Let it Simmer

Today I ran 6 miles. A first for me.

Supportive husband
Smiling children chanting, "Go Mom! Go!"
the sun
the pleasant breeze
thinking freely

Inspiration is intriguing.
On Sunday Ammon randomly "challenged" me to run 6 miles every day this week. I didn't take him seriously because I thought it impossible, but something inside me still wanted to do it. On Monday my brother told me he has been running 8 miles.

That clinches it. Today I wanted to see if I could do it.
I succeeded!
Ammon, pushing the stroller, ran the last lap with me. We sprinted the last 100 meters and he was winning, but he let off and let me finish first. I love that.

I've learned that people aren't immediately inspired; it starts with a seed and then it simmers and then it grows. I laugh because the immediate reaction people have to home school or diet change usually is, "That is crazy."

BUT then I discover that my family has been making green smoothies (they tried to hide it from me! ) and reading up on homeschooling. When my brother told me he runs 8 miles, before I even thought about it, something like "That is crazy!" was coming out of my mouth. You can't accept the first reaction. Give it time to simmer.

Speaking of inspiration, Angela Baker spoke at the Leadership Education conference I attended. She knocked me off my feet. I will not apologize for it's length. It's too amazing.
Greatness Inspires Greatness

Just one thing on my mind...

Sorry, I have been MIA in blogging lately. It's not that I don't have anything to say, it's that I have too much to say.

I'm trying to change my diet, completely. It's really hard for me, but I know I need to. (Hi. My name is Abby. I'm a Sugar Addict.) I've learned a lot. I can now talk the talk but I'm still working on walking the walk.

I've been experimenting in the world of sourdough bread for a couple months now. This week I made Kefir. I'm still not 100% postive what it is exactly, but I understand it is healthy for me (like yogurt, but from a goat).

Back to basics. It's awesome and liberating and fulfilling. AND I love wearing an apron, it instantly makes me happier. Funny.

The scriptures say that God will change our hearts, that we can become new creatures in Christ. I know He can teach me everything. I was being pretty hard on myself, I expected to just wake up one morning a new creature. I was reminded of a scripture story Hyrum and I have re-enacted repeatedly. When the Lord asks Nephi to build a boat, Nephi responds asking, Where shall I go to find tools? Tools. Start with obtaining some tools.
I've been receiving tools for sometime now.
One of the best being:
Green Smoothie Girl