Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cliff notes update

We got walloped with another round of sick here in the Pezzawrence household.  I acupunched my sinus funk with acupuncture and chinese herbs which was pretty great. Its still taking a while to get 100% but it really helped alleviate the sinus pressure and the body aches. The herbs are a pill form so you don't need to "taste" them...However, if I ever burped after downing the pills, I wanted to pass out because those are some dragon fire gnarly tastes/smells.

Coach K and Landry came to the 801 for a swim meet so we got to do a little visit with them.  Landry hung out with Dman on Sunday so we could all go for a little spin.

We also had dinner with the Woodies on Saturday. So great to see our friends. (Get by with a little help from our friends...) Woody chuffed up some serious ribs and then we freaking watched Pretty Woman. Yep, even Woody and the Hubs. In act, they actually started it while J9 and I were in the kitchen.

Anyway, turns out watching Pretty Woman with your best buds is still just as freaking awesome as it was when I first watched it with best friends in 8th grade. Who knew? So was a good and needed friend sesh...

We are slowly on the mend here...Lots of coughing and lots of tissues...but hopefully progressing on the path to health...We are green smoothie'ing the crap out of ourselves and trying to get rest. I'm not sure if the spring time temperatures are helping or hurting. Its weird. Also awesome.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 2, 2015


Mucho has happened and nothing mucho has happened since last posting...January was bueno and Dman and I headed out to CA the last 10 days of January to meet up with my parents.  Purpose of said trip was to get in some good Pezzulo time and to get in some good training. The Hubs drove out for the second part of the trip.  We got some great Pezzulo fam time but why don't you also take a guess as to what has 2 thumbs and spent the first part of the trip sick as a freaking dog? Slightly frustrating but I was EXTREMELY grateful that my parents (especially my mom) was there to help-no-completely take over Dman duties. Dman ended up being sick but because he is a tough little swarthy muffin he was somehow able to get distracted from the discomfort.  

However, even with the unfortunate illness aspect of the trip, I still found myself grateful to be in my current life situation and I realized that as under the weather as I was, it was nothing compared to last winter when I was SO SICK for most of the winter, and stressed and bummed out.  So yeah here's to immune strengthening and here's for weak attempts to handle mild adversity with a little grace.

Riding with the Hubs in the Desert- THANKS MOM!
We spent most of the trip in Palm Desert with my parents.  Dean put in some serious pool time, flamingo visiting and shuttle rides around the condos with Nonna as his trusty companion. I'm not sure he noticed I was there? His favorite part may have been watching the grass getting mowed on the golf course.  He also learned what a cherry picker is when some pruning work was done on some trees. Still talking about it.
Train ride at the O.C. zoo. It was the only thing of the whole experience I thought was a ripoff.
After going on antibiotics, the crazy sinus pressure/pain subsided and I was able to deal. That was about the time the Hubs rolled into town which was awesome.  I was able to rally for the last part of the trip to get in some good rides and on our last day we met up with our good desert buds Twila and Laurie.  My parents headed back to the east coast and the Hubs, Dman and I headed to the O.C. disorder to visit Johnny G and Jen.
Dman sits with Jen post-run and offers to pass out cheerios for recovery food for the O.C. runners
Super great to see those guys and in an ultimate friend super-hero move they watched Dman on Saturday after their long run (these guys are badass runners on top of being badass professional career people--they are good buds of the Hubs from grad school). So the Hubs and I got to go on a great and unexpected ride on our last day in the O.C. disorder. Other highlights include a trip to the O.C. zoo and a train ride therein. 

On our road trip back, Dman did a way better job of keeping his shit together than the Hubs and I (because of animal crackers probably). We were pretty worked but psyched that we made it back without incident...

It's been good to be back too. The air hasn't been too horrible and I also got to ride with a few of my new badass teammates early in the week before they left town.  Gabi is a petite (that is french for small) Quebecois who is a super studette climber and great fille. Lauren and Heather are 2 awesome Colorado gals and both are coached by good buddies of mine. All are super talented girls and they are so freaking cute. I just want to turn them into stuffed animals to give to Dman. I really look forward to racing with them and the rest of the stud muffins on the team. 

Over the weekend, our good friends from Durango came up for 13 year old Cecilia's nordic races at Soldier Hollow. We spent the day up there on Saturday and got some great catch up time with Moira and got to meet another very cool family (2 sets of twins, omfg). Seems like all kids from Durango are awesome, or maybe its just C's crowd. 

Of course the Super Bowl happened too in case you are one of those people (of which I sort of am). We went to a party at the Woodies (who hadn't seen in SO LONG) and enjoyed the game (well I just watched the interesting last 5 seconds) and delicious treats. Dman did some serious hang time with Catherine and Fraser and was NOT too happy when his new favorite buddy had to leave.  In a somewhat poor form move, Dman dropped a deuce in his diaper while playing in the pantry and then he also broke a magnet. So if anyone has suggestions and how to make up for that, we would love to hear from you. 

A little construction work on one of our weirdly warm days

Enjoying Ten Little Bunnies- THANS NONNA

The Yogurt on My Pretzels

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