Afternoon!  My plans for today involved being an awesome writer and banging out a draft of my article, but the reality has been so-so.  As a result, I’m canceling my afternoon bike ride.  :(  Boo.  It’s a taper week anyway, so it’s all good.


Around 11, I made a Green Monster:


You know that giant 2.5 pound bag of spinach I bought from Costco two Sundays ago?  Well, about one week after I bought it, it started to go off, so I tossed it into the freezer.  I made this GM with the frozen raw spinach and it tasted great!   My GM contained the usual mix of 1 cup rice milk, 1/2 banana, and 2 cups raw spinach. 


Lunch was stolen.  🙂


I made this (plus other sides) for the Husband for his dinner last night, but he ate something else.  I stole it out of the fridge for lunch – you snooze, you lose!


The main attraction was a 3-egg omelet with cheese and spinach.


Plus, a small sweet potato:


For dessert, I had 1/2 a Cadbury Cream Egg.  I only ate half because I’m saving the other half for the Husband (to make up for his stolen lunch!):


One FUN thing I’m doing this afternoon is going to the Husband’s college to get acupuncture on my bicep.  The turning point for my arm was yesterday, and I feel great today!  I’m glad I don’t have to worry about my arm giving out on the swim any longer, and I’m excited to go to the clinic to get acupuncture (and more?!) done.


The Starting Lineup Giveaway


Dick’s Sporting Goods is running a cool Twitter-based contest called The Starting Lineup.   The Starting Lineup consists of 10 people who will test out products for Dick’s, and they are chosen based on the total number of votes on Twitter. 


How does someone try for a chance to be on The Starting Lineup?


  • Follow, if you’re not doing so already.
  • Tweet the following message, with the blanks filled in:  “@dickssportcmo, @XXXX should be in the #startinglineup because XXX.”  For example, if you feel so inclined to vote for me, you can tweet, “@dickssportcmo, @CaitlinHTP should be in the #startinglineup because she eats triathlons for breakfast.”
  • You can vote for anyone, including yourself! You can only vote for the same person once per day, but you can vote for multiple people in the same day. 


In honor of the Starting Lineup contest, Healthy Tipping Point is hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods! 

To enter the giveaway, simply comment below and tell me five interesting facts about yourself!  I’ll pick the winner (must be a US resident) next Wednesday at lunch. 


My 5 things:


  • I lived in Miami, Florida until I was 18, but I can’t speak Spanish.
  • I have two Bachelor degrees in English Writing and Political Science.
  • The “something borrowed” on my wedding day was a piece of my grandmother’s veil, which was tucked into my bra.
  • I have my middle name (Joy) tattooed on my hip.  I really want another tattoo but can’t decide what to get.
  • I almost bungee-jumped in Prague, Czech Republic when I was 16 and on a school trip.  I backed out at the last minute.


  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness March 10, 2010, 12:53 pm

    -I moved overseas when I was eight.
    -I speak Spanish fluently even though you wouldn’t know it by looking at me.
    -I changed my my middle name to my maiden name when I got married because I couldn’t bear to part with it.
    -I lived in a hotel once… it was a long moving process so we had to stay at the hotel. We had room service for breakfast every morning and the bus picked me up at the hotel! LOL!
    -My older brother & I used to fight like crazy when we were little… now we are the best of friends.

    Great giveaway!

  • kara March 10, 2010, 12:54 pm

    *My mom and i have matching tattoos
    *My goal is to run a full marathon this year
    *I am studying to be an RD
    *I am TERRIFIED of clowns and dolls
    * PB & AB are my 2 favorite foods.
    Love your blog by the way! Can’t wait to read more!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet March 10, 2010, 12:56 pm

    1. I LOVE Cadbury Creme eggs
    2. I love old people music
    3. I hate to run
    4. I haven’t changed my name yet and I’ve been married 18 mos
    5. I wanted to be a writer when I grew up 🙂

  • Emily March 10, 2010, 12:57 pm

    1. I used to think George Clooney was the dreamest man alive – to the point where I collected every magazine article/picture of him I could.
    2. I had squirrels with a passion.
    3. Neither of my parents drink coffee – but all 4 of us kids love it.
    4. I once did the Atkins diet and was “afraid” of fruit. Someone needed to slap me into reality.

    5. I was addicted to tanning in college – ever since I had a “scare” I haven’t been back.

  • Tami March 10, 2010, 12:58 pm

    I am a 3rd Grade teacher who is CRAVING to work with teenagers, not bratty 8 year olds.

    I have two kids. An angelic boy and a terror girl…I love them both sooooo much! They are my world!

    I eat healthy about 7 months out of the year. 5 months out of the year I fall apart.

    I’ve been stuck at my same weight for the past 2 years (see above)

    My husband is doing the ironman in November!

  • Evan Thomas March 10, 2010, 12:58 pm

    I’ve lived in the same house 16 years before this year at college.
    Every male member of my dad’s line of family has his father’s middle name(as do I)
    I’m a certified bilayer in rock climbing
    I’m actually pretty good at squash
    I was on the fencing team at my school for 3 years and fenced at championships.

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    1] My wedding was influenced with Irish, Jewish, and Greek traditions.
    2] I have my bach + masters in Architecture.
    3] My thesis was on Food + Architecture.
    4] I used to have my own granola bar business.
    5] I went from never being a runner to running my first 1/2 marathon in 8 months.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    1. I was born in KANSAS!!
    2. I play the oboe
    3. I wanna get a job at a bakery after shelling out $200,000 for a Duke degree–oops
    4. I’m obsessed with a dairy product–kefir
    5. I’m allergic to every animal on the planet minus fish and hermit crabs.

  • Jessica March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    1) I live in Boston
    2) I was born and raised in Chicago and miss it terribly – hope to move back soon
    3) I have two amazing sisters and great parents (and a little bling doggie too)
    4) I have a tattoo on my back- mandarin symbol that means “sisterhood”
    5) My favorite dessert is french macaroons and I plan to make some tonight!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    1. My eyeliner is tattooed on
    2. I could eat pizza for just about every meal and be OK with it.
    3. I consider myself Italian by marriage, but am 75% German and 25% Cherokee in real life.
    4. I have wanted to be a writer since I was in middle school.
    5. I took 13 years of Spanish and can only read it, not speak it!

    I’m going to love reading everyone else’s interesting things!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm


    1. Texas raised girl but no accent!
    2. I am getting married 4 months from TODAY!
    3. I just started my own business and am working from home = HOLY COW! Love it!
    4. My fiance thinks I’m part dog because of my love for them
    5. I wanted to change my middle name when I was younger (it is Lee) because I thought it was a boy’s name!

    • Nikky March 10, 2010, 2:04 pm

      My middle name is Lee too, I always thought it was a boys name because no girls in my family had it, just my dad and brothers. My grandma named my dad Terry Lee after a comic book series out of spite because my grandpa wouldn’t let her name him Herschel.

    • Susan @ Journey for Health March 11, 2010, 3:23 am

      My middle name is Lee as well…It was my mother’s middle name. She originally wanted to name me Sara(h), but knew it would be cruel to name me Sara Lee….

  • Carolyn March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    1. I have titaniaum rods fused to my spine.
    2. My scars don’t bother me at all, I think they are cool. My husband calls the big one my racing stripe. 😉
    3. I hate talking on the phone to people I don’t often talk on the phone to. (Vicious cycle)
    4. I played the viola for 8 years.
    5. I hate sweet potatoes.

    • Joey March 10, 2010, 2:36 pm

      I hate talking on the phone to people I don’t often talk on the phone to too!!!! lol I can totally identify with you there!

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    Love this giveaway! My five are listed below:

    1. I’m running my FIRST half-marathon (and race!) in June and am scared beyond below
    2. I have a Jeep Wrangler, mainly because I used to love the movie Clueless (and Cher’s car!)
    3. I’m getting married in 2011 on the same day my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all got married
    4. I got a tennis scholarship to college
    5. I’m addicted to lattes

    • alli March 10, 2010, 3:35 pm

      i love your wedding date tradition! that is so cool!

  • Jenny March 10, 2010, 1:00 pm

    1. I’m a freshman at Harvard
    2. I am fluent in Spanish (my family is Colombian)
    3. I’m a pretty ridiculously good baker/cook 😉 seriously though . . . i am . . . hehe
    4. I am afraid of fish (both live and dead ones) . . . weird, i know
    5. I am slowly trying to become a vegetarian (BACON . . . WHY DO YOU EXIST!!!)
    thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    • Cristin March 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

      I am with you on the bacon. I gave up meat for lent and have dreams about bacon now. It’s ridiculous.

  • Elizabeth March 10, 2010, 1:00 pm

    -I have visited China
    -I have marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade
    -I am graduating this spring with a double major in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education and a literacy minor
    -I would love to find a job as a preschool or kindergarten teacher
    -I can wiggle my ears 🙂

  • kt March 10, 2010, 1:01 pm

    ~I write with my right hand but do everything else (eat, brush teeth, carry bags) with my left.
    ~I have a habit of starting to learn foreign languages and then moving on to new ones (Italian, Spanish, French…)
    ~I can’t seem to finish anything (as shown by evidence above)
    ~I love organization but am chronically messy
    ~My favorite U.S. city is Chicago!

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 1:01 pm

    -I don’t have a middle name.
    -I still sleep with my baby blanket every night…I’m 25! =)
    -I’ve been on 20/20 before and I didn’t realize it until the taping was over.
    -I want to visit Tahiti soon.
    -Sushi is my favorite food.

    • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 10, 2010, 1:07 pm

      Wow! What was the 20/20 episode for?

    • Lauren March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

      I’ve been to Tahiti and loved it! 😀

      • Morgan March 10, 2010, 6:00 pm

        I’m going for my honeymoon! Well to Moorea, I can’t wait!!!

  • Sarah Jayne March 10, 2010, 1:02 pm

    1. I went to 5 different colleges before graduating, and it still only took me 5 years.
    2. When I was younger, my left eye was much much darker than my right (people thought I had one blue eye & one brown eye). I grew out of it!?
    3. I had braces for 7 years. Sorry mom & dad.
    4. I hate all things pickled EXCEPT pickles. Hmmmm.
    5. I LOVE the elliptical! Could spend hours on it!!!

  • Christie March 10, 2010, 1:03 pm

    I saw that Dick’s Twitter contest, but figured I wouldn’t have a chance, so went ahead and voted for you! Get it girl!!! 🙂

    1- I have a monkey on my back. Literally. I have a tattoo. Yes, I am serious!!! 🙂
    2- I am praised for being so positive, yet I was little miss negative growing up.
    3- I can be very indecisive, but that just means that I don’t care about the decision that much. If I care, you better believe I have an opinion!
    4- I was extremely ADD growing up- I NEVER sat still!
    5- I have a Downs Syndrome brother and he is awesome!


  • Amanda (modernation) March 10, 2010, 1:04 pm

    1. I am afraid of maple syrup
    2. I can fold my tongue into the shape of a clam
    3. I do not know how to whistle
    4. I am not afraid of much (other than syrup) and will try anything once.
    5. I don’t know what I want to be “when I grow up”. But I am trying to figure it out!

  • kirsten March 10, 2010, 1:04 pm

    1. I am originally from Long Island, NY and I definitely have an accent.
    2. I started dating my husband the day I turned 20 and married him the day I turned 25.
    3. I’m having 2 weddings this year, we eloped in February and are having a larger reception in October.
    4. I’ve been a vegetarian for 5 years and hope to never go back to eating meat.
    5. I have 2 tattoos and want about 10 more 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 10, 2010, 1:05 pm

    I can’t enter this as I’m from the Uk but I’ll play anyway!
    1) Born in Essex, the chavviest county in England!
    2) I used to like playing with worms when I was little
    3) I have my dream wedding day all planned out – bar the husband part…
    4) I’m applying to study School Psychology in the US (post grad)
    5) I eat squash every. Single. Day. Without fail!

    Btw Caitlin, that is SO CUTE that you atehalf a creme egg to save the other half for the husband! So adorable 🙂

  • Kendall @ Whisk Her Away March 10, 2010, 1:05 pm

    I was salutatorian of my high school class.
    I have a weird obsession with garden knomes.
    I’m an only child.
    I love vintage jewelry.
    I was born on my grandpa’s birthday! (December 30)

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 10, 2010, 1:05 pm

    Ooh, have fun with the accupuncture!
    1. I have an adopted brother who is 10 years older than me. I was a surprise baby. My mom didn’t think she could have kids!
    2. I used to HATE running up until a couple years ago. Now I love it!
    3. I played volleyball up until my sophomore year in college
    4. My first job was at Goodwill.
    5. I just got my ACE personal training certification and now work full time at an office, and train clients part time.

  • JW March 10, 2010, 1:05 pm

    1. I love going on walks but don’t care for running
    2. My mom is my bestfriend
    3. I have a bachelors in nursing-but not sure if that is
    what I truly want to do.
    4. My goal is to move 2000 miles away from all family to
    live in sunny AZ!
    5. I got my first tattoo while in treatment for my ED

  • BethT March 10, 2010, 1:06 pm

    – I will drink milk with anything (pizza? chinese food? yes.)
    – I love almonds but hate almond butter.
    – I once appeared in Shape magazine as part of a “fitness makeover” and got a free one week trip to a spa in Utah.
    – I have known my husband since I was 15 and been with him since I was 17.
    – When I was little I had an imaginary friend named Hunga Bastin.

    • ActiveEggplant March 10, 2010, 1:50 pm

      My husband swears by eating Doritos with a glass of milk. Thought he was crazy…until I tried it…YUM!

  • Lauren March 10, 2010, 1:06 pm

    1. My first job was in a veterinarian’s office when I was 15
    2. I have been a runner for ten years… I’m 27!
    3. I lived in Italy for a year and speak Italian, Spanish, and German.
    4. I have two tattoos – a quote on my right hip and a prayer on my left ribs
    5. I am gay and my family totally loves and accepts both me and my partner, 100%, which is wonderful 🙂

  • Bethany March 10, 2010, 1:07 pm

    1. I go to school in southern California and graduate in the spring.
    2. I cannot wait to move to another state after I graduate to experience new things.
    3. I’m at work, but doing homework and reading blogs instead of actually working.
    4. My favorite kind of food is Indian
    5. I have been a vegetarian my entire life.

  • Madeline March 10, 2010, 1:07 pm

    1) My grandfather wrote the movie “A Christmas Story,” but I’ve never seen it.
    2) I had reptiles as pets until I was 10, including frogs named “Jumpy” and “Jumpetta.”
    3) I have no self-control when it comes to blueberry jam. Other flavors I can handle. Blueberry, not at all. Can’t keep it in the house.
    4) My boyfriend and I met at a halloween party in ’08 where I was wearing an Obama/Biden lawn sign that my friend taped on me as a strapless dress.
    5) I can juggle.

    • Kendall @ Whisk Her Away March 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

      You have to watch it. It’s plays constantly each Christmas at home!

    • Emily March 10, 2010, 2:24 pm

      This totally reminds me of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory and the girl blowing up as a blueberry! hehe!

      • Madeline March 10, 2010, 10:30 pm

        hahaha it’s not that bad! i just go overboard with toasted carbs…bread, bagels, whatever. nothing stands a chance.

    • Carolyn March 10, 2010, 2:43 pm

      Seriously abouy your grandfather!? That is awesome! You HAVE to watch it!

      • Madeline March 10, 2010, 10:31 pm

        yeah, seriously. it’s always been a great “fun fact” to tell on the first day of classes whenever a teacher/prof wants everyone to go around and tell their names, etc.

  • Sonja {ActiveFoodie} March 10, 2010, 1:07 pm

    1.) I’m am attorney
    2.) I have lupus
    3.) I hate my job
    4.) I’m in the process of writing a business plan to start my own business
    5.) I’m addicted to hard and sweaty workouts! 🙂

  • Megan March 10, 2010, 1:07 pm

    1. I loathe olives.
    2. I learned American Sign Language in elementary school, and perofmred a show where we “sang” in sign langugage every year.
    3. I won the first 10K road race I ever ran. The reason I sped up was becuase someone fat was wearing bikini bottoms as shorts in front of me and I didn’t like it.
    4. Although I’ve run four marathons, several halfs, and tons of 5ks since then, I’ve never run another 10K road race. I think it’s time to change that!
    5. I used to not like Thai food, but now I’d eat Pad Thai every day if I could.

  • Hilary @ Tiny Glow March 10, 2010, 1:08 pm

    1. I finished the Chicago Marathon in 2001.
    2. Over the next decade, I gained 80 lbs and became obese, and now I’m finally doing something about that.
    3. I won a free trip to Germany when I was 16 because I did well on a national German test given in school.
    4. I love 80s dance music: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, and the gang.
    5. I can curse in Hebrew.

  • junghwa March 10, 2010, 1:08 pm

    hmmmm let’s see if there are any interesting things about me.

    1. I’ve entered two of my artwork and both were chosen as winnine artwork! they were put around buses and on billboards around bay area, ca.
    2. I have three sisters and one younger brother
    3. i came to u.s. during 5th grade
    4. i’m really interested in learning many different languages. I am about to learn japanese and possibly french in the near future. currently i know korea, english, spanish
    5. I am graduating college with asian humanities and asian american studies double major YET I want to become elementary school teacher.

    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Janelle March 10, 2010, 1:08 pm

    -I have an ecology degree from the University of Michigan, but have spent my post-graduate years first as a ski instructor and now as the director of a non-profit arts education organization
    -I absolutely love to read cookbooks and travel books
    -I used to hate peanut butter – and now I can’t get enough!
    -Pregnancy is pretty good to me, and I think I would make a great surrogate for a close friend or family member, if the need ever arose
    -My husband is Australian and I’ve been to Oz five time!

  • Morgan March 10, 2010, 1:11 pm

    1. I’m scared of clowns and monks.
    2. I have to double check my feet after I leave the house to make sure my shoes match.
    3. I will never turned down nachos
    4. I went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef
    5. I couldn’t stand my husband when I first met him!

  • Jen March 10, 2010, 1:11 pm

    1. I think my dog understands me so I talk to him all day long.
    2. I just ran a 10k PR this past weekend- 49:19!
    3. I have 4 tattoos, but you can only see 3. One covers another. I find them oddly addicting and am glad I stopped at 4.
    4. I live in 2 states, NJ and SC. One’s where my job is, the other is where my husband is.
    5. My birthday is 2 weeks from today!

  • jean March 10, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    5 Things about me…

    1. I’ve probably started 10 different food blogs, but never kept up with any of them…you pro-bloggers put alot of effort into these things!!!

    2. I hate that being 31 makes me too old to try out for American Idol.

    3. I love natural foods, natural skin care, natural home cleaners…but I couldn’t tell you for the life of me what my natural hair color is.

    4. When I was two I was in a commercial for Sea World. Not really a staring role, and totally unpaid, the director just asked my parents if it was ok if I was in the background shot jumping on a trampoline. That’s really not that interesting. I’ll do better on #5.

    5. My dad was the Founder of Skybus Airlines, and working there was the best job I ever had in my whole entire life. I love, love, love the airline industry.

  • Lauren March 10, 2010, 1:11 pm

    1. Sometimes the only reason I am motivated to work out or eat healthy are things like your blog. (You were the reason I ran my first 5K. I used to HATE running.)
    2. I’m an undergraduate at UC Davis in Human Development and minoring in education. But I used to want to be a pharmacist.
    3. I keep the books for my dad’s business.
    4. I’m too afraid to run outside now because of the sad tragedy of Chelsea King in Poway, CA.
    5. I love spring! 🙂 But need to keep getting movtivated to get in shape for a bikini… eek.

