Fit After Little Bits

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Hi there! How are you? I know, I disappeared again. So many things going on!

I love Spring and Summer so much….but somehow we lack downtime. We will have to work on that.

Random highlights from last week….and a trip with a race from the weekend!

My sister sent Brooke the sweetest top from her recent trip to Cabo. Looks cozy to me!

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Ventured to the pool last week. This kid does it right. Still learning how to walk in flip flops.

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I spent 2 days last week filling my raised bed with dirt. Keep in mind, it is 6x10x2 feet. That is a lot of dirt. The majority came from a pile we got from a neighbor and then organic raised bed dirt from ACE. I moved the majority with a 5 gallon bucket and a shovel. Somewhere around 1500-1800 pounds? No wonder I was tired!

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Front yard flowers are coming around!

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This girl is obsessed with asparagus?!

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On Wednesday, Ken was doing a group ride that came out towards our house. Brooke and I decided to meet up with him.

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The climb with the trailer was worth the view.

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Just a dog living the best life ever.

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Thursday and Friday were spent cooking/prepping/packing for a weekend race. We drove up to Casper, Wyoming on Friday afternoon for Ken to race a 120 mile gravel race on Saturday.

The weather was a bit rough. Around 40 degrees and rainy all morning. We lucked out and camped in the parking lot of the start line. Super convenient seeing as the race began at 6 am. Ken literally got ready and then headed out for a short warm up and went right to the start line. Brooke wasn’t even up yet!

Once the B got up around 6:40, we got dressed and packed up the cooler of goodies and headed out on course. We had plans to see Ken around 50 miles in and made sure to get some quality play in while we waited.

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The guys eventually rolled by and Ken was in the lead group of 5.

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We headed on down the course (ended up stopping to help someone with a mechanical) and then gave Ken food/drinks at mile 65. Just after that stop, it was down to two.

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It stayed that way for most of the rest of the race. We were at 2 other places for Ken in case he needed anything. Even gave his competitor a coke. And then we followed them.

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Around 4 miles to go (you know, like 115 miles in?!) Ken put down some power and was able to create a gap. We waited until there was significant space between and then fell in behind Ken.

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He was having some chain issues so we stayed close (but behind him and to the side-so we were not allowing him to draft and so that he could see the guy chasing him).

He made the gap stick and was able to finish on the top step for the day!

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Sweet after party with the best dates!

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Brooke “fixed” his hat.

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Winner winner! Also, he looks like a giant!

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We spent the night again in the trailer before heading home in time for me to sneak in a ride! It was a fantastic weekend!!

This morning I got out for an hour on the bike before Ken headed into work. Thinking about running tomorrow morning….but it is getting late! I’m sure I will figure something out 😉

Hope you had a fantastic start to your week!

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Weekend Round Up and Fitting Workouts in Anywhere!

Hey, Friends!! How is it going? Did you have a nice weekend? So far, I have managed to stay on the healthy side of things…I better go find some thick wood to knock on!

Blogging in the Spring and Summer is a lot harder than in the Winter. We spend SO much time outside that it makes it hard to sneak on the computer. I have to start prepping for my next class, so I will be back to a more regularly scheduled program in a week or so 😉

Some random happenings as of late….

Last week, Brooke and I did some playing with play doh. I was pretty proud of the flame on my candle. Feel sorry for the husband…these are the texts he gets during the day. Super entertaining.

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We also ventured over to cut some asparagus at our neighbor’s house. She was out of town and afraid that they might go to seed if they didnt get cared for. We head over for one more batch tomorrow morning. Brooke is currently obsessed with eating it. I didnt like it until I was, like, 30.

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We got in some dirt road riding during the week!

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With some stops to say hi to our fave friends.

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Took a peak at some rock before skate lessons. She tried to lift it. Didnt budge 😉

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Brooke did GREAT at her skating lesson…some light bulb clicked and she actually appeared to be SKATING! One more week and then we will do a lesson punch card for the summer!

