A Sunday in the Life of a Bishopric Counselor

Since being called into the bishopric, I have a much greater appreciation of the work and time that go into keeping a ward running. Our bishop spends many more hours serving than me or the other counselor do and bears a much greater burden but our part is still more than expected at times. Today was not an uncommon Sunday. It went like this. 5:00 am: Wake up, see if the ward bulletin info has been texted or emailed to me (that’s one of my responsibilities), it wasn’t so I went back to bed. Oh how I love my bed. …

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Minecraft Coloring Picture

Tonight my son was working on tracing a Minecraft image of Steve and a Skeleton in Photoshop and when he had just finished, the laptop battery died and he lost it all. He was pretty upset and it was bedtime so I decided to trace it for him after he went to bed. Here it is for your (and his) enjoyment 🙂

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Making a $28 Stand Up Desk

I’m a pretty sedentary guy. I tend to sit down for about 14 or 15 hours each day. Wow. That’s sad. Anyway, at work I’ve been sitting on an exercise ball for the last couple of months and I’ve enjoyed it. I’m sure it hasn’t done much for me but it makes me feel like I’m making an effort. Unfortunately, the ball I was using wasn’t mine and I had to give it back. I had been thinking about the idea of a stand up desk for some time and a co-worker told me about people making cheap standup desks …

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2012

My, my. Another year gone by. Here are few highlights from 2012. Our kids turned 3, 5, 7 and 9 this year. I got called into the bishopric in my ward in June, I was a Gospel Doctrine instructor before that I ran a marathon. Katrina ran a half marathon. Katrina and I turned 34. My YouTube Channel started making me some fun side money ($100+/month) We ditched the Androids and each got an iPhone 5 We bought a puppy (though we don’t get to take her home until January) iGlobal continues to grow -another year of doubling for us …

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Thirty-Four

As of yesterday I’m 34. I thought I’d write a few things about what’s going on in life right now so I can look back at how life was at 34. I wrote this post here a little, there a little, so it’s rather random and needs some re-formatting but who has time for that? Facts: Life is made up of family, work and faith. Family is good. After nine years of being a dad, I’m definitely still trying to figure it out. I do good sometimes and poorly others. I’ve learned that raising good kids is all about consistency, …

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Marathon? Check.

One of the items on my bucket list has been to run a marathon. On Pioneer Day this year (July 24th), I was able to run the Deseret News Marathon in Salt Lake. Here are some highlights. I trained by running mostly just on Saturdays, doing long runs while Anders rode his bike along side me. He’s a champ. The longest I ran before the marathon was 18 miles. I tried running longer but had all kinds of pains and didn’t want to be injured for the race. I didn’t really ever run during the week. Because running is hard. …

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Cross Fit Day 3

Yesterday, July 21, I attended a 90 minute beginner’s course for all newer cross fitters. It was pretty simple – we mostly just learned proper form and technique on the nine core exercises. I don’t think I remember them all but I know there was the squat (air squat), forward squat, shoulder squat, push press, dip press, sumo press, medicine ball press, dead lift, wall ball and . . . That’s what I remember anyway. At the end we did AMRAP for 7 minutes of 5 pullups, 10 pushups and 15 squats. My muscles simply died on the pushups. I …

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Cross Fit – Days 1 & 2

Yesterday I started doing a cross fit class from 6-7 am at Cross Fit – The Point, located a couple of buildings away from iGlobal. It’s kicking my butt so far. We’re encouraged to record our progress so here’s what I’ve got so far. July 19, 2012: FRANS: Thrusters and Pull-ups. Thrusters- 65lbs on the bar, hold it at chin level, do a squat, then lift it above your head. Pullups. For the FRANS test we did 21 reps of each (thrusters and pullups) then 15 then 9. Do them as fast as you can. I did it in 18:59 …

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Dealing with the IT Band and Running Long Distances – Rest, Stretching and Wrapping

I’ve been training for a marathon for a while now. As it gets closer, I’ve been doing the longer runs – 12, 14 and 18 miles. I have run a couple of half marathons and they weren’t easy but they went well. Three weeks ago I ran 18 miles – the longest I’ve ever run. This was pretty rough and definitely pushed me. My 9-year-old son, Anders, was a most excellent helper. He rides his bike along side me and carries the gatorade and snacks in a bag on his handlebars. Very convenient. My strategy as of late has been …

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