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) March 10, 2010, 1:11 pm

    First of all, I find it hilarious that you only ate half of a Cabury cream egg…that is totally something I would do. Once I saved half of a cupcake for my girlfriend and she thought something was seriously wrong with me. 🙂
    1. My youngest brother & I share a birthday – this Friday, March 12th!
    2. I originally started spelling my name with 2 z’s to cover up the fact that I misspelled ‘lizard’ in 5th grade
    3. I do not like chocolate ice cream
    4. I love Bernie Mac
    5. I hate Sheryl Crow

  • kate March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    -I lived in Panama for 3 years when I was a kid.
    -I’m 28 and just earned my doctorate in clinical psychology.
    -I have a fierce and abiding love for running and power vinyasa yoga.
    -Tomatoes have been my favorite food since I was 8 (I eat them every day).
    -I desperately want to write a book 🙂

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    1. i was in a commercial when i was 5
    2. i hated broccoli and asparagus until last year
    3. i just signed up for my second half marathon
    4. i used to want to be a dolphin trainer
    5. i don’t have my ears pierced

  • Alison March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    1. I’m addicted to talk radio.
    2. I’ve been married 13.5 years and I still haven’t changed my name on my driver’s license. I just keep renewing it through the mail because we’re a military family and I always forget to bring our marriage license to Florida when we visit.
    3. I desperately want to live in Hawaii again, but I hate the beach…or at least the feeling of sandy feet.
    4. I’ve been known to kick people who touch my feet; it’s a relex I have NO control over 😉
    5. I’m going to run my first marathon (Disney!) next January.

  • LindsayK March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    1. I’m left-handed but golf right-handed because as a kid I used my brother’s hand-me-down clubs.
    2. I have an MFA in creative writing but really want to just write dumb sitcoms for a living.
    3. I hate coffee.
    4. I’m running the Chicago Rock n Roll half marathon (my first) this August (thanks to motivation from this blog!)
    5. I’m getting married in May and am keeping my last name, which people seem to find really weird.

  • Beth March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    1. I was an online health columnist in grad school and they paid for my education and a stipend to do it.
    2. I broke my nose when sleeping. A closet door came off the hinges and fell on my face in the middle of the night!!!
    3. I think rock climbing is more meditative than any other sport yet I never do it anymore. WHY?
    4. I get lost all the time
    5. I was locked in an Italian prison 🙂

  • Kelly March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    1. I grew up on a farm. Cows, cats, chickens, horses, and a collie for herding.
    2. I showed Arabian horses competitively on a national circuit for 10 years.
    3. I love to read. I’ll basically read anything.
    4. I’m a texture eater, and basically choose foods first and foremost by their texture.
    5. I’m an only child, AND my husband is an only child. Our poor children will have no close family!

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 10, 2010, 1:12 pm


    I’m so sorry I’m inserting an unrelated comment into your giveaway, but because I know how important issues of body image and fat-talking are to you, I really wanted to share my blog post about friends and fat-talking. I really hope you don’t mind!!!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle March 10, 2010, 1:13 pm

    1. I used to Irish dance
    2. I’m going home (CO to NY) to celebrate St. Pat’s because it’s basically a family reunion/holiday
    3. Getting married still freaks me out (as in personally, not when other people do it :))
    4. I’ve broken my nose 2 times
    5. I have no idea what I’ll be doing with my life in about 2.5 mos (other than graduating school)

  • Hannah Hawley March 10, 2010, 1:13 pm

    – My bachelors degree has taken 3 times longer than I ever dreamed it would in high school.
    – When I finally get married, I really want to elope.
    – Ireland is my favorite place to travel.
    – I want to be a ghost hunter.
    – I am completely happy with who I am and where I am at.

  • Katie March 10, 2010, 1:13 pm

    1. I’m a twin
    2. I’ve never been to Disney World, skiing, or to a casino
    3. I love tequila, I hate gin
    4. 24 is the only show I watch religiously
    5. I’m not a big fan of movies

  • Tiffany March 10, 2010, 1:14 pm

    1. when i was younger, my parents fed me so many carrots that my skin turned slightly orange.
    2. i have been in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who is 9000 miles away, and i’ve only seen him in person twice in the past 1.5 years.
    3. i have a bachelor’s in east asian studies, with a minor in biology, and i’m about to get a master’s in communication. i’m ALL over the place and have no idea what i’m going to do after graduation.
    4. i just bought my first bag of fresh brussel sprouts this week. i’ve NEVER had them before and am excited to try them!
    5. i have a bad habit of breaking tortilla chips by crushing the bag and therefore not allowing my brain to register how many actual whole chips i’ve eaten… :/

    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mariel March 10, 2010, 1:14 pm

    -I’m studying to be an RD
    -My favorite vegetables are sweet potatoes
    -My brother’s and sister’s names both start with a J–I’m the only M
    -I am a type A and total planner, but am trying to be better about that
    -I actually like being a student

  • Sarah March 10, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Ooh! Ooh! I would LOVE to buy some new workout clothes so…here goes!
    -I moved all around when I was growing up but I call Nashville home.
    -This infuriates my high school friends from Minnesota.
    -I took my dog to the vet this morning and briefly wondered about becoming a veterinarian, but then realized I would have to put animals to sleep and started crying at the thought.
    -Obviously, I am not very emotionally regulated.
    -I am supposed to be doing homework right now. And I’m not.

  • Liz March 10, 2010, 1:15 pm

    1. I’m supposed to be in medical school right now. My husband got a scholarship to one of the best law schools in the country so I turned med school down. Best desicion of my life!
    2. My husband wants to be president one day.
    3. I’ve broken over 27 bones in my body, mainly from horseback riding!
    4. I’ve been a vegetarian for 21 years (I’m only 26! I was a stubborn 5 year old!).
    5. I’m studying to be a sign language interpreter.

  • Emilie March 10, 2010, 1:16 pm

    1. I’m training for my 2nd marathon and 3 years ago I could not run 2 miles.
    2. We eat a lot of green monsters at my house, and my 3 and 5 year old kids love them too.
    3. I live and teach high school English in Maine.
    4. I lived for 4 awesome years in SF, CA, the best city ever.
    5. I bake bread for my family as often as i can and would love to open a bakery someday.

  • Jessica March 10, 2010, 1:16 pm

    1) I have a bachelors in mathematics (working towards a masters) and a minor in economics
    2) I tend to collect stray cats, I’m up to 4 so far
    3) I have 13 tattoos and used to have hot pink hair
    4) I work two jobs, in addition to being a grad student

    • Laura Smith March 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

      happy birthday!! mine is friday 🙂

  • Allison March 10, 2010, 1:16 pm

    1. I am making a career change that only a few people know about.
    2. I have a shamrock “tramp stamp” tattoo. I got it when I was 25 (5 years ago) and still LOVE it!
    3. The first place I realized I missed being pregnant was at the grocery store. When I had the belly, EVERYONE smiled at me. No belly = no one smiles at you.
    4. I met Jared from Subway

    5. I would never be able to eat only HALF a cadbury egg…that is willpower!

  • alli March 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    i’m taking a few from you 😉
    *i have lived in mesa, az all but 3 yrs of my life and i can’t speak spanish!
    *i don’t have my maiden name on my social security card
    *i can make my tongue into a ‘sea shell’ shape (3 folds)
    *i do crack. everyday. i crack my neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, 2 joints in each finger, my hips, my knees, my ankles, and my toes! i’ve done this since as long as i can remember. i think i might have major issues someday!
    *i went bungee jumping for my 16 bday in vegas. my dad went right after me! it was so fun! you should go someday! 🙂

    when i read the giveaway about dick’s sporting goods i had to laugh because we had some friends in town last weekend and we drove by one of the stores. our friend was amazed at how large the store was and said something like that’s one of the biggest ones he’s ever seen. my husband then said, “so you’re telling me that’s one of the biggest dick’s you’ve ever seen?”
    we had some more fun with it, i mean what would any other group of mature twenty-something year olds do? 😉
    our friend then said; yes, and i’ve seen a lot of dick’s in my life!”

  • Katherine M. March 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    1. I living in sunny Los Angeles
    2. Although the weather is amazing I hope to move back to MN (where I grew up) sometime soon!
    3. My favorite foods are kiwi and black olives
    4. I am an accountant but I dream of going back to school to become a college professor
    5. I love red wine and dark chocolate

  • LindsayH March 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    1. i took 2 years off college to work in a bakery.
    2. i have two vespa scooters, 1 vintage and 1 modern.
    3. i collect a chine pattern from 1956.
    4. i have an irrational fear of my house burning down.
    5. i work in a library but am not a librarian.

  • Laura Smith March 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    1) I have two internships as a freshman (by
    2) training for my first marathon
    3) pretty much lived in nebraska my whole life, can’t wait to get away!!
    4) going to do a triathlon in june (so nervous)
    5) i have three majors (dietetics, journalism, and exercise science)

  • Nobel4Lit (A Case of the Runs) March 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    I love Dick’s Sporting Goods!

    My 5 Things:
    1. I won’t eat blue food, except blueberries.
    2. I currently really want a tattoo as well, but I don’t know what to get and am afraid of “stretching it out” throughout life.
    3. My dissertation is currently 70 pages… I’ll get there someday!
    4. I work for a utility and have wanted to since I was a kid.
    5. My computer and iPod have a name, but my car does not.

  • Allison March 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    1. I don’t match my socks…ever. They’re all thrown into one drawer after being washed. If I’m running I look for two running socks and just go!

    2. I lived in Capetown, South Africa for 5 months

    3. I bungee jumped off the highest bridge bungee jump in the world

    4. I’ve ridden an ostrich (sorry animal rights activists… it was just one of those things if given the opportunity you MUST do)

    5. I can jump off a bridge no problem…but my biggest fear is waking up in my apartment surrounded by flames without any way to escape. I’ve had it since I was a little girl. I used to go around my apartment and unplug EVERYTHING before going to bed.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sassy Molassy March 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    1. I live in Tracktown, USA
    2. I ran my first long race in 2006, the Nashville 1/2 Marathon bc I told myself I could never do a full marathon. Just six months later I ran a full marathon. Go figure.
    3. I raced downhill skiing in high school.
    4. Just the look and thought of beets gross me out and yet, I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten one.
    5. I would love to live in Chicago, but since the 30 degree weather in Oregon nearly kills me, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t handle the windy city during winter.

  • Michele March 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    1. I grew up in Ohio and recently moved to Little Rock, Arkansas.
    2. I have degrees from Wright State University, Ohio State University, University of Dayton School of Law, and University of Pittsburgh (and the student loans that go along with all of them).
    3. My favorite meal is fruit, yogurt, and granola — it makes me happy, and I eat it for lunch every day.
    4. I saw Liza Minnelli in concert 67 times between 1994 and 2000. I love showtunes!!!!
    5. I’m a PC user but think I’m going to defect to the other side and buy a Mac next time I get a new laptop.

  • Rebecca March 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    1) I lived in NYC for the first 22 years of my life and have no clue why anyone would actively strive to live there.
    2) I love to work out but just can seem to catch the love bug for running the blog world has.
    3) I looooooove all things pumpkin and/or maple.
    4) I am in my first year of graduate school. 🙂
    5) I never learned how to ride a bike.

  • Dana March 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    1. I studied abroad in Australia during college.
    2. I can talk like Donald Duck.
    3. I have gone sky diving in New Zealand.
    4. I am running my second marathon next month.
    5. I have two bachelor’s degrees, one master’s and am considering going back fro another degree.

  • Julia March 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    1. I sprained my ankle running on the Boston Marathon course on Saturday.

    2. I don’t like cadbury eggs!

    3. I also don’t like ham.

    4. Olives are my favorite food.

    5. I am pretty clean and neat but my bathroom is embarrassingly dirty right now!

  • Amada March 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    1. I am 100% country. I grew up on a farm and hope to own my own in the future.
    2. My parents met at 12 years old and have been together ever since. I believe fairy tales do come true.
    3. I am going to climb all of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.
    4. I finished my BS and MS in 4 years. I have a degree in accounting, minor in business and a masters in taxation. I started college intending to become a chemist.
    5. I am currently in the process of remodeling my entire house.

  • Theresa March 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    -I am a chronically messy person
    -I had 5 jobs last year
    -I am a very picky eater but trying to get better
    -I never finished college but really wish I had
    -I am turning 29 next month and having a really hard time with it.

  • Juli D. March 10, 2010, 1:21 pm

    1. I don’t have a middle name.
    2. I won my 5th grade spelling bee.
    3. I got teargassed during the MSU “riots” of 2005 (don’t worry, I wasn’t riotting).
    4. I broke my collarbone falling off a swing when I was 4.
    5. I’ve dipped my toes in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the English Channel and the Mediterranian Sea.

  • Darci March 10, 2010, 1:21 pm

    1.I grew up on a farm in central Iowa & swore I would leave when I “grew up”
    2. I’m still in Iowa, love it, and no plans to leave!
    3. My hubby & I are proof that hs relationships work…we’ve been together for 10+ years, married for 5!
    4.I’m teaching my first college course this semester.
    5.there are only 5 states in the USA that I haven’t been to! Someday I hope to be able to say I’ve traveled to them all!

  • Emily March 10, 2010, 1:21 pm

    – I have 19 month old triplet boys who make me laugh and want to pull my hair out every day
    -I just recently started reading ‘healthy living’ blogs and am now completely addicted
    -I used to hate running and now I love it – I’ve run 1 half marathon and have plans for 2 more this year
    -I love a major sweet tooth and that is why I have learned to love running
    -I love to shop but have very little time to anymore

    • Morgan March 10, 2010, 6:03 pm

      Triplets?!?!?! Holy cow!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    – i’m half italian and half lebanese
    – i’m catholic
    – as a kid i used to eat about 2 c. of ice cream each night
    – my favourite chocolate bars are mr. big and coffee crisp
    – i can make a really good cappuccino

  • whitney @ whitinspired March 10, 2010, 1:23 pm

    1. I skipped the 1st grade.
    2. I’ve lived/traveled to almost every state in the US, but have never been out of the country (except to Cozumel on a cruise and I don’t count that!)
    3. I pick my split ends..some people bite their nails, I pick my split ends.
    4. I met my husband in the 6th grade, but we didn’t date until Junior year of high school and that was after I moved to California with my family and back to NC.
    5. I’ve never broken a bone in my body.

  • Sammi March 10, 2010, 1:24 pm

    – I can say words backwards
    – I have been obsessed with Hanson since 1997
    – I have a phobia of hotels
    – I love astrology!
    – I am a photographer! (graduate college in 2 months!)

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) March 10, 2010, 1:25 pm

    1. I have been to Italy three times in my life
    2. I used to want to be a singer when I got older, now I want to write!
    3. I lived on the island of Martha’s Vineyard for three months, beginning of my freshman year of high school
    4. There was a local Miami kids t.v. show that I always wrote into when I was about 10 and was interviewed on once.
    5. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale!

  • Darcie March 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

    1. I think onions are wonderful. I would put them in everything, but my husband hates them. Booo!
    2. I secretly dream of being a personal trainer, but really like my big girl job.
    3. I ran a marathon in October…and loved it. I want to run them all the time, but training kills me. I think I’ll stick with halves.
    4. I spent two years in the Peace Corps and am fluent in Romanian.
    5. My dog is obese. I run with her and she eats diet food. I think she’s just got bad genes. I still love her!

  • Ellen March 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

    This is so fun!

    1. I am a triplet (brother and sister)
    2. I can do the worm. Like, REALLY do it.
    3. I have seen Eminem in concert five times. (No judgment, k?)
    4. I lost my job last summer, and even though I haven’t found a new FT job yet, I’ve never been happier.
    5. I’m from KY, went to school in SC, but don’t consider myself to be southern at all. I don’t like grits, or wear pearls, but I do have a bit of a twang 🙂

  • Lindsay March 10, 2010, 1:27 pm

    1. I’ve been bungee jumping in Nepal.
    2. I’ve climbed 33 mountains over 14,000 feet (I am from Colorado, afterall!). We call them 14ersin CO. 🙂
    3. I went trekking in the Himalayas.
    4. I’ve played piano since I was 7 and still do to this day.
    5. I’m obsessed with Jeopardy and other useless trivia.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write March 10, 2010, 1:27 pm

    1. I’ve taken the stairs all the way from the top of the Eiffel Tower. (No way could I have taken them all the way up!)
    2. I’ve lost more weight than most women weigh.
    3. I am fascinated by Britney Spears
    4. I don’t eat red meat.
    5. I’m currently weaning myself off of Starbucks’ Green Tea Latte’s. I’m actually addicted. Not kidding.

  • Jess March 10, 2010, 1:27 pm

    1. I’m training for my first half mary on May 1!
    2. I lived in Alaska for 6 years (that’s where my hubby is from).
    3. My guilty pleasure is eating pb or ab straight from the jar on a tiny spoon.
    4. I am a very fast reader. I can read a book in one sitting – typically a few hours.
    5. I love to bake – it is so relaxing!

  • Kelly March 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    1. I was a competitive gymnast
    2. I can still do a roundoff backhandspring at 24
    3. I’ve never broke a bone (knock on wood)
    4. I drink green tea every day
    5. I say ya’ll and justify it by saying I lived in VA for 4 years.

  • Tiffany March 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    In no particular order

    1) I have three degrees that I finished in 4.5 years a BS in Advertising, Merchandising and Sociology.
    2) I was an only child until I was 16 (almost 17) until my dad and his wife had my first little brother Thadeus, (8 years ago today!) and then another little brother 6 years ago a month from today!
    3) Seen the movie “Fire in the Sky”- you know about that man abducted by aliens? It scared the dickens out of me when I saw it as a child. Well, I went to high school in Snowflake, AZ with his daughter. I used to also see people hiding in their bushes to snap photos of him as he would come out to get his mail.
    4) I hope to go to law school in Tennessee or North Carolina in fall 2011.
    5) I do not exaggerate this in the last two weeks EVERY service representative I have had has been named Anthony. The bank teller at Wells Fargo, the man who checked my tires, the young gentleman who checked me out at Target, the sales associated at Best Buy, a teller at my personal bank, the man at Wine Styles, and lastly the barista (baristo?) who made me the best soy latte this morning.

    PS Happy birthday to Jessica, comment number 55!!

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    1. I’m an only child.
    2. I have my Bachelor’s in Social Science and Master’s in School Counseling.
    3. My absolute favorite time of year is the Fall and I love anything pumpkin related.
    4. I want to travel the world and visit each continent at least once (I’ve managed two so far).
    5. I am obsessed with nut butters.

  • Carrie H March 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Oh, cool giveaway! There is actually a Dick’s near where I live too. My five things:

    1) I just became an aunt for the seventh time on Saturday! My new newphew’s name is Walter!
    2) I also have a niece who was born in November named Geneva. Their nicknakes are Wally and Eva, so they totally remind me of the movie Wall-E, which made me sob, by the way.
    3) I can fly fish. I’m not great, but my dad taught me when I was 12 or 13, and it is a source of great regional pride where I live to fly fish. Many women don’t know how!
    4) My husband (then bf) gave me a diamond necklace when I turned 16 that I sewed into my wedding dress when we got married at 23. I didn’t want to wear it but I wanted it with me! (I’m 25 now.)
    5) My favorite movie is “When Harry Met Sally.” I can watch it over and over and still laugh at every joke.

  • Katey March 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    1. I am a school social worker at the high school I went to!
    2. I get manicures with my 89 year old grandpa every other week!
    3. I eat very very weird combinations of food that would normally be nasty to other people…cottage cheese, then some chips, then some trail mix, then a piece of chicken. like nasty weird combos!
    4. My dog was never trained, he is 10…and he bites, pees on everything and is the cutest thing in the world.
    5. my boyf buys me pajamas…not hot, sexy ones, but like full top and bottoms. i love them!!

    • Annie March 10, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I love your #’s 2 and 5. How sweet!

  • Crystal March 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    ohh, such a fun giveaway!
    1. I miss keeping a daily agenda from college.
    2. My least favorite chore is scrubbing the tub!
    3. I don’t think I could ever live north of Virginia.
    4. I don’t like to cook/bake, but could spend hours in the grocery store!
    5. I’ve competed in many sports: soccer, field hockey, swimming, gymnastics, and t-ball!

  • Faith @ LovelyasCharged March 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Ooh, what a fun giveaway! Count me in!

