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Spring has Sprung (mostly!)

And just like that, an entire month went by! How?!

Things have changed up a bit since the last time we chatted. Ken finished up at Smartwool on 4/1 meaning that he has been around and we are still working on a schedule.

But, let’s talk about what has been going on lately, huh?
The weather has been making a conscious decision to move towards Spring. Finally! haha.

There were a good amount of rides in the cold/sun/snow/slush…but we are sooo excited to be outside! I take visibility very seriously. Best jacket ever.

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Someone else is incredibly excited for warm weather! Short sleeves and a snow shovel. Perfectly normal!

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I have been doing some reading. I mean, just a few 100+ mile bike races before I need it, but September will be here before you know it and I will have to RUN 50 miles!

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There have been plenty of indoor projects. My tiny paleontologist.

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And school. Full class as always.

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Seriously, the sun comes out and we just cant get enough!

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The Great Melt started….

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Put on real clothes a couple times. Most of the time I am in a uniform of Bike/Run/Yoga clothes. Brooke is always baffled when I have something else on.

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Brooke thought that Jasper needed to be pampered outside.

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Snow levels decreasing….

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Early Easter Egg Hunt

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Kept skiing!! Brooke and I ended up with 20 ski days this year! She is going to crush me next year.

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Haven’t been running much the last month because I have been riding a LOT in preparation for May 5th’s 140ish mile bike race. We made a quick trip to Fort Collins so I could get in 100 miles with Errin!

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Last ski day goodness!!

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This girl and her hair!

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She is getting very proficient at the puzzle game.

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The mud showed up and you couldnt get her to come inside. She loves it so much!

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Her style. I kind of love it.

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Had a wonderful Easter!

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Current state of the yard! Dirt>Snow!! Spring is here!!!

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Yes, there have been many other happenings…lots of grading, media work and race meetings, Ken’s dad helping him build out his new work trailer….so many things!

We are very excited for all the happenings this year and cant wait to share with you…I just need to make myself sit down and type it out (instead of passing out at 9:30….or 8:30!).

Hope Spring has shown up where you live and you are enjoying some great weather and lots of time outside!!

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Still Snow Season and Ken’s First LandRun

Well, the weather has continued to be pretty uni-colored so far, but we have some sunshine today! Woohoo!!! We have missed that blue sky, lately!

Colorado got some of that Bomb-cyclone weather, but up here it was really just a normal storm. Sure, it snowed and the wind blew-but what’s new this year!?

When you spend 2 hours moving snow, it helps to be prepared. And warm.

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Ken was able to sneak away last Thursday (on our anniversary-ha) to go to a bike race in Oklahoma with his business partners/teammates. Any time he is gone, Brooke begs to make zucchini noodles.

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We spent some quality time playing outside when the sun came out!

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Treated ourselves to some donuts. Not sure what the confused face is for. You eat it, kid.

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Went to the pool…and took a picture with the snow in the parking lot. Yep, it’s a lot.

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Since everything outside is still so white, we decided to liven up the kitchen. Feels a bit Spring-ish!

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The other houseplants are a bit out of control. This guy is to Brooke’s head level-and comes from the loft above!

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Random wedding picture for our 10th anniversary!

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Brooke loves her a good puzzle. She did a solo 100 piece!

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I was the queen and had to grant my subjects their wishes. mhmmmm perfectly normal.

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Brooke and I went on a lunch date while Ken was traveling. Cutest date ever.

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Back to Ken’s travels….

Made him some rice cakes and energy bars for the race.

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He found his “Good Luck” treat the night before. Perfect.

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We followed along via whatever social media we could find.

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I rode the trainer while Brooke worked out and we stalked Ken’s race.

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Ken called me when he was done and told me he was 9th!! Top 10 with a huge field of pro cyclists. Couldn’t be more proud!

That hair, tho.

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Amy took 3rd for the women and Mark came in 3rd in his Age Group. What a weekend!

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Meanwhile, Brooke and I continued our snow play. That’s a fence post. Guessing about 4 feet high. Yep, that’s me standing on top of it.

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Quality Momming. Ha. This stuff is delicious!!

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Quick pic of Brooke’s incredible hair.

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And her moves. Ha.

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Yesterday, she just HAD to play outside in 13 degrees. In her bathrobe.

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She launched some animals down the yard in a sled and had to go rescue them.

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Another snap from Ken’s race. They all stopped for the picture.

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And, because-HOPE….we see the ground today! (Note: snow in the forecast for 3 days starting Friday-ha).

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Sorry for the super all over the place post, but it was that or wait 2 weeks to put it together better 😉

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Workouts:

M: Ride 1 hour, Run 3 miles

T: Ride 1 hour, Run 4 miles

W: Ride 1 hour

H: Ride 1 hour, Run 3 miles

F: Run 5 miles

S: Ride 4 hours (2×2 hours on the trainer). Mom life.

S: Ride 1 hour on Trainer

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Hi there! How’s it going? Cranking away on all the things over here. I dont know that I have even had such a busy end of winter/beginning of spring. Whew.

Training has been in full force. Which means that I have literally wanted to eat all day/everyday. Seriously, it is a problem.

Pictured below: Pork Chop on a fork. Cant even take the time to cut it.

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Towards the end of February, Brooke had a home school sled day at the epic hill in town and Ken managed to sneak away for his lunch break to join us. Brooke was so excited. So was Ken.

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I happily chatted with some other moms while Ken raced the teen boys. Living his best life.

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We have been getting in our fair share of ski days while the snow is good.

Brooke skied her first Black Diamond. Maybe because lunch was at the bottom of it.

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Tons of dinosaur play…and a tea party.

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Perfectly normal.

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She has been doing a lot of “book making” lately. Of course, they feature dinos.

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We did some plaster of paris dog creating and then bandaging. Vet goals.

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She turned it into a yellow lab 😉

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She looked much cuter for my dentist appt than I did 😉

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There has been a ton of time spent in the basement (February was sooooo snowy and cold). It is amazing that I can sweat that much in our 40 degree basement.

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Some Friday nights you end up on the trainer with your husband. I made sure to dress up for the occasion 😉

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Case in point on the snow…

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Neighbor dog likes to come hang out with us. A lot.

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My little goof.

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More ski days. The powder was incredible in February!

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She is happy to ski the Blues all day!

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Jasper is my spirit animal.

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The girl is a tiny engineer. Magnetic shapes are super cool!

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Some days getting home is quite the task. No one wants to end up in a snow bank!

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This past weekend, we ventured down to the front range for some errands and I got to RIDE OUTSIDE ON DIRT. It was incredible. It was also the first time I got to test the legs after a couple of months of hard work. They felt good 🙂

Ken and I went out to dinner for our 10th (?!?!?!) wedding anniversary while we were down there and had a babysitter 🙂 It was nice being able to focus on talking to each other without our little sidekick (that doesnt happen, ever).

We made it home yesterday afternoon. Ken had ridden in the morning there, so I hopped on the trainer after Brooke went to bed. Back to the dungeon! ha.

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And there it is! Our life in a nutshell.

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Last week looked like this:

M: Ride 1 hour, Run 3 miles

T: Ride 2 hours with intervals, Run 4 miles

W: Ride 1 hour

H: Ride 1.5 hours with intervals

F: Run 5 miles

S: Ride 2 hours OUTSIDEEEEEEE

S: Ride 1 hour

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