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Friday Faves 3

Hello, Friday!! We are having a bit of a lazy Friday up in here. Cold temps=house play and movie watching. Made the mistake of having The Fault in Our Stars on in the background today. Brooke kept saying “Ouch” as I cried through the ending. A+ parenting :/

Lack of outdoor activity=short nap times. Ugh…someone is waking up after 45 minutes?! Doesn’t sound super thrilled about it either! So a quick Friday Faves!

Bringing outside inside

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Brooke adores the snow, but 20 degrees wasnt exactly calling my name this morning. I brought the snow indoors and she was just as happy with it!

Espresso

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I am the biggest coffee wuss ever. I add many things to coffee to make it “drinkable”…but I am adoring the amazing lattes (Flat whites?!) that Ken has been spoiling me with in the mornings. So good!

GoodBelly Pomegranate Blackberry

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Brooke and I cant get enough of the yummy goodness.

Smith Pivlock Arenas

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These glasses are seriously the best. Not only do they provide epic eye protection, but the prescription insert saves me everyday. I hate putting in my contacts to ride, so this is the best of both worlds. Being able to see is a total bonus on the bike. I tend to rock the rose lenses because they transition into evening riding and still do a great job in the sun (and snow!).

Fat Bike Riding….in the dark….alone

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Last night I went out for an hour long ride and spent some quality time in a blizzard,  in the dark. It was pretty crazy and awesome at the same time. It is pretty nuts that it takes an hour to go 6 miles on the fat bike. Maybe the 7 inches of snow had something to do with it!

Hope you have a spectacular weekend!!!

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Snow…a great time to ride a bike!

Good morning! I hope you are having a stellar weekend!

It is a bit snowy outside today…as in, we woke up to about 7 inches after maybe 6 yesterday. The husband had plans to go out and play with a few peeps on snow bikes and in order to get out mid-day, I went out around 10:00 on mine.

The joys of motherhood, right? You ARE the babysitter 😉 Occasionally we will get to ride together, but most of the time Ken and I trade off on weekend days. Lots of solo riding up in here. Glad he had friends today.

Since I went out fairly early (seeing as it was 17 degrees when I left), I was one of the first people on the trails. This meant that no one else had packed down any of the fresh snow. It was amazing and utterly exhausting!

I wish I had taken pictures, but when it is less than 20 degrees, the idea of pulling my hands out of my gloves was not appealing. Also, the hardest part of riding in the snow is getting started after stopping…less stopping=better!

Snow biking is still really new to us, so here are some things I learned today:

*New snow=slippery. Any time you are off camber, your chances of sliding out and having to bail are high. Lesson learned.

*Dressing for snow temps is hard! I wore a thin base layer and jacket…which was awesome until I worked so hot and then was wet with sweat. Then it was cold. Still working on clothing choices.

*Toe warmers inside my Shimano winter shoes were the cat’s meow. Hello awesomeness.

*Balaclavas are fantastic…until you have breathed so much hot air on them that they start to freeze solid around your face.

*Slush under snow is sketch.

*Ski goggles=awesomesauce. even with a helmet. Ski gloves with hand warmers…even better!

*When you get home all you want to do is put on sweats and pass out on the couch….but then you realize you have a kid and so you shower and put on sweats and spends lots of time playing on the floor so you can lay down.

So hard….so much fun though!!

Other workouts in the last couple of days…

Wednesday: Trailer ride with Brooke

Thursday: Trailer ride with Brooke

Friday: Trailer ride with Brooke

Saturday: 50 minute ride on wet bike paths followed with a 4 mile mud run with the pup 8:41min/mile pace (he looked like this after)

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Sunday: Just under 2 hours in the snow.

Stay warm….or cool! Depending on where you are!

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Friday Faves … 2

Yep, I vanished again. Hopefully the cold weather this weekend will lead to some checking in. It has been insanely gorgeous for a Colorado February, so we have been spending most of our free time outside…and redoing our kitchen cabinets….and prepping to paint the exterior of our house. Lots going on!!

But…since it is Friday and I got my 1.5 hour ride in and then actually did my 15 min of yoga/stretching…I thought I would throw out some Friday Favorites 😀

Outside

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Seriously, cherishing every moment of 60+ degree weather in our Colorado winter. (Supposed to see teens and 20s this weekend with up to a foot of snow) I will take what I can get!

Shimano SH-MW81 Winter Cycling shoes

http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/us/fw/products/offroad/007sh_mw81.php?pSccontentsPro

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They are seriously comfy and my feet stay nice and warm. And DRY!

Yogi Green tea Kombucha Decaf

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Love the flavor. So nice to sip on during the day.

Hardware on my kitchen cabinets

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After sanding, painting and re-hanging, we finally got the pulls and knobs installed last weekend. I am in love.

Excited to spend the evening sipping on wine, painting and celebrating my sis-in-laws bday! Have a great weekend!

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