    -I’m extremely passionate about organ donation, and I’m signed up to donate anything I can when I die.
    -I’m been bungee jumping, white water rafting, and cave diving. Guess that makes me an adrenaline junkie!
    -Mayonnaise freaks the hell out of me
    -I’m graduating in less than two months!!!
    -I’m a ginormous NFL fan, and one of my dreams is to one day go to the Superbowl!

  • genesis March 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    1. i have an ankle tattoo of polynesian tribal designs that is about 2″ thick.
    2. I did not cry once during the 2 hour tattooing process
    3. I can barely speak or understand my native filipino language, but I can understand Samoan
    4. I grew up in American Samoa hence my knowledge of the Samoan language
    5. I am the only girl in my family, and the oldest.

  • Amanda March 10, 2010, 1:32 pm

    1. I live in Boston, but hope to switch coasts to San Francisco this summer.
    2. I volunteer each week at an animal shelter as a ‘Cat Cuddler’.
    3. I would love to quit my day job and do that full time. 🙂
    4. I’m a vegetarian working towards becoming vegan.
    5. My favorite color is blood orange.

  • Julia March 10, 2010, 1:32 pm

    1. I’m running my first trail race in Knoxville in May.
    2. My toenails fall off fairly regularly. I currently only have four.
    3. I’m going to graduate from college a semester early with a biochemistry degree! Yay!
    4. I eat dark chocolate every day. No exceptions.
    5. I am lactose intolerant, but my rare guilty pleasure is greek yogurt.

  • Mason March 10, 2010, 1:33 pm

    1. I’ve been a runner for 4 years (started in 10th grade) and absolutely cannot imagine ever not being a runner.
    2. I went to city in both cross country and track.
    3. I set my school record for the mile 🙂 (I worked very hard for this, it does not come easy!)
    4. I’m desperately trying to move to Oklahoma, and I’m probably the only person I know who wants to get out of LA and into a smaler town.
    5. I’m majoring in Creative Writing, but my dream is to be a singer and write my own songs.

  • Kelley March 10, 2010, 1:33 pm

    1.) I’m running the Boston Marathon in April to celebrate 10 years of Cancer Remission!
    2.) I’ve skydived in the Swiss Alps and Skied in the Italian Alps.
    3.) I’m terrified of horses and fish
    4.) I Honeymooned in Iceland last year
    5.) I don’t like Doritos!

    Nice giveaway thanks!!!

  • Laura March 10, 2010, 1:33 pm

    1. I started college at the age of 16 with a dual high school/college program at a state college in TX.
    2. I recieved my real estate license at the age of 18!
    3. I bought my first house at the age of 20 (I guess I was an early starter….)
    4. My middle name is Long, which is my mother’s maiden name.
    5. I am allergic to coffee.

  • Elizabeth March 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    -Pizza is my favorite food and I could eat it everyday, all day, if I had to.
    -I’ve been to about 30 countries, but only 12 states!
    -72 days until I turn 25!
    -I was the first person in my entire extended family to earn a Masters degree.
    -I am going to NYC for Spring Break next week!!

  • Kate March 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    1) I have three degrees: An Associates in paralegal science, a BA in Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Library Science.

    2) I’m training to run a marathon in two years.

    3) I once lived in Fairbanks Alaska for three months–It got down to -40F while I was there.

    4) I commercial fished with my dad when I was in high school.

    5) I’m constantly tripping. I thought this was due to being clumsy, but really whenever too much pressure is put on my left leg it bounces and I trip.

  • Allie B. March 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    *I am running my first marathon this year
    *I still watch 90210 reruns on Saturdays
    *I love to travel, but hate to be in the car to get there
    *I will do anything to get me some sushi
    *Sometimes, I say hello, hug and kiss my kitty before acknowleding the live in boyfriend (ooppss..! But she is so sweet and soft…!)

  • Lo-Jo March 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    1. I’ve owned drums for 14 years and have no idea how to play them
    2. I’ve never been gotten in a car accident, or even been pulled over by a cop.
    3. My favorite color is red
    4. My great grandpa invented those “sucky tube” things at the banks.
    5. I’ve never lived anywhere but Minnesota, even though I hate cold and snow.

  • Becca March 10, 2010, 1:35 pm

    **by the way, my roommates and I have been doing this fact thing with eachother lately!! It’s fun!!**

    1. I have 38 screws and 6 plates in my face
    2. I had never ordered fajitas at a mexican restaurant until I was 23yrs old.
    3. I got out of a speeding ticket once by saying I just moved to the country, and wasn’t used to driving here yet.
    4. I skipped an entire section of the SAT just because I had to pee so bad, so I got up and left. Prob could have gotten a better score if I stayed!
    5. When I smell things, I move my nose like a bunny.

  • Cindy March 10, 2010, 1:35 pm

    1 I have never had soda.
    2 I still collect stuffed animals even though I am 34 years old
    3 I am a low maintenance runner. I don’t need fancy clothes or to measure out routes. I just put on sneakers and go.
    4 I knew I wanted to be a vegeterian from a very young age but had to wait until I left for college and get away from parents nagging about why I should eat meat.
    5 I do Fantasy Baseball and in most years I win and beat all of the boys I do it with. Which drives them nuts.

  • ashley March 10, 2010, 1:36 pm

    1- I am having double knee surgeries this year so I can walk well and maybe jog again someday- I used to be a marathon runner
    2- I pass out at the sight of a needle or go into shock.
    3) I have 3 fur babies a ferret, hedgehog and dachshund!
    4) at 23 I moved to a different state, without a job, knowing anyone or anything and it all worked out! 🙂
    5) I grew up on a farm

  • Karla March 10, 2010, 1:37 pm

    AWESOME giveaway!!!
    1. I teach kindergarten.
    2. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it
    would be peanut butter cup blizzards.
    3. I am never without nail polish on my toes.
    4. I drink diet soda with breakfast.
    5. I am passionate about ed and suicide advocacy, after
    being affected by both personally.

  • Shannon March 10, 2010, 1:38 pm

    I am in awe that you ate 1/2 a cream egg! I didn’t know that was possible, haha! Here are my five:
    1.) Growing up, I was a competitive Irish step-dancer. I’m ready for my St. Patty’s Day jig!
    2.) In high school I waitressed at the boardwalk where they filmed MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” One of my best friends from owns the bar where Snooki got punched in the face. Classy!
    3.) In college, I refused to make career/location plans based on the guy I was dating. I ended up moving to be near him 1 year later and now we are married 5 years later 🙂
    4.) My favorite food is a tie between fresh NJ blueberries and York Peppermint Patties.
    5.) I am training for my 2nd half and just got a garmin!

  • Beth March 10, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Hm…I’m not sure how interesting these are, but I’ll give it a go:
    – I’ve never been drunk (even though I did spend 4 years at college and I do have a drink on occassion)
    – I strongly dislike the taste of cheesecake, Ranch dressing, and ketchup even though the rest of the world can’t seem to get by without them.
    – In general I prefer the taste of diet soda to regular soda.
    – I’ve never dyed, permed, or straightened by hair.
    – I’m an only child and I am very glad of that. I never wished I had siblings.

  • Alexis March 10, 2010, 1:39 pm

    1. I am originally from Seattle, and moved to Orlando in late summer 2007 (I really miss it)
    2. I have 2 younger siblings (22 and 15)
    3. I’m a huge fan of alternative medicine — my dad is a chiropractor, and I’ve been seeing a naturopath/obgyn since I was 10
    4. I love love love love to bake
    5. I haven’t had a good dream (that I’ve remembered upon waking) in three years 🙁

  • jackie March 10, 2010, 1:39 pm

    1) I have a banana phobia YIKES
    2) I will be moving to Southern Cali in a few month to start grad school 🙂
    3) I have two favorite movies – TItanic (I’ve watched 100000x) and Gladiator (I’ve watched only 2 or 3 time and don’t want to watch it again for fear that I won’t like it anymore)
    4) When I want to bake something I go to the bulk section of the grocery store and get EXACTLY what I will need – thus i don’t freely keep flour, sugar…etc in my house.
    5) In love with summer nights 🙂 and am always on the lookout for someone to run the track with me during the night (don’t worry I only go if I can find someone to go with me)!

  • Kindra C March 10, 2010, 1:40 pm

    1. I am really, really bad at sports. Like always the last kid to be picked for a team bad. Hand/eye coordination is not my strong point. Good thing running is a solo sport!
    2. I cannot say no to cupcakes. They’re so freaking cute and little. Who could say no to a mini-cake?
    3. I also love orange juice. But I hate pulp, so I dislike fresh orange juice and eating oranges. Yet I live in Florida, the orange capitol of the world…oh the irony.
    4. I am addicted to lip gloss. I am pretty sure I would shrivel up and die without it.
    5. I have an identical twin sister. Being a twin is pretty cool. But I would be completely terrified to actually have twins. Man, we were a pain in the @ss when we were kids!

  • Kelly March 10, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

    1. My favorite foods are mashed potatoes and ice cream (not together)
    2. I teach kindergarten
    3. I am getting married four months from TODAY!
    4. I lived in Australia for 5 months.
    5. There is pretty much nothing that anyone can peer pressure me into doing if I don’t want to myself 🙂

  • Dawn March 10, 2010, 1:41 pm

    1. I kept my maiden name.
    2. I have nightmares about tsunamis. Totally irrational since I live in Ohio.
    3. I like animals more than I like most people.
    4. I’m in PA (physician assistant) school.
    5. I had surgery to remove an extra bone from my right foot when I was 13. I still have an extra bone in my left foot.

  • Lauren March 10, 2010, 1:41 pm

    1. I really don’t like music. I much prefer to listen to podcasts.
    2. I dropped out of college in between fall and spring semesters, way too late to transfer anywhere. But due to my mom’s awesome networking skills I was able to switch to a different college a day before classes started and the chancellor personally called me to tell me.
    3. My boyfriend and I had sex the first time we hung out, and we were drunk. 4 year later it worked out pretty well!
    4. I try to not shave my armpits.
    5. I stopped eating meat when I was 6!

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Hmm…here goes!
    – I am one of NINE siblings.
    – My husband and I bought an old house and completely remodeled it ourselves…inside and out (ok, he possibly did most of it :))
    – I’m teaching myself how to sew.
    – I will hopefully run my first half marathon in April.
    – I have fairly small feet and wear a 5.5 shoe!

  • chrissy March 10, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Now this is my kind of contest!

    1. My first foray into the world of fitness was when I joined roller derby. After my league broke up, I filled the void with running and biking, and ran my first marathon four weeks ago.
    2. I have been in a relationship for 7.5 years. We’re thinking of getting married on our ten year anniversary. 🙂
    3. I moved from NY to Texas. I was supposed to live here for one year. We’re currently at year 5.5!
    4. I’m a librarian at a university, but most people assume I’m still a student.
    5. I love things that are savory or salty. Garlic stuffed olives are a girl’s best friend!

  • Claire March 10, 2010, 1:42 pm

    1. I have run 3 marathons. My next two are Boston and NYC, I am excited but SO nervous!
    2. I studied abroad in Athens, Greece.
    3. I once ran into Dave Matthews while listening to him on my I-pod. I just stared, completely star-struck. I totally regret not marching up to him and just showing him what I was listening to!
    4. Keeping with the theme of celebs, I went to high school with Michael Phelps.
    5. Even though I am just 5’5, I am the tallest female in my family by 5 inches. My mom and two sisters don’t clear 5 feet! As a result, I’ve always thought that I’m on the tall side.

  • Sara @ ActiveGal March 10, 2010, 1:43 pm

    1. I have a hard time eating my veggies. I am a health blogger and I struggle eating veggies – i’ll admit it!
    2. I am probably moving here in the next few months to either D.C. or PA and I have never before lived outside of NC.
    3. I have two wonderful kitties, and one of them acts just like a dog and will even play fetch with me.
    4. I have one older brother who is 27 years old.
    5. I graduated from college 2 years ago and worked so hard to make cum laude. I needed a 3.5 to make it and I ended up with a 3.49..that’s right, I missed it by 0.01! I was so upset.

  • Sarah D. March 10, 2010, 1:44 pm

    1. I loved my braces so much when I had them as a child that I didn’t want them taken off by the orthodontist.
    2. I wear my toe rings all year round. I never take them off.
    3. I love the Cosby Show. I have every episode memorized.
    4. I am obsessed with the color green.
    5. When buying magazines or newspapers I cannot grab the top copy, I must grab down in the stack. Too many people have touched the first copy.

  • Katie March 10, 2010, 1:44 pm

    1. I gave up drinking soda when I was 15, and to this day only drink it as a mixer in my alcoholic beverages:)
    2. The first pet I ever owned was a chinchilla.
    3. I’ve lived in Illinois for most of my life, but my first memory of snow was (oddly enough) during the 3.5 year span I lived in North Carolina!
    4.All throughout high school I was dead set on becoming a chef, but for reasons I’m still not sure of I backed out.
    5. My first love was gymnastics and everyday I miss the days when I was a gymnast.

  • Julie March 10, 2010, 1:45 pm

    1. I never win anything, ever.
    2. I’ve been to 16 different countries
    3. I played field hockey in college
    4. My 2 life goals are: be on Amazing Race & run a marathon, in no particular order
    5. I have been sky diving over the Swiss Alps


  • Britt @ Runnerbelle March 10, 2010, 1:46 pm

    – I’m training for my 5th Boston Marathon, it will be my 13th marathon overall
    – I went to college & graduate school in New Orleans…. despite eating & drinking my fill, I still ran half marathons and other races
    – I coordinate a volunteer group during the summer called “Weed & Wine”…. we weed public gardens downtown and then reward ourselves with a glass of wine
    – I am going to do my first triathlon this summer and then do a half iron in September
    – I love the ocean, just staring at it brings me peace

  • Carrie C. in VA March 10, 2010, 1:46 pm

    5 interesting things about me (that are relevant to your blog, at least!)
    1) I tried putting black beans on my sweet potato after reading it on See Bride Run (I am a looongtime reader of yours) and I have loved that combo ever since!
    2) I am going to try barefoot running this summer when I am given the go-ahead to resume exercise after the birth of my baby
    3) My bike commute to and from work is 24 miles each day – a great workout – but I only do it May through October because I loathe being even the slightest bit cold. I ride by cows and horses every day!
    4) My favorite long run fuel is Clif Shot Blox.
    5) My first triathlon, I had an open-water freakout and doggie paddled the whole thing, even though I was a capable swimmer (I have since gotten over my open water fears)

    • Carrie H (in WY) March 10, 2010, 4:17 pm

      You also have an awesome name. I’m Carrie C (middle initial) myself. And I’ve been reading since See Bride Run and love black beans on sweet potatoes from this blog too! ooooooo Creepy!

  • Annie March 10, 2010, 1:47 pm

    1. I was named after both of my grandmas(first and middle name).
    2. I had a paper route for seven years.
    3. I grew up in a town with a population of less than 150 people.
    4. I’m currently a third-year dietetics student.
    5. I run on the college cross-country and track team.

  • Lucy March 10, 2010, 1:48 pm

    1. My hubs is from England (like yours, while reading your blog i think they actually have a lot in common, ie. mine also orders my wine for me and loves soccer, errrr football!:)
    2. I actually really love lima beans.
    3. I used to play saxophone in high school.
    4. I am obsessed with Mexican food!
    5. I am trying really hard to make fitness a part of my lifestyle, not just something I have to do.

  • Greta March 10, 2010, 1:49 pm

    1. I’ve lived within a 30 mile radius of where I was born my entire life (I’m 25 now).
    2. I hate the taste of soda and carbonated drinks.
    3. I’m an office-supply nerd – I get excited about new notebooks, post-its, pens and pencils. Needless to say I used to love the beginning of the school year 🙂
    4. I once tried online dating, and had the worst 3 dates of my life from that site!
    5. Cadbury Creme Eggs are my all-time least favorite candy.

  • Nikky March 10, 2010, 1:49 pm

    1. I have 12 total siblings, none of which have both the same parents as I do.
    2. I learned how to gut a fish when I was four.
    3. I have a Rogue-style gray streak in my hair that randomly started growing when I was 19.
    4. The first man I fell in love with was Jack Wild as Dodger in Oliver! I was younger than five, and I cried all day when he died.
    5. My most prized possession is my grandma’s wedding ring, I even have a plan for how to hide it quickly if I’m ever robbed (or in a bank hold up).

  • Bree@beeskneeslife March 10, 2010, 1:51 pm

    1. I hate iceberg lettuce and celery.
    2. I loved my college jobs: bartending and golf course beer cart girl – and wish I could still do them but work a normal 8 to 5 only.
    3. I have never mowed a lawn.
    4. I have the worst short term memory, but could tell you the exact outfit I wore as well as what he was wearing for most events in our life.
    5. If I could have a different career, I would be either a registered dietitian and/or a personal trainer.

  • caronae March 10, 2010, 1:52 pm

    1. I am obsessed with cadbury cream eggs.
    2. I do not have a blender and I desperately want one.
    3. I want to live to be 110.
    4. My name and my sister’s name come from a famous Hafiz poem and taken together they mean “the sea and the seashore.”
    5. I despise tomatoes.

  • Theresa March 10, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Here are my 5:
    – I lived in Rome for a month to study Art History
    – I am running in my first 1/2 marathon on Sunday, and I am nervous!
    – I love wakeboarding and can’t wait until summer so we can go out on the boat again!
    – I have just started my love for food/health/exercise blogs and I am moving towards a no processed, natural way of eating.
    – I am re-thinking my career path and looking into new options and going back to school. You have been an inspiration!

  • Christy March 10, 2010, 1:53 pm

    1. My husband and I moved to Maui for 2 yrs, just for the experience.
    2. I LOVE to travel and my dream job would be to get paid to do it.
    3. I could eat frozen yogurt every day.
    4. I love to bike and have completed the 50 mile bike ride from Rosarito to Ensenada in Mexico.
    5. I’m pregnant with my first baby and we are not going to find out the sex.

  • Katie March 10, 2010, 1:54 pm

    1 – I’ve never left the country
    2 – My middle name is the same as my sister’s first name ( a lot of people find this odd!)
    3 – I was born with a scar on my head that left a small bald patch under my hair
    4 – I love cooked tomatoes, but NOT a fan of uncooked tomatoes!
    5 – I have not eaten a hamburger since I was 13!

  • Kelsey March 10, 2010, 1:54 pm

    1. I am completely afraid of the dark.
    2. I just bought my first pet ever – a fish!
    3. One of my favorite foods is celery. Boring, I know.
    4. I lived in France for six months and LOVED IT!
    5. I was born in Washington, D.C. and now live in Minneapolis!

  • page March 10, 2010, 1:56 pm

    1. i met my husband in a bar and almost didn’t call him back because i met him in a bar (sure glad i did:)
    2. my first memory is my older brother dragging me around the floor on a blanket
    3. i have never liked soda
    4. i will only eat a crab cake in maryland (my home state) because i have been disappointed 100% of the time i have done otherwise
    5. my first kiss was at the water fountain in 1st grade (i kissed him and got in trouble for it!)

  • Steph March 10, 2010, 1:57 pm

    1) I once broke my finger by sitting on it
    2) I am 33 weeks pregnant!
    3) I can touch my nose with my tongue
    4) I’m not color blind, but often confuse orange and green
    5) I met my husband when I was only 15!

  • Stephanie March 10, 2010, 1:58 pm

    1. I make the best spaghetti sauce in the world and hope to open a cafe someday.
    2. My husband and I stay on Google Talk all day long while I’m at work and he’s at school.
    3. I am obsessed with coupons.
    4. I love doing paperwork and filling out forms because everything always has someplace to go.
    5. If I succumbed to every baking craving that I had, I could easily use a 10 lb bag of flour every week.

  • Sara March 10, 2010, 2:00 pm

    1. I am waiting to here on my acceptance into Radiology School.
    2. I love peanut butter!
    3. I must close of the closet doors in my room before I can fall asleep.
    4. I am a Disney fanatic!
    5. I’ve had plastic surgery.

