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Fly by February

Hey there! How’s your February been? As a huge contradiction to the January that seemed to go on FOREVER….February has absolutely flown by.Β  I threw pictures on here on February 11th. Clearly that went well πŸ˜‰

Things have been going well. Pulled in a bunch of different directions at the moment, but trying to manage it with some form of normalcy.

Just over here making grabbers…Thanks, KiwiCoΒ for the fun boxes that make Brooke’s day! (not sponsored-just really enjoy them!).

She moved up an age group and enjoyed the new challenge. Me too πŸ˜‰

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Two weekends ago, we went down to Fort Collins for a shopping trip and a bike race. Ken is building out his trailer for his new business venture so we spent a solid 3 hours at Home Depot.

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But seriously, thank goodness I always bring food.

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On Sunday, Ken raced the Old Man Winter Rally in Lyons. It was incredibly cold at the start and I felt very lucky that Brooke and Jasper got to hang out with Errin and Colin.

While Ken was out racing, I drove up the canyon and ran 10.5 miles on the course so I got to see him twice! The first time he was with a group and then 1.5ish hours later, he and his buddy were off the front!

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I even made it back to the finish in time for him to roll through. He lost the sprint to his buddy (who he has been racing against for about 8 years-and who is 10 years younger than him), but he was thrilled with how the race went and excited about his fitness.

Technically, there were supposed to be timed segments but their system did not work. Had it worked, Ken would have taken the win (note: this fact was brought up my the friend that beat him). But Ken is very humble and took it in stride and was just as happy for his friend. That’s what I love about him πŸ˜‰

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We enjoyed most of last week hanging out and embracing the snowstorms. We did a TON of baking (and, er, eating).

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My plant turned 1 year old. It is doing amazingly well and I feel like I should win some sort of prize. Normally, I kill them.

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Valentine’s day brownies…

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Brooke and I took advantage of the midweek powder day πŸ™‚

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She now skis powder and trees.

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She was sent some sweet Valentine’s Day gifts. I think Dinosaur is her love language!

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My workouts have been pretty killer and this is what I looked like last Thursday BEFORE I ran. Joys of double days with skiing in the middle! ha!

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On Friday, we went out. I know, pick your jaw up off the floor. We are such homebodies, but we figured Brooke would enjoy the hot air balloons! It took her a bit to warm up to them, but once she did-she loved them! They were pretty awesome up close, though I have no desire to go up in one!

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This week has been pretty busy with work, but we have managed to fit in some fun.

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We are actually dog and horse sitting this week for our neighbors. He looks adorable, right?

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He is. He is even cuter now that we are working on the whole listening thing.

Not as cute: firewood destruction.

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And today we ventured into the world of Papier Mache.

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Ken is at a fat bike race this evening. Since the predicted temp is 8 degrees, we opted out of the cheering section. πŸ˜‰ We will cheer from the 75 degree house!

And there you have it! Hard to believe that February ends next week?! Say what?!

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Workouts:

S: Run 10.5 miles with 1300 feet climbing

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M: Ride 1 hour trainer/Run 3 miles easy

T: Ride 1:10 with 2 min VO2 intervals/ 5 mile tempo run

W: Ride 1 hour easy

H: Ride 1:20 with 48 min sweet spot and 20 sec sprints every 4 min/ Run 3 miles

F: Run 8 miles easy

S: Ride 1.5 hours base trainer

S: Ride 1.5 hours easy trainer

Ride: 7.5 hours

Run 19 miles

M: Ride 1 hr easy/Run 3 miles easy

T: Ride 1:10 with 4×9 min “climbs”/ Run 5 miles 8:13 pace treadmill

W: Ride 1 hr trainer easy

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Fat Bikes and Big Training

Happy Hump Day, Everyone! Already through half the week! You’ve got this!

We have been having a jolly good time over here enjoying Winter….starting to get a little antsy to see some green, but the amount of snow says that will be a while!

Things have been busy, as is normally the case, but there has been plenty of fun had as well.

Homeschooling is going great. I love that we do a lot of it in bed with pajamas on. All the stuffies think it is great too!

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We all make sure to enjoy the views πŸ˜‰

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Just working on those letters!

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Made sure to get some home school P.E. in last week and hit the mountain for a bit.

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Science is going well….we even transplanted it to dirt and it is living its best plant life!

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Makes it all worth it (rosy cheeks courtesy of playing in the snow).

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On Saturday, Ken had a fat bike race. Ken headed up around 6:20 am and I rode the trainer for 2 hours before Brooke and I made our way up North. We hiked out on the course a bit and enjoyed the waiting game! It was a well worth it and the two kids had a blast playing in the snow.

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The conditions were good (for snow biking) but still heavy and hard.

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He finished second overall in around 4 hours and 28 minutes for 45+miles. Wowza!

It may be the most wrecked I have ever seen him after a race too. It was clearly very hard!

Luckily, the race was close, so we came home, sat in the hot tub, he took a nap(ish), I worked a bit and then we got dressed and headed back up for the Awards at 6.

