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Launching, Puppy Sitting and Halloween

Happy November, Everyone!

It’s been even more crazy than usual over here the past couple of weeks. So many different balls bouncing around in our lives.

We officially launched our race website at the beginning of the week.   www.SBTGRVL.com

It was a lot of crazy effort getting all the things together. When you are anticipating large amounts of social media traffic, it makes life a bit nutty! Let’s just say that I may need a social media vacation soon! But when you see the likes of Lance Armstrong, Reggie Miller and a lot of other pro athletes talking about your event, it is pretty neat!

Luckily, in the midst of all the nuttiness (I have a class going right now, homeschooling B, Ken is working on a separate business venture that has required some outside work, researching all things media (like how I created a race YouTube channel..nothing too exciting yet), starting up training again and all of the other things that come with prepping for winter and regular life)….whew!!

I have ridden my bike a couple of times…and by that, I mean like 15 times in the last 2 months and maybe 6 of those were outside (running has been more convenient)….although, last weekend I decided last minute to complete my one cycling summer goal and ride a solo century (100 miles). It took about 7 hours and 20 minutes and I was TIRED at the end, but checked that box off!

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Random photo shoot with Ken’s bike. The fog was so cool!

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We puppy-sat last week. It was super fun, but also reminded me how much work it is to have a puppy!

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He is only about 4 months and is HUGE.

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Someone enjoys a good coffee….er, steamed milk 😉

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She got to craft a dino hat/feet and then found Ken’s green shirt to complete her look.

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Fall was gorgeous and clearly winter is coming quickly.

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More playtime!

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Jasper took his recovery seriously. Play hard, rest hard!

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Killer sunset!

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More puppy time….

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Just rocking her Nike headband…

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We had a blast on Halloween. We grocery shopped before Trick or Treating (our town shuts down the main street and the kiddos hit up all the stores). The grocery was SO quiet. I want to do that every year!

Sleeping Beauty. It was 40 degrees, hence the underclothes 😉

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She was GAME ON!

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Brooke is super funny. She is so quiet during it and hard to read but then will tell you what a blast she had. Cracks us up!

We stopped for pizza mid-trick or treating and then popped back out for round 2! It was sub freezing, so we added so warmer clothes too 🙂

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The next morning we woke up to a couple of inches of snow. She couldnt help it and had to go right out there…

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She LOVES throwing snowballs at me (via the glass door).

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Later, we put on actual clothes and went out to play for a bit!

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We have been a little lazy today (it’s raining and pretty icky outside). Brooke is playing dinosaurs in her bath. I am debating running inside or outside….not sure what will win (maybe a combo?).

It has been pretty fun getting back into training.

I have had 2-30 mile weeks and then this week I will end up somewhere between 20 and 25. Recovery miles this week after that random 100 mile bike ride on Sunday 😉

And that’s about it!

Hope you had a fabulous Halloween and are getting excited for the Holidays!

Are you a Christmas music in November person or do you wait until after Thanksgiving??

–I used to wait until after but the weather in this mountain town makes you want to pop on a Christmas station sometimes!!

 

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Road Trip and Classes

Hey there! How was your weekend?? I took a little trip to the Front Range for some continuing education classes while Ken and Brooke stayed home and played! It was a different kind of weekend than the usual.

Last week, we started getting dustings of snow…

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Brooke and I made it back to Storytime Stretchers for the first time in forever. She loved it.

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We have had a TON of rain/snow/slush. I think we have actually made our way back from our drought summer!

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We are all loving the homeschooling over here. This guy has to join in on the fun!

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Ken brought this book home for me. He thinks I would be good at it. Ha. I started reading it. They literally move buckets of gravel as an obstacle. Maybe I would be good at it!

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Last Friday night, we got dressed up and went to dinner at Mambo’s because: a) happy hour and b) Peach pizza is still happening!

We headed to a birthday party afterwards and stayed until about 9:15. Brooke had a great time once the middle school aged kids got there. She plays up in age groups! hahaha.

She took my phone to capture some important aspects of the party.

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Good one, Brooke.

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We got home around 10 and I finished packing. My alarm went of at 3:50 am. Ouch. Luckily, it was an easy drive and I got to my class about 20 minutes early (started at 8 am). I even got to FaceTime Brooke when she got up!

At lunch, I was able to sneak out on my old training paths…unfortunately, they have paved them since we moved 😦 It was still gorgeous and woke me up for the rest of the day 😉 And, let’s be honest, I had not ridden my bike outside in a LONG time.

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Since I skipped the time at lunch to grab food (I forgot my lunch since I left the house at 4 am :/ ), I grabbed a bag of chips from the hotel. Luckily I had grabbed a recovery protein shake and Honey Stinger bar from home!

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Finished class, met up with E and C for dinner, hit Trader Joe’s and made it to some of our friend’s house to spend the night.

Sunday morning saw several inches of snow on the ground and some super chilly temps. Made it to class and the instructor was nice enough to let me head home early and finish the remaining 3 hours online!

The drive was a bit nuts and I watched several semi-trucks and cars slide off of I-70.

But by the time I made it out towards my house….dry!

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And even some sun!

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I was pretty happy to see the fam!

Yesterday was filled with a media meeting, some errands, school work, grading, media-ing (totally a word) and a 4 mile run (oh and an hour on the trainer pre-dawn).

Today we did school, I finished my online hours from my class, started taking down outside furniture and prepping for winter. Got in a relaxed 5 mile run and even a little stretching). Did half of my lab grading. Whew. Time for bed!

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The First Signs of Winter

Howdy, folks! How’s it going??

Winter has shown up this week…mixed feelings! Haha!

Things have been busy over here the last few weeks…sometimes late into the night 😉

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Brooke has been making sure that Jasper gets a lot of extra attention from her. He is thrilled.

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With 30 miles of running last week (I managed to get a 7 miler in on Sunday-after splitting and stacking firewood for 6 hours both weekend days..that run was TOUGH), I needed some serious stretching. Joined Brooke for some Cosmic Kid Yoga (you got to do what you got to do, right?).

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There were some epic battles in the house.

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We have been getting hammered with rain and snow. It stops progress on outside projects (and means that it is time to put away outside furniture), but we have made up for the lack of water all summer!

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Some dinosaurs got married.

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Jasper surveyed his kingdom

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We have taken a few trips to the library. All she picks out are books on dinosaurs. Help me. She also refuses to look at me.

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Someone got some new sweaters! I think she is a fan 😉

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Over the weekend, we had some AMAZING fog/clouds. I was a bit obsessive.

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On Monday, Brooke and I were in town for a meeting. We stopped by the grocery store and when we came out: blizzard.

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The weather was pretty good yesterday (I even got to run outside for 4 miles!) so I split some more firewood (almost done!).

Today, on the other hand…..all the snow!

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There has been a crazy amount of balancing going on with house things, the class I teach starting up, teaching Brooke (LOVE), bike race meetings, Ken work, Ken working on starting a separate business…..so many things!! It is rare to find a quiet moment!

And those are the happenings right now!

Managed to grab 3 miles on the treadmill this morning. Was hoping to sneak in 3-4 more outside this afternoon, but it started hammering snow again. We will see how that works out 😉

Have a great rest of your week!!

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