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) March 10, 2010, 2:01 pm

    1. When I was 2 years old I broke my chin after slipping in the bathroom after being wrapped up in a towel by my dad. Don`t think he ever forgave himself for that. Still have the scar.
    2. I`ve had my belly button, tongue, cartilage and ears pierced but have taken them all out.
    3. I lived in the wilderness for 4 weeks! (It was for something called “Advanced Camp”) No showers, toilets or bed for a whole month!
    4. I have a terrible fear of flying
    5. I’ve been in 4 movies, 3 as an extra, 1 as a dancer (including 1 with Patrick Swayze and 1 with Jane Seymour!)

    • Janna (Just Flourishing) March 10, 2010, 2:08 pm

      Didnt want my #1 to come off as weird – I had just had a bath and my dad wrapped me up in a towel afterwards. I slipped all on my own 🙂

  • Robyn March 10, 2010, 2:01 pm

    -I’ve always been competitive and pretty sure it dates back to elemenary school when I scored 97th percentile on the state test and thought it meant only 3 people in the world were smarter than me. Needless to say I cried for days wanting to find out who they were.
    -I lived in London, have travelled all over Europe and have visited Israel yet I’ve never been to Boston.
    -This summer will be my 3rd in a row having a Jersey Shore house with friends. And yes, we started summer-ing there way before MTV made it popular.
    -No matter how many times I’ve seen an episode I will usually watch Beverly Hills, 90210 for hours during the weekend on Soapnet.
    -I’m barely over 5 feet tall but I wear a size 9 & 1/2 show. Some gene pool, hah?

  • Star March 10, 2010, 2:01 pm

    1. I met my husband when we were 14 year old sophomores
    2. I am a Muay Thai Fighter and I also box (something you would expect from someone in HR)
    3. I make my own peanut butter
    4. I hate being tickled and am deathly scared of having my toes pulled/cracked
    5. born and raised in Los Angeles, but hate it (traffic, people, summer heat, cold dirty beach water)

  • La March 10, 2010, 2:02 pm

    1- I have two different colored eyes, naturall!
    2- I live in my mother’s house. She doesn’t.
    3- At my third birthday party, I ate an entire watermelon.
    4- My best friend and I went to Thailand for seven weeks with $500 each in our pockets and had the time of our lives.
    5- I name my pets after characters in literature.

  • megan March 10, 2010, 2:03 pm

    1. I had a black belt in taekwondoe in junior high
    2. Tennis is my favorite sport
    3. I’m inherently lazy
    4. I think I would have made a great housewife in the 50’s
    5. I have a slight baking obsession

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) March 10, 2010, 2:04 pm

    1. I’m Swiss
    2. I’ve never been stung by a bee
    3. I can cross one eye and keep one straight
    4. I love brussel sprouts
    5. I have really good memory

  • Runeatrepeat March 10, 2010, 2:04 pm

    1. My mom and dad are both Mexican and I don’t speak Spanish 🙁
    2. I always buy birthday cards for people, but lose them before their b-day.
    3. When something sad happens to a person on TV I’m okay, but if something sad happens to a dog or cat I’m a mess
    4. I am obsessed with chocolate, but don’t like fudge
    5. My eyelashes are strawberry blond and I’m tempted to dye them…

  • PippaPatchwork March 10, 2010, 2:04 pm

    1. My most random food addiction is Hearts of Palm. I buy them in bulk at Costco, and often polish off an entire jar before dinner. I really hope they’re good for you…
    2. I was a hardcore runner until about a year ago when I discovered swimming and loved it. Now I mix up my workouts, and that’s the best.
    3. I went to an ivy league school where everyone told me I was crazy for pursuing fiber arts. I’m now an assistant editor at a Quilting Arts magazine and it’s the best job ever!
    4. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 8 years, and EVERYONE wants to know when we’re getting married.
    5. After my boyfriend graduates from business school in two years, we are getting a pet pig. I can’t wait!

  • Ambre March 10, 2010, 2:04 pm

    1. I have a twin sister, and no we never switched places in school to confuse teachers.
    2. I am related to Lary Bird – but I can’t tell you exactly how, because I can’t remember.
    3. I looove Family Guy, and watch it every night before bed. That’s normal for a 22 year old to watch Adult Swim every night, right?
    4. I am going to be doing my second 3-Day Walk for the Cure, a 60 mile walk to help end breast cancer, in November.
    5. I’ve been with my boyfriend for seven years now, and no we’re not getting married anytime soon. LOL.

  • Kat March 10, 2010, 2:05 pm

    1. I lived in Cyprus for 4 months while studying abroad in college
    2. Instead of playing normal sports in school I did crew and rugby!
    3. I got married in January but didn’t have the wedding until june 6 months later
    4. My name was supposed to be spelled with a C but my dad didn’t like it that way and “accidentally spelled it wrong”
    5. I just met one of my top 5 lifetime running goals yesterday by running 3.1 in under 32 minutes!

  • Lindsay March 10, 2010, 2:09 pm

    1. My mom and I watch Criminal Minds every night.
    2. I love my mom’s lasagna so much that I could and have in the past eaten it every night for a week!!
    3. I am majoring in actuarial science and many people think I’m crazy!!
    4. I love designer purses and I have 30.
    5. I have dual citizenship and I wish I lived in England!! 🙂

  • Brittney March 10, 2010, 2:09 pm

    1. Sports make me ridiculously happy (except when my team loses)
    2. I didn’t get the chicken pox until my freshman year of high school
    3. I have naturally curly hair
    4. I’m starting to become addicted to running and would love to run the Disney marathon someday because it looks like it would be super fun.
    5. Chips and salsa are like crack to me

  • Ashlee March 10, 2010, 2:10 pm

    1. In the past 3 years I have lived in 3 states (AL, MS, TN)
    2. I am running the Country Music Half Marathon in April. It will be my first half.
    3. My golden retriever, Cooper, is my pride and joy and I don’t think he realizes he’s a dog.
    4. I changed my major at the beginning of my junior year of college to Biology. Still trying to figure out why I did that 🙂
    5. My dream is to own a candy store one day.

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 2:10 pm

    1. I met my husband online 8 years ago on a college student’s forum. And I have been passionately in love with him ever since.

    2. I am so in love with my dog bailey I have kissed her directly on her lips not just once but almost daily. (this might be disgusting)

    3. I am obsessed with windshield cleaner and go through nearly 2 gallons of it a week. I love hitting the windshield lever and watching it squirt out and clean my window..

    4. I am scared of sushi.. I eat stinky canned bumble bee tuna but I can’t bear the sight of raw fish wrapped in seaweed.

    5. People call me the “Bravo-aholic” because I am ridiciously addicted to all things played on the trashy tv station. And I can be often seen vomiting common one liners from the trashy reality tv stars.. ( I may even pretend I came up with it)

  • ashleigh March 10, 2010, 2:11 pm

    1. I legally changed the spelling of my name from Ashlee to Ashleigh for my 18th birthday.
    2. I used to have my nose and tongue pierced
    3. I have brown curly/wavy hair but you’d never guess because I dye it blonde and straighten it every single day.
    4. I started a vegetatian club in college
    5. I secretly wish I could skype at work so I could watch my cats all day. I love and miss them that much 🙂

  • Casey March 10, 2010, 2:11 pm

    1. I have a twin sister 🙂
    2. I interned at NBC studios in NYC
    3. I can stand on my head for an indefinite amount of time
    4. I play the trumpet
    5. Dublin, Ireland might be my favorite place in the world.

  • Katheryn March 10, 2010, 2:13 pm

    1. My husband and I moved to New Zealand shortly after getting married and lived there for 5 years. Both our children were born there.

    2. I hated running all through High School. Hated it. Now I love it and am running my 3rd marathon in 5 weeks.

    3. I enjoy cooking, but my real love is baking. I bake something yummy a few times a week.

    4. I’m studying to become a personal trainer.

    5. I’m very happy I decided to be a SAHM. It was a great decision for our family.

  • Sarah March 10, 2010, 2:13 pm

    1. i was a gymnast from age 5 or 6 until i graduated high school (wish it was easier to continue when you are older!)
    2. i hate hate hate gyms…i attribute this to getting my workouts from sports my whole life
    3. i write left handed but i throw with my right, bat left, golf left, kick right (soccer)…i am all messed up!
    4. i am very irish (dad is first generation in the US) and proud of my heritage
    5. i am a really picky eater and vegetarian but have gotten so much better with age…example i didn’t try guacamole until college! what is wrong with me…ha

  • jessica g March 10, 2010, 2:16 pm

    yay for gift certificates!

    1. i’m doing my first half marathon in octoberd after only running one 5k and one 4 miler
    2. i grew up in a town of 120 people
    3. i’m getting married in august
    4. my ankle is twisted and i’m having a hard time deciding how much running is too much at this point.
    5. i am obsessed with chapstick.

  • Jessica March 10, 2010, 2:17 pm

    1. I have my black belt in Taekwondo
    2. I’ve studied Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Hebrew, and want to learn Arabic.
    3.My dad and I share the same birthday.
    4. I’m not a vegetarian, but ever since I had to dissect a fetal pig in biology lab, I refuse to eat any pork or pork products
    5. I started out college as a pre-med, and ended up switching to a Spanish and Linguistics double major.

  • Emily March 10, 2010, 2:17 pm

    1) I was born in Paris, France — but sadly do not speak French.
    2) In 3 days I am going back to Aruba for a 2nd honeymoon — can’t wait.
    3) I kept my middle name over my maiden name.
    4) I have two little Yorkies named after big Auburn football players.
    5) I’m an only child that married another only child — and yes we do get along and know how to share.

  • Rachel March 10, 2010, 2:20 pm

    1. I go grocery shopping twice a week and pick up 10 – 15 items each trip.
    2. I am the girliest girl ever – and I work in the construction industry (which I love).
    3. I signed up for a relay triathalon last summer and it rained so bad that they canceled the swim (my leg) and I had to run instead.
    4. I learned how to snowboard this season and absolutely love it.
    5. My eyes change color.

  • Coley March 10, 2010, 2:20 pm

    1. I just graduated with a dietetics degree, but am not becoming an RD.
    2. I have a tattoo from every country I have visted.
    3. I have a constant fear that someone loosened my lug nuts (sp?) on my car. I check them constantly!
    4. I am obsessed with Ireland and all things Irish. Have been since I was 10.
    5. I have a great dane

  • Sarah (Shep) March 10, 2010, 2:20 pm

    1) i’ve got an incredible Slovak heritage
    2) my 2 front teeth are “fake” ever since running into a pole in 5th grade and breaking them
    3) i spent 10 days in italy for spring break 2007 and i can’t wait to go back
    4) i am running my first 10k in 2 weeks, 15k in 5 weeks, and half marathon in 2 months.
    5) i am a 100% diehard steelers fan and have been my entire life

  • Trish March 10, 2010, 2:22 pm

    1. I am afraid of fish and squirrels.
    2. I almost went to grad school for physical therapy – took classes for it before deciding I was better suited to be journalist. I also didn’t want to cut up a cadaver.
    3. I went to film school. I also had a small part in an independent film.
    4. I was a model in a fitness book.
    5. I have a cat but have allergies to cats. I just love her too much to let her go.

  • Jessie March 10, 2010, 2:23 pm

    1. I am a cancer survivor with a knee replacement that goes from mid thigh to the top of my shin.
    2. I changed schools 11 times PreK – 12th grade.
    3. I have a faint birthmark on my jaw.
    4. I considered going to a local seminary to get a dual degree in divinity and counseling, but now I want to go into marketing.
    5. I thought my husband might be gay when I first met him because he wore seersucker pants and a pale blue polo to work as a dispatcher in a trucking terminal.

  • Lindsey March 10, 2010, 2:23 pm

    1. I have a butterfly tattoo on my hip
    2. I hate watching sports
    3. My favorite show is the Golden Girls
    4. I biked 185 miles for charity twice
    5. I don’t eat red meat

  • Katie March 10, 2010, 2:24 pm

    1) I am a Social Studies teacher going back to minor in Spanish & American Studies and get a masters in Special Education.
    2) I listen to Presidential Speeches before I go to bed, mainly because I’m a huge history nerd!
    3) I earned my black belt when I was 13 and no one believes me that I have it
    4) My last name is a song in the movie St. Patricks day!!
    5) I want to be a museum curator

  • Suzy March 10, 2010, 2:24 pm

    1. I was born in NJ
    2. I don’t have a middle name, so when I got married, I gained a middle initial by using the first letter of my maiden name
    3. Never got my 4 year college degree but am still successful and own my own business.
    4. I have never had a cookie I didn’t like
    5. I fell in love with my husband because his car didn’t have hubcaps. Mine had been stolen too!

  • Holly Miller March 10, 2010, 2:24 pm

    1) I’ve run every distance but a 10K
    2) I know a bit of sign language
    3) I don’t know my real hair color
    4) The best vacation ever was in Vegas with my cousin for our 21st bdays!
    5) I’m a total steak and potatoes gal

  • Marie March 10, 2010, 2:24 pm

    1. I currently live in New England but I can’t wait to move back to the Midwest
    2. A guilty pleasure of mine is diet raspberry ginger ale
    3. I’m about to graduate from college and am absolutely excited to start the next chapter in my life
    4. My family is perhaps the most important aspect and best part of my life
    5. I love spring days, like today, when the sun is high and shinning 🙂

  • Emily March 10, 2010, 2:24 pm

    – I love to geocache. For those of you who aren’t familiar, check it out on It’s really cool–basically an international treasure hunt with a handheld GPS.
    – I just finished a month-long Iron Man triathlon at my gym–we ran 26.2 miles, biked 112 miles, and swam 2.4 miles throughout the month of February.
    – I’m marrying my grade school sweetheart in December. We’ve been friends since kindergarten, complete with “crushes” on each other in grade school and junior high. We finally officially got together the summer before high school started.
    – I traveled to Spain and France to sing with my choir.
    – I used to blog too! Now I’m a grad student and my schedule is out of control, but I’d love to get back into it once I graduate. 🙂

  • Julie March 10, 2010, 2:26 pm

    1. I went to college in NH for a week before I decided it wasn’t for me and left.
    2. I didn’t learn to ride a bike until 4th grade
    3. I never really learned how to swim
    4. I met JTT once at a car show and got his autograph
    5. It really, truly lowers my self esteem when people say I look younger than I am.

  • Jennifer March 10, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I was a “mascot” in college – the Baby Jay at The University of Kansas – go Jayhawks!

    My pug is my only “son” 🙂

    I have 3 fantastic daughters.

    I have been married for 30 years!

    I live in the same town where I was born.

  • Shadday Rivera March 10, 2010, 2:28 pm

    1. I share my birthday (Feb. 20) with Kurt Cobain. 2. I used to think the world ended at airports. 3. My favorite band is The Arcade Fire, and I want to move to Canada because they live there. 4. In high school my nickname was condom head, beacause a teacher said my hat looked like a condom. 5. I saw Patti Smith in concert for free last summer in Santa Monica. She sang Gloria and it was awesome, and when i waved hi she waved back. Oh, and i also got free Luna bar samples that day.

  • Anna March 10, 2010, 2:29 pm

    1. I speak fluent Polish even though I was born and raised in the US
    2. I have a weakness for cheesecake (I can’t say no!)
    3. I love spin classes
    4. I used to play tennis almost every day for 4 years, but have barely played for the past couple of years. I want to pick it up again.
    5. When I was 16 and on a class trip in London, I got my ear pierced and it became horribly infected! Ow!

  • Kristie March 10, 2010, 2:30 pm

    1.) I never drank illegally (waited til I was 21 in the States and was over 18 when abroad).
    2.) I am the oldest of 5 kids and we are each 2 years apart from each other (22, 20, 18, 16, 14).
    3.) I ran cross country in 6th grade because once a week the team would run to McDonalds and get McFlurries.
    4.) I was robbed at gunpoint in Buenos Aires (and still want to go back!).
    5.) I have a crazy phobia of needles. Just seeing them (in pictures or in doctors offices) makes me feel weak, and I pass out at least half of the times that I get shots. I even passed out when I got my ears pierced in high school.

  • Laura J. March 10, 2010, 2:30 pm

    1. I would still sleep with my teddy bear Binky if my husband let me, ha
    2. I’m obsessed with the color pink
    3. I have 2 boys (1 and 3) and they are the funniest people I know.
    4. I rarely cry. My husband jokes that I’m dead inside.
    5. When I was in kindergarten I sang the Little Mermaid song to this little boy I liked. He reciprocated by giving me the finger.

  • Natalie March 10, 2010, 2:31 pm

    1) I am a college student in Connecticut working to get my bachelors in History and Social Sciences (graduating next December! Yay!)
    2) I was born in New Jersey (yes I lived on the jersey shore), moved when I was 5 to RI (another beach town), one year later I moved to CT (lived there for 15 years and lived ten mins away from where they filmed the movie Mystic Pizza and Amistad) and then in the summer of 2008 my parents moved to South Florida.
    3) I was in a professional ballet company till my freshman year of high school (I was the lead in their nutcracker for 4 years!)
    4) I ran indoor and outdoor track all 4 years of high school (I was a sprinter)
    5) I am starting to get back into running and I hope to run a half marathon in the fall (started my training a few weeks ago!)

  • Michele March 10, 2010, 2:31 pm

    1. I hate ketchup but love tomatoes!
    2. I am the only person in my family to not be born in PA, I was born in NEW JERSEY!
    3. I am getting married in June!
    4. Iam afraid of snacks
    5. I love Ireland! The best place I have ever visited. If you havent, you must!

  • kk March 10, 2010, 2:31 pm

    -got a black eye once by running into a fence
    -broke my arm by running backwards
    -lived in the same city my whole life
    -had my nose pierced for 6 months then got sick of it and took it out
    -im an april fools baby:)

  • Emily March 10, 2010, 2:33 pm

    1) I bought my house at the age of 21!

    2) My dog is my best friend. He loves me unconditionally (well..except when I’m giving him a bath).

    3) I’m terrified of commitment. The only commitment I have is my house note and gym membership.

    4)I’m EXTREMELY shy.

    5) I have horrible road rage (my mother swears I’ll get killed because of it), but I always feel like shit when I yell, curse, and flip off an old person.

  • Krista March 10, 2010, 2:36 pm

    1.I took ballet from the ages of 4-16 growing up-I loved it!
    2.Diseyland is one of my favorite places in the world-I’m going to Disney World next month!
    3.I hate sushi & don’t understand how people can eat it
    4.My dad chose my name because it was a Playboy Centerfolds name
    5.I live in San Francisco but sometimes wish I lived on a farm or just somewhere quieter

  • Nikita March 10, 2010, 2:39 pm

    1. I’m from Mumbai India.
    2. I can speak 5 Indian languages fluently. I can also speak German, French & Spanish.
    3. I have two Masters degrees.
    4. I’m afraid of dogs.
    5. But I really really really want a puppy 🙂

  • Alex March 10, 2010, 2:39 pm

    1) I have a double undergraduate degree in History and International Relations.

    2) I have run 5 marathons.

    3) I am about to graduate from law school and am terrified to go out into the “real world” after having been in school for almost 20 years.

    4) I played the trombone for almost 10 years.

    5) I have never broken a bone (and would like to keep it that way!).

  • Ashley March 10, 2010, 2:39 pm

    1. I live in San Diego, but don’t speak any spanish.
    2. I’m almost fluent in French
    3. I have a tattoo below my belly button of a butterfly w/a cross that almost no one knows about.
    4. I’m a dark brunette, but for a very brief period I died my hair blonde. No one believes me.
    5. I’m very much a girly girl, but I seriously considered joining the military as a journalist after high school.

  • Regina March 10, 2010, 2:42 pm

    1. I was born in Winter Park, Florida
    2. I can name all the states in alphabetical order thanks to learning that cathy tune in elementary school.
    3. I secrectly love watching Jersey Shore (don’t judge me:))
    4. I’m left-handed.
    5. I ran the Gasparilla Marathon in Feb. 2006

  • Tyler March 10, 2010, 2:42 pm

    1. I LOVE everything bagels
    2. My husband is in the Army
    3. I’m addicted to trashy celebrity gossip
    4. I was a diver all 4 years of high school
    5. I am obsessed with $5 vanilla candles from Wal Mart

  • Caitlin March 10, 2010, 2:43 pm

    1. My middle name was supposed to be Valleri. (after the Monkee’s song) but it ended up as Valerie on my birth certificate.
    2. I went to Mexico for 2 weeks when I was 17. It was one of the most fun times of my life!
    3. I am going to see Carrie Underwood tomorrow..with super close seats!
    4. I live in a town with no stoplights.
    5. I have never been in a serious relationship, so I feel very behind in that department.

