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More Snow Runnings!

Hey there and happy last day of February! Can you believe that we welcome in March tomorrow? Craziness!

Sorry, I have a been a bit hit-or-miss lately. Lots of things going on and the class that I am teaching is kind of kicking my butt! Lots of students and lots of time returning emails. Needless to say, it has been a bit of a challenge to get some down time.

But hey, here are some highlights!

Sunday….looking pretty #basic for church. It was pretty stinking cold, so totally rocking the puffy jacket with a scarf that a friend brought back from Paris. All I needed was a Starbucks cup and it would have been perfect.


We spent most of the afternoon hanging out and playing. A bit of cross country skiing and I was happy to chill with the fam (they snowshoe-ed (word?) with me!).

On Monday, Brooke and I hung around the house and did chores. We ventured outside to play because the sun was SO nice! Brooke thought it would be a good idea to ride down to the mailbox. Strider for the win! (I had ridden with Ken in the morning and then did a 4 mile run outside earlier in the day).



Seriously, up the snow wall?!



Brooke only crashed hard once, but luckily she had snow clothes on, so it was a non-issue.


Once home, I had a bowl of puffins. And then 20 minutes later, I had a second bowl. Perfectly normal.


The rest of the day involved play time, some grading and 35 minutes of work on Ken’s legs.

On Tuesday, we visited with our neighbor who just got home from Hawaii. She found this adorable shirt and thought it was perfect for me. I think she was right. Super cute!


Since I had already showered and put on makeup (WHAT?!) to go into town, it was a bit of a toss up as to what I could do with Jasper to wear him out before B and I left for the evening. Enter: Cross country skiing. It was brisk out and breezy, so I just put on other clothes for a bit and we headed up the hill next to the house. It was perfect. Didnt get sweaty, I could see the house and the kid could see me the whole time! Excellent. Also, the views!






Just wondering how much hair I should chop off at the end of April…hmmmmm….


Changed clothes and headed to town with Brooke. We picked up some essentials..this was delicious…


grabbed some dinner and then my date and I headed to her FIRST MOVIE THEATER viewing!


She was super excited and did great! It helped that there were literally only 6 other people there 😉 We saw the Peter Rabbit movie that is out and it was really cute!


This morning, we did the usual things and got ready to head back into town for some grocery shopping and ski lessons.

They are cute.


Brooke skied and Jasper and I went up and down a mountain.


Literally….up and down!


It was a great 6 miles and then we headed home!

Ken is doing a fat bike race this evening under the full moon. (He just texted me that he took 2nd!!). I am sure it was beautiful!!


Looking forward to a relaxed day tomorrow around the house!

And now, my friends, it is time to dive back into the world of grading! Have a good night!!

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A Trip Up Emerald and I Need a Nap

Hey there, friends! How is your hump day going?? Doing anything fun today?

Our morning started at 5 with the sound of the alarm clock and a side of the coffee dripping in the machine (Thank goodness for pre-set coffee…am I right?!). It took a little effort, but we rolled out of bed and headed for the basement. Ken did an hour on the trainer and I opted for 45 minutes of riding and 15 minutes of weights. When we were finished, it was pancakes for everyone….and a second cup of coffee!).

The rest of the morning went by in a blur of cleaning up and packing for our trip to town. First stop, grocery store! Loaded up on all the goodies (We have 2 Rtic coolers and they are the buy ice cream every week BEFORE ski lessons and the drive home!).

Once we had everything loaded, we stopped by the gas station to fill up a couple of cans for Ken’s snowmobile. That gave Brooke a chance to finish her snack before getting to Howelsen and getting dressed for skiing! She opted to do the second session and we are all pretty happy about that. 😉

While she shredded the slopes, Jasper and I ran over to the other side of Emerald to do some exploring. It was supposed to be an easy 3 mile day, but how do you do that if you have an hour to yourself?!



Naturally I wore way too many clothes and it was a sweatfest, but I needed pockets and succumbed to the vest. Next time, fanny pack 😉


One happy dog.


It was well worth the views.


We ended up with 6 miles total before meeting up the Brooke. Profile looked like this…


Jasper loves his day to run with Mom 😉

Quick drive home and unloading of groceries and everyone was feeling like this….


Except Brooke who never runs out of energy. She played with all her toys before agreeing to take a break to take a bath (and give me a break!).

I am currently trying to not fall asleep on the keyboard. Maybe Brooke will put me to bed tonight???

Hope you had a wonderful day!! Here is to early bedtimes!!

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Single Track Snow Runnings.

Hi friends! How’s it going?? You made it halfway through the week 🙂 Woohoo!!!

Yesterday started out with a bit of snow! We were not expecting it, so it was extra awesome! Ken and I were up at 5:30 to ride the trainers in the basement for an hour. We watched the movie Deep Water Horizon. Intense!

Came up to some white stuff….


Since it was a workday, it was up to Brooke, Jasper and I to move the snow.



Complete with dinosaurs….


It wasn’t quite 20 degrees…so Jasper bundled up as well.


Ken went on a road trip today with some co-workers and asked me to whip up some cookies for the trip. Seriously, Toll House high altitude recipe. The best.


For dinner, we rocked a Sunbasket meal. We have enjoyed the service, though not quite enough food for the two of us. We eat a lot. Ha.


This morning, Ken got up to ride the trainer but I stayed in bed with visions of running dancing in my head. Since Brooke was going to be at ski lessons, I had plans to run with a mom friend. She ended up a bit late and had to be back early, so things were pretty short, but it was nice to get out. Jasper was incredibly excited about running on single track.


Hurry up, Mom!


Best running buddy eva!


Got in about 3.3 miles before hurrying back to pick up Brooke.

Once we got home, I hopped on the treadmill for another 2.8 miles to get 6 for the day. The outside miles were tough enough on their own, but I really worked hard on the treadmill. Warmed up for half a mile and then did 1.5 miles at a 7:30/7:41 pace and then the last mile at an 8:30 pace to cool down. My legs will be tired tomorrow, but really nice to start working the speed…it has been a while.

Spent some time at the neighbors’ house loving on their Golden Retriever. He has some pretty aggressive cancer and it is absolutely heartbreaking. He is 4.

Home for dinner…anytime Ken will not be eating dinner with us, Brooke insists on zucchini noodles.


Now I am just trying to stay awake until 8:30 before falling asleep on the couch 😉 Speed work and training is exhausting! Have a great rest of your week!

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