Fit After Little Bits

eat right..work hard..play harder

Dinosaurs and Camping and Mountain biking, oh my! Also, picture overload.

Hi Friends! How was your weekend?? Anything fun and exciting going on? Halloween festivities??

We jetted off on Friday for a weekend adventure to the land of Utah. I will try to limit my words since I have an absolute photo overload post for you!!

On Friday, we made the trip to Dinosaur, Utah. Brooke is currently OBSESSED with dinos, so it was right up her alley! We really did not know what to expect, but it was awesome.

IMG_3749

IMG_0301

We had an amazing campsite! And loved exploring!! PS that water is COLD.

IMG_0303

Split Rock is incredible.

IMG_0305

IMG_0306

IMG_0307

IMG_0309

IMG_0314

IMG_0316

IMG_0322

Sand lovers.

IMG_0334

IMG_0346

Super cool Quarry with tons of fossils!

IMG_0359

IMG_0362

Wall of fossils!

IMG_0365

IMG_0366

IMG_0369

Unimpressed….with me holding her still.

IMG_0375

IMG_0376

IMG_0378

IMG_0381

Pre-dinner hike turned nap?

IMG_3754

IMG_3761

IMG_0390

With a side of campfire and lite beer. 😉

IMG_0394

IMG_0398

IMG_0406

IMG_0401

A brisk morning on Saturday started off with more sand play. These guys cant get enough!

IMG_0410

And all.the.coffee.

IMG_0412

IMG_0414

IMG_0417

IMG_0418

We packed up camp and moved on to the desert landscape of McCoy Flats in Vernal, Utah.

Brooke was the first on her bike at camp…and also, the first on the ground. Stuck. Haha.

IMG_3765

IMG_0424

Recovering from the sand party 😉

IMG_0426

Mud pies for EVERYONE!!

IMG_0427

Ken went out for a mountain bike ride and I followed after for an hour…and then sent him out for a second hour.

Classy trailer mirror pic, anyone?

IMG_0431

We headed into town to try a restaurant that someone recommended to Ken. It was unfortunately closed, but we hit up Cafe Rio (my first time!) and it was amazing!!

So was the sunset 😉

IMG_0432

Sunday morning was supposed to see Ken head out for a ride. Unfortunately, a part of his bike had broken and he was out of luck. I felt a bit guilty as I headed out for a 2 hour ride. Thanks for cleaning up all of camp, Ken 🙂

It was brisk, but GORGEOUS!

IMG_0438

IMG_3778

While I was out, Ken, Brooke and Jasper hiked the mountain next to camp!

IMG_3779

IMG_3780

After a quick shower and clothing change, we were loaded up and headed home (with a random stop at a park for Brooke to play)!

Made it home in time for Ken to get in a ride on a different bike before enjoying a quick dip in the hot tub followed by some quality fire time!!

IMG_3775

What a wonderful weekend getaway….though it is always nice to be home!

Now we are just recovering and cleaning up the trailer. It is COLD here today, so inside it is! Brooke is excited to go Trick or Treating tomorrow. Hopefully it doesnt snow 😉

Leave a comment »

Vacation Days

 

Hey there and happy middle of the week to you! Our week has been a bit strange over here. Ken worked on Monday, but is taking the rest of the week off, so there is a lot of projecting going on over here.

Couple of Monday things….

Totally normal to have a horse princess with you.

IMG_3718

Threw together some banana bread because we had 5 bananas that were in need of quick use!

IMG_3720

IMG_3722

Found myself on the trainer for an hour. Blech.

IMG_3723

Why yes, I am watching Hart of Dixie.

IMG_3725

Unloaded the truck from the weekend and found Brooke’s new snow boots that Ken found her.

IMG_3729

Opened up this bad boy! And it was everything.

IMG_3730

On Tuesday, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast before Ken set out to destroy the kitchen. Kidding. Kind of.

He is putting in lighting above and below the cabinets. It is going to be AWESOME…but for now….disaster.

IMG_3732

While we worked away, B kept herself occupied.

IMG_3734

Mid-day cold brew coffee with coconut milk…yes, please.

IMG_3735

Ken let me slip away for an hour and 4o minute ride. It was gorgeous out!!

IMG_3736

A bit chilly….but gorgeous.

IMG_3738

Post-ride, we all headed into town for some errands. Pool, grocery, renting Brooke’s skis for the season!! Now she just needs some snow 😉

This morning, Ken got straight back to work on his lights. Jasper took the morning off.

IMG_3739

I got out for an hour and 20 minutes. Perfection!! 3×10 minute efforts were a bit tough!

IMG_3741

Spent the afternoon moving firewood, helping Ken unload a trailer and cleaning up some of this mess!!

IMG_3745

Brooke likes to see how many toys she can get out in one day.

IMG_3746

IMG_3747

Ken headed into town for a night mountain bike ride. I would die. I can barely keep it upright with a sun above me!

Sounds like a night of grading over here!!

Leave a comment »

A Weekend of Racing and Sitting in a Florescent Room.

Hi there! How was your weekend? Do anything exciting?? We made the trip down to the Front Range for some fun/work.

On Friday, Brooke and I spent some time destroying the house with toys and then cleaning it up.

Girl cant get enough of her costumes.

IMG_3700

Apparently, she thought Jasper should also try out his princess skills. Poor guy.

IMG_3702

I did an hour on the bike to open up the legs for Saturday (not sure that worked. hahaha).

Brooke “made a new couch” because the current ones are not good enough?

IMG_3704

In the evening, it started to rain (hard!) and we had some cool lightning.

IMG_3705

On Saturday morning, we woke up to this….

IMG_3706

Fall is a funny season in the mountains.

We packed up and loaded the truck and headed down to the Front Range around 9. It was a beautiful and relaxing drive and we had plenty of time when we got to the course. Unfortunately, neither Ken nor I had the day that we had hoped for. I struggled just to get around the course (working on recovering from a cold) and was just happy that I managed to not get lapped (and wasnt last!). Ken suffered a few mechanical issues and people crashing into him and called the race (I mean, he went through two bikes) early on.  At least Errin won her race that day and Colin put in an awesome showing for his first race as a 3!

We loaded back up and headed to a pumpkin patch!! Somehow I took no pictures, but we had a blast just walking around! We ended up with a GIANT pumpkin, so I will snap his picture when I unload the truck.

After an evening of hanging out, we headed to bed early. Ken and I had a rough time sleeping. For me, it was the idea that I had to wake up to an alarm. Well, I was up way before it went off, so there is that. Got dressed and headed off to 10 hours of continuing education. While I was sitting in an ugly florescent room…..

FullSizeRender (44)

Errin and Colin rode to Boulder Res and Ken, Brooke and Jasper drove there. Ken raced and had a MUCH better day, finishing second!

IMG_0427

IMG_0429

IMG_0434

Errin was so sweet and sent me pictures throughout his race so I could follow along!

Yay, Ken!!

I met them all in Boulder around 5:50 for some dinner and then we headed to our respective homes! Ken made excellent time on the way home and we had Brooke showered and in bed by 10 (she fell asleep in the car at 8).

Now we are doing the Monday things and trying to recover from the craziness of the weekend! Since I sat ALL DAY yesterday, I am hoping to get in a run or ride today. Have not decided which, but it is SUPER windy. Going to see how the day plays out!

Hope you have fun things planned for the week!!!

Leave a comment »