June 27, 2014

Friday Five: Five things about me you may not know

What a fun topic from the DC girls this week!  Courtney at EatprayrunDC, Mar at Marontherun and Cynthia at Yousignedupforwhat have this for their Friday linkup and I am excited to share some things you may not know about me.

1.  I have moved alot. We were not in the witness protection program (joke), but working for a big corporation made moving a necessity for Tom's job.  Our moving included five times in Texas, two in New Jersey, two in Connecticut, two times in Virginia, New Hampshire and the biggest move was England!  All the locations had pluses and minuses and the favorite would have to be Virginia Beach.  However, England was probably a close second since we got to do so much traveling while living overseas.

2. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do!  This may not be a total surprise, but the travel bug hit while living in England and since then, I have been fortunate enough to visit every continent.  There are still loads of places I want to visit and revisit. A few of my favorites include Antarctica, French Polynesia, and Africa!



3. I play the flute  My first year at college I attended the Boston Conservatory of Music but because I had other interests than music, I transferred to the University of New Hampshire the next year.

4.  Swimming in the ocean is scary to me!  I have a fear of the ocean after being pulled under by a huge wave while on vacation as a child.  Going to the beach is a favorite activity, but I am extremely cautious when I go into the water and always swim with a buddy!

5.  I have three siblings.  By keeping the blog about running and related topics, talking about my family has been kept to a minimum.  Alison, who has participated in several runDisney events with us has been included several times. However, I have another older sister and a younger brother.  Two years ago, we took a vacation together to the island of Kauai.  It was amazing to have the group together (plus Tom) for a wonderful week of activities.


Now it's your turn.  What is something that we don't know about you?

33 comments:

  1. Very impressive about the flute, you must be quite talented. Surprised about siblings! :)

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  2. This was so cool! The flute?!? That's awesome. Something about me that you don't know is that I was a world champion baton twirler in high school! I won my division at nationals in the solo competition and have won a few state and national competitions as a team :-) A little dorky, but honestly it was some of the best years of my life. Happy Friday!

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    1. That's cool you were a world champion baton twirler Sarah. I can totally see that with your personality.

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  3. I love traveling too - I have not gone Antarctica, French Polynesia or Africa - def on the list :) I am impressed about the flute!

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  4. swimming in the ocean scares me to death too! Always has that really put a damper in my tri races a few years ago. I love traveling too!

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    1. I am impressed you have tri races with a fear of the ocean. Nice job!

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  5. Wow, that's quite a bit of moving! I suppose its only natural that you love traveling when you've been on the go and moving as much as you have.

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  6. I'm so jealous of your travels, I hope to be able to do the same trips one day! And I love your sibling photo/trip!

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    1. Thanks April, we do have a great time together!

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  7. How fun that you have 3 siblings! I too use to live in Texas! -M

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  8. I always wanted to play the flute. I was the only one of my siblings who never got to play an instrument. I would to be able to travel more but we barely go on vacation. Africa sounds like an amazing place to visit.

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  9. I have moved about 4 times in my life, but I don't move well. It takes me a long time to feel at home somewhere. Our last move was to a house in the country and I'm still getting used to it.

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  10. I have moved a lot too! My dad was in the Navy for 24 years so we moved about every 2-4 years while I was growing up. I think it is so cool how much travel you have done...French Polynesia sounds incredible!

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    1. Moving can be good and bad, but we always tried to make the best of things.

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  11. Nice!! I used to hate flying (still not my favorite) so I limited my travels, but as I've gotten older I've realized how big the world is and am making up for lost time :)

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  12. Hawaiian vacations are ALWAYS the best ♥ and I played the flute in junior high school :-) Can anyone link up to the Friday 5's?

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    1. Leslee, I think anyone can link up, but I remember checking with one of the ladies before we did. Have a great weekend.

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  13. I LOVE that you have traveled so much! I want to do that! So funny about the ocean...I have the same story! I was pulled under as a child and to this day I am still scared about swimming in the ocean. I'll only go in about knee deep.

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    1. Mindy, you also avoid sea creatures if you don't get too far out in the ocean!

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  14. i also used the play the flute! love learning about you -- so fun. and we moved a bunch too -- military brat!

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    1. Wow, we could form a flute trio with Cynthia!

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  15. I would LLOOOOOVVVEEE to go to Antarctica!! How amazing was that vacation?!?

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    1. Antarctica was probably my husband's favorite vacation!

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  16. Nice list. I love to travel as well. I'm a trumpet man myself though.

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  17. Very cool you've been to every continent! Antartica is on my bucketlist:)

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    1. If you go, be sure to include South Georgia island. That is where they have thousands of penguins and the above photo was taken.

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  18. I play the flute too! At least....I did until I got into high school. I probably couldn't even remember how to blow into it now.

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  19. Traveling is the #1 thing my hubby and I have in common! We could go years without ever seeing a movie, but if we don't take at least one short trip a month, we think we haven't traveled in FOREVER! LOL :)

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    1. Agree about the movies....we just never get to the theatre but will watch some at home.

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  20. I also went to Boston Conservatory for flute performance, but for my Master's Degree!

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    1. Wow, you are a very accomplished flutist. Did you by any chance have William Grass as your flute teacher at Boston Conservatory? I grew up in the same town as him and he was my instructor for many years.

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  21. I hate swimming in the ocean! It's so scary not being able to see what's around you! Ps I want to go to Antarctica so bad!

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  22. Love your travel pics! I like to travel, but I am also a HUGE homebody! :-)

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