Someone made sure to look extra nice πŸ˜‰

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They played Rock Paper Scissors to see who got to pick prizes first! Ken beat her and Brooke was more impressed with that than his bike performance! ha!

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Camp chair for the win!

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Sunday we went to church and hung around the house for the rest of the day. I rode the trainer for another 2 hours and we cleaned out a file cabinet. It was riveting!

This week it is back to the normals. Brooke practiced some photography work.

Great group shot.

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And then she helped with laundry.

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I am taking a cycling class in town on Tues and Thurs mornings for the month of February (mainly because my friend Amy is teaching it). Early wake ups for the 7:15 class, but it works for Ken to drop Brooke off to me and then we swim!

I was right with Jasper when he was begging to go to bed at 8:45.

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Current obsessions whilst trying to keep my body in one piece…thanks, Costco.

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And on a random note, our vine is out of control.

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Current condition: blizzard.

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And that’s that!

Just working away on all the things.

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Weekly (plus a little) Workouts:

Monday: Ride 1 hour, Run 4 miles

Tuesday: Ride 1:15Β  6×4 min intervals, Run 5 miles

Wednesday: Ride 1 hour easy, Run 4 miles

Thursday: Ride 1:05 5×4 min intervals

Friday: Ride 1 hour, Run 4 miles

Saturday: Ride 2 hours

Sunday: Ride 2 hours

Totals…. Ride: 9 and change hours

Run: 17 miles

(12+ hours = tired LeeAnn)

Monday: Ride 1 hour, Run 4 miles

Tuesday: Ride 1 hour + FTP 20 min test, Run 5 miles

Wednesday: Ride 1 hour

 

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Quick Trip and Training

 

Hey there! How’s it going? Having a good start to 2019? Just doing the normal things over here (with a quick trip for a mini-training camp in California). It has been a big couple of workout weeks over here (read: 10+ training hours 2 weeks in a row) so I am enjoying a more restful, recovery week right now!

Some random phone images? Dont mind if I do….

My sister gave this Alpaca to Jasper for Christmas. He LOVES the thing. He carries it all over the house and bathes it often.

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We have been getting a little snow this Winter….the Resort has 17 inches in the forecast!

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Last Wednesday, we picked up Ken’s business partners/teammates and headed for Southern California. There were 5 of us (plus Jasper) in the F-250 for the 14 hour trip!?

Somehow, it worked.

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A little different landscape.

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We got there Wednesday evening and hung out a bit before calling it a night.

Thursday morning, we hopped on bikes and headed for the hills. I had gravel tires on my bike while the others were rolling on slicks, so it was extra work for me. I did 35 miles in about 2.5 hours while the rest of the crazies got in 70+ miles for the day!

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When you forget your swimsuit, but luckily your Mom wears the same size and has extras πŸ˜‰

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After a quick dip, my Mom, Brooke and I headed out the door for the Zoo. Brooke was so excited!!

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By the time we got home, the others had loaded up and headed for the coast (they did 3 days of riding around Malibu while B and I stayed in the Valley).

Friday morning I got in a 7.5 mile trail run. It was awesome…there was so much oxygen in the air!

We had some appointments and errands to run afterwards. We stopped by Disney to do a little shopping and Brooke made friends with a squirrel. It was seriously out of a movie. It followed her around and came when she called. Crazy!

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Meanwhile, the other 3 played in the mountains.

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Just modeling her new Jasmine outfit…

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I ventured out for a 1.5 hour ride around the area before making it home in time to hop in the pool with Brooke. Girl loves her some water!

My brother, sis-in-law and their kiddos came over for dinner and they all had a blast!

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Saturday was really rainy. Brooke didnt mind at all!

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I went out for a 10 mile run (8:10 pace) and got poured on! I was in a tank and shorts (with a long sleeve tied around my waist). People looked at me like I was nutty. But hey, it was like 50 degrees!!

The weather took a turn for the better and we were able to get the pups out for a hike in the afternoon.

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My heart.

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Rockstar!

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Meanwhile, again, the others enjoyed some views as well.

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Sunday started out with a 2 hour ride for me. Made it to the top of the mountain and the views did not disappoint!

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We were also able to sneak in another quick hike!

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Post-hike, we packed up and the other 3 picked us up to start our trip home! We made it to Vegas and hit up the RIO’s buffet. It was divine. Brooke was a little overwhelmed by the amount of food.

After a quick sleep, we were up at 4:45 to continue our trek home. Made it back to the Boat in time for dinner!

Did some town things on Tuesday, but Brooke and I have spent a good amount of the last two days catching up on school and work. Not to mention clearing snow!

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Took Monday and Tuesday as complete rest days.

Wednesday- Rode the trainer for 45 minutes

Thursday-Rode the trainer for 60 minutes plus ran 4 easy snow miles.

A lot of double days on the horizon for me and then I will switch to primarily cycling in March. I actually signed up for my friend Amy’s indoor cycling class for the month of February (so every Tues/Thurs morning I will be in town). Looking forward to some hard training and hard recovering….if only I could learn to nap!

Hope everything is going well!!

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