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A Flaming (Gorge) Good Weekend and Training in the Dark

A few weeks ago, the husband, kiddo, pup and I met my in-laws in Flaming Gorge (Wyoming) for a few days of play.

We loaded up the RV and the 3 of us headed out on the open road! It was about a 5.5 hour drive from home, not terrible, but forever in the toddler world.

When we finally made it and got settled in, we hopped directly onto the boat. The scenery was gorgeous and the weather was perfect!

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Each morning, Ken and I popped out for an hour-an hour and a half ride on our cross bikes. It was nice to mix up the training. I get so used to my normal routes at home that riding there was such a gift. So many new things to see!

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Seriously adored my new bike! It was awesome having my in-laws there to play with B so that Ken and I could ride together. That doesnt happen very often!

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Rocking it through camp with my Mini!

Each afternoon we went out on the boat for some floating, swimming and such. Jasper LOVED dock jumping off of the swim step and Brooke couldnt get enough of the water! We did some paddle boarding (Ken even pulled B around for a bit!). Never a dull moment on our vacations!

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Totally recommend this lake/river to anyone looking for a good camping getaway!

Since our trip, reality has hit, hard. Last weekend I flew to Los Angeles for a baby shower 😀 It was my first time away from the kiddo, but she had so much fun with Daddy that I dont think she noticed I was gone. I came back and started back to teaching. I so LOVE teaching, but it is also exhausting!

As cross gets nearer and nearer, the husband and I are working on getting in the prep work. He has been doing his workouts while bike commuting to work and I have been fitting mine in pre-sunrise and during/post-sunset.

Maybe I need to find a sport that you do in the dark…getting pretty good at it! 😛

Ken’s first race is this Sunday. EEK! I will start in about 2 weeks, maybe 3, undecided 😉 And then it is all out through December!

IMG_7215Work + Kiddo + Training = Lots of time in the dark!

Happy training 😀

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A Good Hair Day?!

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope y’all had a fantastic weekend! We had a good one over here.

This weekend, I must say that the husband was incredibly productive! He built and installed radon piping, cleaned out the garage, babysat, finished building my new bike (swoon), washed my car and crushed it in his race!

This girl started the weekend off by getting a new wet suit! Thank you, Amazon Prime!

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On Saturday, we worked around the house in the morning. I ventured out for the maiden voyage on my new bike during nap time and was IN LOVE. It is so much fun and I cant wait to spend quality time with the orange-cicle!

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I was out for just over an hour and it wasnt enough. It was a pretty tough ride, simply because you cannot possibly ride easy on a new bike day!

Sunday morning I was up bright and early! I left the house about 6:30 to ride to my sister-in-laws race. I got about an hour of ride time in on the way. She did awesome!
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After she finished up, I rode home a shorter way to hang with the fam and have some breakfast. Ken worked on cleaning up the garage, while I took the kiddo and pup to the park for some play time. We had a ball!

In the afternoon, Ken rode to his race and B and I met him there after her nap. This was the last road race of the season and he went into it wanting a really good workout and not too worried about placing.

He was near the front, drilling it for most of the race (which was a tough workout, but takes A LOT out of you!).

Terrible picture…he looks so tiny!

IMG_7113The rest of the race is behind him at this point. The sprint was long and hard and he ended up in 8th. Not where he normally ends up, but the good workout he was looking for! We finished the day off with some ice cream 🙂

This morning, our 10 year old neighbor invited us out for a bike ride, so B and I trailered up to the park with her. About 10 miles of nice, easy miles on the mountain bike.

Saddest part of the day (#cyclistproblems)…when you wake up having a great hair day…only to put it right into a helmet!

IMG_7115  Have a lovely Monday! Off to clean the house! Woo hoo! :/

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Friday Faves

FRIDAY! YES!!

This morning I opted out of riding (probably should have, but sleeping in until 6 sounded much better!). Instead, the kiddo, pup and I hit up the park for some cross training. Jogged about half a mile over there to warm up before doing 10 x 12 second sprint-er-vals in the sand. The first 5 seemed pretty easy, but the second 5 reminded me how much in burns the quads! Whew!
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Jasper got in on the action, while Brooke coached from the side lines.

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I think he was mocking me…totally looked like this!

IMG_7098Came home and did a killer (will not be able to move) weight workout and stretched out. TIGHT.

Now on to some Friday Faves!!

These shoes…

IMG_7077While I am a Brook’s running shoe girl all the way, I needed some kicks to walk around the zoo, shopping, etc. Since I am all about comfort and arch support > fashion, these do a great job of both. They are super adorable and mega-comfortable! Outlets, baby!

This bike

Okay, I stole the picture, so this is not the ACTUAL bike…but, on Monday we picked this same frame up from a friend and it will be my new bike! Real pics to come when it gets put together! It is going to be sick! Sure, it will clash with my team kit and helmet and shoes…but it is INSANELY light compared to my current ride (though I love it!). I am pretty much stoked on life!

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” Making the Team

I know, I know….guilty pleasure right now! I totally watch the previous episodes that come on during nap time. Hey, it is inspiring me to work on stretching and flexibility!

Hope you have a stellar weekend planned! Low key over here! Some riding, housework and a race for the hubby! Hopefully some relaxing too!

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