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Launching, Puppy Sitting and Halloween

Happy November, Everyone!

It’s been even more crazy than usual over here the past couple of weeks. So many different balls bouncing around in our lives.

We officially launched our race website at the beginning of the week.   www.SBTGRVL.com

It was a lot of crazy effort getting all the things together. When you are anticipating large amounts of social media traffic, it makes life a bit nutty! Let’s just say that I may need a social media vacation soon! But when you see the likes of Lance Armstrong, Reggie Miller and a lot of other pro athletes talking about your event, it is pretty neat!

Luckily, in the midst of all the nuttiness (I have a class going right now, homeschooling B, Ken is working on a separate business venture that has required some outside work, researching all things media (like how I created a race YouTube channel..nothing too exciting yet), starting up training again and all of the other things that come with prepping for winter and regular life)….whew!!

I have ridden my bike a couple of times…and by that, I mean like 15 times in the last 2 months and maybe 6 of those were outside (running has been more convenient)….although, last weekend I decided last minute to complete my one cycling summer goal and ride a solo century (100 miles). It took about 7 hours and 20 minutes and I was TIRED at the end, but checked that box off!

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Random photo shoot with Ken’s bike. The fog was so cool!

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We puppy-sat last week. It was super fun, but also reminded me how much work it is to have a puppy!

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He is only about 4 months and is HUGE.

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Someone enjoys a good coffee….er, steamed milk 😉

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She got to craft a dino hat/feet and then found Ken’s green shirt to complete her look.

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Fall was gorgeous and clearly winter is coming quickly.

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More playtime!

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Jasper took his recovery seriously. Play hard, rest hard!

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Killer sunset!

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More puppy time….

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Just rocking her Nike headband…

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We had a blast on Halloween. We grocery shopped before Trick or Treating (our town shuts down the main street and the kiddos hit up all the stores). The grocery was SO quiet. I want to do that every year!

Sleeping Beauty. It was 40 degrees, hence the underclothes 😉

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She was GAME ON!

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Brooke is super funny. She is so quiet during it and hard to read but then will tell you what a blast she had. Cracks us up!

We stopped for pizza mid-trick or treating and then popped back out for round 2! It was sub freezing, so we added so warmer clothes too 🙂

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The next morning we woke up to a couple of inches of snow. She couldnt help it and had to go right out there…

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She LOVES throwing snowballs at me (via the glass door).

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Later, we put on actual clothes and went out to play for a bit!

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We have been a little lazy today (it’s raining and pretty icky outside). Brooke is playing dinosaurs in her bath. I am debating running inside or outside….not sure what will win (maybe a combo?).

It has been pretty fun getting back into training.

I have had 2-30 mile weeks and then this week I will end up somewhere between 20 and 25. Recovery miles this week after that random 100 mile bike ride on Sunday 😉

And that’s about it!

Hope you had a fabulous Halloween and are getting excited for the Holidays!

Are you a Christmas music in November person or do you wait until after Thanksgiving??

–I used to wait until after but the weather in this mountain town makes you want to pop on a Christmas station sometimes!!

 

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Fall Pictures and Race Plans

Hi there and happy Friday (night)!!

Two posts in one week! Dream big!

This post is mainly for my family who is excited to see Brooke’s Fall pictures….so if looking at a cute kid isn’t your thing…I will see you next week!

Since I am going to actually start training again, I thought it would be fun to start trying to get my workouts written down for each week.

Not really training for anything this Fall/Winter, but so far my plans next year include:

May- Belgian Wafer Ride: 68 mixed surface race on the bike-I am opting for the half since I didnt ride my bike this year. (Ken will be doing the full 140 mile race)

July-Crusher in the Tushar: 70 mile road/gravel race with a lot of climbing.

September-Run Rabbit Run: 50 mile trail running race.

Lots of moderately paced, long workouts in my future with a LOT of climbing….and so it begins! Since I barely rode or ran this Summer, there will be a lot of easy building this Fall and Winter so that I can start some actual efforts in the Spring.

Monday: 7 mile run @ 8:26 pace/ weights

Tuesday: 2 x 3 mile runs 1) 8:47 2) 9:27 paces

Wednesday: 3 miles 8:54 with 1.5 around threshold./ weights

Thursday: 45 minute spin am, 4 miles 8:40 ish pace

Friday: 3 miles easy ~9:00 pace/weights

Total: 23 miles

Aiming to get 6-7 this weeked to make it to 30 miles for the week.

And now for pictures….

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Sunglasses model??

Until next time!

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Friday and Some Red Toes

Hi there and Happy Friday, Everyone!! Who is doing something exciting this weekend? We will be venturing to the Front Range for the Cyclocross State Championships. Not going to call what I will do racing (it has been a weird season and I have only made it to the start line 3 times). Some years you make it a thing, some years you just enjoy playing at home! I am planning to race (er, ride) in the Single Speed race. I just like to ride my bike 😉 and it is supposed to be in the 60s!! Who can pass that up?!

We have just been playing around the house for the past couple of days, so not too much excitement over here… but here are some things 🙂

Can you possibly get ANY closer to the fire?

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Brooke is still obsessed with her dinos….

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And making sure they have nice homes 😉

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Just taking some toys out to play in the snow! Her eyes are killing me in this pic!

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Caught my ride on the trainer…Yep, cold in the basement these days!

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Over share and sorry for the polish…but part of life! I suffer from Raynaud’s Disease and while it is a “mild-ish” case, boy is it still painful! Pretty much, if my toes get too cold (ie…taking the wrong boots to cut a Christmas tree), a few days later some of my toes will end up super red and swollen. Fantastic, yeah?! They also itch (because the skin is stretched so tight), but it hurts to scratch them! Vicious cycle. Sure makes putting them in cycling shoes exciting.

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Still wintering over here!! Though, the forecast is sunny and warmish…I need snow to SKIIIIII!!!!

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Elf continues to pop around the house. I call this one a win!!

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Getting ready to leave for the day and pre-heating the house…it is 80 degrees. Makes things a little sweaty!!

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Anyone else following the Cali fires. My parents and brother and his family live there (not to mention a ton of friends).  Getting pictures like this has been terrifying!! We dealt with fire and evac scares this summer. About done with fire for the year!

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Alright, time to load up the truck and head out! Hope you have an amazing weekend!!

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