The trifecta of blogging. I did it again…three days in a row. I was way behind and what better time to catch than when Trent is away on a Minnesota game trip? Yesterday and today I got a little fall deep cleaning under my belt and filled the rest of the time with a lot of being lazy! Let’s just say I have made it through 5 seasons of the show Parenthood on Netflix in a ridiculously short period of time.
Aside from that, I am quickly discovering that Murphy’s Law seems to come into effect when Trent goes to Minnesota. Last time I locked myself out of the house. This time our kitchen sink started leaking and soaked EVERYTHING under the sink. Also, our ants are back! We have had trouble with ants off and on for awhile now. We have sealed as many gaps and holes as we can, but lo and behold, a week or two later they are back. I have killed so many of those darn little things and tried everything natural. This time, I’ve had it. I have set out little squares of poison all over the counter and am anxiously waiting 24-48 hours for them to all disappear.
Anyway, back to things more exciting than ants. Last Saturday I was back in Nebraska again for the annual Market to Market Relay. It was the event’s 7th year and my 6th (darn bronchitis of 2010). The team came together again and enjoyed the beautiful fall day and open country. We did a little team bonding in our van and a little running in between.
In case you’re not familiar with Market to Market, it is a relay with teams of 6-8. Each runner runs between three and five miles 2 or 3 times depending on the size of your team. The race starts in Omaha and ends at the Haymarket in Lincoln. It was 79.2 miles of running fun!
Part of the team waiting for one of our runners to finish their leg…
Sister bonding time… As luck would have it, I got to see this girl three weekends in a row!
Jamie dominating the gravel roads…
I finished a leg here my first year. It was over 5 miles of awful. Thankfully this year I got to watch and cheer on Jamie as she finished up here.
The end of my final leg…and thank goodness! I didn’t have much gas left in me to go any further.
Our team…The Common Tread. Running strong since 2008.
Market to Market 2014 for the record:
10 hours 6 Minutes 39 Seconds
22 out of 151 in our division
63 out of 511 teams overall
I also got to see this little pumpkin again while I was back!
Splish! Splash! Audrey’s takin’ a bath!
Somebody also got their first tooth while I was visiting and I love this picture. Brian quoted it as Audrey saying, “Got my first tooth! Oh yeah!”
Another great trip home. There was a period of three weeks where I got to see my family every weekend. It was nice while it lasted, but I also wish I could have spread it out a little more. I am a big fan of delayed gratification.
Trent did, however, get a new phone this week and I had a little fun with Siri. FYI…there are 40 days until Thanksgiving and 67 days until Christmas. See you soon Nebraska, see you soon!