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Horses, Ice Skates and A Trip to the ER

Hi Friends, happy Friday!! So happy that the weekend is here. We had a bit of an unusual week over here, so we are happily rolling healthily into the weekend over here!

A glimpse of our random Tuesday night. The dog is a saint.

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On Wednesday, Brooke and I loaded up into the truck around 7:45 am to meet up with some friends for the kiddos to ride horses. We were invited by a sweet friend at church to check out the arena that she caretakes. Oh my gorgeous. It was a dream. The girls had an amazing time brushing, petting, riding and leading the horses around.

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It was pretty amazing!

The weather was pretty nice when we got home so we opted for some outdoor playtime!!

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I got in a 4.5 mile treadmill run with 2 of those at a 7:40 pace. Counting down to race day over here!

Thursday took a bit of a strange turn. After waking up and going about breakfast as usual, Ken started to have some pretty severe abdominal pain. We gave it some time, but since it was presenting in the right lower quadrant, appendicitis became a concern. With looming weekend plans that included time away from major cities, we thoughtfully considered venturing to the ER.

After calling our neighbor and dropping off Brooke, I actually dropped Ken off at work for a bit to see if things would subside. While the pain decreased over time, there was still something off so I picked him up and headed to the ER.

Super sexy gown 😉

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We lucked out in that there was NO ONE in the ER. We had the whole place to ourselves. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. They did blood work and ran a urinalysis. Since there was blood in the urine, but no increase in white blood cells (and with the pain that he had), it was determined that he passed a kidney stone. Ouch! They did a CT scan just to make sure that there were no other stones looming and that his appendix was A-OK. Thankfully, everything went up from there. He felt good enough to go back to work so I kissed him goodbye and headed to pick up Brooke.

After a bit of lunch and some chores, it was time to load back into the truck to head to the grocery and then to skating lessons.

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She looked much more comfortable out there this week! It is amazing how fast kiddos learn things!!

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We picked Ken up after skating and headed home to pack up the trailer for some camping this weekend!

Today I jumped on the treadmill for 3 miles and have been packing and cleaning up the house. We will head into town later to meet Ken and spend a couple of days enjoying the sun and our bikes!

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Running, Gravel riding and a Trip to the Dentist. (with a side of weird weather)

Howdy, friends! How’s it going! Playing a little catch up over here after the weekend. It was spring-ish over here and I loved every minute. And then winter came back.

I did not take many pictures over the weekend…sign of a good weekend?

On Saturday, I headed out after breakfast for an 8 mile run (taper time!!). It felt surprisingly good and I finished with an 8:21 average pace. Once I made it home, it was time for some grub before sending Ken out on a 3 hour tour…I mean, ride. Brooke and I jumped on the quad and headed out to meet him for the last 30 minutes of his loop in case he needed any food or water.  Finished the evening out in the hot tub and everyone was happy.

Sunday started out with some bike race watching and latte drinking. It was nice to relax a bit and enjoy each other. Ken had planned to ride with a group, but since he had 4 hours of base riding to do (and the group NEVER does base) he opted to go solo.

Brooke and I headed to the pool and then the park and met him as he finished. We did a kiddo sway and I got out for a 3 mile run. I never run on pavement and since the half marathon is on the road, we thought I should pound some cement. I wasnt planning on going too fast, but I did my 3 miles at an 8:05 pace. Oops.

Since we were in town, I had brought my bike so that I could home. Ever the many-taskers.

It was an hour and a half (and 22 miles) of glorious gravel roads. Turns out that I have done very little outside riding and I was pretty tired when I got home!

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But the views though!!

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Hi, Hahns Peak!

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Another evening in the hot tub and some muscle work on Ken’s legs and then we called it a night!

Monday was filled with all the chores….and a trip to the dentist.

This girl LOVES the dentist. Maybe that is because she has like zero plaque, no cavities and gets to pick a toy. Gonna call that a win!
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Yesterday looked like this…

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We took the pup out for a walk (Brooke ran the whole time). It was a bit windy, but plenty warm!

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And then today looked like this…

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Quite the difference, huh? Spring in the mountains.

