Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

run, 5K race, Run for the Animals
Run for the Animals 5K…after I won….obviously

I’ve done a number of 5Ks in the past and have my first 10K coming up in about two weeks, but that’s the longest trek to date.  I hope to train for a half marathon in the future, but this all depends on how my knees handle the extra mileage.  After two ACL surgeries, I finally learned to listen to what my body needs!!



Name one thing not many people know about you.

I wanted to be a zoologist all throughout high school, and started my college career as a zoology major.  It wasn’t until about 5 dissections in that I decided I just couldn’t hack it…see what I did there?tree octopus, zoology

What is your favorite flower?

tulips, flowers

Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv etc)

  • floor pillows, happya fenced in yard for Basel boy
  • moving paintings
  • tv/movie room decorated entirely with floor pillows
  • archery target practice in the backyard
  • enough storage for my coffee mugs, because I don’t see my collection getting any smaller….

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I’ll answer from the weekend, because I did the last #SYW so late, I only bought myself a few days to be newly grateful :P.  I am thankful for a weekend full of activities with sushigreat people – celebrating a belated birthday get together with sushi in the city and fancy cocktails at various venues, learning how to dirt bike like a boss and only hitting ONE tree in an open field, and socializing Basel with some new puppy friends!  For the week coming up, I’ll stick with my original answer, A WEEKDAY OFF!!!!