Fit After Little Bits

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Catching up and Getting Ready for Weather!

Okay, who hit the fast forward button?! October. Stop it.

I literally have not idea where the last 6 weeks went. It is like they zoomed by and I am freaking out a little.

We have had a TON of things going on around here….so this is kind of a Phone Photo Drop.

Brooke has been LOVING homeschooling. Me, too. Her group met up for some fishing a couple weeks ago and it was awesome! Someone even caught a fish!! (And the crayfish were a crowd favorite as well!).

Spent some time at the park….we are in full Fall mode over here!

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There was a lot of zucchini bread consumed this summer…the garden was a success!!

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Unfortunately, our dry and windy conditions over the summer have seen fires pop up all over. We have been lucky with wind direction and the smoke has not been much of a problem for us.

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Some pretty stellar clouds…just saying.

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The wind has made for some awesome kite flying (not so great when you are trying to stain your house on an extension ladder!).

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It started dropping below freezing at night so we moved our tomato plant to the shop (hanging upside down!). It just keeps giving us great tomatoes!!

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Science is her favorite.

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With a side of tea parties. This was my date.

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She has ridden outside more than me lately.

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She is not mad about it!

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Officially embracing the ranch style for Church. Either that or I am aiming for Rodeo Queen next year 😉

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Getting SOOOOO close to being done staining.

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Spent the weekend supporting a group of cyclists pre-riding our race course for next year! The long course is about 141 miles. It was a long day on Saturday, but everyone had a BLAST! We love our cycling community!

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Our forecast is trying to make up for all of the lack of water this summer!

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We are taking advantage by getting our Play-doh-ing on! I love her creative mind!

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I HAVE been working out! Some days it is really hard to fit it in (and then I try to get up at 5:30 to do it before Brooke is up!) but it is happening. I am not really training for anything this Fall, but have BIG plans for next year!! There will be both bike races and running races. (This summer was very house-project centered for me). I look forward to all of my bikes and a lot of trail miles on foot!

Currently, I am doing a lot more running than riding. This is mainly because of lack of time and it is faster to get in a good running workout 😉 Last week I was at 20 miles of running with a little bit of trainer time. Just working on building miles and letting my body get used to the stress again.  Aiming for a 50 mile running race next Summer….better start now 😉

Weights have also made their way into my life (now that I am done moving gravel 😉 ). I aim for 3x per week. Brooke LOVES joining me for this. I try to do them on days where I run longer or harder so that I get real “easier” days surrounding them.

Now that the weather is getting chillier and we will be inside more…(maybe!?) you should see more of me!

I promise I have more exciting things to say 😉

*Took Fall pics of Brooke (okay, maybe I am just excited about those).

*I am trying zero-drop Altra trail runners (I will let you know how I feel about it!).

*Ski season is coming!!

*In a couple of weeks we will officially launch our Summer 2019 Gravel Cycling Race! It is going to be BIG. You can find us at sbtgrvl.com or like us on Instagram…SBTGRVL  (A good amount of my time is going to working on this-hence radio silence).

Hope you are having a great Fall and taking some time for some leaf peeping! We are in the peak of our change right now and it is off the charts gorgeous!!!

Until next time!

 

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Mega Road Trip 2018 Part 1

Hi, friends! How are you?? I have been off the grid for a while so I thought that I would jump in with some catch up!! The last couple of days have been pretty quiet as we have been unpacking, doing laundry and getting groceries….soooooo, let us have a look at the 10 or so days before that because they were much more exciting! I will spare you the nitty gritty details, but how about some highlights!?

Friday, um, like a week and a half ago (yeah, we didnt have a ton of downtime to catch up!)….we jumped in the truck around noon and picked Ken up from work before starting our epic journey!

Clearly, Jasper knows the drill….

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Brooke was pretty excited about her new lap tray.

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We made it to Fruita in time for Ken to get in a mountain bike ride and me, Jasper and Brooke to get in a great hike!

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Spent the night in Grand Junction before setting out the next morning to find some new trails! Both Ken and I got in around an hour on our mountain bikes (switching off to hang with B) before spending the rest of the afternoon driving.

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In Cedar City, we made sure to pick up In-N-Out for dinner. So good.

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We had planned to stop in a town surrounding Las Vegas, but due to March Madness EVERYTHING in the area was booked solid. Seriously!?!?!

We continued our drive and ended up in Barstow, CA. Not exactly the cream of the crop of hotels, but it did the job!

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The next morning (Sunday if you are keeping count), it was a little chilly in the car.

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We spent to morning driving until we made it to Fresno and made a stop at Costco, because…Costco. Grabbed some essentials and made our way to Coarsegold to visit with Ken’s grandma. It was SO green!! Nice to see after white all Winter at home 😉

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We had a lovely afternoon (I got in a 6 mile run-all hills) before grabbing some tasty Mexican food for dinner!

Monday morning, we hung out with Grams. She made us a delicious breakfast while Brooke and I played by the fire and Ken moved firewood.

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After a quick wardrobe change, Brooke had to show off her skills!

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Rocks make the best playgrounds.

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After lots of hugs and some packing, we were back in the car and on our way to Southern California. We made it to my parent’s house just in time to help my mom pick up a vehicle before we left Brooke with her and headed out for a quickie mountain bike ride.

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Tuesday was a bit rainy, but we found some windows for workouts! Ken got in a 3ish hour ride and I got in a 5 mile hilly trail run. Meanwhile, Brooke did all the things.

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In the afternoon, we headed down to Disney Studios (where my parent’s are working) for a little tour and hang out time.

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Brooke was a little unsure of the whole thing.

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Maybe she thought she would try to hold up the building as well?

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Pretty cool!

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Spent the evening grading (dun dun dun)….And then Jasper thought he would join me in bed.

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Wednesday was super rainy, so Ken and I did some errand running before spending the evening hanging with my brother and his 2 kiddos. Ken and I opted to run separately as my Mom was working….4 miles for me, 4.5 for him!

Brooke had no fun at all 😉

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And that was the first half of our trip (or at least the exciting parts!).

In an effort to not be photo overload….I will go ahead and post the rest tomorrow! A surprise trip to Disneyland may have been involved 🙂

Have a great night! Vacation was amazing, but it is nice to be home!

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