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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˜‰

Reaction:

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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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Into the Abyss

Hi Friends! How is your Monday treating you? Did you have a nice weekend? We are having some crazy weather around here….snow/rain…lots of slush and mud! Kind of gross outside to be honest.

We took advantage of the fact that it was snowing on Sunday and headed to the Resort for our last day of skiing (closing day is this coming weekend and we have no intention of braving that crowd).

Visibility was a bit, er, limited on the top.

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These two. My heart.

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It was some pretty great snow up top and some pretty heavy slush at the bottom.

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We were able to show Ken our fave porcupine who was still in his tree!!

Sent Ken up to do a couple of solo runs in the good snow while we played in the gondola. Just happened to get on the Smartwool sponsored “wool room”!

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Ken made his last run end near the base and got the truck to move it closer so we didnt have to walk everything back with Brooke. #gamechanger

Since it was early and town was quiet, we popped into our fave Mexican restaurant for dinner! We were literally the only people there for the first 20 minutes or so! Winning for sure!

She can make any hat look good πŸ˜‰

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The rest of the afternoon included couches and the hot tub. And then some work on the couch.

This morning started off dark and early as Ken and I hopped on the trainers before 6 am. Time to get back into the habit until the weather lets us play outside some more!

Ken left for work and B and I got going on her school work. Some math, some letters and then her favorite, science. We made some fun slime and she went to town with her animals.

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She worked on abcmouse for a bit while I got in 4 miles on the treadmill. Working towards that race at the end of the month!

Now it is all chores, all afternoon! And then it is conference calls/dinner making and grading all evening. A total Monday πŸ˜‰

Any fun plans this week?? We have plans to venture into town for some fun and errands tomorrow. Hopefully the road will dry out a little πŸ˜‰

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