  • Alexis March 10, 2010, 2:43 pm

    1) I was born in South Korea.
    2) I don’t really like cereal or peanut butter.
    3) I was a linguistics major but would like to become an RN.
    4) I love seafood especially sushi.
    5) I am training for a 5K.

  • Shayna @ Cuts and Curves March 10, 2010, 2:45 pm

    1. I got married just after I turned 20.
    2. I stuck my tongue to my grandpa’s fence one winter, and still have a scar on my lip from it.
    3. I’m afraid of chickens, but love to bird watch.
    4. When I moved in with my husband, I brought my bedroom furniture with me, but it didn’t fit up our staircase, so it’s all sitting in our kitchen.
    5. I want to train for the “death race” next summer. It’s a race that it usually done in teams. Each person takes a lag in the race (most of them around the length of a half marathon, if you have a team of 4). It takes place in the mountains of British Columbia.

  • Patrice March 10, 2010, 2:49 pm

    1) I hate pears and once told the lunch lady at my elementary school that I was allergic to them so I didn’t have to take them.
    2) I’ve met Johnny Depp! He smells good!
    3) I want nothing more than to study abroad in Europe and actually USE the Spanish and French I speak
    4) I’m trying out veganism… and was previously the only vegetarian in very carne-centric family. We’ll see how this works out.
    5) I used to “write books” when I was little. I read one the other day and laughed my ass off. I’m considering having it published. Wouldn’t we all like to know where the mysterious paw prints lead?

  • Dana March 10, 2010, 2:49 pm

    1). I never had a boyfriend until I met my husband @ 25
    2). I carried my grandfather’s Purple Heart on my wedding bouquet to have a piece of him there
    3). I am part Greek and the only words I know in Greek are curse words
    4). I can’t drive a stick-shift
    5). I interned at the Smithsonian and loved every minute of it

  • Katie March 10, 2010, 2:50 pm

    1. I’m supposed to be working right now, but somehow ended up writing on here instead
    2. I turned 13 and 14 in Jamaica on school trips and loved the experiences
    3. I’m scared of heights, snakes, needles, and clutter
    4. I keep my life very organized, and my husband loves me in spite of that
    5. My least favorite food is coconut, but I somehow love coconut butter

  • daisy melo March 10, 2010, 2:51 pm

    1. I love bbq sauce on everything. carrots. chicken. brussel sprouts you name it

    2 albuquerque is my middle name. no joke and no i wasnt born there.
    3. i love apples, apple pie but cant stand apple juice or apple sauce

    4. i once worked in a bee costume as the B104 Bee. worst job everrrrrrrrr

    5.i have a slight addiction to craigslist. i am on everyday for no reason

  • Kristi March 10, 2010, 2:51 pm

    How fun, here are 5 random things about me:
    1.My name is Kristi, people like to call me Krit, I grew up with the nickname Missy Krissy from my aunts so I rarely got called by my first name 🙂
    2. I have an extreme fear of snakes-even the ones at the zoo!
    3. My fiances friends call me Princess Sparkles and Hot Pants because I love sparkles and the hot pants is a nickname from volleyball
    4. I have 5 brothers and 1 sister-I am the youngest out of 7
    5. I am getting married on September 4th 🙂

  • Courtney March 10, 2010, 2:53 pm

    1. My middle name is Gray.
    2. I have a slight addiction to Chocolate Chip Clif Bars.
    3. I’m currently pregnant with Boy #3!
    4. I have either been pregnant or nursing for the past 2 1/2 years.
    5. I love my family!

  • Corinne March 10, 2010, 2:54 pm

    1. I ran my FIRST half marathon this past Novemeber. 13.1 miles is the farthest I have ever ran!
    2. My nose is crooked but you can only tell when you look at it from below (ew!) ha
    3. My first doggie’s name was Kasha which means oatmeal
    4. A paper I wrote in college was published
    5. I am going to see Norm McDonald in Boston Saturday night!

  • kace@no guts no glory March 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

    1) I am missing two internal organs.
    2)My hair is so thick that I have to get it thinned every 2-3 months.
    3) Peanut butter is my favorite food.
    4) I can’t sleep if my closet door is open.
    5) I’m the only person in my family who’s eyes aren’t blue (mine are greenish/hazel).

  • Karissa @ CardioFoodie March 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

    First, I loved reading all these fun facts about people! Second, here are mine:
    1. I have had an academic/career plan since I was ten.
    2. I am fulfilling that plan-in law school- and I hate it. Life is funny like that.
    3. I like dogs more than most human beings.
    4. I met my husband playing beer pong; I beat him.
    5. I cannot stand anything grape-flavored, but I love grapes!

  • Ashley K March 10, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Yay giveaway! 🙂

    1. I have competed in one sprint triathlon, and after an ITB issue, am finally getting back into it!
    2. I am engaged, but we don’t have a date set. Lack of funds- boo!
    3. I have a puppy named Maggie and a cat named Martha.
    4. I love yoga and wish I could afford to go to class everyday!
    5. I want to compete in an IronMan one day.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 10, 2010, 2:56 pm

    1. I once cracked my own ribs with nunchuckus. No really, I did! =D
    2. I used to HATE peanut butter. Now I love it!
    3. When I was 15, my friends and I accidentally trespassed on the Canadian army on a school trip. Now I live in Canada!
    4. I can not live far away from water- I grew up next to the ocean and it is a comfort for me!
    5. I hate driving- moving to a city is the best thing I ever did!

  • Sami March 10, 2010, 2:56 pm

    1. I once got detention for my disregard to the “no gym access before school starts” rule in junior high.

    2. When I was little, one of my friends conned me into believing that I could “rub off” my freckles if I used dew from the grass on the 1st of every month for a year. Needless to say, it didn’t work.

    3. At age 9, I was kicked by a horse when I was on a walk with my Mom. She was talking to her friend and ignoring my request to “pet the horsey” so, I did what I wanted and ended up in the ER.

    4. From the time I was 5, I’ve wanted to be a ballerina.

    5. I’ve got a star pattern tattoo on my hip for a total of five representing each member of my family. One for each of my sisters, one for me, and one for each of my parents.

  • Shannon March 10, 2010, 2:58 pm

    1.i used to eat ice cream with a huge glass of milk (maybe that’s why i’m lactose intolerant? haha)
    2.i was named shannon b/c my dad didn’t want me to have a nickname
    3.i was on our high school’s bowling team
    4.i like dry oatmeal
    5.i’ve always wanted a tattoo, but haven’t come up with a design that i’d want forever

  • Kara M. March 10, 2010, 2:59 pm

    1. I grew up in Colorado and have never been skiing.
    2. I moved to Louisiana when I was 22 for grad school, then to Florida, and I’m moving to Olympia, WA in 2 months!
    3. I have a section of missing eye lashes on my left eye, its a scar from chicken pox.
    4. I have a Ph.D.
    5. I have a butterfly tattoo on my right shoulder.

  • Melissa March 10, 2010, 3:00 pm

    *I’m 26 and scared of the dark – not terrified, but it makes me nervous.

    *I recently had an epiphany that I don’t want to get a 9-to-5 after the kids go to school…I “just” want to be mom.

    *I wish I was a hippy, but I can’t go without my showers.

    *I used to have 2 cows named Dairy Queen and Cowabunga, but I just called them Queenie and Bunga.

    *I think I could totally kick butt at Survivor. I’d go if it wasn’t for the kids.

  • Jess March 10, 2010, 3:01 pm

    1. I got my first Masters (Molecular Biology) at 23. I plan on having my MS (Nutrition) and PhD (Molecular Biology) by 26
    2. I am from Pittsburgh abd BLEED black and gold
    3. I am a certified Pilates instructor
    4. I teach ballet 3 times a week and have done pointe for 13 years!!
    5. My cousin plays for the Seattle Mariners and I went to Spring Training last week in Arizona! (We go every year!!)

  • Lizz March 10, 2010, 3:01 pm

    1. I have a degree in Public Relations but don’t work in it…or plan to.
    2. My blender is my mothers (from 1974)
    3. You can touch both walls in my kitchen without any problem (it’s almost smaller than my bathroom)
    4. I tutor a 1st grader in reading twice a week and she’s awesome
    5. I play upright bass and bass guitar- and it cracks my mother up that when I read “Sea Bass” I say “Sea Base” instead nearly every time because of it.

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear March 10, 2010, 3:02 pm

    *I am an only child
    *I have a belly button ring (that has probably outlived it’s course)
    *I have an MBA in Human Resources, and have yet to use it
    *I live in Detroit, but call West Palm Beach my second home
    *I have never had a pet, not even a fish

  • Stephanie March 10, 2010, 3:03 pm

    1. I am running my first Half Marathon a week from Sunday, the NYC Half!
    2. I went skydiving as a high school graduation present from my parents.
    3. I have a bachelor of arts degree in Film Production
    4. I am a certified scuba diver
    5. I love to eat and drink good beer

  • Tay March 10, 2010, 3:04 pm

    1. I’ve lived in CA my whole life and can’t speak Spanish! 😉
    2. I’m graduating next week!!!
    3. I haven’t eaten red meat since I was in middle school.
    4. I one day hope to road trip across the United States.
    5. I have 4 siblings – 3 sisters, 1 brother! All ranging in age from 9-20.

  • angelaLV March 10, 2010, 3:04 pm

    -I think curly mustaches on guys my ageare hot (20yo)
    -I don’t like meatloaf, or anything that resembles it.
    -I really wantto try coconut butter and glo bars, saving is required
    -Majoring in Kinesiology w/ emphasis of nutrition
    -My boyfriend is currently on hold, while I type this


  • Cindi March 10, 2010, 3:06 pm

    1. I am a PADI Divemaster
    2. Last year my boyfriend and I (now fiance) took a year off to travel around the world – went to 17 countries and 3 continents
    3. I broke my left foot when I was 20 doing the Toyota heel click in the air after a guy kissed me for the first time
    4. I faint at the site of blood or if I see someone seriously injured (doesn’t even have to been in real life – I have been known to faint in a movie theatre!)
    5. I HATE ketchup!

  • Lauren March 10, 2010, 3:07 pm


    1) I recently went ziplining in Vermont, and it was awesome!
    2) I’ve never been to France, boo.
    3) I’m absolutely obsessed with running to Lady Gaga, but I totally deny being a “fan.”
    4) I have an MFA in Creative Writing, and am *strongly* considering going back to school for Exercise Science.
    5) I’m a certified Pilates instructor.

  • katie March 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

    1. i eat frozen yogurt everyday and believe it is good for me:)
    2. i climb fabric 30 feat in the air at least 4 times a week
    3. i secretly want to be the best at everything i do
    4. i can’t stand LOUD noises/music/people
    5. i really love my major(marketing) and am soooo relieved by that fact

  • Jesi March 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

    1) I lived in Hawaii until I was 12
    2) I am obsessed with pigs and think they are the cutest thing ever (my husband thinks I’m crazy!)
    3) I hate cooked fruit
    4) I married my best friend in August
    5) I have a younger brother with autism who inspires me everyday

  • katalina March 10, 2010, 3:10 pm

    1. I love my family and my fiance very very much!
    2. I moved from a small eastern Europe country to new york around 3 years ago and I love it!
    3. I like to amuse my fiance making piggy sounds.
    4. I love spring!
    5. I can eat watermelon all day long!

  • Amanda @ LessonsInModeration March 10, 2010, 3:11 pm

    1. I hate ceiling fans and celery
    2. I have lived in New England all my life and don’t plan on moving, despite the sucky winters.
    3. I bought my first house a year ago and I love it!
    4. My life long dream is to write a book, but I’m not sure what I can write about.
    5. My favorite color is purple.

  • s. March 10, 2010, 3:15 pm

    – i don’t like hummus
    – i played ice hockey for 8 years
    – i am addicted to chapstick (aquaphor in particular)
    – finding new music is my hobby
    – i was an art history major but have never had any intention of a career in the arts.

  • Erin March 10, 2010, 3:15 pm

    1. I have two degrees: Theatre and Public Relations/Advertising
    2. I’m a wuss when it comes to working out. I like to stay in my comfort zone.
    3. I’m 23 and have been to 23 countries.
    4. I come from a big Disney family; my parents met at Disney World and honemooned there, my husband and I honeymooned there and went back for our first anniversary last year! I’ve gotten him addicted
    5. I took French 1-8 grade, Japanese 10-12 and spent 2 summers in Poland.

  • Susan March 10, 2010, 3:15 pm

    1. I lived in Spain for 6 month and I loved it!
    2. I have an adorable 17 month old
    3. I love to swim
    4. My favorite color is red
    5. Baking de-stresses me and makes me happy.

  • Molly @fuelherup March 10, 2010, 3:17 pm

    1) I have two dogs, two horses, one pony, and one cat.
    2) I’m currently attending an “Ivy League of the South”
    3) I hate my room-mate. (as a room-mate, not as a person)
    4) I’m double majoring in Ecology &Evolutionary Biology and Kinesiology (Health Sciences Concentration)
    5) I love doing homework in my school’s Rec Center.

  • Dani March 10, 2010, 3:18 pm

    -I’m a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy where I am majoring in English and in Behavioral Sciences and am going to be either a physical therapist or a pilot in the US Air Force when I graduate.

    -I did my first triathlon last year and I got HOOKED! I joined the triathlon team at school and I LOVE it! My bike is a light blue specialized dulce named Bella

    -I’m currently training for my 1st ever marathon in May

    -I’m going to Morocco this summer to study French

    -Earlier this week my roommates caught me talking in my sleep saying “I just want to be a princess”

    and a bonus: I have heard of the green monster from several people, my mom sent me the recipe, I just bought a blender, but I have yet work up the courage!

  • Jamie March 10, 2010, 3:22 pm

    1. I love dorky things like crossword puzzles, sudoku, and the computer programming class I took last semester.
    2. Although I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, I don’t consider my self a “city girl” and I am DEFINITELY not as tough as you might expect someone from Brooklyn to be.
    3. I havent seen my boyfriend on my birthday for THREE YEARS IN A ROW (about to be the fourth year) since we both play spring sports that require us to travel to different places over spring break 🙁
    4. I love dogs, but I’m seriously considering getting a kitten after graduation
    5. I have spent so much time reading healthy living and nutrition blogs in the past 6 months that I am considering becoming an RD!!

  • Sarah March 10, 2010, 3:22 pm

    1) I am a HUGE fan of the Brontes and have studied them and their writings rigorously.
    2) I spent 3 weeks one summer in college hiking and studying in England and Ireland.
    3) I am an enabler of my boyfriend’s Van Halen obsession and constantly buy him band paraphernalia.
    4) I met Jonathan Groff (from Spring Awakening and Taking Woodstock) because we did community theater at the same place. He took my friend and I on a tour of a Broadway theater, and we met Lea Michele from Glee.
    5) I was bit by a bat and less than two months later developed an allergy to peanuts. Such luck.

  • Dani March 10, 2010, 3:24 pm

    1. I’m a 21 year old full-time college student that works part-time at FedEx Trade Networks “bursting” border shipments via computer and I live in Buffalo, New York with my mom.
    2. I’m working on a dual-major, in Spanish and in Environmental Studies at the University of Buffalo. I don’t really know what I plan on doing with my degrees, I do know I want to do conservation work of some kind. Probably will get involved in Greenpeace after I graduate.
    3. I love musicals. And Disney movies, especially the ones with singing.
    4. I lived in Mazatlan, Mexico for a semester, and this upcoming summer I’ll be living in Cusco, Peru.
    5. I’m dying to get a mini pot-bellied pig. I want him to have black spots and am thinking of calling him Poquito.

  • Amber@minimalistdiary March 10, 2010, 3:24 pm

    1. I grew up near casinos all my life. I lived on an island right outside Atlantic City growing up then moved to Vegas when I was 12.
    2. My brother and I both have red hair and freckles. No one else in my family has red hair. The idea that I might be adopted was thrown out the window when my brother popped out with red hair!
    3. I had a melanoma removed last year that made me completely reevaluate my way of living – eating, stress, exercise, etc. I am still a work in progress.
    4. I LOOOVE to read and I can read so fast I could probably go through 3 books a day if I didn’t have to work.
    5. I have the most ridiculous alcohol tolerance. I can drink any of my guy friends under the table – even though I barely drink anymore. However, I also get wicked hangovers – even from just one drink!

  • amber March 10, 2010, 3:29 pm

    – I completed 4 sprint triathlons last summer and want to do an Olympic distance.

    -can never get sick of sushi!

    -read healthy blogs daily.

    -want to start my own blog one day!
    -training for my first half Marathon in October!

  • Dani March 10, 2010, 3:29 pm

    1. I secretly love MTV shows about pregnant teenagers.
    2. Sometimes I choose to drink champagne without any reason for celebration.
    3. My favorite sports team is the Maryland Terrapins. GO TERPS!!
    4. I am addicted to health food blogs.
    5. I live in Times Square NYC!!

  • JenRD March 10, 2010, 3:30 pm

    1) I prefer active adventure trips over beach trips any day, and have been hiking in the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps.
    2) I have a pet turtle named Johnny, which my husband adopted 22 years ago!
    3) I am terrified of skiing, and had a near panic attack when I tried it.
    4) I am not at all afraid of bugs, and have no qualms about scooping them up and releasing them outside.
    5) My favorite movie as a child was Annie.

  • Marlene March 10, 2010, 3:33 pm

    1. I have been engaged three times, and I’m the one who broke off the engagement every time.
    2. I’m one inch away from being 6 feet tall.
    3. I have a degree in Theatre Performance, but work a desk job at the City.
    4. I have a brother, a step-brother, and a half-brother.
    5. I truly believe that everyone has a voice; that every vote counts; and that the possibility of social justice for all exists.

    • Cristin March 10, 2010, 3:37 pm

      I also have a degree in theatre and work a desk job. I feel ya!

  • Cristin March 10, 2010, 3:35 pm

    1. I grew up in Louisiana.
    2. I am the oldest of 6 kids.
    3. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 32.
    4. I am on a reality show ABOUT driving on the travel channel (it starts this week).
    5. I ran the Chicago marathon in 2003 and it’s the reason I quit smoking (thank goodness!).

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place March 10, 2010, 3:35 pm

    1. I have lived in 5 different states
    2. I used to play the viola
    3. I type super super fast!
    4. I put ketchup in my cottage cheese and it’s the most fabulous thing ever!
    5. I was a published writer at the ripe age of 10! my poems and stories I wrote for school were published !

  • Hannah March 10, 2010, 3:37 pm

    1. I’ve moved seven times.
    2. I’m currently pursuing a double major in Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.
    3. I could talk forever about nutrition and running because I find both topics so fascinating.
    4. I’m terrified of getting stung by a bee, driving in the snow, choking on something when I’m by myself, and throwing up (weird, I know!)
    5. When I was a kid I thought I was going to be a pianist when I was older (and I do play the piano) but now I want to be a novelist, among other things 🙂

  • Kristin March 10, 2010, 3:37 pm

    1. I’m turning 30 in 30 days!
    2. I’ve been doing triathlons for 10 years. In honor of my 10th tri, during my 10th year, AND my 30th birthday I’m doing my first Olympic Distance Tri!
    3. I use to be able to sing classical opera in 5 different languages. I think I could probably still do it if I tried
    4. I have never lived anywhere except in the cheese state of Wisoncsin
    5. The strangest thing I have ever eaten is Musk Ox!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 10, 2010, 3:39 pm

    1. My family sails. I have sailed from the Providence area to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Bermuda.
    2. I am terrified of spiders. And crabs.
    3. I had part time jobs as a waitress and lifeguard during college.
    4. I was the treasurer of my sorority in college.
    5. My bachelorette party is next weekend! 🙂

  • Sherry March 10, 2010, 3:45 pm

    1. My initials spell SLY
    2. I share the same first and middle name with my mom’s cousin
    3. My biggest fear is sea monsters (luckily, though, it’s a fear I’ve not had to personally face)
    4. My favorite food EVER is stuffing, closely followed by pierogies (carbs, carbs and more carbs)
    5. I go to Pitt

    • Beki March 11, 2010, 9:59 am

      Thats cool, my initials used to be BAR, which i thought was cool growing up… but now they are BAG, isn’t that sad. haha!

