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Saturday Happenings

Saturday night!! Lots of excitement over here! I kid….the kiddo went to bed at 7:30, the husband is in the shop working on guy things and I finally caught up on all of my grading (large classes this block).Ā  Sooooo I am currently in comfy clothes hanging out alone watching the figure skating exhibitions. Dream big.

But here are some highlights, since I have been MIA working on school work at every possible down moment.

Friday was pretty low key. Lots of chores (feeding of horses, plowing/blowing of snow, house cleaning), some outside playtime and a quickie 4 mile run on the treadmill. Brooke is currently afraid of any random creak she hears in the house (?!?!?!) so she has been asking me to run in the basement. Thank goodness for the treadmill!

This guy thought it would be a good idea to bring his toy inside. Gross! But that face, so it happened.


In the evening, we had a really exciting game of Candyland. She beat me. Twice.



This morning, Ken and I were watching the Omloop Road Race. Brooke wasnt into it, so she grabbed my computer, went UPSTAIRS to get a yoga mat and put on her kid yoga video. I die.


The husband decided to venture out into the cold and had to bring his bike in to preheat. HA! (please excuse the breakfast dishes!)


He lasted 3.25 hours in what equated to -14 degrees (with windchill). He is insane and badass mixed together. The wind was BRUTAL. He got home and did the other 45 minutes on the trainer to defrost and finish off 4 hours of riding!

While he was out, B and I finally found batteries for the Wii board and got it synced to the TV. She had a blast doing all of the Wii things…snow sports, more yoga, balance work. She loves it!


The plan was for me to head out for a run when Ken got home, but he told me to take it downstairs. We had 5+ inches of snow and the plow had not been out. Not much traffic=lots of snow….which means absolutely destroyed legs (read: calves). I changed out of my cold weather clothes and into shorts and a sports bra and headed to the treadmill.

12 miles. umph. That was a LOT on a treadmill. I kept the incline at 0 because I am working towards a flat half marathon in April. It totally stresses different muscles than my usual rolling hills (or mountains).

12 miles at an 8:34 average pace. A lot of the middle miles were faster. I used miles 1 and 12 as warm up and cool down. I was really happy with that!



And perfect recovery foods.


Brooke wanted to play restaurant in her bedroom after and I was happy to oblige. Customer all afternoon…while laying on the bed. Excellent!


The wind died down in the evening and we were all happy to venture out to the hot tub for an hour! Yes, please.

And now, I am trying not to fall asleep on the keyboard. Might be time for bed! šŸ˜‰

Random pic because I am actually obsessed with the cuteness of these guys….


Hope that you are having an amazing weekend!!

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Some Cold Days, a Great Workout and the Pool!

Howdy friends! How has your week been? We have had a blast of winter the past few days but we are not complaining! Nice to finally have some snow.

On Monday evening, I headed out to move some snow so the husband could get back up the driveway. It was a bit chilly…and windy. Not the best combo…but we have all the clothes.


Tuesday morning was -3 degrees. Since the neighbors are in Hawaii (not jealous or anything šŸ˜‰ ) I headed over to feed the horses and birds. Our other neighbors were also gone, so I had to grab eggs out of the chicken coop. I was a frozen hot mess when I got home!


I think he liked the smells on my pants, because he just wanted to be in my lap!


Ken opted to take his fat bike to ride at lunch, so I hit up the trainer for an hour just before lunch. It had been a while since I had done anything other than soft pedal or base riding, so it was nice to hop into the tempo zone for a good part of the ride!

Someone got a new rain jacket. Bring on Spring!


Yesterday, we headed into town for the usual errands and ski lessons.

While the B played on the slopes, I headed out for a 7 mile run. It was too cold in the morning to bring Jasper (-13 degrees) so I was solo. I opted to stay on the path so I could get in an actual workout.

1 mile warm up and 2 x 2 mile efforts with a mile between and a mile cool down (though at 19 degrees, not sure how much I needed to cool down!). The efforts averaged around 7:45 min/mile. I call that a win since I was shooting for an 8 min/mile pace and the path was a mix of concrete, spongy snow and ICE. Almost went down a few times, but happily kept it upright.

Post run arm sweat. Delish. Ugh.


