Thursday, October 6, 2011


Yes. Everyone.. I did a Triathlon! And.. It was.... AMAZING!!!! And I have to thank my amazing sister for convincing me into it. I have always wanted to do some kind of "athlon". But I think that I am madly in love with Triathlons. They are SO much fun.
Our Triathlon was in Snowflake Arizona. Never heard of it? Well it is the cutest little town in Arizona. One of those towns where everyone knows everyone. My sister's brother in law was the chairman of that race so that is why we decided to take a little trip to Arizona to do a Tri.
It was a sprint distance Triathlon.. Which pretty much means it isn't as long as normal ones.. It was a 525 yd swim (10.5 laps I think.. But 525 yds sounds further), 13 mile bike ride, and a 5k run. I have never really swam before this at all, but the swimming was actually my favorite part. The bike ride was ok... there was just a lot of hills... Who likes hills when they are riding a bike? Not me. But the city was beautiful! And we rode past the Snowflake temple.That was neat! The run.. sucked. Legs do not like to switch from biking to running. They were screaming at me to stop the first mile, which I triumphantly told them to SHUSH and kept running.... And running... I definitely decided that I never want to run a Marathon... But I finished! And it felt so great. Life goal accomplished! I decided to make a goal on trying to do one a year :) And someday maybe I will get the guts to attempt a half marathon, and a full triathlon :)
Me and My sissy :) 

Yup... That is the finish line! Sadly I didn't get any pictures during the race.... :(

My body markings.. I felt so legit with these. 18 is my age and 28 is my number :) 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why can't we just be happy?

So life as an Aggie is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Not going to lie it is UBER stressful. It is full of reading textbooks... bleh.. Not the funnest thing in the world. Especially when it is a science text book- but to give some credit to the author he really does try to make things interesting.He says things like "more to come in chapter 6 about the birth of our beloved beam of energy we call our son". I came up with that line by myself but I am not lying there are many lines like that in this amazingly wonderful textbook which i LOVE to read. NOT. But College really is great. I am learning a ton and even though I do not find pleasure in reading textbooks I do find myself loving how much knowledge I am gaining. And Roomies are great :) But I have this hunch that they are trying to fatten me up... They bake sweets SO much.. And I can't stop myself from eating them. Oh well though :) My room mate Amber always says that all the fat people are happy. So if I get fat from eating yumminess then I have no doubt I will be a happy fat person. So there is some updates on college but lets get back to the title of this post.. Why can't we just be happy? I have asked myself this so much lately. I realized that I have always been one to wait on my happiness. Saying things like "when I am 16 and can drive and date I will be happy" and then when I was 16 I said "when I am 18 and partying in college I will be happy". Well I didn't think there was anything wrong with that until I started college and I started thinking "when I graduate college and am married I will be happy". Well I realized that this needed to come to an end. I was going to be happy with my life here and now. Why am I in such a rush? I am in college baby! It was also cool because a couple days after I set my goal on being happy NOW I listened to Elder Uchtodorf's talk in the Relief Society broadcast. Which was GREAT. If you haven't read it-read it here. (That is the first time I have done a connection to a link! Happy day! I am going to be the best blogger someday) haha
Temple day :) 

First Utah state game as an AGGIE

Before the Paint Dance for Homecoming week. 

After the Paint Dance which was a BLAST

I may or may not have smooched this babe to become a True Aggie ;)

Me and My Best Friend/Roomie- We are matching! Cute huh? 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A shout out to all the Bloggers! :)

 I was reading President Uchdorf's talk from last conference Waiting on the Road to Damascus- Amazing talk. I love listening to him speak. But as I was reading I came across this quote which I thought was fantastic and cool for all you bloggers out there. 
"With so many social media resources and a multitude of more or less useful gadgets at our disposal, sharing the good news of the gospel is easier and the effects more far-reaching than ever before. In fact, I am almost afraid that some listening have already sent text messages like “He’s been speaking for 10 minutes and still no aviation analogy!” My dear young friends, perhaps the Lord’s encouragement to “open [your] mouths” 9 might today include “use your hands” to blog and text message the gospel to all the world! But please remember, all at the right time and at the right place."
As I have read a lot of my friends blogs and others I realized just how amazing this is. I know I have been inspired by all your guys's blogs. So I wanted to thank everyone out there for their fantastic blogs and for the testimony's that they bear in them! You really are spreading the gospel and changing life's even if that isn't even what you are trying to do.

Sometimes you just got to Plank...

Well I am in college! And I am just loving it! I went to my first frat party tonight... wow... It was um.. interesting. Me and my roomies got there at like 920 ish and left at 10.. we figured that planking around campus would be more uplifting. Don't know what planking is??? Well... You are definitely missing out then! Pretty much you just go on some random object and balance with you stomach putting your feet up and your hands to your sides. It was pretty fun! And very uplifting.

Sorry guys! I meant to post this about a month ago and forgot! Hopefully you enjoy! More to come on college soon :)