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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 πŸ˜‰

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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.Β  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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Change of the Plans

Hi Everyone! How was your week? Things were pretty quiet over here, save for lots of grading.

We had plans to go to the desert this weekend, but some things came up at work for the husband so we are hanging at home.

Highlights?

Monday night conference call. Oh so fun! πŸ˜‰ I was lucky in the fact that Ken made it home just as we were starting so I could pay attention (and actually participate!).

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Not a bad view though!

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Tuesday was filled with Library time, errand running, coffee getting, pool swimming and a trip to the grocery. The Easter orchids were on clearance….happily brought one home!

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Brooke’s dinner requests…perfect. Ken was doing the group ride and didnt get home until later so she ate before us.

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We had some super gorgeous weather this week….almost all of the snow melted from the yard. (Spoiler alert: Its back).

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We spent a good amount of time playing outside on Wednesday in the sunshine. Even wore out the pup!

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Thursday involved chores and packing up the trailer for the camping trip (that isn’t actually happening…had to unpack that this morning πŸ˜‰ ).

Around 2:00 we headed into town to run some errands before this girl had her first ice skating lesson!!

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On the trip into town, we came across a tree that had fallen across the road. It was super windy and this guy apparently couldnt hack it πŸ˜‰

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Thankfully, we always have work gloves in the truck so I hopped out and moved 3/4 of the tree out of way. I could not budge the large piece but it was plenty for vehicles to pass through.

We made it with plenty of time to get our errands done before skating commenced!

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After 50 minutes she was both elated and absolutely exhausted! Loved it!

Since Ken had ridden to work in the morning, the plan was for us to pick him up around 5:30 (since it was a blizzard!). At 5:30 he suggested that we pick up dinner because he still had a bunch of work to finish up. We grabbed some of our fave BBQ and hung out and ate while he and his co-workerΒ  (J) kept working.

Brooke thought it was great and was highly entertaining. Though, she thought they made socks in the copy machine. Hmmmm.

This outfit…gah!

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This morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. I thought it was Spring?!!? πŸ˜‰

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Hit up the trainer for 45 minutes plus some weights and then got in a 3 mile easy run before lunch.

Jasper embodies my feelings 100%.

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And that’s where we stand this week! Not sure what the weekend will hold for us.

I have an 8 mile run tomorrow and Ken has some riding to do…but other than that….projects it is!

Hope you have a great weekend…with a little less snow πŸ˜‰

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