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Monday Meanderings

Hi there! How was your weekend? Are you making it through your Monday? Daylight Savings has got me like zzzZZZZzzzz. Ready for bed already 😉

We had a pretty fun weekend over here, but before I dive into that, here are two random things for you!

For dinner on Friday, I made this…..


It was absolutely delicious! I am not the biggest fan of cooking and this was pretty much a perfect recipe (super easy!!). Ken was a big fan and it will find its way onto our table again.

Another random…I have had this violet since before B was born. It went through a phase where it didnt bloom and then BAM. I think it likes where it is living!


Brooke was still rocking her cold on Saturday, so we spent most of the day cuddling and watching movies. Ken was out early and headed up to Little Agnes with friends to snowmobile and ski some powder!


While he was out, I got in 5 miles on the treadmill. Felt the knee, but no real pain. Fingers crossed. Once he was home, Jasper needed to get out so I put on my skinny skis and we went for about 1.8 miles. The snow wasnt great, too crusty on top and that made descending pretty sketchy!! The view was okay, though 😉


Ken got my new mountain bike ride-ready and I went out for about 5 miles just to try it out. Pics to come. I am in love.

On Sunday, Brooke was feeling a lot better and had pretty much stopped coughing. Win!! Since Ken was planning to meet friends for a ride, I went out on my new mountain bike at the *new* 8:50 am (so really it was the temperature of 7:50 am…18 degrees to start). It was pretty chilly but I was having such a good time with my bike that I was out for just over an hour. My toes were frozen when I made it home 😉

Ken set out around 10:20 am and rode into town. Met up with a friend and then some other friends and eventually met up with us to drop off his bike at work. Just under 50 miles for him! He ate lunch and I drove us over to the resort for some skiing (we like to fit as many things into a weekend as possible!)

It was Brooke’s (and mine-in this one) first time in the gondola and she thought it was just great!


We had an absolute blast skiing until the lifts shut down. Brooke did fantastic and skied a bunch of runs that she hadnt been able to a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing how fast they progress!

A quick change of clothes and pulling hair out of braids and we were ready to head to dinner at Low’s (a Southern style restaurant). We are celebrating 9 years of marriage on Wednesday (though we have known each other for about 21 years?!).

Not bad for helmet hair 😉


After a delicious dinner, we headed home for some hot tub time before I worked on Ken’s legs and then we headed straight to bed!

This morning, we opted to skip the trainer ride (no thanks to that time change business…would have felt like 4…).

Instead, Brooke and I have been working on chores and cleaning up. Jasper is literally beckoning Spring to show up.


Ken managed to sneak out for a fat bike ride and I went out for a 3 mile jog. No knee brace. Felt the knee on the edge so I went easy and was super cautious. Came home to an ice pack. Please knock it off, knee!


Time to finish up B’s bath and get some dinner prep going. We have a strange week over here and I have a ton of grading to do! Hope you are recovering from the time change…I will take that hour of daylight in the evening, though 😉

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Hint of Spring (but winter will be back)

Friday!! So happy to see you :-*

Brooke and I have been hanging at home the last 2 days, so nothing too exciting over here. The weather has been beautiful and Spring-like, so we have been outside quite a bit!

Yesterday morning, Ken headed into town early for the Smartwool Ski Day. That meant that we skipped our morning trainer sesh in favor of a few more minutes in bed! Don’t mind if I do!

Brooke and I took advantage of the sunshine and played outside! Some finger paining with a side of snowman building.



It is hard to find inspiration here…said no one ever!


Just laying out on the porch soaking in the sun!



Took a snow-break to bake some cupcakes for Ken to take to work. Chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate ganache and topped with vanilla buttercream frosting. Oh man…


Excuse the frosting job…these were the extras and I was trying to use up the leftover frosting!


I managed to fit in a two mile run that included grabbing the mail. Sometimes you just have to burn off all the taste-testing. hehehe. I also was supposed to do 8 miles on Wednesday and only did 6….so make up miles. 😉

This morning, Ken and I rode the trainers before hearing the pitter patter of little feet about us. We have been enjoying the show VEGAS that is on Amazon and it makes it a bit easier to get up.

I got in my 4 mile chillaxed run (8:34 pace-strange when that feels comfortable) before hopping in the hot tub with Brooke. We were going to go into town for the pool, but we were both okay with this option (and this view!).


We had grand plans to head back out to play after lunch, but the wind has picked up. Going to do some play-doh-ing and see if the wind dies down. We would love to get back out in that sunshine!!

Have any big plans for the weekend?? Ken is planning on doing a group ride tomorrow and I am hoping to run. Snow is in the forecast for Sunday, so we are hoping to SKI!!

Whatever you do, I hope it is great!

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Saturday Happenings

Saturday night!! Lots of excitement over here! I kid….the kiddo went to bed at 7:30, the husband is in the shop working on guy things and I finally caught up on all of my grading (large classes this block).  Sooooo I am currently in comfy clothes hanging out alone watching the figure skating exhibitions. Dream big.

But here are some highlights, since I have been MIA working on school work at every possible down moment.

Friday was pretty low key. Lots of chores (feeding of horses, plowing/blowing of snow, house cleaning), some outside playtime and a quickie 4 mile run on the treadmill. Brooke is currently afraid of any random creak she hears in the house (?!?!?!) so she has been asking me to run in the basement. Thank goodness for the treadmill!

This guy thought it would be a good idea to bring his toy inside. Gross! But that face, so it happened.


In the evening, we had a really exciting game of Candyland. She beat me. Twice.



This morning, Ken and I were watching the Omloop Road Race. Brooke wasnt into it, so she grabbed my computer, went UPSTAIRS to get a yoga mat and put on her kid yoga video. I die.


The husband decided to venture out into the cold and had to bring his bike in to preheat. HA! (please excuse the breakfast dishes!)


He lasted 3.25 hours in what equated to -14 degrees (with windchill). He is insane and badass mixed together. The wind was BRUTAL. He got home and did the other 45 minutes on the trainer to defrost and finish off 4 hours of riding!

While he was out, B and I finally found batteries for the Wii board and got it synced to the TV. She had a blast doing all of the Wii things…snow sports, more yoga, balance work. She loves it!


The plan was for me to head out for a run when Ken got home, but he told me to take it downstairs. We had 5+ inches of snow and the plow had not been out. Not much traffic=lots of snow….which means absolutely destroyed legs (read: calves). I changed out of my cold weather clothes and into shorts and a sports bra and headed to the treadmill.

12 miles. umph. That was a LOT on a treadmill. I kept the incline at 0 because I am working towards a flat half marathon in April. It totally stresses different muscles than my usual rolling hills (or mountains).

12 miles at an 8:34 average pace. A lot of the middle miles were faster. I used miles 1 and 12 as warm up and cool down. I was really happy with that!



And perfect recovery foods.


Brooke wanted to play restaurant in her bedroom after and I was happy to oblige. Customer all afternoon…while laying on the bed. Excellent!


The wind died down in the evening and we were all happy to venture out to the hot tub for an hour! Yes, please.

And now, I am trying not to fall asleep on the keyboard. Might be time for bed! 😉

Random pic because I am actually obsessed with the cuteness of these guys….


Hope that you are having an amazing weekend!!

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