R is for random fact about me: Um…this one is hard to narrow down…so I will give you random fact(s):
- My eyesight is awful and falls in the 2nd standard deviation a bell curve of “normal people”
- I have movie narcolepsy. True story. I call asleep within the first 10-20 minutes of movies. Every time.
- I wake up at 4:30am 4-5 days a week to squeeze in a workout…crazy, I know.
- My ears turn red (almost purple) when I’m really mad. It’s really attractive
S is for favorite healthy snack: I have to choose only ONE?! Well, savory snacks include: peanut butter, almonds (roasted, raw, or flavor-roasted), or white cheddar rice cakes. Sweet snacks include: homemade granola (awesome recipes here), grapes, apples, or bananas. Yum!
T is for favorite treat: Dark chocolate…no wait…ice cream!…no wait…I’m sorry, but I just can’t choose between the two. And you shouldn’t make me!
U is for something that makes me unique: I may need my friends to help me out here…I have some mad Facebook creeping skills…I can’t share the skills or how I do it…that’s how good I am. Creepy, I know.
V is for favorite vegetable: I really don’t think I can choose my favorite veggie…On a daily basis I eat the following: spinach (2-3 times), carrots, broccoli, celery, and cucumbers. I love them all for the many different ways they can be prepared…but there’s nothing better than roasted carrots. Carrots win.
W is for today’s workout: A 1-hr “circuit” bike ride which left me crazy sweaty! After that I did some mountain climbers, planks-galore!, and other core exercises. Next week I’ll start 5K training and circuit training to increase my race speeds! So excited!
X is for x-rays you’ve had: Oh my goodness…SO many…I’m embarrassed to include them all. But here are the body parts that have been x-rayed & MRI’ed: Wrist, middle finger (that ended up broken…HA!), thumb (also broken…thank you, Rome!), spine/lumbar, spine/neck (fractured C7), hands (for arthritis…yay getting old), knee, feet (stress fracture and 2 surgeries to correct formality issues). My poor body just can’t handle my life.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Coming HOME!! And sitting in to hear two fabulous colleagues’ presentation about implementing a service-leadership model. It really left me recharged and re-motivated to keep going! Conferences always do that to me – they remind me why I do what I do.
Z is for time zone: GMT minus 5 hours. I had a “big dummy” moment during my drive to Louisville last Saturday and realized they were 1 hour ahead, which I OBVIOUSLY hadn’t factored into my departure/arrival time. Since I HAD to be there by 5pm (Louisville time), I left at 12pm (St. Louis time) to give me plenty of time before my awards ceremony. Fail. I arrived 15 minutes late. Fortunately, everyone was busy mingling and I was technically “on time” when the event started. WHEW!