  • Kelly March 10, 2010, 3:49 pm

    My five things:
    1) I was born in El Paso TX
    2) Grew up outside Chicago and was the third generation in my family to attend that high school (as in my mom and her parents went there!)
    3) I work as an oncology nurse and love it
    4) I have two cats (Buttercup and Chrysanthemum – who goes by Chrissy)
    5) In my generation (all our cousins on both sides of the family) my sister and I are the only two sisters! (We also have a brother)

    Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks Dicks! If I had a twitter account I’d sign up, totally!

  • Tina March 10, 2010, 3:53 pm

    1. Last year I completed the Princess 1/2 and the Trek Tri and this year I can’t seem to get motivated. (I say completed because I barely finished either of them…but I’m still proud of those medals!!!)
    2. I love love love to bake. I’ve been told I make the best Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, and now I believe it!
    3. I married my high school sweetheart almost 2 years ago <3
    4. I have been reading this blog for months now and this is the first time I've ever posted anything.(HTP Rocks!)
    5. I moved to Florida 7 years ago for no good reason but am pretty sure it was one of the best decisions of my life.

  • Robin March 10, 2010, 3:54 pm

    1. I am learning to play the banjo.
    2. I took THE Tom Cruise to my college homecoming banquet (Ok, so he was a life sized cardboard cutout, but still! My roomie took a James Dean one… we had a blast and I have the pics to prove it!)
    3. I am absolutely terrified of bears b/c one attacked our campsite when I was a kid and I’ve never recovered from that!
    4. I can square dance and polka.
    5. I once won the Texas State Liar’s Contest when I was 12. Basically it’s a story-telling contest. The trophy has a big cow on top and I still have it 🙂

  • Jamie March 10, 2010, 3:55 pm

    1) I was born in England
    2) I have lost 50 pounds since October
    3) We wanted to move to FL!!!
    4) I have a tattoo on my ankle of a flower that I love!
    5) I just started running in January, my first 5k in Apr, my first 10k in June and my first ½ marathon in September…eek!!

  • GurlOnA"Diet" March 10, 2010, 3:55 pm

    1) i was born in South Korea
    2) my entire family is Korean. including extended family. cept one cousin whos husband is german/ japanese
    3) i have been playing classical music since i was 6
    4) i will have taken 13 ap tests by the time i graduate
    5) i just found i have mild lactose intolerance 🙁

  • Betsy March 10, 2010, 4:01 pm

    1. I studied in Italy for four months and while not fluent, can still hold a conversation in Italian.
    2. I graduate in May and will be attending law school next year, just not sure where yet…
    3. I have the longest toes and the flattest fit… I’m terrible at long distance running.
    4. I love everything about history, one of my favorite places to go is D.C.
    5. My last name is 14 letters long and never pronounced correctly.

  • rachel March 10, 2010, 4:02 pm

    1. I was born and raised on a border town in Texas (the Mexican border), and like Caitlin, I can’t speak Spanish!
    2. I am getting my Master’s from UT-Austin in Speech Language Pathology
    3. I want to move to NYC.
    4. Although I don’t enjoy always having homework, I never want to graduate and enter the “real world”.
    5. Riding my bike to school every morning makes my day.

  • Jes March 10, 2010, 4:04 pm

    1. I am the oldest grandchild on both sides of my family, and I have a sister, a step sister, a half sister, and a half brother.
    2. I was a Navy brat, but grew up in the same house until I moved away for college (that is rare).
    3. I have gone skydiving three times and hang gliding twice. (I would make it a hobby if I could afford it.)
    4. I’ve officially been in college for 10 years. EEK! I got my BS and MS in forensic science, then was convinced to go for my PhD in chemistry… You cannot say no to a free education!
    5. I cannot lick Popsicle sticks. Just typing that makes me cringe.

  • Rebekah March 10, 2010, 4:05 pm

    1. I have lost 80 pounds over the past year.
    2. I read health based blogs entirely too much.
    3. I listen to NPR religiously, but I can’t stand the Diane Rheem show.
    4. I love to read and currently have 25 books checked out from the public library (a combination of travel and cook books with a few novels thrown in)
    5. My dream is to create a healthy restraunt/grocery store in a poor urban area that offers job training and fresh produce pre-chopped like whole foods. Also I would like to offer free nutrition classes to the community.

  • laura dishes March 10, 2010, 4:11 pm

    1. At one point, I had my tongue, belly button, nose, and tragus (inner ear) pierced. I took them all out but I’m stuck w/ a tattoo on my hip that I got when I was 15. Middle child syndrome?
    2. I have 3 siblings- there’s a 16 year age gap from the youngest to oldest.
    3. I have been in a long-distance relationship for 2.5 years. We still haven’t decided who is moving or where we’re moving to.
    4. I never buy the book, magazine, or shirt that’s at the front of the rack. I like the one in the back.
    5. I don’t always make sense b/c I start talking after I’ve been thinking about something, which leads to me starting a story or entering into a conversation mid-way through the conversation.

  • kristin March 10, 2010, 4:11 pm

    * I live in Cleveland Ohio and its FREEZING HERE!
    * I just signed up for a 10 mile race – my longest running distance yet!
    * I am getting married in December
    * I read too many healthy living blogs 🙂
    * I am totally stealing this from someone else – but the thought of licking a popsicle stick also makes me cringe. ha!

  • Justine March 10, 2010, 4:14 pm

    * I speak German, Italian and Spanish
    * I’m 21, but I’ve never had an alcoholic drink
    * The pre-Ellis Island version of my last name means “The Great” in Dutch
    * I’ve worked in a cemetery for the last three summers … and I loved it! Very quiet.
    * I’m going to be a radio news anchor after I graduate. Yay, job!

  • molly b March 10, 2010, 4:15 pm

    1. I can juggle
    2. I have lived in Africa
    3. I teach kindergarten
    4. I am married to my best friend
    5. When I was four, all I wanted for Christmas was a bumblebee to have as a pet

  • Jessica Lee March 10, 2010, 4:18 pm

    1) I have 2 tattoos, one my wrist and one on my ribs (that one hurt like hell)
    2) I am the youngest of three girls, we all have names starting with “J” (me – Jessica, Judy, Jennifer)
    3) I have lost 25 lbs in the last year
    4) I did 2 volunteer trips to Guatemala and lived there both times with a host family for 2 weeks each.
    5) I know how to ride motorcycles.

  • Mary @ Fit this girl March 10, 2010, 4:18 pm


    1) I have 6 tattoos, one is a huge pair of pink rollerskates!
    2) I have lived in Minnesota all my life, but was born in Cali!
    3) I hEArt old, bad rap music like color me bad and Another Bad Creation!
    4) I have been wearing pink since I was like born and it has always been my fave color.
    5) Next Friday is my last day at my job–I am changing careers! 😉

  • Liz March 10, 2010, 4:20 pm

    -My cousin/best friend and I have matching tattoos that say “cousin” in hebrew
    -My husband and I eloped when visiting friends in Portland, OR
    -I love bad pop music
    -I hated fruits and vegetables for most of my life, but now they are my main food staples in the last few years
    -I used to not be able to run a mile, now I’m running a marathon in 10 days!

  • kate March 10, 2010, 4:21 pm

    i loved reading everyones facts – they are so interesting!
    1. i was voted class clown & most outrageous in high school (and i got tied for most school spirit)
    2. i already have my baby names picked out
    3. i met my boyfriend online
    4. ive been fired more than once from a job
    5. i have the ralph lauren polo pony tattooed on my ankle

  • Brittney March 10, 2010, 4:22 pm

    * I’ve lost 104lbs
    * I have to sleep with a fan on
    * I have a 7lb toy pomeranian and a 160lb mastiff
    * I named my daughter Fallyn
    * My husband and I have matching tattoos, “ONE LOVE” on are foot

  • jen trinque March 10, 2010, 4:26 pm

    1.I became a vegetarian when I was 13 in order to avoid eating the weird food my step mom cooked (but I’ve stuck with it for 17 years now!)
    2. I have two cats and let them run my life just a little too much
    3. I didn’t know you could make brownies from scratch until I was about 17 (mom always made them from a box….)
    4. I got to paint a mural on the wall in my high school during my senior year.
    5. I started a new job three days ago and I love it!

  • Kellie March 10, 2010, 4:27 pm

    I have a horrible Diet Coke addiction.
    If I don’t excercise, I am a grouch all day.
    I still sleep with a special blanket.
    I am obsessed with my food scale.
    I could eat oatmeal for every meal and never get bored.

  • Emily GG March 10, 2010, 4:33 pm

    1) I lived in the house my father built until I moved away for college (my parents still live in the house)
    2) I hated running in High School, now 5 years later I run all the time (Training for my first half marathon)
    3) I’m addicted to squash and yes my skin turned orange
    4) I recently became a vegetarian, 2 months and loving it
    5) My work out cloths are too big so I hope I win the gift card so I can buy some from Dick’s:)

  • Brigid March 10, 2010, 4:40 pm

    I never had a sweet potato or oatmeal until the past couple months.
    I’ve never slept past 8am.
    I will not eat any seafood except tuna fish from a can.
    I am irish but don’t wear green on St. Paddy’s Day.
    I am afraid of tofu.

  • Renee March 10, 2010, 4:43 pm

    1) I am a classically trained opera singer
    2) I have two dimples but the right dimple is much larger:)
    3) I cannot stand the taste or smell of mushrooms
    4) I chew my gum to a specific tune in my head
    5) I am obsessed with peanut butter- I’ll eat it with ANYthing!

  • AlisonJ March 10, 2010, 4:52 pm

    1) I am currently obsessed with trying new foods. I will pretty much try anything – at least once!
    2) I gave up meat for Lent and surprisingly not had any meat cravings. Wish I had been this lucky when I gave up chocolate last year – that was darn near impossible.
    3) My mom is my very best friend.
    4) I love chick flicks.
    5) I chew gum constantly – I think I am addicted.

  • chandra h March 10, 2010, 4:52 pm

    1… I was homeschooled up until 9th grade ,
    2… I lived in India ages 2-5 ,
    3… I was born with a white spot on each of my front teeth, they are still there! ,
    4… I’ve never broken a bone or had a cavity ,
    5… I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life.



  • greenbean March 10, 2010, 4:56 pm

    1. i have weird cravings b/c of what my babysitter fed me. a hamburger with a banana, mac n cheese and apple sauce, or chicken soup and milk
    2. i hate the smell of fresia
    3. vegging out on the couch recharges me
    4. i love eggs and used to make them when i would come home from college. i hated the powdered cafeteria eggs
    5. and i also went to Pitt!

  • linds March 10, 2010, 4:58 pm

    1. I am an identical twin.
    2. I had a pear for the first time ever this year.
    3. I am obsessed with NIKE sneakers, I own over 200 pairs which are all stacked in my room !
    4. The only bone I ever broke was both sides of my jaw !(ouch)
    5.I am an Athletic Training major and have already earned my BA in Business Management.

  • Erin March 10, 2010, 5:02 pm

    1. I’ve moved across the country twice in one year
    2. I’ll graduate with my MPH in May
    3. I’ve moved every year since I started college in 2003. I’m hoping this will be the year we don’t have to move (please don’t raise our rent too much!!)
    4. I can never decide on what my favorite food is because I love too many foods
    5. My boyfriend is Japanese and my favorite thing about visiting his family, besides seeing his family, is the awesome Japanese food his mom cooks

  • Sarah Elizabeth March 10, 2010, 5:05 pm

    1) I was on the Walt Disney World College Program. It was like a 3-month Spring Break.
    2.) Everyone says I remind them of Ina Garten (I cook alot) even though I am 30 years yonnger and have a better wardrobe.
    3.) I am obessed with all things french.
    4.) I work with Senior Citizens and adore each and every one of them. Children make me nuts.
    5.) I would love to live in the show Mad Men.

  • Kristen March 10, 2010, 5:08 pm

    – I have a tatoo of a boa constrictor that ate an elephant (from the book The Little Prince) and, like you, want another
    – I majored in Chemical Engineering for 3.5 years before changing to landscape design
    – I have lived in Alabama everyday of my life.
    – My dad is a cancer SURVIVOR!!!! (not about me but something I can scream from the roof tops every second of everyday)
    – I umpire highschool fastpitch softball. My life= softaball

    I love this giveaway! Good luck in the Tri. Dont worry about those Gators, you’re fierce, they wont mess with you!

  • Michelle March 10, 2010, 5:12 pm

    Ohh, fun, five things about myself 🙂

    1, I Love Fast!!! Which is why I have my own Motorcycle

    2. I have my degree in Cosmetology, But don’t want to use it for my career

    3. I was deployed to Iraq, Twice.

    4. I Love running and being able to stay motivated!

    5. I am learning how to have a healthy outlook on food, portions, and body weight. Just starting schooling to be a Registered Dietitian, and am Soo Excited!

    p.s. Frozen Spinach?? does it taste the same??? That sounds like a great idea when you buy in bulk!

  • Natalie D. March 10, 2010, 5:13 pm

    1.) I love candy corn all year round.
    2.) My favorite color is pink!
    3.) I haven’t lived outside Washington state.
    4.) I broke my elbow freshman year of HS playing volleyball.
    5.) I use self-tanner everyday and alot of my wardrobe is stained =(.

  • Rachel- No Preservatives Added March 10, 2010, 5:17 pm

    1. I got married while hubby and I were still in college full-time. Two years later we both graduated on time!

    2. I recently tried salmon even though I have not eaten a lick of seafood since the 5th grade.

    3. I have 2 cats named after characters in Harry Potter- Luna Lovegood and Mrs. Weasley.

    4. Budgeting and personal finance are fun to me.

    5. I bungeed jumped off a random bridge in the middle of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador when I was only 17.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 10, 2010, 5:20 pm

    1. I can’t straighten my arms or legs
    2. My grandfather was a cheerleader
    3. I didn’t have a tv until after I graduated college
    4. I used to hate sweet potatoes but now I couldn’t live without them.
    5. I’ve worn the same size shoe since 5th grade (9 1/2- can you imagine me in 5th grade?!)

  • Lauren March 10, 2010, 5:20 pm

    1) I am my mom’s twin, only 30something years younger.
    2) I was the Female Athlete of the Year for my graduating class in high school, I got a sweet watch out of it 🙂
    3) I busted my head open & tore my ACL all because of my love (and overly aggressive nature) in soccer.
    4) My husband and I have a ridiculous language that only the two of us get.
    5) I plan on having 6 children and running a half-marathon soon.

  • Jenn March 10, 2010, 5:23 pm

    1 – I grew up on Guantanamo Bay’s naval base as a kid.
    2 – My husband and I both got our scuba diving certification prior to our honeymoon in Bora Bora. Best decision ever!
    3 – I worked in the plastic surgery department at Children’s Hospital Boston while I was in graduate school at Boston University.
    4 – I am a huge college bball fan. Go UCONN Huskies!!
    5 – I can’t live without my diet coke.

  • Jae March 10, 2010, 5:25 pm

    1. I’m a high school junior who just happens to adore your blog.
    2. I speak English and Korean fluently, french is half-half, and spanish is in the beginning stages.
    3. I want to get over my ED.
    4. I cant live without gum and diet coke
    5. I found my first kabocha yesterday! :DDD

  • Allison K March 10, 2010, 5:34 pm

    I wish I had time to read everyone’s comment!

    1. My left leg is 12mm shorter than my right leg. This causes all sorts of lovely biomechanical issues… 🙂
    2.I grew up in Reno Nevada, and currently live in Boise Idaho
    3. I have 5 tattoos-including my anniversary date in binary code.
    4.I have never done anything in the summer aside from go to summer camp, work at summer camp, direct summer camp, and now supervise three camp directors!–it’s an obsession I guess.
    5. I play the cello.

  • Rae March 10, 2010, 5:39 pm


    1. I’m doing Ironman this year…and couldnt even run a mile 5 years ago.

    2. My boyfriend (now husband) got me into tri’s and now I am a total addict (poor guy rues the day!)

    3. I have a butterfly tattoo on my lowe back

    4. I’m a social worker

    5. Ive had my second job at BJs for almost 11 years and have tried to quit 5 times without any success!! lol

  • Amy March 10, 2010, 5:42 pm

    1. My favorite food is pizza
    2. I just moved from New York to Texas
    3. My favorite color is neon
    4. I love country music
    5. I also LOVE Cadbury eggs and try to have one a year- I forgot last year

  • Lizzy March 10, 2010, 5:55 pm

    1-I was named Elizabeth because that was the street my dad’s car wash was on
    2-I ran my first Half Marathon On October 18th 2009
    3-I am a Fashion Major in School and i absolutely love it
    4-I have 2 tattoos, one on my right wrist that say’s strength and another on my back that is a cross and angle wings
    5-I have shared a room with my sister since we were babies

  • Mel H. March 10, 2010, 5:56 pm

    1-I have a bachelors degree but am back in school for nursing.
    2-I have a major problem with taking in stray animals.
    3-I could eat mashed potatoes with every meal…. seriously.
    4-I secretly love to read romance novels.
    5-My middle name is Kay.

  • Liz March 10, 2010, 5:57 pm

    1. My first job was at Chuck E Cheese’s
    2. I’m graduating in May with a Master’s degree in School Counseling
    3. I’m originally from LA and now live in Fort Collins, CO of all places
    4. Both my parents speak Spanish & I don’t
    5. I just swallowed a crushed garlic clove so I don’t get sick

  • Natalie Berry March 10, 2010, 5:58 pm

    1. I currently go to Baylor University in good ole Waco, TX and am graduating in May
    2. I am getting married to the love of my life in July (AHHH!! Can’t wait!!)
    3. I have 3 sisters who although I am very different from, I absolutely adore
    4. I am completely in love with my 1-year-old niece!
    5. I am a Sports Sponsorship and Sales major and hoping to work for the American Heart Association

  • LindsayRuns March 10, 2010, 6:01 pm

    1. I am adopted. I know I look just like my birth mother even though I have never seen her.
    2. I hiccup on demand. Jalapenos and crushed red pepper flakes do it every time. I eat them with abandon anyways.
    3. I take a nap most every afternoon
    4. I have a birthmark between my toes on my left foot
    5. My favorite types of music are hard and classic rock. I love rocking out with the windows down, especially when I’m dressed prissy or preppy.

  • Danielle March 10, 2010, 6:01 pm

    1. I lived in Connecticut my whole life until I recently moved to Charlotte NC
    2. I was a gymnast for 14 years
    3. I am currently training for my second half marathon
    4. I work in advertising/marketing/emerging media
    5. I have only owned stick shift cars

  • Kristin March 10, 2010, 6:05 pm

    1. I have never been a runner, but! Yesterday I signed up for the Maui Marathon!!! EEK! I live in Philadelphia.. haha

    2. I just found my half brother this past weekend on facebook. I have never met him before and I only found out about him right before my dad passed away when I was 16. I am excited to get to know him!

    3. I have 4 tattoos and I don’t know when I will stop!

    4. I pierced my own nose when I was 13 and I still have it and still love it!

    5.I almost dropped out of college when my cat passed away. That love was serious!

  • Morgan March 10, 2010, 6:08 pm

    1. I am the only Morgan Beene in the world
    2. I hold a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo (18 years)
    3. In 1997 I was a World Champion in taekwondo
    4. I’m working on a Master’s in Education
    5. I voted for Hilary

  • Allyson March 10, 2010, 6:08 pm

    1.)I love math.
    2.)I’m running the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon on May 2nd.
    3.)I was 21 when I had blood drawn for the first time.
    4.)My elbows are double jointed.
    5.)I graduated 2nd in my HS class.

