

- Why do we judge? We all do it, even though we know we shouldn't. We have no idea what goes on behind closed doors, that person may have troubles or demons they are dealing with. I guess it is human nature.

- The Gospel... Need I say more. I feel so lucky to have it in my life. I wish everyone was willing to accept it and I wish I was a better missionary. I am not very good at the missionary work.

- Power of Prayer... WOW!! I had a huge testimony builder last week on this one. Prayer is amazing and those you are praying for can feel your prayers. A lot times while running I will pray and converse with God. It feels like a perfect time while I am surrounded by his creations and I am able to open up without any distractions.

- Teenagers... I can't believe I have two of them. Wasn't I just a teenager. I am not old enough for this. They can be so much fun and then the mood can change. I love their new found sense of humor, there can be so much drama and of course as parents we don't understand anything. I am sure I was never like this. HA HA!!

- GRATITUDE....Do I do a good job of being grateful? Do I show gratitude? Perhaps some things to work on.

- How do I get my 8 yr. old to slow down on his school work? Boys are sure different than girls. Someone knew what they were doing when they only gave me one.

- Where does the time go? There are never enough hours in a day. Enough months in a year. And my kids are growing up way too fast!!

This morning my thoughts were running rampant, but it helps me to keep running. I do not like to run and only do it because I have to get in cardio. Oh, the things we do.


shawni said...

I love this Brandy! Good job on starting it, and I love your running thoughts. I need to run more so that I can get my thoughts in order like this! I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said.

I'm curious how you do your goals and how you do your "to do" list. I'm trying to get more organized in that aspect.

Melissa Larsen said...


I'm so proud of you. I hope I get to watch your performance. Keep up the desire and hard work.

I wish I did. You go girl!