Fit After Little Bits

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Still Winter.

Hi everyone! Happy belated Valentine’s Day…I only started this post a week ago and have just been adding pictures to it so I am sure it will be very well put together and make a ton of sense. Someday I will get all of my life things together again.

There was been some good running. My neighbor told be that I looked like the sun. I guess I will take that as a compliment. Pretty excited how the numbers have been and the paces the I have been running at-promising at altitude and on not-ideal conditions (a good amount of treadmill miles too-those are hard on the brain).

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Brooke and Ken made a snow cave. Not sure who was more excited.

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I randomly ended up at urgent care at midnight a couple of weeks ago with a lovely kidney stone. Guess I better start upping my water intake game. ha. And yes, I drove myself because I didnt want to wake Brooke up and take her. Loved Steamboat Emergency Center-great service and had the whole place to myself. 😉 Luckily it was short lived-one CT later and 4 ibuprofen later and I drove myself right back home to wait it out. Didn’t miss any workouts, so I cant complain too much. Priorities.

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When did she become a teenager?

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Ken had so much fun at camp in Tuscon-guess he was tired the day he got back!

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This guy has a hard time relaxing, too.

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It’s been a pretty snowy winter.

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Brooke started Pickleball with her homeschool group. She loves it!! (Ken, another mom, an instructor and I played this past week while the kiddos had their lesson and we had a great time, too!).

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That look when Ken walks out the door and Jasper has to make sure he is not starting the snow blower.

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What I wish I was doing right now.

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Ken had a 50 mile fat bike race 2 weekends ago…

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Mark raced as well…

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and they ended up having to hike about 12 of those miles…he was a little tired after.

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At least it was pretty waiting 3 hours for him 😉

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Not mad about playing in the snow.

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Last weekend we were supposed to travel to the front range for a race (both of us) but it snowed SO much that we decided it wasnt super safe to travel (not to mention the race would be yucky) so we stayed home. It was a good call because they ended up canceling the race because of road conditions.

So we played in the snow.

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There was a lot of snow plowing and blowing!

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Wind blew a bit, too.

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Jasper’s winter paw fur game is strong.

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Brooke and I met up with her homeschool group in Dillon on Thursday night to go to the ice castles and it was awesome!

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We have recently watched all of the Star War movies (and took Brooke to the last one in theaters-she loved it!)-hence the need for light sabers 😉

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Ken gifted me with a day to myself-which hasnt happened since Brooke was born. ha.

I spent the day in town running, working out, hitting the slopes solo, soaking in the hot springs and wandering around town. It was incredible. He had a meeting for dinner so we me up and Brooke and I went on our own little date.

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And that has been life as of late!

Ken is out riding this morning and I have 14 miles to take care of today-still working out the when part. 😉

Anyone else getting excited for Spring? We have loved all the snow and skiing, but it has been a pretty gray winter and we wont be mad about some sunshine!

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Just Us Girls….and Jasper :)

Hey there!

Hope that your January is going awesome! We are in the land of one color: snow!

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Brooke seems to be confused as to what season it is…or maybe it is the fact that our house stays in the 70’s all winter. Cutest little Moana though!

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The Zirkels have been on point! This view never gets old!

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Her doll game is strong. I love watching her imagination work.

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We love the monthly Koala boxes and December’s was one of our favorites.

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Blue skies.

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Penny spent the first part of January with us and we weren’t mad about it. These little Vizsla besties!

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Lots of skiing!!

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And the dinosaur keeps getting buried!

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This week, it has just been me, Brooke and Jasper. Ken has been living it up in Tuscon at a week long bike camp. He saw 80 degrees and I am jealous 😉 We are very excited to see him very soon. He got in over 26 hours and 404 miles since Tuesday. Mind blown.

While Ken was away, we made Brooke’s fave: zucchini noodles.

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Jasper kept looking for Ken.

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The three of us road tripped down to Denver to go to the Zoo. She took it upon herself to take some selfies. There are about 498 others on my phone.

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We got to see Tatu. My he has grown.

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Who wore it better?

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Then we came home and went skating the next day….

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And chased it with some skiing!

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On Friday, the weather was terrible. Blowing snow and zero visibility. So naturally, we drove to Hayden for a home school field trip. Brooke was super excited to learn all about bees!

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It was a sketch drive home, but we made it! Our neighbor ended up getting stuck in a snow drift. It was a doozy of a weather day!

The next day, I had my work cut out for me. We didnt really get much snow, but the wind halved the size of our driveway and it was so thick and crusty that it was insane to try to move. Luckily, a neighbor showed up with his tractor and blower and made much shorter work of the job!

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I chased 2.5 hours of snow blowing with a 1.5 hour trainer ride. Then I wanted a nap.

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Today I got in 10 miles outside and 2 on the treadmill. Training right along! Fun fact: speedwork means being hungry and tired all the time. Training for my ultra last year, I could still function like a normal person. Trying to be fast is much harder than long easy miles!

On to the next week!!

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End of a Decade

 

Well, hello 2020 and Happy New Year!

Yes, I vanished for the end of 2019. Things were busy and life happened and trying to find balance was a challenge. But, I’m here and have a ton of pics that will represent the last few months of the decade!

Halloween happened. It was cold. But how cute is she? She kind of reminds me of a character out of Game of Thrones, but hey, best to be warm!

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Did some good coloring. Thanks, Alle for the PNW coloring book-I love it, too 😉

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Ken’s hair got a bit out of control (he will probably kill me for putting this on here-but come on…that’s impressive!).

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My little rancher child.

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And then she turns back into a princess 😉

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We skied opening day (before Thanksgiving!!)

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Have had some awesome home school field trips-learned all about screen printing!

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Made bath bombs!

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We traveled down to Fort Collins for Thanksgiving. The cats were a big help with dinner 😉

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Brooke’s one Black Friday purchase…

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Came home to some snow…

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And recovered with some mega naps.

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Brooke convinced me we should go skating. She did great!

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We have spent some good time on the mountain! I really need one of these helmet covers. Brooke’s is sooooo cozy!

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The new gondola is awesome!

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She stole my headband and it looks way cuter on her 😉

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More naps.

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We are using Daisy the Dino to gauge the snow in the yard. Spoiler alert: there is not a lot left showing!

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We had an incredible Christmas. Brooke got her first snowmobile. She is already so good on it! Like, stands and leans in corners. Apparently she got her dad’s athletic ability.

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I cant.

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Road trips are fun when you have your best bud!

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Walked outside to find her like this. Yep, Ken’s kid.

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We loved having Alle and David here for Christmas!

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Jasper and Penny. Just being Vizslas.

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Brooke was an angel in the Church Christmas musical. It was adorable!

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Made Brooke famous in the SBT GRVL social media Christmas post. Cutest little Rudolf!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (1)

Legos!

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Tiny Magician!

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She wanted this giant tiger soooo bad!

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Best cross country ski buddies!

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And then on my birthday, Brooke fell asleep at the table. Before dinner. I guess we had a good time!

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And that’s how our year ended! There was a good amount of running involved as I head into my April race, but riding has been pretty limited. Finally jumping back into more of a routine and will be excited to share more on that later 🙂

I hope that the end of your 2019 was awesome and that you have an incredible 2020!

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