Learn More About Me — From A to Z

So you’ve probably seen this A-Z survey floating around over the past week – a great way to share a little more random information about me! Thanks to Janetha for creating this survey – great idea!! On a side note – she has a cool Pop Chips giveaway on her blog, a sponsor of the Blend Retreat!

And without further ado – the A to Z survey about ME!!

A is for age: 32, a number that doesn’t freak me out – it’s just a number. :) When racing in triathlons/duathlons, you race the age you will be at the end of the year. Since my birthday is November 29, by the time it’s actually my birthday, the number seems normal!

Ironman Austria

B is for breakfast today: Smoothie!! Today’s was filled with bananas, almond butter, Chocolate PB2, flax meal, and almond milk.

C is for currently craving: A taste of our latest homebrew, currently fermenting away in the “beer closet”. Unfortunately, it will likely be another 3 weeks until I get a taste.

D is for dinner tonight: A slightly unsuccessful meal, but still tasted good. Kale Salad with sunflower seeds & cranberries, SooFood Mix (review coming soon), and Reuben Rolls in Rice Paper (which, by the way, is not the same of egg roll paper…at all…). Did you know that when you try to fry rolls wrapped in rice paper, the wrapper just disintegrates? There are no pictures – I will try again when I find actual Egg Roll Paper.

E is for favorite type of exercise: Running!! But you knew that. :) If we’re talking non-traditional exercise, I would say snowboarding, something we don’t get to do nearly enough. We do have a trip coming up in just over a week where I will be brushing up on those skills!!


F is for an irrational fear: Spiders and being tortured to death. Putting those together would be even worse. Can you see why I don’t watch scary movies?

G is for gross food: Watermelon – otherwise known as “puke fruit” in our house. I think I got sick as a kid after eating watermelon and the thought of that stuff still grosses me out!

Blech - Watermelon


H is for hometown: Destrehan, LA – just outside of New Orleans

I is for something important: My relationship with Jesus and my hubby. I guess that’s two things that are important – but whatever! Both are very cool dudes.

J is for current favorite jam: I keep getting that stupid “I’m Sexy and I Know It” song stuck in my head.

K is for kids: Nope! My current plan is to stick with the furry kind, although if God has other plans, He’ll tell me. 😉

Abbott & Zurie

L is for current location: Marietta, GA – or OTP (outside the perimeter) for you Atlanta peeps.

M is for the most recent way you spent money: New pair of boots!! from Payless. I ordered them online, so I’m hoping they’ll be as cute in person. They are supposed to be a lighter color in real life, which would be even better.

New Boots!


N is for something you need: Nothing. Although I have lots of wants, some more important than others. I probably “need” a new Garmin the most – I think mine really is dead this time. Those things are so expensive though!

O is for occupation: E-Commerce Manager at a consumer products company.

P is for pet peeve: People correcting my pronunciation incorrectly! This typically happens with German words – ugh!!

Q is for a quote: “From failure you learn. From success…not so much!” – Meet the Robinsons

R is for random fact about you: I am a certified Rescue Diver – just don’t get to go scuba diving enough. I need to live closer to the mountains or ocean for my activities! =)

Scuba in Aruba

S is for favorite healthy snack: Date, stuffed with almond butter and topped with chia seeds!

T is for favorite treat: An amazing bottle of wine shared with my hubby.

U is for something that makes you unique: Okay – I’ve sat here for like 15 minutes trying to come up with something unique – I have no idea!

V is for favorite vegetable: KALE!! Kale chips, kale salad, kale-topped nachos, sautéed kale, green smoothies with Kale – it really doesn’t matter. Did I mention I love Kale? 😉


W is for today’s workout: 30 minute ride on the bike (trainer) and Best Body Bootcamp strength.

X is for X-rays you’ve had: My right tibia a few years ago, to see if I had a stress fracture. The x-ray was pointless – it showed nothing, but rarely does. It was the bone scan the next week that confirmed I did and cancelled my marathon plans. That was the second time I missed the NYC marathon (the first was due to vacation).

Y is for yesterday’s highlight: My tutu arrived!! I tried it on, it’s so comfortable, and I’m really excited about running in it this weekend!!!

Z is for your time zone: Eastern + Daylight Savings. I love daylight savings – so much happier when you get out of work and still have several hours of sunshine.



Your turn – today’s question for you:

  • Pick the first letter of your hometown and answer that question in the comments. =)

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    • says

      Ooh – homemade granola, that’s awesome!! I love making homemade versions of something most people buy at the store – it just makes you feel creative, right?!

  1. Lee says

    My hometown is Rockville, Maryland so a random fact about it me is….my hair was straight until I was about 12 and then it got really curly. Same thing happened to my brother and sister.
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    • says

      Hey, I used to have curly hair too – crazy! I remember spending 30-40 minutes straightening it in early high school and now it’s stick straight!

    • says

      Me too! I don’t know anyone else that this has happened to..until now! Happened to me at 15 though. My freshman pic, hair is straight and sophomore pic – cuuuurrrly! lol

      I’ve decided it’s hormones – when I started having babies my hair began changing to varying stages of straight/curly. My youngest is 4 now and it has pretty much gone curly again.
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  2. says

    LOVED this Heather! FUN.

    C is for Christ Church, Barbados. I CRAVE so many things! My friends in the States take pity on me and send boxes of treats that are either unavailable here or just SO expensive that I can’t talk myself into buying them. My last box contained Trader Joe’s Natural Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds. Absolutely delicious, crave-worthy, nutritionally fantastic and my best little snack before a run!
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    • says

      What sweet friends! I have a few friends who live over seas and I hear those care packages are a lifesaver! Sounds like a delicious pre-run snack. :)

    • says

      Now I understand the meatloaf thing, although YOUR version is fantastic! And I know so many other people who do crazy races, so it’s hard for me to think about that as unique. :)

      Every time someone writes “I’m Sexy and I Know It”, I read it with the song – and then it gets stuck in my head again. it’s been in my head even more than uaual. :)

  3. Malinda says

    I was born in Minneapolis. I spend most of my MONEY at Whole Foods! LOL!! And I can’t wait to see your tutu pics! And I promise not to serve you watermelon at any upcoming function. :-)

  4. Christie says

    I was born in Detroit and lived there until I was 8. I think we’re having breakfast for dinner tonight!

    I love these posts. It is so fun getting to read more about you! See you soon =)
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  5. says

    (can you tell I’m catching up, reading backwards in my reader?) :) *sigh*

    irrational fear of spiders! me too. in the WORST way.

    Sacramento! favorite snack? I am eating a peanut butter spoon right now. I may go add a date to it… 😉
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  6. says

    Love the list. Especially I. Glad I am not the only one who had trouble with U!

    So my hometown is Milwaukee, WI – Most recent way I spent money: After a significant weight loss and MUCH prompting from friends and loved ones I finally started to replenish my wardrobe! I have a long way to go, but they were all right, my clothes were essentially sack cloths at this point.

    Trying on clothes has been NO fun for a long time. This time? It was a surpise to have to send the sales girl out for a smaller, then smaller, then smaller size! Shopping is good again :)
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