Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You're B'er than that!

Okay so I have not posted in a lil bit but thats because I was in MEHICO! But first things first. Last week's workouts were hysterical to say the least. I went back to the personal training place and hopped on my bike and new bike trainer the Cycle Ops. Once again the sweet olympic triathlete got to her yelling at me after about two seconds of watching me. I mean this chic was asking us to go at a 140 rpm. If you are wondering how fast that is, watch Lance Armstrong, because no joke, that is what he pulls. Me, not so much! So I just kept covering my cadence reader so that she could not see it which she did not like one bit. At one point she was yelling in my face "come on Jody, you're b'er than that" (picture that in a great scottish/english/australian (not sure which one she is) accent). I really wanted to say "No, i'm really not, in fact I am trying my damndest to not throw up on this floor, or to pass out." Instead I just put my head down and tried my hardest. The best part was then getting off the bike and doing our strength workout. Needless to say I was pretty out of it and have never felt so close to passing out because of workouts.
THE KICKER was that the next day I went with a coworker to her gym to swim. Who do I see when I round the corner?! THE TRAINER! She was in her bathing suit and you could literally see every ripple and muscle in her body. I wanted to strip down right there and be like "this is what i'm dealing with lady!" But instead I said hello. She asked me "what was wrong with you last night?" UMMMMMMMMMM how about I am not a professional triathlete, nor want to be. How about it was 130 degrees in there and I don't really sweat which poses a problem. How about I am just pretty out of shape and am here to get in shape. Anyways she was kind of chucking saying "oh Jody, I fell so bad yelling at you but I just need to scream at you the whole time."
Okay so I should note that it is Tuesday night and I did not go tonight. They were testing our levels and stuff and I do not really need proof of how out of shape I am. So instead I did my spin and lifting here at the house, but I tried to get the dog to bark at me. And I did it while watching Biggest Loser so I kind of felt like I had Bob and Jillian training me.
So Bri and I took off for Cabo for our anniversary on Thursday. It was such a great time returning and we got to spend the long weekend in the same room as last year. We went back to some of our favorite spots and restaurants and pretty much tried to keep a nice steady buzz the whole weekend. I think we were both pretty successful with that. It was a little strange being there without all of our friends and family, but nice to be on our first vacation alone together. Not that we don't spend much of our time in San Diego alone, but its just different. Anyway we hope on our 10th anniversary that we can all go back!!
I almost forgot the best part of Cabo.....they refer to us as "The Buonomo's". I will never get sick of seeing a fun Mexican calling Brian "Mr. Buonomo."

I want to once again thank everyone for the donations. I still have quite a ways to go so please visit my website where you can donate online!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thank you officer

So this week was filled with MANY workouts. I started to do a spin class with my bike and a trainer. Its basically a contraption that you put your bike on so it becomes like a stationary bike. I bought one a few years ago off craigslist. Turns out it sucks, I was leaning the whole time looking like I was about to fall off, and turns out I was about to fall off. So the wonderful professional triathlete that was coaching us told me not to do anything crazy on it. So I didn't. After class we did a strength class with one of their trainors, and it was like something from the biggest loser's last chance workout. So of course I got through it with lots of humor and grunts, but I did get through it. Wednesday night was another spin with my team and then a swim workout. We are swimming well over a mile so that is good. Even though it is California, it is dipping into the 40's at night. So right when we are finishing our swim, we get out into the cold air, and it is pretty comical to see everyone sprinting for their towels/hot tub/showers. So I was pretty much unable to move or sit down without grunting from being on the bike two days in a row. I am basically going to have a really sore ass for the next 5 months. I took Thursday off and did my run on Friday and was back at it on the bike this morning.
So last week I was awarded the "spirit" award from my team for my fundraising. I had to add something to a wheel and pass it on this week. I passed it on to my new friend Katie, and did a dedication to my mom and to one of my past honored heroes Lindsey who had open heart surgery this week because of complications from all her chemo she had the past 5 years. Anyhoo we took off for our 25 mile bike ride and it went very smooth. I had a good time and had fun chatting it up with Katie on our ride.
On my ride home is where it went a little south. I put my bike on the rack and must not have secured it enough. I was on the freeway singing, loudly, when I notice a cop behind me, when I take another look in my rearview mirror I noticed that my bike was not there, well it was there, but it was barely there. So for once in my life I was happy to see a cop behind me cause if it weren't for him I would no longer have a bike. And its a REALLY nice bike. So I made it over to the breakdown lane and the cop made sure I got there safely. My bike was literally hanging off the rack and was dragging by my back tire. Luckily I will only have to replace the tire. PHEW!!!
I drove home VERY slowly.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The boot, babies and bdays

So last week was the Ellen show. Now while I was told that you should dance crazy before the show, because Ellen is watching, it was apparently not in the cards for me that day. I was so super excited because while waiting for the show to start I realized that not only Jen Aniston would be on but Stevie Wonder, who I have been pretty obsessed with since childhood was also a guest.

Anyways we got to our seats, second row right in front and center. I danced, kind of like Chris Farley/Elaine on Seinfeld, and the producer came over to me with a not so happy look on her face. I decided it would be a good time to ask if I could "dance over Ellen's table", she looked at me in dusgust and said "no, don't move, actually please sit down." She then came back over and made me and my 3 friends move. I was then unable to sit on the end as well. FUN VAC!!

Anyways it was fine because we had a great view from our new seats, and actually got quite a bit of face time when they actually aired the show. The best part of the show was definately the commercial breaks where dance offs ensued. At one point they started playing Stevie songs right before he came on, and asked if anyone knew the words. Of course I raised my hand and practically fell out of our aisle and tackled the man with the mic. I got to perform my best and most exciting karaoke performance yet. 300 people, walking up and down the Ellen aisles, and actually dedicated it to Stevie who was in the same room as I sang Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

It was awesome. The 5 hour ride home from LA in the pouring rain,,,,not so awesome.

I got home and ran right for the airport for my suprise flight home to Boston to see my friends and family. I got to see new babies and celebrate bdays. Even though it was a super short trip with really long flights, it was great to be able to just hang with my friends and laugh til I almost peed. Good times.

Possibly the best laugh of the weekend was Nana almost getting beat up because she keeps calling a female resident a man "here he is Mr. America" and the woman got so pissed and started to get physical. I had to separate them and pleaded with my Nana to stop calling her "him". She looked at me totally serious and says "well Jody, i'm sorry, she has very masculine features." Good lord!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stroke it

I had my first swim last night with the team. There are some pretty comical coaches so that makes it fun. We only have to share each swim lane with two other people so that is pretty fantastic. The pool is actually an outdoor pool in La Jolla, and its a salt water pool, pretty neat. The coaches taught us all the crazy strokes they want us to practice this season to make us more efficient. Anyhoo my mentor is the unofficial cameraman and is documenting the whole season which is great for me so I can post pics for you all!

On a way more fun note my friends Lisa and Matt had their baby girl Katherine Rose today! Can't wait to meet her!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

WE WERE ON A BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so beyond excited right now! So I got tickets for the Ellen Degeneres show and will be attending the taping on Thursday but it will be aired on Friday. The guest??? JENNIFER ANISTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am completely still obsessed with the show Friends and any movie she does, and have been TEAM Aniston since the break up. So very psyched!

Had my first bike ride with the TEAM this weekend and I met a few more people and had a great ride with a very sweet girl, whose mother was ironically diagnosed with Chronic Leukemia a week after she signed up to do the triathlon. Crazy how things work.

I am hoping to get something cool as a giveaway at Ellen so I can try to raffle it off for my fundraising. Still have plenty to go!!!!