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Hello ladies. I used to be here tons . Then after our second loss I have just struggled with my faith. I am working through it as I know its not his "fault" that we lost another child however I am angry and unsure where to focus that anger. I am a work in progress . Anyway, I am Jessi (31) married to Chris (32), together we have 2 earth children Linda (5) and Jeremy (4) and two angels CJ grew wings Feb 09 and Rose grew wings Feb 10.
I have learned that God doesn't always "talk" to me, probably because I don't listen very good. Sometimes he more has to yell at me. The last couple weeks he has been nudging me back to church and out of my darkness. So last week I went to church and it was hard but it was good at the same time. Well Monday I was at work talking to some friends and Team in Training came up. A coworkers wife does it and said its a great thing she loved the chance to help others. So I looked into it and decided to go to a meeting. I didn't expect to sign up since none of the marathons looked like something I really wanted to do. But the Triathlon in Hawaii seemed appealing. DH and I looked before I left for the meeting and decided it was to soon and I shouldn't do it. Well all the way to the meeting I kept thinking about it and asking God to help me, guide me. Well I went to the meeting and was talking with the people and ended up signing up for the Triathlon. DH and I both believe that HE is guiding me to this decision since its out of my comfort zone. It gives me a new direction for my life. I thought for sure I was meant to have another child. At least for the time He is telling me that I am meant to help others through this endeavor. I find that when I start to worry a calm comes to me and I just know everything is going to work out from the training to the fundraising.
If you ladies could please pray that I can remain injury free through my training and finish my race that would be greatly appreciated. I could also use some prayers that I will make my fundraising goal and find the means to pay for my equipment I need for the race. I have to buy a bike, clothes, accessories. I am holding strong and looking to him for guidance but figure a few prayers can't hurt .
I am going to try to be around here more, to help me in my struggles with faith. Although with my hectic schedule it might only be once a week or so. I know I need to work on praying each night and reading my bible more. All things that will help.
Its considered an olympic distance. So the swim is .93 miles, the bike is 24.8 miles and the run is 6.2 miles. So its not to bad . I hope to do a 1/2 marathon this summer but we shall see how it goes. I think the Susan G. Komen is in the fall and would love to try for that one as well. I have many on my list of races to do at least once . That is great you and your DH run. I think mine is feeling a little more motivated since I am starting this training.
Those are good distances for the tri-athalon. So is your DH going to be going out to HI with you as a vacation? It is a lot of money and time to get there and back. You might as well have some play time added into it.
Just some money things to start thinking about. A ticket will most likely cost around 800-$1200 (from the east coast). Flying your bike out will be around $150 over-sized baggage, if it accompanies you ( a lot more if it doesn't). Then hotel costs, food and car.
Yes DH is going with me but we only have to pay for his plane ticket and his hotel and our food. Team in Training pays for my hotel, plane and bike to go to Hawaii. We are making it a mini 10 year honeymoon and leaving the kids with my BIL (who is also their God parent). We are in Seattle area so hopefully we can get an ok deal on plane tickets. Thanks for the heads up. We are trying to figure out how much to start saving for that stuff.
Did my first pretraining run Tuesday and swim today and they felt great.
I actually found out tonight that Hodgkins Lymphoma is what my grandfather had. He died due to complications from it in 1981. I am excited to now be running my race in honor of my grandfather. I am taking this as just another sign that I am on the path I am meant to travel. I am letting the Lord lead me and trying my best to be a good follower.
Really good. I can't run for 4 weeks since my shin splints are terrible. I am in physical therapy 2x a week for the next 4 weeks. But I should be better when I get done. I am swimming and biking though and just keep on going . Thanks for asking.