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Easter, Etc.

Hey, folks! How’s it going??

I was planning to pop in yesterday, but our internet was down ALL day. We had some insane winds, so I am guessing that had something to do with it.

But, anyways, how was your Easter?? Did you have a lovely weekend? Kind of strange having Easter on April 1st? We just let that one go by the wayside in our house.

On Friday, Brooke spotted this guy just after Ken left for work. Glad to see that he is well fed!

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On Saturday, Ken left the house around 7:45 am to get started on his ride for the day. It was cloudy and chilly and the threat of snow felt present in the air. He is a tough cookie.

Brooke and I played around the house before it was time to get dressed and head to an Easter Egg Hunt. North Routt puts on quite a Easter Eggstravaganza 😉

Ken met us at Vista Verde Ranch around 10:45 am. We had a lovely pancake breakfast before venturing outside to do some exploring. The fire truck was a big hit.

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And the helicopter did not disappoint either.

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Such a teenager already.

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Brooke and her little bestie.

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Before we knew it, it was time to let them loose.

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The 4 year olds were in with 5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds and the age differences were evident. Those big kids are intense! Brooke found a nice little stash of eggs.

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She loaded up about 20 eggs while her little buddy, Bright only ended up with 1. Being the Brooke that she is, she put about 10 of her eggs in Bright’s basket and then my heart exploded. So very sweet.

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Once the hunt was over, we headed back home. I had a long run on the books, so the second latte with a side of cookie dunkers was probably not the BEST idea…but hey, at least they didnt suck to taste a second time 😉

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The wind was pretty much horrible and would have meant running uphill into a headwind on the way home, so I cheated and my sweetest family let me run 82% of my run with a (mostly) tailwind.

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Miles 1-9 were awesome, but that last mile was a mix of headwind/uphill/sore knees. But I was super happy with the first 9 😉

Once the fam picked me up, we made the quick drive back home. Ken worked on some projects while Brooke and I did some egg coloring. We used the shaving cream method and it was awesome!

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They came out gorgeous!!

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Jasper got in some good playtime, so he was more than happy for some relax time!

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A dip in the hot tub and some dinner and EVERYONE was ready for bed.

On Sunday, the morning started with a search for Easter baskets. Brooke found hers before I even made it out of bed. Geesh!

We had a lovely breakfast whilst watching the Tour of Flanders before heading to Church.

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Church had a second Egg Hunt and the kids were not sad about it! Also, brunch. Yum.

When we got home, I headed out for an 18 mile ride OUTSIDE and even though it was windy, it was amazing. Got home and Ken went out for about 2 hours. We had an early dinner before another trip to the hot tub.

Where is all of the snow going?!?!

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Our Monday was filled with a trip to the pool and grocery. Spent most of the afternoon cleaning before hoping on the treadmill for 2 easy recovery miles. Ken had a buddy over to do some work on his snow mobile, so it was an impromptu dinner party.

Today, we have been super lazy! I hung some coat racks in our bedroom and have done a bunch of chores, but things just feel like they are moving slow. Ken has a group ride tonight and I need to get my booty in gear and get my run done (switching my run/bike workouts with tomorrow). Hoping for a 6+ mile progression run on the treadmill….need some motivation!

This has me cracking up….she asked if I wore a mask when I changed her diapers because they smelled! hahahahha.

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Should be some fun stuff coming up in the next 2 days. Cant wait to share with you! For now….going to put on running clothes so I dont blow it off!

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Fat Bike Date Night and a Crash.

Good morning! How was your day yesterday?? Ours was a bit of a whirlwind and I woke up this morning feeling like I got hit by a truck. Complete with whiplash…apparently stacking it into hard-packed snow at 18 mph will do that to ya 😉

Yesterday started out perfectly normal. And then I made the final decision to do the Fat Bike Race in the evening…I was a little fearful 😉

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I have been doing a LOT more running than riding and all of my actual “workouts” have been run based with my rides being mainly recovery efforts. Translates into bike racing, right?!

We started out by heading to town to do some grocery shopping. This little guy was looking for some breakfast so we stopped to watch him for a bit.

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Once we had run our errands, we headed to ski lessons. The 5th week is their “performance” day, so everyone dressed up and showed off for the parents.

Apparently she made some friends 😉

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Cutest ever.

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Ken managed to sneak out at lunch to watch Brooke and it made her whole day. Mine too 😉

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The coaches and volunteers have been awesome this year and I just signed Brooke up for the second session!

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Warming up on the little hill….and spending more time looking at us than the coach. Oops.

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Then she moved over to the big hill!

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We said goodbye to Ken at the end of the lesson and booked it home to prep for the remainder of the day. Our neighbors were sweet enough to play with Brooke and put her to bed while Ken and I had a date night to the bike race. Perfectly normal date night 😉

Racing in the dark is SUPER attractive.

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I met up with Ken and we headed to the venue where we got suited up to ride. A bit of a warm up and we were off! I opted to do the long course which was 12 miles over the 9 mile short course. I really thought it would be terrifying being out there alone in the dark, but with the light on my bike it was pretty great. It was a bit unnerving on some of the descents…not knowing which way you were going to go at the bottom, but it was okay. I had a BLAST (first time racing my fat bike!). And the moon was spectacular as it crept over the mountains. The unfortunate crash occurred about 2 miles from the finish. I was going down the last steep hill and dont really know what happened, but I ended up in someones track in some soft snow and went down hard. I cant even tell you how I landed, it happened so fast….but I can tell you that I remember hearing the crash of my helmet hitting the snow on the right back side. Ugh.

I made the mistake (?) of being tentative going into the next turn onto singletrack and let a guy go around me. Turns out he wasnt quite as fast as I hoped he would be and I was stuck behind him coasting until we hit the wider trail again. Ken happened to circle back to check on me (he took 3rd in his race!!) and just missed seeing the crash! He cheered me on and I worked really hard, but I got out sprinted in the last 200 feet to go from 4th to 6th. I was still super happy with that after going down so hard! I finished about 27 minutes faster than I had anticipated!

We had a wonderful time having dinner with friends after the race and it was really cool to be a grown up for an evening! Headed home for some showers and fell (gingerly) into bed.

Hoping to get in the 5-6 mile run with some tempo miles that I skipped yesterday…we will see what the neck allows!

Hope you have a great Thursday…and keep things upright 😉

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