Because I am crazy, I took advantage of the crummy weather and switched out my winter clothes for spring/summer clothes. Yep…I just ensured 6 more weeks of winter. Sorry!

Ken and I have plans to ride the trainers after Brooke goes to bed tonight (since the wind kept us up and we were too tired this morning!).

Brooke and I have plans for her to play with horses tomorrow morning….should be fun!!

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Random Midweek Road Trip and 12 Treadmill Miles.

Hi there! How is your weekend going? We are having a nice, lazy day over here! It is a nice change from the whirlwind week!

Let’s see….what’s been going on??

Tuesday evening ended with a 5 mile progression run with a 1 mile side of cool down. Six miles on a Tuesday so that I could ride my bike on Wednesday!! The good part about basement running…hello, shorts!

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On Wednesday, we were up early to pile into the truck to head to Boulder. Ken had to work down there for 2 days, so Brooke, Jasper and I hopped on the bandwagon.

After dropping Ken at work, we headed to Flatirons Mall. Brooke has been asking to do a Build-A-Bear for about a year and a half, so the timing worked and we made it happen. She had a BLAST and has not put the bear down since 😉

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We ran a TON of errands around town before taking a break at one of her favorite “parks”.

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Once we had our fair share of shopping, we ventured to Valmont Bike Park for Brooke to work on her skills. She crushed it! Such a good time!

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I can no longer keep up on foot.

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Around 4:30, I met up with Errin and we got changed to ride Flagstaff (a super popular climb in Boulder…that I happen to LOVE). Ken took B at 5 when he finished working and E and I headed out to climb! It was everything. I did the climb once and then Errin did it a second time while I traded with Ken so he could do it twice. I was pretty excited with how the climb went since I have only climbed two other times this year. The legs were a bit sore and tired after the progression run the day before…but it was still great!

Colin rode down from Longmont and E and I (along with Brooke) headed over to meet him at BJ’s for dinner. We ordered for Ken and he finished his workout before meeting up just before dinner was served! It was super fun getting to hang out with E and C for the evening. It had been a while!

Post-meal, we made our way to our hotel (we stayed at the La Quinta in Louisville because it is dog friendly) and I was incredibly impressed with how clean it felt. I am not huge on hotels, but I felt comfortable. Calling that a win!

Thursday morning, we dropped Ken off at work before heading to Denver to hit up the zoo!

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She pretty much ran everywhere.

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The hippo playing with a ball was a huge highlight!

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Crowd favorite.

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We even grabbed a pretzel!

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After about 3 hours, we had seen all the animals (including the baby sloth…swoon). We made our way back to the car and swung by Whole Foods to grab a few snacks for lunch. I asked B if she wanted to hit up any more stores, but she was shopped out from the day before. She begged to go back to Valmont and after 2.5 hours of riding and playing, this is how we both looked!

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Packed up and headed to Ken’s office and did some painting while we waited!

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Once he was done, we did a Costco run before hitting the road back home!

Friday morning, we all looked like this…

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Ken went to work and we hung around the house being lazy. Mostly. I moved over firewood (in the rain/snow) and then put together Brooke’s new shelves.

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Spent the evening relaxing in the hot tub before calling it an early night and heading to bed.

This morning, we woke up to this gem from Errin and Colin. Sooooo good!

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I would have had a second, but I had a 12 mile run on the books, so I stopped at 1. Ken had 2 😉

Unfortunately, the weather has been icky and our road was a total disaster. Treadmill time. Also unfortunate….our internet was down all morning so there was no movie/tv watching in the basement. Saddest day! Ken had plans to back country ski with friends, so I only had time in the morning to get my workout done. I ran 12 miles (fast finish) listening to music from Ken’s playlist on his computer….in no particular order…those slow songs were rough! Thankfully K and B came down to “workout” for a few minutes, so that was nice 🙂

Ken is out playing so us girls have played princesses, trolls, crafted, taken a bath and now are finally relaxing on the couch. Exhausted!!

We have plans to ski tomorrow so we are hoping that the rain it is doing here means that it is snowing on the mountain! Fingers crossed!

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