Fit After Little Bits

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Early Morning, Send Coffee.

Happiest Hump day to you! We can get excited that it is the middle of the week, right?

Yesterday was a bit rough as it started around 3:30 in the morning. This time it was not my fault, but I still blame the moon 😉 Brooke showed up at my bedside with a handful of stuffed animals and was ready to party. Ugh. After bringing her into our bed, it was just too hot for me and since she was being fidgety, I scooped her and her animals up and we headed to the guest room. It was a lot cooler, just the two of us and she fell right to sleep. Also, it kept us from keeping Ken awake. Unfortunately, I never fell back to sleep. Womp womp.

I heard Ken head down to the trainer around 5:45 but there was no way I was up for that, so I just stayed in bed until about 6:50 when I got up to make breakfast. Brooke woke up at 7:10 all cheery. I looked at her with dagger eyes 😉

Once Ken went to work, I cleaned up the kitchen and headed downstairs for an hour to ride. There is a possibility that I might do a bike race tonight, so I had to pump up the legs. They were not thrilled with the workout, but they hung in there.

Only dipped into the anaerobic for a little while.


Post-ride and necessary shower, Brooke insisted on an early lunch. We ate and then got dressed to head outside. While it wasn’t quite as warm as Monday (windchill), it was still nice out and we had a great time pretending that we were polar bears…and eating Jasper. Perfectly normal.




Thin jacket in January…no biggie.


Such a goof.


I keep forgetting her sunglasses in the truck Ken takes to work….so she has been wearing my goggles.


Giant melting puddle. Gross.


The snow was in perfect sliding condition.


When we came inside, we were both in the mood for some baking!


I mean, look at that thing! All from the Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook.


And some cookies for good measure. Brooke fell in love with these and I had no problem handing her a second!



Brooke finished off the day with a bath and I managed to get my yoga on! Okay, 21 minutes of it…progress though!


Today we have a trip to the grocery and Brooke’s “performance” at ski school….and then maybe a bike race. I’ll let you know if it happens 😉

Have a wonderful day!


Too Warm for January, but We Will Take Advantage of it!

Okay, can we just talk about the fact that February is literally right around the corner? What happened to January? Wasn’t it just December?!

The weather is NOT helping. It felt like April today. It was 40+ degrees and the sun was shining and it was HOT.

But, let’s rewind…. This morning started off at 2 am. Yep, read that right. The moon was SO bright last night that when I woke up in the middle of the night, I legit thought that we had overslept. It took me looking at the clock to realize that I had a few more hours to snooze.

The alarm went off at 5:30 and it was a strugglefest to get my butt out of bed. Should have just gotten up at 2 😉 We eventually made it down to the trainers. It was around 42 degrees down in the basement, so I was happy I opted for long socks for my 45 minutes of easy spinning.

Smartwool for the win!


After breakfast, Brooke decided that she wanted to style my hair. It took quite a while for me to undo this mess. I was pretty sure that I would be shaving it off. Thankfully, I managed to get all the “decorations” out.


Around 10, I headed out for a 4 mile easy run. I needed to drop something in the mailbox and killed two birds with one stone! It was already quite warm and I was overdressed. Jasper was panting?!


Post-run and lunch, we all headed back outside for some sunny goodness. Brooke had a blast playing in the water from the snow run-off.


I took advantage of the warm day to load up the wood on the porch.


I started in ski pants and a jacket and ended up in yoga pants and a tank top. Seriously, though!?


After we had our fill of play time and chore time, Brooke insisted that I go check the mail. I did a quick wardrobe change and took my fat bike down to the mailboxes. Naturally, there was a box (thanks, Mom) that I had to precariously ride with on the way back to the house. Ice and slush and one handed riding. It is a miracle that I made it home in one piece. Pretty sure it increased my skill game about 900%.

The box absolutely made Brooke’s day. It included a shirt and a bathing suit and a doll from her current favorite show, Vampirina. The joys of having Grandparents that are currently working with Disney Studios.

She somehow ended up in her new suit and insisted that we try it out in the hot tub. I was happy to oblige. My legs were pretty thrashed!


She spent the afternoon playing with her new doll and then we cleaned up the house and made dinner before Dad got home!

We will take any day that we get to spend hours outside in January. Tomorrow is supposed to be warm as well and then we are hopefully going to see a bit of snow by the end of the week. Time to mix some cross country skiing in to the workout schedule!

Not sure what today holds just yet! We hope to get outside and enjoy the sun if it decides to come out again.

Any fun Tuesday plans for you? Big workouts? Rest days?

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Fitting It All into the Weekend.

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I hope it was great!!

Missed checking in on Friday. I started to clean the house and then I got a little crazy with cleaning the house! Seven hours later and I was ready to sit down 😉 Or run on the treadmill. Got a bit rebellious and turned my 4 mile run into a 3 mile run. I was tired. Woof.

We were pretty excited when Ken showed up around 4! Always nice when the family is back together. Brooke received a nice surprise in the mail…She loves Moana and has several figurines, but was missing Maui. Of course, my mom found one with him and sent it….she was all about them!


Jasper took my cleaning super seriously.


Brooke also got her special monthly box in the mail from Nene and GrandBob and Errin and Colin! She got to make her own stuffed snake and a special little box with a turtle! Reptiles….the girl loves them!! (I promise to find them and take pictures because they are adorable). She was pretty happy that Dad was home to help her make them, too!

On Saturday, we took our time getting things going in the morning. By that I mean, I waited until it was at least 17 degrees before going out for my run. Made it 7 miles on the snowy/icy roads. Didnt wear my spikes….I love them for shorter runs, but enjoy the freedom on longer runs. Just extra careful! I made sure to dress extra sexy for those 2 cars that passed me. Ha!


Sunday was a whirlwind day! We started out the morning watching the last World Cup Cyclocross race. Followed that up with a trip to Church. Headed straight from Church to town to go skiing!! Brooke was doing really well on the magic carpet, so we made the decision to take her on the chairlift for the first time. The girl crushed it!! So good!



Once we were all starving, we grabbed a pizza and ate in the parking lot! Super classy…but it was 2:00 and we needed food. Next time, I will take food with us…

When we got home, Brooke insisted that she and Ken wash the trucks. The road was muddy (?!?!) and she takes great pride in her clean vehicles. 😉


She lasted a while before making Ken finish on his own…though I am sure he was faster once she came in!

Post-truck wash, Brooke played for a while and Ken and I jumped on the trainers for an hour. Never a dull minute over here!

It was an early bedtime 😉

Hope that you had a wonderful weekend and have a great start to your week! February will be here before you know it! Not sure what our big plans are for today….Soft pedal on the trainer, a run and playing on the fat bike?

See you soon!

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