I am a HUGE fan of leg warmers. I pulled them up over my knees on the easy miles since it really was cold enough to feel it in the joints and then pulled them down for the efforts. Perfection. Plus, who doesnt like to act like we are back in the ’80s?!


We did a little shopping and these two cute plants came home so we could pretend that it is Spring.


By dinnertime, I was eating this out of the container. Interval days, am I right?!


Ken got home around 7 from a long day of work and travel.

This morning (after feeding all the animals), B and I hit up the pool for some play time. It was perfect. Before grabbing the most delicious donuts (because we JUST realized that we have a donut place?!). No picture because we inhaled them!



Now it is time for some cleaning and cleaning out the fireplace! Dream big!

Have a great night!




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Company for the Weekend and a Blizzard

Hi there! How was your weekend?? Do you have today off? Ken has to work, so we are business as usual over here.

Let’s rewind to a bit of a weekend recap.

On Friday, Brooke and I spent most of the day cleaning up the house and prepping for company. By mid-afternoon, I totally needed a pick me up! This did the trick, thanks husband!


Brooke relished in some very sweet Valentine’s Day gifts that she received! Perfectly normal to be wearing shorts in February in the snow. Cutest.


Jasper was pretty excited with his toy as well and had to take it out to play in the snow!


Brought a mattress up from the basement. No biggie….okay, it was HARD and I has exhausted afterwards.


And then this! Donezo.


Our guests arrived just in time for some dinner and some quality hang out time. They have 2 kids, so Brooke was in HEAVEN all weekend playing with them!

On Saturday, our guests headed into town to ski at the resort. Ken ventured out for a 3.5 hour ride (?!?!) while B and I hung out at played outside. When Ken got home, I traded roles and hit the road for a 10 mile run. It was the first time I hit double digits since last August, so I felt it for sure! Mixed with slippery roads and some decent wind, it was a game of clothes on and off and just trying to make it home! Finished with a pace average of 9:08 minutes/mile which I was pretty happy with considering the conditions!

At home, Ken thought it would be fun to take out the snow mobiles. Brooke got prepped while listening to some tunes. Seriously, so much cooler than me!


It was absolutely gorgeous, but there was a lot more snow than we expected and since I lack all skill….I ended up getting stuck 5 times and it required lots of digging and flipping of machines and utter exhaustion.


Oops…got that a little snowy.





B getting ready to drop in on the Pow surfer. Kidding, Ken did šŸ˜‰


Cant beat the views!


Coolest kid.


Once we made it back down the mountain, I hopped in the shower while Ken took our visiting children guests out to play in the yard on the snow mobiles. They had an absolute BLAST!

Prepped some dinner and enjoyed the Olympics while the kiddos played!

On Sunday, we enjoyed a relaxed morning with friends before they set off for another day of skiing and heading home. Ken took his bike out for about an hour and 45 minutes while I moved 5 sleds worth of firewood over to the house. Started the process of cleaning up the house and got some lunch ready before Ken got home.

After some lunch, K, B and IĀ  (and Jasper) loaded up the truck and hit up Howelsen for a couple hours of skiing. It was incredible. Something clicked for Brooke and she just dominated the mountain. Ken and I just stared at each other. She just owned it! And I can no longer keep up with her. Just like that. I thought I had at least a year before she was kicking my butt. Nope.

She took my phone and I found some quality pics later.


We made it home and I hopped on the trainer for an hour while Ken got some tacos together (okay, I prepped most of it…but he cut the olives and tomatoes šŸ˜‰ ).

Brooke went to bed pretty early, so we hung out and watched the Olympics while I did some class work….and then we went to bed early too!

This morning we were up early to ride the trainers. Brooke came down and played while we finished up!


And once Ken left for work, a blizzard started. Getting home should be interesting šŸ˜‰


I jumped on the treadmill for 4 easy miles before playing with Brooke.


And then we made macaroons. I am not really a coconut person, but these are amazing!


And now B is in the bath while I type this! Once she is done, I have a date with the snow blower so Ken can get back in the driveway! So much snow today!! Of course this is the week that I am feeding the neighbor horses! Ha. Should be a fun walk over this evening!

Hope that you had the day off and have had a great 3 day weekend!!

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