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Going back, back to Cali, Cali

After a quick trip to California….we are back!

Last week, we made a quick, weather dependent trip to SoCal to pick up a toy trailer. When you need a “trailer” for “toys” I think you know you have a problem. We are gearing up for a Spring full of trips to the desert to escape a bit of snow and hit some mountain bike trails!

Our trip was pretty whirlwind. Brooke and I drove to Utah to pick up Ken on Wednesday evening from a work event and spent another 1.5 hours driving South before pulling into a hotel for the night. We spent the majority of Thursday finishing up the trip in some epic pouring rain.


We were able to spend a couple of days hanging out with my fam and watching Brooke enjoy some quality cousin time. I headed over to run with my sister on Saturday morning and she was kind enough to take me on a 10 mile run (in shorts!?!?!). I have not seen double digits in over 2 years. It was great. And I wanted to die a little.

We hopped back in the car on Saturday evening to get about 4 hours of travel in and finished up the trip around 9 pm on Sunday. Exhausted much!?

This week, we have been catching back up on real life and normal kid events: ski lessons, dance, swimming. My kid is so much cooler than me. Finding our way back into routine and workouts. Unfortunately, it has meant some quality trainer time?


Check out my super cool headband! It ties so it doesnt kill my head!


Workouts on the road and since we have returned:

Friday-2.5 easy miles with the pup

Saturday-10 mile run


Tuesday-Ride on trainer 45 minutes easy

Wednesday-3 miles easy run

Thursday-1 hour on the trainer moderate (base)

Pretty excited to get outside this weekend for some workouts! Supposed to be snowy, but decently warm. Funny how warm is relative!

Spring is coming? Right? So I have been working on planning what my races will look like this year. Have some pretty neat/terrifying plans. They are going to require some crazy training. A little outside my comfort zone…but some cool goals before I turn 35. Cant wait to tell you all about them!

Spoiler alert….50 miles mtn bike race on a Saturday with a trail marathon the next day. Yikes!

Happy almost Friday!


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What’s up, Monday? Glad you are almost over 😉

This morning started off in a bit of a strange way. We had no power. Now, dont get me wrong, not having power isnt the end of the world….but when you live in the middle of no where, power is kind of important. We need power in order for our water pump to bring water into our house (we only have whatever is in the tank at the time that we lost power). We need power in order to have any phone service (we get no service at our house and use wifi calling on our phones). So, yeah, power is kind of important out here!

With the power out, it made getting ready for the day (one where we actually had to all be in town by 8) a little interesting. For some reason, Brooke ended up in our bed around 3 in the morning. Just walked in and hopped up and went back to sleep. Pretty sure I didnt sleep after that. With the weird power business, Ken was up at 5:30 and outside to move snow. Brooke and I were out of bed at 6 and lighting candles (or turning them on) throughout the house.

No coffee. Boo. Luckily, once we made it to town (they had power), Brooke and I were able to locate some caffeine (none for her) before hitting the pool.

Brooke and I made it home about 11 to (still) no power. Luckily, by about 11:20, it was back on. YES!!! Oh, and it rained today. Rained. In January. In Steamboat Springs. Hello insane driving conditions!

Weekend recap:

Saturday was spent running into town for quick haircuts for Ken and I. And by quick, I mean Great Clips…and literally a scissors straight across my hair. Probably my last trip there-pretty sure that Ken could do a better job. I ended up with a rest day as Ken went out snowmobiling with some buddies! It was kinda pretty! Also, SNOW!


On Sunday, I decided to get my run in before Church because it was going to snow all day. I hit the road (with 2 inches of snow over it) for 5 miles with Jasper. It was one of the hardest runs EVER. Running through powder is hard. And slow.

Jasper loved it (even though he left me on the way home!). He met me back at the house. Clearly I was too slow for him! The run left me a little wrecked. So hard. It was hard for him too…he just waited until after to show it!img_1001

Today, I managed to squeeze in an hour easy on the bike while watching Brooke play with her dolls. She is currently loving being a “mommy”. It is pretty stinking cute! We will see what the weather allows for tomorrow!


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Snow Moving

Happy Friday!! [Insert happy dance here]

The past few days have been a bit, er, snowy over here! I think we got somewhere near 2 feet in 24 hours? It was a lot! And then a few more inches in the surrounding hours.

Due to large amount of white stuff (and my kiddo’s lack of desire to ride in the jogger during a giant snow storm), I spent Tuesday hopping on the bike for some trainer time. Nothing like watching Chopped while riding to make you hungry by the end of the hour!


On Wednesday, Brooke had her first day of ski lessons. She absolutely loved it and actually cried when it was over. I got to sneak out for a quick run while she was skiing. It was snowing and there was about 3 inches on the path, but that just makes you a stronger runner, right? I forgot my sunglasses though, so those 3 miles involved getting pelted in the eyeballs with snow. 😦


My whole heart!img_0977

I ran with music for the first time in about 4 years. It was weird! I need to update the playlist on my ipod shuffle. Yep, stellar technology over here!


When we got home from ski-it took over an hour because of terrible conditions (and we had to stop to pull a Subaru out of a ditch-we sound pretty B.A. right?), I spent about 2 hours plowing and blowing snow from the driveway before Ken got home. (Then we spent another hour doing so after Brooke went to bed!). I was pretty prepared!


Yesterday, I kind of cheated on the workout front. I spent about 3 hours moving snow throughout the day (rural life!). We had gotten between 8-10 inches over night. I kid you not, moving snow is exhausting! So many sore muscles! I opted out of a run in 6 degrees (wouldn’t do that to Brooke) and couldn’t get myself on the trainer, so I hit the yoga mat for 30 minutes while Brooke played in the bathtub. She thinks it is her pool and I am pretty sure she has more toys in it than water.

This weekend is looking warmer and I cannot wait to get out to pound that pavement-or dirt-okay, who are we kidding, ice and snow.  Hoping to get in a weight workout and hopefully some fat biking and maybe some nordic skiing. Cant get enough of those outside snow workouts!!!

But first….it is time to hit the bike inside today! Yuck! Have an amazing Friday and superb weekend!!!

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