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Winter Happenings

Well, hello! I am clearly crushing it at this blogging thing (ha!). It seems like I blink and two weeks has gone by (or more?!).

Life just seems to be flying by right now. Between working on our race, finishing up the last couple of weeks of the class I am teaching, homeschooling Brooke, running a household and training….I just need a nap.

On the workout side of things, I have been really good at getting in my 30 miles a week for the last 3 weeks. I even got 10 miles in last Wednesday (6 of them outside in a blizzard). My goal of 30 miles in the M-F work week even came to fruition last week. It was pretty nice to play on my bikes and skis this weekend 🙂

I did a thing and signed up for the Belgian Waffle Ride (since I will be there and have a babysitter). It is 136 miles and 12,000 feet of climbing. What did I get myself into??!! It is May 5th, so let the training begin!

How about some random pictures from the last couple of weeks??

Spotted this little Ermine in our window well while I was running on the treadmill. Cutest little thing ever! I put a piece of 2×6 wood at a slant so he could make his way out.

Elf on the Shelf has been doing her thing.

There has been a good amount of outdoor play, but also so quality princess/makeover time. Clearly Brooke has a lot of work to do…

Saw the most gorgeous sunset on the way home one night….

Also saw these mamas and babies…

Went to the forest and cut down a Christmas tree…before Church, in 8 degrees. I needed more clothes.

I wear leg warmers to run in all the time and get teased for it! Finally, they are becoming a THING. Best day of my life.

Already have as many ski days in as all last year. So thankful for the killer snow this year!

In race news….we sold out in a week. Like well over 1000 people. We cant wait. It’s going to be awesome!

Side note: Ken and I almost ended up with frostbite creating this in 5 degrees.

The Pottery Barn bed saga continued….Ordered in March, 3 replacements later and finally she has a bed that is not cracked. It only meant that we had to drive the guys who assembled it back and forth 7 miles to their truck in a blizzard because they were afraid they would get stuck. Then, they forgot their tools so I had to go to town to ship them back the next day. Never ordering from them again!

When your kid asks to play with your phone, but you refuse to put games on said phone….little paparazzi….

Working on her selfie game. Hmmmmm Keep working….

Current road conditions…

Ken and I went on a fat biking date yesterday. He told me it was going to be a relaxed date ride. We climbed over 1000 feet in our 11.8 mile round trip. Ha. Thanks, Honey.

Went out with a girlfriend for dinner tonight. Third time in the 9 years I have been married. Clearly, I enjoy staying home with my family. BUT it was nice to have a focused adult conversation.

And now, I must stop procrastinating and return to grading! Getting pretty excited for some Christmas festivities over here!!!

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A 5th Birthday and Lots Of Yardwork

Hi there! I feel like I need a disclaimer that says: See you in the Fall! Barely a minute to put thoughts together in the Summer!

Quick recap on some things going on….

A pallet of natural bricks showed up at my house last week. Projects Projects Projects.


Made sure to get right to work 😉


And because I can never only have one project at a time….refinished my Teak bench.


Looks sooooo good.


More bricks.


Someone thought they were a balance beam.


I got a little break over the weekend when my sister and mom showed up to celebrate a certain little lady’s 5th birthday!


Brooke was SOOOO excited and we did all the things.


On Saturday, Alle and I did a 30 mile ride before we all headed to the lake for some paddle boarding.

On Sunday, we had a reservation for brunch at 11. Someone dressed up!


That face though!!!!


Brunch was on top of a mountain. The views were insane.


Girl loves her Daddy!



Due to some airline issues, Ken ended up taking Alle and my mom to Vail to fly out. They left at 4 am. Ouch.

Brooke and I got to stay home and spend the day cleaning up before heading to ballet. We rode there. Good combo 🙂


Tuesday was Brooke’s actual birthday. We spent the day doing all sorts of fun things. Mini golf, the pool, grocery shopping 😉



Got home and celebrated with Jasper.


It was a great day! I even fit in 10 x 1 minute hill repeats good for 4.5 miles of running!

This morning, I got to work on digging some trenches. Always good when you have worn through a glove by mid-June. Ugh.


Nice trench next to the back of the house to run some pipe. It is a foot deep. Be jealous.


More trenches for more bricks. I’m tired.


And it appears a fire hath started. Again. Mid-June. Scary.


And that’s about it! There have been many other workouts in there, I am just too tired to think about when 🙂

Hope you are having an amazing summer!!


Weekend Round Up and Fitting Workouts in Anywhere!

Hey, Friends!! How is it going? Did you have a nice weekend? So far, I have managed to stay on the healthy side of things…I better go find some thick wood to knock on!

Blogging in the Spring and Summer is a lot harder than in the Winter. We spend SO much time outside that it makes it hard to sneak on the computer. I have to start prepping for my next class, so I will be back to a more regularly scheduled program in a week or so 😉

Some random happenings as of late….

Last week, Brooke and I did some playing with play doh. I was pretty proud of the flame on my candle. Feel sorry for the husband…these are the texts he gets during the day. Super entertaining.


We also ventured over to cut some asparagus at our neighbor’s house. She was out of town and afraid that they might go to seed if they didnt get cared for. We head over for one more batch tomorrow morning. Brooke is currently obsessed with eating it. I didnt like it until I was, like, 30.


We got in some dirt road riding during the week!

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With some stops to say hi to our fave friends.


Took a peak at some rock before skate lessons. She tried to lift it. Didnt budge 😉



Brooke did GREAT at her skating lesson…some light bulb clicked and she actually appeared to be SKATING! One more week and then we will do a lesson punch card for the summer!

Since we were both starving (with groceries to unload), we stopped and grabbed a couple of pizzas. (Coupons for the win!!)


This girl…she will occasionally push some buttons, but man is she a good kid!

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On Friday, we hung around the house. It was windy so I wasnt feeling the trailer. I actually hopped on the trainer for an hour.

Got fancy with some dinner!


On Saturday, Ken dropped a friend’s car off at work (he installed a hitch for her) and rode home. I got to sneak out for a 2 hour ride and it was just glorious! Even ran into some friends who were doing a long ride and they stopped to fill up water at our house for the rest of their ride. Ken and I spent the rest of the day organizing the shop.

Sunday (Mother’s Day) started out with some crepes and lattes before Ken and I set to work building my raised bed. Everything takes longer than you think, but he was able to head out for a 2 hour ride before I got in a 1 hour spin.

It was pretty ugly out 😉


Today has been a typical Monday. Spent all morning outside: lining the bottom of my raised bed, adding rocks for drainage and beginning the daunting task of adding dirt. Eek.

Around 4, Brooke and I loaded up on the bike/trailer and headed for her ballet class. It is about 8 miles there and then 8 miles back. We had a nasty headwind on the way there that somehow only translated to a tailwind for half the way home?! She had a blast and I was excited to sneak in a workout that way! My legs are now thoroughly trashed!

And that’s where we are at! We shall see what tomorrow brings! Hopefully more time outside 🙂