Fit After Little Bits

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Early Morning, Send Coffee.

Happiest Hump day to you! We can get excited that it is the middle of the week, right?

Yesterday was a bit rough as it started around 3:30 in the morning. This time it was not my fault, but I still blame the moon 😉 Brooke showed up at my bedside with a handful of stuffed animals and was ready to party. Ugh. After bringing her into our bed, it was just too hot for me and since she was being fidgety, I scooped her and her animals up and we headed to the guest room. It was a lot cooler, just the two of us and she fell right to sleep. Also, it kept us from keeping Ken awake. Unfortunately, I never fell back to sleep. Womp womp.

I heard Ken head down to the trainer around 5:45 but there was no way I was up for that, so I just stayed in bed until about 6:50 when I got up to make breakfast. Brooke woke up at 7:10 all cheery. I looked at her with dagger eyes 😉

Once Ken went to work, I cleaned up the kitchen and headed downstairs for an hour to ride. There is a possibility that I might do a bike race tonight, so I had to pump up the legs. They were not thrilled with the workout, but they hung in there.

Only dipped into the anaerobic for a little while.


Post-ride and necessary shower, Brooke insisted on an early lunch. We ate and then got dressed to head outside. While it wasn’t quite as warm as Monday (windchill), it was still nice out and we had a great time pretending that we were polar bears…and eating Jasper. Perfectly normal.




Thin jacket in January…no biggie.


Such a goof.


I keep forgetting her sunglasses in the truck Ken takes to work….so she has been wearing my goggles.


Giant melting puddle. Gross.


The snow was in perfect sliding condition.


When we came inside, we were both in the mood for some baking!


I mean, look at that thing! All from the Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook.


And some cookies for good measure. Brooke fell in love with these and I had no problem handing her a second!



Brooke finished off the day with a bath and I managed to get my yoga on! Okay, 21 minutes of it…progress though!


Today we have a trip to the grocery and Brooke’s “performance” at ski school….and then maybe a bike race. I’ll let you know if it happens 😉

Have a wonderful day!


Morning Workouts and a Chillaxed Day

Howdy, Tuesday friends! How was your day? Pretty quiet over here after our day in town yesterday.

Ken and I were up at 5:15 to ride the trainers this morning. It was nice and dark to start the day, but we made it through. We did an hour and I did 6 x 30 seconds of decently hard effort (as hard as I could do at 5am!!). We watched the movie Burnt and thought that it was really good! Followed it up with about 20 minutes of yoga because that was literally all the stretch my body could handle.

We got a little bit of snow overnight.


Got into chores mode and put away some laundry. Brooke did her best to slow progress. Yes, that is my shirt and those are my socks with her tutu. Fit perfectly, huh?


We played outside for quite a while this morning (it was pretty warm in the sun!). Brooke enjoyed some snow time while I moved fire wood over for the rest of the week. I also moved a planter off the porch to make snow removal easier this year 😉 Lessons that you learn. Ken had mentioned moving it (it is pretty large and heavy). We will see when he notices that it is already done!

Later in the day, we played “the fishing game” but had to use dinosaurs to catch them. A bit harder than usual!


Just a little tea time to go with our play time. Dreaming of Hawaii much?


Brooke practiced some letter writing while I tried to put together a workout plan for the next couple of weeks.


Just enjoying our views.



I love that her version of a perfect snack includes peppers and a tiny pear!


Since it is dark at 2:30 (slight exaggeration), it is really nice to have these beautiful lights in my kitchen to keep me awake!


Working on some grading tonight. The joys of online teaching….just when you want to go to bed, it is time to work 😉

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