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Cultivation Nation Triathlon 8-29-15 Wiggins, Ms (Flynt Creek)

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Yes, you should have known a post was coming about the TRI today that I participated in at Flynt Creek.  You did notice that I said "Participated" not "raced".  Well, here's the scoop.  And some of this info is for people like some of my family that have no idea what consist of getting ready for a Triathlon means. :>)  So if you are reading this and you area  triathlete...you may get bored.  :>)

The night before it's time to get organized and load everything up so when you wake up at 4:30am to travel to the race site you'll be ready to rock and roll.  







Loading up bike after I aired up tires.  






Basket with shoes, helmet, gloves, and many other things that weren't in picture at this point......

Then it's off to bed with the hopes you'll sleep and not worry about the race.  Many times the night before a race I do not sleep well at all!  I did however sleep well last night.  I woke up at exactly 4:23 am and said well you got 7 minutes to lay h…

Midnight Cry

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You ever woke up and thought to yourself that it must be time for Jesus to come back?  Lately I’ve thought that many times.  There is such sadness in the world today from horrible things that are going on around us each and every day.  Senseless killings that we truly don’t understand.  Why are these people acting out in such horrific ways?  Were they not loved enough as a child? Who knows the true answer because you can see parents that are good people that ends of having a child that strays to the dark side.  We can set and debate all day long as to what causes these things and I believe we will never know the true answer until the day we meet our maker.  Today as I was getting ready for work listening to the morning show tell the story of the two news people that were killed yesterday, the thought of Jesus coming back soon hit me again.  He is coming back! We don’t know exactly when, but we do know he is because it is written in the Bible.  As I was running this morning, one of my …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

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Tomorrow is my mom's birthday.  She'll be 68 years young!  I had planned on taking her to lunch today after church, but I've been up since 12:30am with a bad stomach ache.  I told her this morning we may need to postpone a few hours or something to let me see if my stomach would settle down. Not sure if it's something I ate last night or a bug.  All I know is I've got some serious cramping going on with several trips back and forth to the potty. GRRRR Not what I wanted to do on Sunday!

So I'm laying here in our big over sized chair listening to Randy Turner preach on our local cable channel.  He's giving a pretty good sermon on Job.  You know Job lost everything and still was faithful to God.  Several told him God was punishing him, but he remained faithful.  Not all hardships we face are due to sin.  I believe we are often faced with trials and tribulations to see how faithful we remain in praising God.  We should praise him in the good times and bad times…

Past Times - missing my grandmother

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All week my mind has been drifting to my grandmother.  I guess it's mainly because the anniversary of her death is coming up on August 26.  It's been 21 years, but I still miss her all the time.  I grew up living next door to my grandparents and spent so much time at their house.  As I'm sitting her tonight on my porch listening to the hummingbirds that are coming to my feeder to get water and the sounds off in the distance of families outside enjoying the nice evening, it reminds me of Saturdays with her.  Do you remember sitting around shelling peas with your grandparents?  Boy I do! Purple fingers and all! :>)  And I sure MISS those simpler days!  Or maybe today we just make things more complicated instead of taking the time to stop and just enjoy our families more........ 



My grandmother was one of the best cooks ever!  And on Saturdays she use to cook a big meal.  The men would work in the hay fields or with the cows and she would have a big old lunch ready around n…

Small Acts of Kindness

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Have you ever been feeling down, worn out or just plain distraught? Yesterday morning my sister in law text me asking for prayers.  They moved their son to a new school and he was already upset and not wanting to go before they even left the house.  My daughter teaches at the school so she was going to meet them and walk JP inside.  We were not sure how that would go either because he's never stayed with Erin.  So I stopped getting ready for work and said a prayer.  I was thinking about it the whole time I finished getting ready wondering how the situation had turned out.  I knew if JP got real upset then it would be over with for my sister in law.  To my surprise she text me and told me that my daughter made her cry.  Then I worried more so I text  her back and told her I was sorry.  She then told me that I had misunderstood her.  What she meant was the small act of kindness of Erin taking JP's hand and walking him in was so very sweet and touched her heart.  That then made …

Another weekend in the books......

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Does the weekend really have to end? It went by way to fast.  It was however a good weekend! Had a great 12 mile run on Saturday morning with several teammates and then a 30 mile bike ride this afternoon with friends.  I think I'll sleep good tonight. 
Team Run4TheKids have begun training for Memphis in December.  Around half the team is doing the full marathon and the other half doing the half marathon.  My training is a month ahead of them due to New York marathon, but several of the teammates from last year are up to speed where I'm at on long runs so we are able to do them together.  Some in the group never stop running so they are ready at anytime for a long run. :>)  Running with a group makes a long run so much easier.  We take it easy and talk.  Some of us only see each other this 1X a week so we catch up on what's going on in each others lives.  I can honestly say running 12 miles alone is a boring task, but with friends it's easy.  You forget how long you…