  • Natalie March 10, 2010, 6:13 pm

    1. I want to become a physical therapist
    2. I have always hated cream cheese
    3. I have never been to a high school dance
    4. Never been on a date
    5. I survived Hurricane Hugo

  • Elyse March 10, 2010, 6:16 pm

    1. I LOVE olives. I could finish off a can in one sitting no problem.
    2. I want to become a blogger so bad but don’t even know where to start. I’m on a erightliss journey and would love to document it!
    3. I’m a high school leader for a group of 9th grade girls at my church. They’re wonderful!
    4. I really want to run the Disney Half Marathon but I don’t really run. I’m trying to get into it though 🙂
    5. My dream cars are a Range Rover & a Jeep Wrangler. I just love how they look 😀

    Thanks for being an awesome blogger Caitlin!

  • Alicia March 10, 2010, 6:18 pm

    1. I have a large birthmark on my left arm that my grandma once tried to scrub off b/c she thought it was dirt.
    2. My golden retriever was a wedding present from my hubby.
    3. I eat eggs every single day.
    4. As much as I blog about eating out, I prefer to cook at home.
    5. I am SLOWLY becoming a runner!

  • Kelly B (at Local Foodie Fight) March 10, 2010, 6:23 pm

    1. I met the director of Food Inc and farmer/author Joel Salatin and next on my list is Michael Pollan.
    2. I will eat any vegetable, there is no veggie I won’t eat.
    3. I can’t spell the word “necesarry” without spell checl. see its wrong there.
    4. I have the flattest feet in the world.
    5. I get goosebumps like its my job.

  • Sara March 10, 2010, 6:28 pm

    1) I have an identical twin.
    2) I have two birth certificates; my first name when I was born became my middle name.
    3) Ask me anything about The Beatles and/or Paul McCartney and I’ll most likely know the answer!
    4) One thing I don’t tolerate is intolerance.
    5) I have two nieces and two nephews, and I love them as much as I would love my own children.

  • jamie March 10, 2010, 6:29 pm

    1. i have FOUR brothers (all whom i adore)
    2. i have been to spain, france, italy, and australia, but never have been to mexico (i could drive there in 5 hours)
    3. i buy & eat bananas even though i don’t like them
    4. i own more books that i haven’t read than i have (eek!)
    5. i once ran a half marathon with only one training run of 6 miles…WORST race ever! 🙂

  • Mary March 10, 2010, 6:31 pm

    1. I met my husband when I was 15 and he was 23 (we were friends till I was 23 and he was 31!)
    2. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but I am not German
    3. I still get irrationally afraid of getting blood drawn/ shots… Almost to the point of tears. :l
    4. I am a REAL housewife in Orange County HAHAHA!
    5. My only pet is my cat, the Snowcat, and I’ve had her since I was 12 (I’m 28 now!)… She also looks like a siamese, but her Mommy cat was a silver tabby that we ‘found’ in our garage

  • swimsutra March 10, 2010, 6:34 pm

    1. In the 2008 election, I voted for president and state offices and voted for 3 different political parties.
    2. I have yet to donate blood (yikes! That’s awful)
    3. I have never been to CA.
    4. I have swam in the Mediterranean Sea in four different countries.
    5. I am a big ACC college football fan.

  • Megan March 10, 2010, 6:45 pm

    Oh this is fun!

    1.) I lived in Japan
    2.) I met Joe Nichols
    3.) I went sky diving last year
    4.) I married my highschool sweetheart.
    5.) I used to own my very own motorcycle

  • vee March 10, 2010, 6:45 pm

    – I’ve never been to NY
    – I graduated with a 4.0 in college!
    – I love reading your blog!
    – I’m sane because of running
    – I’ve taken karate classes before

  • maren March 10, 2010, 6:51 pm

    -i was born in sweden, but grew up in texas, and now live in new york
    -i write with my left hand, but play sports with my right
    -i played violin for 12 years
    -i love reading blogs but don’t have one myself
    -i plan to live in paris, barcelona, and somewhere in italy with my chef boyfriend sometime in the future

  • Allison R. March 10, 2010, 6:53 pm

    1. I can pop my shoulder out of socket. It looks weird, but doesn’t hurt at all!
    2. My moms maiden name was EauClaire, so my middle name is Claire 🙂
    3. I have been dating my boyfriend since my freshman year of high school, and I am now a junior in college. That’s almost 7 years! I <3 him 🙂
    4. I eat a banana almost everyday…probably 340 days out of a year. That's a lot of bananas!
    5. I am an organizational FREAK. Everything has to be put in its place before bed or it will drive me bonkers!

  • Courtney March 10, 2010, 6:55 pm

    1. I used to be a ballet dancer- pointe shoes and everything!
    2. I’m the only one in my family with blue eyes and the only one in my family who’s left-handed.
    3. I want a tattoo of a heart on my ankle SO BAD.
    4. I’m a runner with a heart rate condition. Imagine that.
    5. I have a cafe au lait mark on my right arm that looks like mickey mouse.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 10, 2010, 6:56 pm

    1. My dream is to go to culinary school
    2. I had a job as a waitress that lasted 1 day, and 1 day only
    3. I hate my middle name
    4. I could oatmeal for every meal of the day and love it
    5. I’m getting my first tattoo in Ireland this summer!

  • Erin March 10, 2010, 7:00 pm

    i am left-handed
    i have an identical twin sister
    my dad is old enough to be my grandpa
    running is the only form of exercise i truly enjoy
    i love children

  • Heather March 10, 2010, 7:07 pm

    1. I watch Jeopardy every night (if I’m home) because I am a huge nerd.
    2. I am terrified of swimming where I can’t see the bottom (so basically anywhere that isn’t a pool!)
    3. I chose to study something I love versus something that is guaranteed to make me money.
    4. I’ve never broken a bone OR had chicken pox.
    5. I am afraid to travel. Weird, I know.

  • Laura March 10, 2010, 7:11 pm

    1. I was a ballet dancer through my college years.
    2. I’ve met Mr. Belding (Saved by the Bell!) more than once.
    3. I will finish my master’s degree in school counseling this May.
    4. I have never had a cavity.
    5. I have a freckle between two of my toes.

  • Nicole March 10, 2010, 7:17 pm

    1. I was a competitive ice skater throughout my childhood years
    2. All of my relatives live in Miami and Ive spent entire summers there
    3. I had a pet chick for the summer once
    4. I used to own 2 turtles, a hamster, a rabbit, and 2 dogs
    5. Ive never broken a bone (KNOCK on WOOD!)

  • Karla March 10, 2010, 7:17 pm

    1. I was born in Los Angeles, CA.
    2. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.
    3. I’m getting a Master’s degree now in City and Regional Planning.
    4. I secretly (or not so secretly) want to be a baker.
    5. I’m 5’3″ but wear a size 9 shoe!

    • Sara March 10, 2010, 9:29 pm

      Karla, I’m only slightly taller than you (I swear by half an inch!), and I wear a size 9 1/2 shoe! I always say it’s so I don’t tip over.

  • LeeAnn March 10, 2010, 7:18 pm

    1. I have curly red hair and they are both natural!
    2. I homeschool my kids!
    3. I have lived in Indiana my entire life
    4. I lost 80 pounds but have gained back 15!
    5. I am VERY afraid of needles!

  • Nicole March 10, 2010, 7:28 pm

    1. I don’t have a middle name
    2. I don’t want to have kids
    3. I have 2 cats-Marley and Dylan (No I’m not a pot head!)
    4.I’m a huge sports fan and would choose watching a ball game over shopping any day.
    5. I am the only one in my family that doesn’t speak Spanish fluently–except for with my Grandmother. She’s the only one I can speak with (weird)

  • Ivy March 10, 2010, 7:34 pm

    1. I am an RN-BSN student who graduates in July (yay!)
    2. I am 24 and have been married 5.5 years and couldn’t be happier!
    3. I am pretty certain I would be ok with not having kids.
    4. My super-dream job is makeup artist.
    5. I hate summer because I hate sweating without cause. Winter is my favorite season.

  • Becky March 10, 2010, 7:36 pm

    1. I got a degree in Recreation Therapy
    2. I went on a trip that included New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.
    3. In New Zealand I sky dived AND bungee jumped.
    4. I have run 1 marathon but am now training for a triathlon.
    5. I am not scared of heights one bit!

  • stephanie p March 10, 2010, 7:38 pm

    I like this method of entering!

    1. I have an affinity for red headed men
    2. I currently live in Chicago and can’t wait to move back to “home” – Texas!!
    3. Tornadoes scare the crap out of me
    4. I love to people watch
    5. Animals, especially dogs, make me super happy

  • sals March 10, 2010, 7:42 pm

    1. my favorite food is sweet potato
    2. I’ve had 3 teeth pulled
    3. I am getting married in June
    4. I love to cook but hate to clean up
    5. I studied latin in college

  • Angela March 10, 2010, 7:51 pm

    1. I have always been active, but about 4 years ago I lost 30 pounds by learning portion control and I feel sooo much healthier and better about myself!

    2. I ran my first half-marathon in November, but fainted on the way to the car. Later I found out it was because I am severely anemic.

    3. I eat oatmeal for breakfast at least 6 days a week, and I especially love it with peanut butter.

    4. I have lived in Tampa for my entire life.

    5.I have a “bucket list” on the dayzeroproject website, my favorite number, 21, is to go to Costa Rica!

  • Dara March 10, 2010, 7:52 pm

    1. I am starting grad school this fall in Transpersonal Counseling at a private school.
    2. The city I live in was just listed as the “healthiest and happiest” (Boulder, CO!)
    3. This last summer I went on a 30 trek in Nepal.
    4. My mother-in-law broke her leg last weekend while skiing with my husband and I.
    5. I love Nia and do it 3-4 times per week.

  • Danielle March 10, 2010, 7:57 pm

    1. I’m nearly blind without glasses or contacts
    2. I went to a dinner with a bunch of friends and the tab was picked up by Frankie Munez (Malcolm in the Middle guy!)
    3. I started running about 6 months ago and love it!
    4. I’m a PhD student in clinical psychology
    5. I could play Scrabble every day and not get bored of it

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 10, 2010, 7:58 pm

    1) I lived in 5 different places before the age of 13.

    2)My father was not in the military.

    3) I used to have a male cat named Thomasina.

    4) My sister is 12 years older than I am.

    5)I’m a documentary fanatic.

  • Kayla March 10, 2010, 8:03 pm

    -I’ve never been further West than Dallas, Tx
    -I live like 3 hours from Chicago but have only been there 1
    -I talk to my dog – a lot
    -I absolutely hated exercise until about a year ago
    -I think I want to run a 5k

  • jennifer March 10, 2010, 8:07 pm

    – have been working on running for 6 months but for whatever reason can’t make it past a couple miles (and at 12-13 minutes each) 🙁
    – talk to my animals like they’re people
    – quit my job in corporate america to go to grad school
    – have lots of back/shoulder pain
    – half vietnamese with a totally normal american sounding name.

  • elaine March 10, 2010, 8:14 pm

    i love this giveaway entry idea! everyone’s responses are so fun to read. here’s mine:

    1. me and my cousin have the exact same birthday
    2. i randomly developed a huge bald spot in the 3rd grade
    3. i’ve gone through 4 different first names (looooong story)
    4. my ideal occupation is to be a civil engineer – too bad i’m not exactly gifted in the math and sciences
    5. i LOVE really bad and really cheesy 80s music (e.g. two of hearts- stacey Q)

  • Ilene March 10, 2010, 8:15 pm

    – I can down bowls of cereal and soymilk like there’s no tomorrow
    – I can’t function without at least 8 hours of sleep a night
    – Sadly, I don’t get 8 hours or more of sleep a night most nights 🙁
    – I am way too obsessed with the internet 🙁
    – Dresses make me happy 🙂

  • J March 10, 2010, 8:15 pm

    -I am one of those freaks who listens to almost all classical music
    -In 3rd grade we wrote papers on our favorite food…mine was broccoli
    -I am obsessed with mangoes and eat them on some form daily
    -I should be studying for an AP calculus test right now
    – my favorite poem is Ode on a Nightengale by John Keats

  • Lauren March 10, 2010, 8:18 pm

    Hehe, this is fun!!! 🙂
    1) I love listening to the sound of rain falling/waterfalls.
    2) My sister is my best friend
    3) I am an undergrad in pre-med
    4) I was competitive dancer for 13 years and competed across North America working with many of the judges from ‘So you think you can dance’
    5) I had a form of nocturnal epilepsy (meaning I only had seizures while sleeping) as a child, that I grew out of at puberty

  • Joanie @ March 10, 2010, 8:24 pm

    1. I met my husband on We lived less than a mile away from each other.
    2. I studied abroad in London for 6 months after my 3 year high school relationship ended.
    3. My mom almost died while giving birth to me.
    4. I played piano for 13 years and competed in national competitions.
    5. I have my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies, my Master’s in Teacher Education and a license to teach Reading.

  • Catherine March 10, 2010, 8:28 pm

    1. My fiance and I are from the same hometown, but didn’t meet until college.
    2. I went skydiving when I was 19
    3. I lived in Alicante, Spain with a family who spoke no English
    4. I ran my first marathon in 3:32 and qualified for the Boston marathon
    5. My fiance’s first girlfriend was Kate Bosworth (she’s originally from my hometown)

  • Maureen March 10, 2010, 8:31 pm

    I hope the acupuncture helps your arm!

    Now onto my five:
    1) The two most significant events in my life were the death of my father when I was 24 and the birth of my daugther 2 years later. Those two events have had more influence in shaping the person I am than anything else.
    2) I have a full time job, am a wife, mother and a year ago I returned to school as a part time graduate student to completely change careers and become a teacher.
    3) My father was a marathon runner, ran over 40 marathons in his lifetime and ALWAYS wore New Balance sneakers. After he died from cancer I had a pair of his sneakers and his initials tatooed on my foot, so he is with me wherever I walk.
    4) I just began reading healthy living blogs 6 months ago and am completely hooked!
    5) I’m trying to raise my daughter to be the healthies she can be, and one of my favorite things to do is cook her good, healthy, homemade organic meals and snacks. urgers, “green

  • Heather March 10, 2010, 8:33 pm

    I don’t know how you managed to only eat HALD a cadbury egg! talk about willpower!

  • Christine March 10, 2010, 9:00 pm

    1. I play clarinet for a Big Ten University marching band & I LOVE college football!
    2. I absolutely LOVE condiments, dips, salsa, etc. I could eat ketchup/ranch/salsa on ANYTHING. However, I do not, because it is not always good for you. Lol
    3. I will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 10th. It’s my first marathon and I’m sooooo nervous/EXCITED!!!
    4. I’m very allergic to nuts & fish. I don’t care so much about the nuts, but I would really like to be able to eat fish. 🙁
    5. I’m an incredibly organized person, but for some reason my room consistantly has clothes on the floor & I can’t seem to manage to put them away or whatnot….hmmm…

  • Zelda March 10, 2010, 9:01 pm

    1. My name is Zelda, and I have 3 freckles in the shape of a triangle on my left arm. My brother calls them my tri force in reference to the game.
    2. My middle name is Day, and I have a pun for it. “Every day is Zelda Day!”
    3. I’ve never been stung by a bee, eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, broken a bone, nor had a cavity.
    4. I’m currently on my way to beating a 6 minute mile. Best time is 6:16 so far.
    5. I can not stand drinking milk plain, but I love cereal and milk. I am also addicted to Nutella!

  • Elizabeth March 10, 2010, 9:03 pm

    1. I have a law degree but I don’t want to practice law.
    2. I would like to be a stay at home mommy instead.
    3. I cannot eat a banana unless it has peanut butter on it.
    4. I only drink iced coffee, hot coffee grosses me out.
    5. I just got my husband back after a 7 month deployment. 🙂

  • mmclaughlin March 10, 2010, 9:24 pm

    I’m really enjoying reading all of the comments from other people, so here’s mine!

    1. I visited all 50 states before I turned 18
    2. I’ve been to 25 countries (and will be visiting the 26th next month!)
    3. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother, but I am an only child (they are all half-sibs)
    4. Coffee and red wine give me migraines so I can’t have them anymore 🙁
    5. We are moving to Alaska in May!

  • christy from pittsburgh March 10, 2010, 9:29 pm

    1. i moved away from my parents in taiwan to go to school in louisiana
    2. i can eat a bowl of asian noodles almost every day
    3. i recently got engaged to one of the most amazing man i know!
    4. and right after that, his sister pointed to me and said i ruined her family
    5. i love running!

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie March 10, 2010, 9:31 pm

    1. I started college at the age of 16 and graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the age of 20.
    2. I competed in pageants for 6 years and think it helped shape who I am today.
    3. I’ve traveled to S. Africa twice and want to go back. I left part of my heart there.
    4. I have two dimples… one at the back of each shoulder.
    5. I love adrenaline. I’ve bungee jumped and sky dived and can’t wait to do it over and over again!

  • RED March 10, 2010, 9:35 pm

    1. I was homeschooled and never step foot into a classroom until I was 17 and went to a community college
    2. I’m really good at riding horses
    3. I served four years in the USMC and have been through the CHP academy
    4. I have lived in six different states, two countries and moved 10 different places in the past 10 years (not counting the moves within those moves!)
    5. I am driving the same truck I learned to drive on 13 years ago!

  • Lisa March 10, 2010, 9:37 pm

    1. I have run competitively for 6 yrs.
    2. I have been vegetarian for 3 yrs.
    3. My best friend is my mom =)
    4. I love reading food and fitness blogs!
    5. I study wayyy too much.

  • Raya March 10, 2010, 9:44 pm

    1. I have 2 tattoos-one on my hip and one behind my ear.
    2. My graduating high school class was only 70 people.
    3. I am a 2nd degree black belt in tae kwon do.
    4. I’ve broken my left wrist twice and my toe once.
    5. I’ve lived in 16 houses/apartments in my life and about to move into the 17th.

  • Angie March 10, 2010, 9:45 pm

    1. I have 4 great brothers and I’m right in the middle.
    2. I have two middle names.
    3. I got my degree in Marketing.
    4. I won a all expenses paid trip to the 2008 Summer Olympics in China!
    5. I am addicted to reading fitness blogs.

  • Gina G March 10, 2010, 9:57 pm

    1. i have 3 older brothers
    2. my middle name is Loren (after Sophia Loren)
    3. i want to be a baby nurse
    4. im addicted to oats and nut butters!
    5. i don’t love my self like i should (its a work in progress!)

    thanks Caitlin! =)

  • Martin March 10, 2010, 10:00 pm

    1. I went to Egypt and walked on a pyramid.
    2. I have been through every state except Texas, Maine, Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada.
    3. I won 2 science fairs.
    4. I was in a car accident and had to learn how to walk again.
    5. I have a 30-inch vertical leap! (after the accident)

  • VCK March 10, 2010, 10:03 pm

    1. It’s one of my dreams to live in Italy so I could peruse all the markets and then cook each day.
    2. I have gone skydiving. It was terrifying but exhilirating.
    3. I hate sleeping with socks on.
    4. My middle name is also my mother’s and my grandmother’s.
    5. I cannot speak any other languages but long to be able to.

  • Alison March 10, 2010, 10:23 pm

    1. I lived in Buenos Aires for 3 months and became obsessed with empanadas, red wine and alfajores (the most amazing little desserts!)
    2. I landed my dream job right after graduating college.
    3. In 5th grade 2 friends and I entered a video contest (lip syncing to the Spice Girls) and won $10,000.
    4. I graduated, got a job, moved to a new city, got married, bought a house and traveled to Europe all in 2008.
    5. I was obsessed with the show RENT in high school and have seen it 7 times on Broadway and on tour.