Since we were both starving (with groceries to unload), we stopped and grabbed a couple of pizzas. (Coupons for the win!!)

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This girl…she will occasionally push some buttons, but man is she a good kid!

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On Friday, we hung around the house. It was windy so I wasnt feeling the trailer. I actually hopped on the trainer for an hour.

Got fancy with some dinner!

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On Saturday, Ken dropped a friend’s car off at work (he installed a hitch for her) and rode home. I got to sneak out for a 2 hour ride and it was just glorious! Even ran into some friends who were doing a long ride and they stopped to fill up water at our house for the rest of their ride. Ken and I spent the rest of the day organizing the shop.

Sunday (Mother’s Day) started out with some crepes and lattes before Ken and I set to work building my raised bed. Everything takes longer than you think, but he was able to head out for a 2 hour ride before I got in a 1 hour spin.

It was pretty ugly out 😉

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Today has been a typical Monday. Spent all morning outside: lining the bottom of my raised bed, adding rocks for drainage and beginning the daunting task of adding dirt. Eek.

Around 4, Brooke and I loaded up on the bike/trailer and headed for her ballet class. It is about 8 miles there and then 8 miles back. We had a nasty headwind on the way there that somehow only translated to a tailwind for half the way home?! She had a blast and I was excited to sneak in a workout that way! My legs are now thoroughly trashed!

And that’s where we are at! We shall see what tomorrow brings! Hopefully more time outside 🙂

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Riding Outside in Shorts.

Hi there. How’s it going? Good week? It has been a bit rough with hints of awesome over here.

Last Friday, Brooke woke up with a cough/cold/something. Then Ken woke up with the sore throat, etc on Saturday. Now I wait to be taken down. Stellar. No good vacation goes unpunished?

In other news….it rained just down from us on Friday and it was pretty neat to watch.

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Ken got in 112 miles on Saturday so Brooke and I got out for a little ride of our own.

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Seriously though. Cant say no to these dirt roads.

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We ventured over to the neighbor’s for Derby Party/Cinco de Mayo Party. Since Brooke was feeling a bit crummy, we stayed outside for most of it and only ventured in to see the actual race. She sure looked adorable though.

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Someone has to make up for whatever I throw on. 😉

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Ken stayed to socialize while B and I headed home after the race to hang out in the hot tub.

Random: I think I need this for next mud season!

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On Sunday, Brooke got to inflate her new bounce house. Life is tough out here in the boonies.

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She literally played in that thing for almost 5 hours throughout the day. Ken rode for 4 hours, I dug holes for posts for a raised bed, pulled out sage brush and then about died when I went out for a 34 mile ride! Getting back in shape (cycling) is no joke! I almost got off my bike and ran the last 5 miles home. Running shape does not equal cycling shape. Umph.

Monday: All the outside chores. Galore. I literally have zero pictures from Monday. Brooke was hacking away so we kept our germs at home and did not go to dance. Also, I have not slept since last Thursday….the other two cough at night. Awesome.

Ken had a work call from 6:30-7:30 but was able to get home by 5:15 so I got out for an hour and 12 minutes on my bike before his call!

Today, Brooke’s cough was substantially better (though I am typing this at night and I have heard her twice already). Sleep is overrated, right?

Dinosaurs came to breakfast. Perfectly normal.

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Spent much of the day outside, because, you know, Spring. Moved the outside furniture to the porch (I sat this down for a second to put on the other cushions and he decided it was a new seat).

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After working outside, cleaning up the house and prepping dinner, as soon as Ken got home, I jumped on my bike for an hour! Playing catch up is hard. But the views, though!

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And that is where we are at.

I must admit, blogging becomes a bit sporadic this time of the year trying to get things done outside/inside/etc. I am in between classes for a couple of weeks and then I will be back at it with teaching. So many things!!

Here’s to hoping for a few more hours of sleep tonight and we will see which day I get taken down by this plague. Maybe I should start a pool…. 😉

 

 

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