I am answering JULIE’S awesome blog survey (I added some of my own too:) today because I love these things and I love hearing your answers too!
**Five Places I’m Dying to Visit
-Alaska (Brooke and I would take the Disney Cruise to get there:)
-Peru (with my brother that lives in Arizona)—> I’ve always wanted to go there and he lived there for two years and I think he would be the perfect tour guide.
-Paris for the sights, museums and ALL of the food. And with a husband probably someday;)
-Sydney, Australia—> my parents went there once and every time they talk about it I have a strong urge to jump on a plane.
-Switzerland—> one of my best friends will be moving there soon so this dream will be a reality.
**Five Foods I Eat Every Day (I’m sure you could answer this one for me:)
-Sugar (in any shape or form)
**Five Talents I wish I Had
Other than the ones that I already have:;
-Not breaking my electronics.
-An artist like my dad. PS when I was young I set up an art store (my dad was the only one that ever bought anything) in the hallway and my dad saved every ‘painting’ that he bought from me.
-I would love the talent of not being grumpy when I am tired, cold or hungry… but that probably won’t happen for me in this life.
-I wish I had a killer singing voice. I practiced and practiced as a little kid (including having my mom wrap my legs up like Ariels and then singing my lungs out to Little Mermaid tunes on the living room floor) but practice sure didn’t make perfect.
-Running a sub 3 marathon;)
Pause from the survey—> Megan has been in Hawaii and we finally got to FaceTime last night and I was just a tad bit emotional about it.
***Five Running Quotes I LOVE
-“Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys… It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. It’s about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead. It’s about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with. It’s about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there’s not a single soul in sight to cheer you on. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind and heart is turned to steel. And when you’ve finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that’s all you can ask for.” -Paul Maurer.
-“In training and in racing, we all have moments that hurt. You’ve just got to smile and remember that what you are doing is fun.” -Desiree Linden
-“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” -Kara Goucher
-“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” -Kathrine Switzer
-“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” -Dean Karnazes.
**Five Things I Wear (almost) Every Day
-Running socks. Even if I don’t run that day I still wear running socks to bed because I love wearing socks to bed.
–This sweatshirt. I don’t know why I am so attached to it but I can’t stop.
–Brooks Launch 3s. They are my jam these days.
-My Garmin has been worn a lot more lately.
***Five Books On My Current Reading List
–What Alice Forgot —> we are reading it for book club (my second time reading it).
-Just finishing up—> Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and I can not recommend it enough. Game changer for me.
-Just bought All The Light We Cannot See and I’m excited to start!
-The Book of Mormon—> religious reads are a daily (well, almost daily:) thing over here.
***Five Songs I Listen To On Repeat
Well, according to iTunes, the 5 songs I have listened to the most over the last month since I got my new phone are:
–Ironic by Alanis Morisette (my sister and I put it on repeat on our road trip because you should hear our duet to that song)
–Photograph by Ed Sheeran (could this song be anymore sweet?)
–Roses by The Chainsmokers (I don’t know what it is about this beat but it just puts me in a good mood).
–Cute Without the ‘E’ by Taking Back Sunday (currently my absolute favorite running song that was played quite a few times yesterday during my mile repeats).
–The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice (because I randomly go through phases where all I listen to Damien every chance possible).
***Five Beauty Products I Use Every Day
-Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (I use it as my foundation/coverup/I don’t know anything about makeup but I use it every day and treat it like gold)
-Dermalogica (talking more about this another day)
-Victoria Secret Lip Gloss —> been addicted a solid 9 years now.
-Burts Bees chapstick—> every night before bed. I can’t stand dry lips.
-Fake eyelashes. I started getting them done right after my divorce as a divorce present to myself but I can’t stop… not having to do eye makeup is addicting.
***Five TV Series I Can Watch On Repeat
***Five Random Things I Ate Yesterday
-Some of Brooke’s Goldfish crackers (one of the highlights of motherhood—> Mommy tax).
-OUR FIRST MEAL AT OUR NEW HOUSE. Pizza baked in our oven.
-A tortellini sample at the one and only—> Costco.
-One of my niece’s huge gummy butterflies (they are the actual size of a butterfly). I had never seen such a thing before and so I had to go for it.
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