Sunday, January 04, 2009

One More Week!

Before this off-season can officially get deep sixed and I can start training again. I feel so very gross. The travel has left me feeling really chubby and super out of shape. January 12th I will get back in the pool and my struggle back into shape begins. But for this week I am enjoying spending 3 days with my aunt and uncle in Charlotte (and interviewing), One night with my former roommate of 4 years in Denver (And interviewing), and 2 nights with another former roommate of 3 years in Los Angeles (and taking my oral boards).

It's not that I haven't been exercising at all. This week I spent about 5 hours on the trainer and got 5 runs in (with one being 7.5 miles). But the lack of consistency isn't helping me build anything resembling fitness. The food, wine and beer aren't really aiding the situation either. So Monday it's back to disciplined life. I have a race in 3 months. That's a very scary thought....

In other news, this week I took my written boards and turned 30 (on the same day). People asked me if taking a 9 hour exam was a way of denying the milestone birthday. The reality of the situation is that I am a professional procrastinator and December 31st happens to be a popular deadline. But if anyone asks this year, I'm 29 damn it.

OK, time to have breakfast with my favorite aunt (and one of my biggest fans). We are hitting the Y today for a long workout session after stopping by the Apple store to pick up my birthday present from Mom. Watch out world, I'm getting an iPhone!

14 comments:

Maggs said...

Don't worry, this year I'm living proof of "it comes back quickly" Good luck on the remaining interviews.

Danny Montoya said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jodi!!!

LoneStarCrank said...

Impressive that, through all the craziness, you're still managing to get in some good workouts and enjoy yourself too. 30 is the new 20....without the embarrassing "get your fake id taken away" episodes.

Karen said...

Hey Happy Belated Birthday Jodi! Being thirty is GREAT (I've been thirty for eight years now.. lol).. Welcome to your next decade!!

ADC said...

Happy birthday and good luck with all the interviews.

Big ass sitter said...

I went right on past the I phone and got myself a POS phone.

triguyjt said...

its an awesome age...that 30.....
(he said, 25 years after the fact, haha)

Happy belated...
good luck getting back into the heavy training...

Al said...

30 is the best workout age there is...be ready to lay down some wicked PRs this year! Good luck and Happy B-day!

D said...

Oh no, you're 30. Out of my age group just in time! :D

Chad Sayban said...

A 9-hour exam? I don't want to do something I really like for 9 hours! Congratulations on getting through it.

There is nothing wrong with turning 30. My mother always says that it sure beats the alternative. ;-)

Spokane Al said...

Happy birthday!

Rachel said...

Congrats on passing the boards! And there's nothing wrong with being 30, chica! Anyway, good job on fitting in what workouts you can with the stessful demands of your career path. Just do what you can now and it will all fall into place later.

Bob Almighty said...

Happy Bleated Birthday
Miss 29 forever...

Good luck in the coming season.

Steve Stenzel said...

Happy Birthday!! Pharmie took her big licensure test 1 day before her birthday this past year.

Good luck in the pool! And with the iPhone!!