  • Maria (realfitmama) March 10, 2010, 10:39 pm

    1. I married my high school sweetheart at the age of 21
    2. I had my first daughter at the age of 21
    3. I had my second daughter at the age of 27
    4. I never finished college, but that’s about to change
    5. I have a peace sign with my daughter’s names around it tattooed on my right shoulder blade!!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) March 10, 2010, 11:13 pm

    Cool Twitter contest! I entered myself LOL

    As for 5 facts about me:
    1) Hubby and I dated for 3 months long distance and have been married for almost 14 years.
    2) Hubby and I have never had a fight
    3) I can’t stand the feel of a koosh ball
    4) I would love to live somewhere I can bike and walk everywhere I go
    5) I am an only child

  • Lee March 10, 2010, 11:15 pm

    1. I played rugby in college.
    2. I had straight hair until puberty and then it turned curly.
    3. I’ve seen DMB at least 25 times in concert.
    4. I hate blue cheese and swiss cheese.
    5. I take a nap in my office at lunch sometimes.

  • Laura E March 10, 2010, 11:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    -I can count to 5 in english, spanish, polish, german, russian, italian, french, and chinese! Aren’t I talented? 😉
    -I’ve never been on an airplane but it’s on the top of my life goals.
    -I can keep one eye straight while crossing the other.
    -I always got the perfect attendence award in school when I was younger.
    -I thought it was impossible for me to ever roll my tongue until one day when I tried again and I could!

  • Jolene ( March 10, 2010, 11:34 pm

    Do most people in Florida speak Spanish? I have never heard of this before!

    I absolutely LOVE Cadbury Cream eggs!!!

    I can’t enter the contest, because I am a Canadian. Never even heard of that store 🙂

  • Julia March 11, 2010, 12:02 am

    1. I lived in Utah for a few years.
    2. I once slid down a glacier with an ice axe (on purpose).
    3. My fiance and I together own over one hundred DVD’s (I counted them the other day because I was curious).
    4. I’m getting married on July 24, 2010.
    5. I like to collect the corks from wine bottles.

  • Jalita March 11, 2010, 1:01 am

    1. My favorite season is Spring because I love seeing all the flowers and trees blooming. I also love the warm weather.

    2. My favorite color is GREEN. I like all shades of the color.

    3. I have a problem with throwing things away; however, I am not a hoarder.

    4. I went to a private christian school my junior year of high school.

    5. I get excited when I can recycle something.

  • Mastering Public Health March 11, 2010, 1:53 am

    -I’ve been parasailing
    -I collect produce stickers
    -I’ve never had a pet bigger than my fist
    -I don’t have any tattoos
    -I don’t own an iPod or any type of mp3 player!

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' March 11, 2010, 2:40 am

    1. I grew up as a military brat, and moved most of my young life, so I hate moving.

    2. I live in Los Angeles, and while I love the weather and fresh produce, I hate living away from my family!

    3. I’m a greeting card illustrator. I love that I get paid to draw! 😀

    4. Four years ago, I would drink a gallon of skim milk every 3 days– and now I can’t stand the idea of cow’s dairy! Just goes to show, change can happen!!

    5. I pretty much only read books on health in my free time. Obviously, I’m a total nerd. 😉

  • Susan @ Journey for Health March 11, 2010, 3:28 am

    1. I am from a beach city and keep finding my way back to beach towns after brief periods living inland (and hating it)

    2. My middle name is Lee – My mother’s middle name is Lee, and she wanted to pass it on to me, but also considered naming me Sara(h)…Thankfully, she knew the combination would be too cruel (Sara Lee)…Thanks, mom.

    3. I ADORE cats, but my boyfriend is ALLERGIC 🙁

    4. I am an English major and about to get my BA in two months

    5. I am 31 years old and will probably be in school till I’m at least 37. (I had a ten year hiatus after my freshman and sophomore years)

  • Maria Ann March 11, 2010, 7:34 am

    1. I am named after both of my grandmothers
    2. I once won an MTV contest
    3. I have been backpacking in Spain
    4. HTP is my favorite food blog!
    5. I want to have a big family one day 🙂

  • Amy H March 11, 2010, 7:54 am

    1. I am in law school, but wish I had chosen to do something in the health field
    2. I love dogs, and judge other people who do not
    3. I am 25 and I don’t have a car-I ride my bike everywhere and I love it!
    4. I played lacrosse in college
    5. I have a great deal of respect for spontaneous people, I plan out everything

  • Teisha March 11, 2010, 7:58 am

    1. I am an obsessed recycler
    2. I have a beautiful daughter named Claire
    3. I can’t drum up the courage to get a tattoo
    4. I am from Indiana and a huge fan of the Hoosiers
    5. I could eat Mexican food everyday of the week

  • Hangry Pants March 11, 2010, 8:17 am

    1. I live on a one way.
    2. My name was Marissa first and then my parents changed it to Heather when I was 3 days old.
    3. My front left tooth is fake.
    4. I like to read magazines from the back to the front first – to preview.
    5. I really like playing Mario video games.

    • Beki March 11, 2010, 9:11 am

      I thought i was the only one who read magazines backwards.:)

  • Holly March 11, 2010, 8:40 am

    (1) my parents’ names are barbie and ken. no lie.

    (2) i’ve never thrown up (from being sick. drinking is another story 🙂

    (3) i didn’t have any friends until high school because i was really, really, really good at video games. and they were my friend.

    (4) i am descendant of princess diana’s family.

    (5) i hate olives.

  • Kathryn March 11, 2010, 8:55 am

    1) I had never had almond butter until a few months ago and now I’m OBSESSED!
    2)my favorite exercise is yoga
    3) I just bought a new chair for the sole purpose that my dog could jump on the back and see out the window
    4) my husband will be a doctor in 2 months (like you, I think I’m more excited than he is!)
    5)I hate the cold weather but have lived in the north my whole life

  • Laura T. March 11, 2010, 8:59 am

    1. i love brussel sprouts
    2. i’ve never had a bloody nose
    3. i could eat peanut butter all day, every day and be a happy camper 🙂
    4. i recently tried bikram and LOVE it
    5. im leaving for spring break tomorrow!

  • Jess March 11, 2010, 9:00 am

    I would love to win a gift certificate to Dicks. I am desperately in need of some new work out gear.

    Here are my five random things:
    1. I graduated college a semester early because I’m an overachiever.
    2. I think I suffer from SAD. I’m always a grump in the winter, but as soon as the weather turns I start to perk up.
    3. My ideal job would be full time telework so I could fit my workouts in whenever I wanted.
    4. I can’t wait for the NCAA tournament to start.
    5. I love planning vacations and I’m trying to figure out my next destination now.

  • Corie B March 11, 2010, 9:02 am

    1-I can juggle.
    2-I am currently planning my wedding (3 months away ahh!) and I’ve never been so stressed/happy/excited in my life!
    3-I dream (& research) about moving to North Carolina to live on the beach.
    4-I play the Powerball lottery every week.
    5-I could eat cereal for every meal of the day.

  • Beki March 11, 2010, 9:07 am

    1. My name is Beki , but my brother (who is 25) has always and still calls me Betsy ( I don’t know why he decided this was a good nickname.
    2.I cant do anything on a cell phone but call and text, I cant even do that on my husband’s phone.
    3.I love Karaoke!!!! I even have my own machine and use it all the time.(even when its just me chillin at the house! LOL!)
    4.I have recently started running. I ran in highschool and it was easy and I loved it, well five years later…not so easy. I feel like i have been hit by a semi!! I keep telling myself it will get better.
    5. I hate to clean but I love my house to be clean and in order, so I do it anyway. Except for dusting, I will not dust ( I don’t know why, I have hated it my whole life!) Thank God the husband will do it.

  • jodie March 11, 2010, 9:08 am

    I lived in Toronto for a total of 7.5 yrs

    I studied Travel and Tourism in College

    I flip through magazines twice before reading an article, once back to front and then front to back. Don’t know why????

    I never tasted brussel sprouts until last year and now wonder why it took me so long. I love them.

    I did not apply for a drivers license until after I graduated college.

    Awesome giveaway.

  • Juliene March 11, 2010, 9:10 am

    I love omelets and yours looks yummy.

    1. I had hip surgery at age 12
    2. I spent 21 days in Japan and I don’t speak a word of Japanese. It was thrilling and terrifying all at once.
    3. People call me the world’s pickiest eater, I just know what I do and don’t like
    4. I am allergic to a ton of fruitss- apples, peaches, nectarines, kiwis, as well as sprouts, and other veggies. I can eat them cooked just not raw.
    5. I cry every time I watch shows about dog fighting or animal abuse.

  • Amandamoo March 11, 2010, 9:21 am

    1. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was little
    2. I changed my major 9 times in college
    3. I used to manage an operations department of a bank
    4. I have three tattoos!
    5. I loooooove a good downward facing dog!

  • Justine March 11, 2010, 9:22 am

    1) I am the youngest of 9 children- 6 out of the 9 of us are married, and so far there are 15 grandkids
    2) I have been to Costa Rica, the DR, Kenya, and Zambia
    3) I love the beach and wish to live near one someday-my entire family has gone on vacation every summer to the same beach and it is the one time of year we are all together
    4) I am 25% hispanic (Mexican), but you would NEVER know by looking at me-and I also don’t speak Spanish (I am a disgrace to my heritage!)
    5) I hate condiments-they freak me out and I hate the smell of them (the worst offenders are ketchup, mustard, mayo, and relish)

  • Emily March 11, 2010, 9:28 am

    -I don’t have any cousins
    -I went parasailing in Argentina
    -I am a busy, busy grad student
    -I’m training for my first marathon
    -My favorite food might be peanut butter!

  • Rachael March 11, 2010, 9:32 am

    1) I found out that I had a half brother when I was 12
    2) I’m allergic to all antibiotics except for two (which are super expensive boo!)
    3) If I get my doctorate before I get married, I’m not going to change my last name
    4) I miss having a boyfriend to pay for dinner, even though I have 2 jobs and fully support myself
    5) I have a minor in French and I had to do a 2 1/2 hour presentation, TOTALLY in French, even though I’m not conversational at all (one of my proudest accomplishments!)

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat March 11, 2010, 9:34 am

    I love your middle name! 🙂

    1. I’m an only child
    2. I went on a mission trip to Nicaragua in 2008
    3. I have Bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History but I’m now studying Public Health (go figure)
    4. I’m deathly afraid of spiders
    5. My favorite movie is “Grease”

    That was fun! I love reading everyone else’s too 🙂

  • Whitney March 11, 2010, 9:52 am

    I am interesting because…
    1) I regularly am awake for 18-20 hours per day due to my work and school schedule
    2) I FINALLY moved out on my own after spending 23 years at home!
    3) I have the most amazing boyfriend/future fiance who wants to get a gym membership with me, so you know it’s serious 😉
    4) I really, really, really like flanel pajama sets from each Christmas season
    5) I cannot get out of the shower until I am completely dried off, bottom of my feet and all. I tried to get out all dripping wet once, and had a mini/slightly dramatized panic attack.

    (I’m glad your arm is feeling better 🙂

  • Jessica March 11, 2010, 10:02 am

    1. I had major oral/jaw surgery when I was 17
    2. I worked at a boy scout camp for two summers in high school and it was my favorite job EVER
    3. I just signed up for a half marathon with Team Challenge and am TOTALLY TERRIFIED that I’m going to quit halfway through.
    4. I was married at 19 to my high school sweetheart and have been married now for almost 8 years!
    5. I’ve never broken any bones, but kind of wish I have, so I could have a cool story to tell!

  • Elise March 11, 2010, 10:28 am

    1. I have broken three toes, all because I am clumsy.
    2. I cross-country ski raced in high school.
    3. I will be starting a phd program in economics this fall.
    4. I have been a girl scout since I was 4. I still am.
    5. I ate llama once, and loved it.

  • Christina March 11, 2010, 10:52 am

    1. I have lived in 3 countries…so far.
    2. My favorite candy are sweedish fish and I used to eat some before every race when I was a swimmer.
    3. I’ve had a broken arm 3 times.
    4. I’ve always hated ketchup (sp?) but it’s starting to grow on me.
    5. I don’t know what career I want to go in!

  • meghan March 11, 2010, 11:10 am

    1. I don’t understand tuna or chicken in a can, its meat shouldn’t it be kept cold
    2. My fave combo ever is sweet potatoes black beans and eggs and guac in a wrap for breakfast (I think I mighta learned the sweet potato black beans from you or meghann)
    3. I made a friend from your blog, ture story I found someone that you tweeted with and she lives in my city and now we are friends.
    4. I LOVE dogs, except my ex boyfriends dog, he hated me also and used to chew my undies (only thing he ever chewed)
    5. Now I am single (got any cute male readers 😉

  • Miriam March 11, 2010, 11:23 am

    I’m not a us resident but I still wants to participate even if I cannot win anything!
    -I’m a french canadian so English is my 2nd language
    -I just became vegetarian and it is not because of ethical reason, but because I feel better (physically and mentally) not eating meat
    -It hasn’t been hard at all since I’ve not been raised eating a lot of meat (my parents are afraid of meat!)
    -I am going to the same gym for over 7 years, I know mostly everyone and yes, I do loose time in between sets because I talk too much (I usually hit “pause” on my polar watch lol)!
    -I always wear makeup to the gym, doesn’t matter if I am going first thing in the morning or at night, and I am very happy when I leave the gym after a crazy intense workout and it stayed put (using all kind of waterproof and stay put products), this although my hair’s a mess (nothing to do about that!)!!

  • Stephanie March 11, 2010, 12:29 pm

    1. I was on the Today Show in an interview right out of college. I made an idiot out of myself when I talked about hooking up.
    2. I married my brother’s best friend
    3. I have significant hearing loss at the age of 26. I am getting hearing aids in a month and that is a scary thing.
    4. I took 9 years of piano lessons and can’t play a dadgum song
    5. I have a blog that isn’t much and I wish it were more

  • Caroline March 11, 2010, 1:18 pm

    *I’m graduating with my bachelor’s degree in May, and was accepted to Graduate School this week!!
    *Corona (with a lime) is my favorite beer
    *My favorite yoga poses are the warriors!!
    *My favorite past-time is a reading a good novel on the beach
    *I realllyyyy need some new running shoes, so I’d love this gift card 😀

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale March 11, 2010, 1:42 pm

    1) I lived in Sydney, Australia for 3 years (age 14-17) – my Dad is a consultant and was transferred there. It was amazing.
    2) I studied abroad for a semester at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and was a student there at the same time as Prince William!
    3) I work for Corona in Sales and Marketing which is pretty much the coolest job ever.
    4) I am a classically trained vocalist
    5) I grew up riding horses and competiting in hunter/jumper events!

  • Susan March 11, 2010, 2:05 pm

    1. I am afraid of horses
    2. I love to read, I even read in high school when reading novels was uncool
    3. I’m a middle school mentor
    4. I make some mean pumpkin bread
    5. I used to wait tables and have served beers to Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemeiux

  • KellyB March 11, 2010, 2:29 pm

    1. I lived in Korea for 4 months.
    2. I was a ski lift operator for a season in Colorado after college–best time of my life.
    3. I recently became a member of the “workout before work” club and I LOVE IT! I feel good all day long.
    4. I spent a month traveling Australia. While there I was stranded at a tiny airport by the Great Barrier Reef during a cyclone and hung out with people from England.
    5. I was captain of the cheerleading squad, homecoming queen and president of my sorority.

  • Ellen March 11, 2010, 4:48 pm

    1. i am a healthy eater, but i am also obsessed with pizza.

    2. i have always been mature for my age but sometimes feel like i skipped some years in there somewhere.

    3. i’m an anthropology major but my main interest is food issues (local food, agriculture, access, etc.)

    4. i had severe eczema for my whole life, covering my face, but have cured it through alternative medicine. people that meet me now don’t believe me.

    5. i won’t cook or eat conventionally raised meat.

  • Badgergirl March 11, 2010, 10:09 pm

    1. I only have half of a thyroid.
    2. I volunteered to get Tased by a police officer. It really wasn’t that bad. Granted I don’t think I’d want to get Tased again.
    3. One of my assignments for work was to fly upside down with a stunt pilot.
    4. I lived in Indiana for exactly 365 days.
    5. I broke my wrist in kindergarten when I fell off a piece of playground equipment.

  • Ryane March 12, 2010, 10:17 am

    1. I love (LOVE) karaoke. In college, I only owned singing games for my ps2. I can get pretty judgmental over people’s song choices while at a karaoke bar. Depending on what type of night it is (1 beer vs. 3) I might start a fight.
    2. I hate (HATE) mustard. And too many people find this to be amusing. I don’t.
    3. Born and raised in New England (NH and MA) and I am a die-hard Yankees fan.
    4. I name my pets after Yankees – Thurman, Mattingly, Godzilla, Scotty Bro, and with the exception of Mamadou Fofana which was a name my bf and I heard on the radio and 3 months later named a cat it.
    4.I can belch on command. And can “belch talk”. My bf is not a fan of this skill…what kind of boy is he?

  • Lindsay (Waking Up Hungry) March 12, 2010, 5:56 pm

    1. I shake out my shoes before putting them on, and I’ve never lived in the country.
    2. I have a small tattoo on my ankle that I only got because my now husband was getting my nmae tattooed on his chest at the time.
    3. I do not like asparagus!!!
    4. I used to play the saxaphone in school.
    5. I have to eat a dessert every night or I am very very grumpy!

  • Kimmy March 13, 2010, 6:09 am

    1. I’ve lived in all 4 timezones of the mainland U.S. growing up.
    2. I have a jack russell named Daisy.
    3. I’m in law school & working in Denver this summer drafting petitions to add new species to the ESA.
    4. I have a real life prince Eric who is letting me stay with him while working there in a few months.
    5. I have identical twin sisters, who I can tell apart by voice if nothing else.

    There is 5 random facts about me – I enjoyed reading yours as well 🙂

  • Jessica March 13, 2010, 3:36 pm

    1. During my four years of college, I lived in Pittsburgh, New York City, Germany, and London (and spent summers home in Philadelphia).
    2. I played the French horn for 10 years, and now I think I would get right back into playing if I could afford to buy my own.
    3. It took moving out of Philly permanently for me to realize how proud I am of my hometown (and how big a Phillies fan I am!)
    4. I have four younger brothers, and it seems every year I’m closest to a different one.
    5. I have no idea what I want to do with my life.

  • Eliza March 14, 2010, 8:50 am

    1. Im moving to NC from Maine in 2 months!
    2. I love to dye my hair!
    3. I have 2 siblings.
    4. Underwater SCARES me
    5. I took french for 4 years and dont remember hardly. anything.

  • Katie R March 14, 2010, 7:26 pm

    1. I adopted the mantra that ‘oranges are nature’s candy’ in middle school…yet I am a Jelly Belly bean fanatic 🙂
    2. I worked in a video rental store for 3 years…but I didn’t (and still don’t) watch a lot of movies.
    3. I read my old college chemistry and calculus textbooks for fun.
    4. I am terrible at following / learning choreograph. Me in Turbo Jam class is quite amusing (for others)
    5. I bake my own oatmeal wheat bread at 2-3 times a week.

  • Charlie March 16, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I love Dick’s Sporting Goods! 😀
    1. I changed my name (Erin) to Charlie after my grandfather, who I was very close to, passed away almost 2 years ago. To me, his name represents class, loyalty, drive, inspiration, love, strength, and an always smiling face.
    2. I only weighed 3 lbs, 10 oz when I was born (3 months premature, with my twin sister), and had to stay in the hospital for 38 days with pneumonia.
    3. I am absolutely obsessed with Russian history (ie Anastasia and the Romanovs, etc.) and have been since I was very, very young.
    4. I still have my baby teeth in a pouch. I’m superstitious and consider them a good luck charm. Also, I always step on a plane with my right foot first.
    5. When I was a kid, I would swallow plain M&Ms instead of chewing them. I thought they tasted better that way. 🙂

  • Marsha April 29, 2013, 3:09 am

    One of the best things about being a Master Herbalist is in helping my family stay healthy.
    Broccoli – this helps prevent cancer and helps the immune system
    to clean harmful bacteria from the lungs. Whole cooked garlic cloves are quite mild, with a nutty flavor.

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