Last week, I really didn't feel like blogging. It usually happens while I'm on school break. Nothing unusual.
Then we went to Oklahoma.
And it was so good to see family. We also got to see Sugar's nieces and nephews. (My sister's boy dog, Winston, and Sugar are brother and sister.)
(I realize that no one cares about that clarification. Nonetheless, clarification made.)
I ran my first race in Oklahoma while I was there. It was a lot of fun and I plan to do a review on it. It was only a 5K, but still every race counts!
We had lots of great food. We hit up the local casino one night. As most of you know, my dad won a Jaguar there. So when he walked in, lots of people made jokes about not even entering because my dad had entered. It was pretty funny.
I felt like the weekend flew by.
Oh before I made it to Oklahoma, I stopped in Arkansas and stayed the night with BRandon. Jess headed on to Oklahoma. We had Chik-fil-A, hit up Sam's Club for a few things. But the part that I was most excited about?? I got to check out Rush Running and get a feel for the local running scene.
We've been talking a lot about where we want to be settled when I'm finally there and we really liked Bentonville. It turns out that there is a huge running community there and I am really looking forward to trying everything out!
I stocked up on some new flavors of Gu. Hopefully, they're not terrible. The kiwi strawberry looks promising, but I'm not holding my breath.
We headed over to Tahlequah after some lunch and just enjoyed the drive. We got to catch up on the latest news in family, town, and school matters. It was just nice to talk to one another and be around each other.
Before we knew it was Monday and time for us to drive back to Michigan.
This is when I had a grand revelation.
I WILL NEVER DRIVE A LONG DISTANCE ON LABOR DAY EVER AGAIN.
I realize that most of you probably think this has to do with traffic. However, I am here to tell you that it does not.
Labor Day is meant to be spent doing nothing. Just chilling with family, eating some good food, and maybe getting in the pool.
It is NOT meant to be in a car for a long period of time. I like road trips. Listen, most people know that I actually, am in fact, a LOVER of road trips.
But there is a time and place for them. Labor Day does not qualify. Just in case you were wondering.
We got back late Monday night.
I had my first day of externship on Tuesday. I was dead to the world for the majority of the day. School was great, but there are some other things that are going on right now that could use some prayer. So by the time I hit the hay, at 8:30 and managed to squeak out an email and a text, I passed smooth out.
I wanted to write this post about my last first day of school, but clearly that didn't happen. Wednesday flew by and before I knew it Thursday was here and Friday is obviously today.
I get how people can go on blog hiatus and not really mean to do so. Life can be very busy and exhausting when you're not in your physical home all day.
So. That's whurr I have been.
What are y'all up to this Friday?
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