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Mailbox Walk and Ski Lessons

What’s up, Wednesday friends? How is your week going so far? Nice weather where you are? It is too nice here, but our forecast is showing some snow at the end of the week! More snow, please.

Still working on battling this silly cold over here. Brooke is back to 100% and Ken is getting there….I feel like I am the struggle bus. It is possible that running whilst sick last weekend sent the thing right into my bronchi. It’s cool, I only sound like death. I feel pretty good!

Yesterday, we hung out around the house doing school work and such. I am getting really good at my coloring 😉


The sun called to us and we ventured out to play in the afternoon. Brooke was telling me all about the bird foot prints. Apparently they were from a “red bluebird”. I’ve got nothing there.


Brooke loves her snow piles. Jasper is a big fan too and spends a lot of time running up and over them.


Maybe I should start to wear makeup on days that I take pictures of myself 😉


We walked the .45 miles to the mailbox. PS You know you are a runner when you can rattle off the exact distance of landmarks within 5 miles of your house.


Thankful for the snowmobile track to walk on!


Love those Zirkels!


Jax came over and Brooke tormented them both with the frisbee.



I am pretty much a professional at regrowing green onions. New life’s work 😉


Today, we headed into town to grab some groceries before venturing to Brooke’s ski lesson.

I was supposed to have a run date with a mom friend, but she made other plans to go to lunch with her husband. Since I had Jasper, we went for a 30 minute walk before hanging out and waiting for Brooke to be done. To be honest, it was probably a better bet for me to walk and skip the run. Things tend to work out!

Also, this Suja drink has Cayenne pepper in it. Hot in such a good way.


Brooke had a blast skiing and gets to move up next week!

We are currently taking a minute to relax and regroup before bath time!

The husband has a bike playdate tonight, so it is just me and the little two this evening! I am sure to be ready for bed by 8 😉

Have a lovely afternoon!

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Ski, Run, Bike

It’s Monday! Everyone recovered from a weekend of playing?? In the midst of these silly colds, we managed to enjoy some quality play time over here.

On Saturday, I had a goal to get in 4 miles of running….I made it to 4 and when I got home the dog BEGGED to go out for a bit with me, so I was able to get in an extra mile for a total of 5! Bam! Then we spent the rest of the day in the hot tub….kidding. Kind of. We were able to watch the Cyclocross National Single Speed races first 😉 So fun seeing our friends on the YouTube feed!

Sunday morning, we opted to take a slow start to the day. Since we didnt want to share our germs, we decided to skip church.

Once we felt up to activity (you know…when the caffeine kicked in), we got in the truck and headed into town to go skiing. We headed to Howelsen Hill where they have free skiing on Sundays so we could play with Brooke on the magic carpet. Being outside meant that we wouldnt be in anyone’s face and spread our sniffles!

It was pretty much the perfect day to be outside.


Not sure what we are doing….


But seriously, though….the views!




Dressed and ready to go! Kid crushed it! It was my first time on downhill skis in about 6 years. Like riding a bike….right?


My two favorites.


Tongue out=focused.


Cant get enough.


The magic carpet may be the strangest thing I have ever experienced….


Ken sent me over to do a run off the T-bar…um, I thought the magic carpet was strange. I wasn’t quite sure I was going to make it up the T-bar….it was a workout and a sketchy one at that. Only a black diamond down from there…no problem. :/ Managed to keep it upright but was happy to be back to the bunny hill. hahahaha.

Once we were all ready for some lunch, we packed up and headed home. We made it just in time to watch the U23 men and then the elite Cyclocross races!

I kind of lucked out in that there was a 30 minute break between the men’s and women’s races and I got out for my LAST 3.1 miles!! DONE and DUSTED!


My body was pretty excited to get a break from running today 😉

This morning, Ken and I got up at 5:45 and rode the trainers! It had been over a month since I had been on my bike and it felt great….okay, not great…my legs are thrashed from the last 2 weeks, but it felt good to be on the bike again!

I even showered and dried my hair (well, a little bit).


The day was spent cleaning up after the weekend and doing the usual Monday chores. Around noon, it was time to register the husband for the Steamboat Stinger! He will be doing the full race this year and I will be doing the race as a duo with my sister-in-law, Errin!

Errin sent me this gem….I am famous!!


This was getting near the end of the trail marathon last year (the day after the full mountain bike race and I was DONE!). Super excited to make it on their website!

Check it out here… and sign up to race 😉

That’s about it for us! Cant believe the summer race season is already filling up. Excited for the fun that awaits us this year! Outside is awesome!

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That Fluffy Snow!

Happy weekend! Popping in to say hello since I missed you yesterday…

The husband and I were lucky enough to end up with Brooke’s cold…thanks, kid 😉 So we are currently sneezing and sniffly and all things awesome. Blech! But alas, we will take a cold. The flu can go ahead and stay away. Maybe we will just hide out at home for the next month 😛

We woke up yesterday morning to some actual awesome snow!! FINALLY…about a foot of fluffy white goodness!!!


It was like a sea of white…and we LOVE it.

Since the husband had to go to work, that left me to work on moving the snow.

Standing on a step…there should be a drop below, but the snow was all the way up to the top. Yes!


The wind was blowing pretty good, so I dressed for the elements. Super sexy snow moving attire.


I got about an hour and a half of plowing/blowing in before the kid insisted that I be done. I only got the quad stuck once…maybe time to put the chains on that baby.

And then you could walk and drive again!


It was definitely not a perfect job, but since it was Friday I knew the husband could clean it up over the weekend (and actually, he did it when he got home!). Only took about 20 minutes and we are ready for more snow!

Brooke set up a tea party while I was outside. The kid isn’t really into baby dolls, but she sure does love her animals!


I managed to get out for 3 miles….so close to that 80k! Only 8 more miles to fit in this weekend.

The run was so not pretty. I was not motivated since I was day 1 of said cold, my legs are tired. So tired. The road was a mixture of slush/mud where the plow had gone too deep and solid ice with a layer of fresh snow over the top. The wind was blowing and then snow started pelting me in the face. There were packages in the mailbox that I hadn’t expected and had to run the last half a mile with….all the excuses! BUT, I got out there and logged 3 easy miles that I am happy that I am not having to do in the next two days 🙂

Even my watch is telling me to take a break! Always good when your miles have gone up and your fitness has gone down. Really looking forward to a few days on the bike to recover from the sudden up in running miles!


Have I mentioned that I am in LOVE with my Garmin Fenix. OMG. I am pretty sure that it is smarter than I am!

Post-death march (I mean run), I thought it would be fun to hop in an epsom salt bath…pulling at any string here to make it through the last few days…I got it all set up and within seconds, Brooke was naked and hopping in with me. So much much for relaxing.

It is currently lightly snowing here and I am hoping to get out in the next hour for about 4 miles. Going to see how it feels, but 4 is the goal! And then maybe a nap 😉

A couple of random Friday faves (a day late)…

My mom sent Brooke this book and it is adorable! Brooke is OBSESSED with dinosaurs and she loved it.


And I am loving this…I have had it for several months, but since it has been so dry here I have finally started using it. It just feels nourishing when you put it on and has helped me make it through all of the tough outside miles. Highly recommend it!


All right…time to get the weekend going! Hope you have a great one!

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