Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ABC's of Running Diva Mom

I have seen several bloggers throughout the Blogosphere doing their ABC’s of me and thought I would give it a try! I’m pretty much an open book, so you most likely aren’t going to learn anything new about me!

A – Animal Print – Look at my blog and there is no secret about love for prints (especially the animal variety!). Little Diva was the only toddler that thought leopard print was a color!
B – Blackberry – Never having had texting until recently, I am now constantly reachable via my pink Blackberry and am all about texting and checking my email!
C – Coffee – I drink several cups every morning and enjoy pouring in sugar-free creamers (think liquid candy bar!).
D – Diva and Dude – My Little Diva and Little Dude are everything to me!
E – Eyeliner – I never leave the house without it. However, over the past few years I have learned to head out on a run sans-makeup!
F – Flowers – I love them (especially gerber daisies!), but have never been sent them (other than my wonderful mother).
G – Gullible – I may be one of the most gullible that you’d ever meet. I believe just about anything you tell me. Please don’t use it against me!
H – Half Marathon – My absolute favorite distance. You can make it fun, don’t have to train too much …. and you can walk down steps the next day!
I – Ice Cream – My favorite flavor is Cake Batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles at Cold Stone Creamery. Don’t even tell me how many calories are in the “Like It” size!
J – Jamaica – The only place I’ve been to, outside of the United States.
K – Kelsey – The name of my sister and only sibling. Did I mention that we are almost thirteen years apart?! Yes, she was planned!
L – Lists – I am a list-maker. I have a huge collection of fun, pretty post-it notes, writing tablets and journals. I make lists for just about everything in my life. I make to-do lists in my head, while I’m out on a run. Then, I jot my thoughts down on paper as soon as I’m done. I’ve also been known to add tasks on my lists that I’ve already completed, just to see what I’ve all accomplished!
M – Mountain Dew (the Diet variety) – my favorite, guilt-free, post-run indulgence; liquid gold!
N – Neck – Something I discovered I had after I lopped off about sixteen inches of hair, after Little Dude was born. I hid behind my BIG hair for my entire life, and I finally realized that I liked my neck (and some of my other features) after hiding them for so long!
O – Orlando – My favorite vacation destination is Disney World. I have been there ten times! I think I need to go somewhere else next time … what do you think?!
P – Pink – I have a slight obsession with the color. Just look in my cubicle, in my purse, or at the marathon mommy minivan, that is plastered with pink bumper stickers! Someone recently told that I should go to PA (Not Pennsylvania … Pink Anonymous).
Q – Quiet – A word that will NEVER be used to describe my children. They have one volume. I actually had the doctor’s office double-check Little Dude’s hearing yesterday, when we were in for his annual check-up!
R – Reading – Something I’ve never done or had interest in until now. I am trying to change that this year. So far I have read one book and am almost done with my second (Mr. Maybe)!
S – Shoes – I love shoes, high heels and boots. Whatever your size, a nice pair of shoes will always fit and make you feel fabulous! Everyone at the office enjoys looking at my 365 days of shoes calendar.
T – Treadmill – I love my treadmill and have run several half marathons on it. I even ran a seventeen miler once. I couldn’t survive the Wisconsin winter’s without it!
U – Umbrellas – I have three of them. Can anyone guess what they look like?!?! 1) leopard print; 2) shoes; 3) hot pink … You need one to match everything, right?!
V – Victoria’s Secret Pink Collection – I have a slight obsession with the teeny-bopper collection. I am not into silky, lacy pj’s. I prefer wearing brightly-colored, cotton sets to bed with PINK plastered all over my bottom!
W – Wine – my favorite is the cheap ol’ Reunite Lambrusco – cork-free!
X – X (as in Ex) … enough said!
Y – Yogurt – I eat three to four cartons a day. My favorites are Chobani and Yoplait Light. I’ve been known to put twenty+ cartons in my shopping cart, during most of my trips to the grocery store!
Z – Zebra Print – My favorite animal print; probably because it looks so cute when paired with pink!

YOU are tagged … give it a try …


  1. You and I are so different--but I appreciate that you can embrace all the things I can't (like treadmills and leopard prints!). But I do love yogurt too and fill my fridge with it all the time.

  2. I love the cake batter at Cold Stone, too! But I have to mix something chocolatey in there with it. :)

    Have a great day!

  3. I like your spin on the ABC approach--you made your own categories!! What is your favorite eyeliner shade?! Your eyes pop--I gotta know!

  4. Loved this Jamie. I can't wait to meet you someday. You seem very sweet. :)

  5. This is fun to read; I love the ABCs posts! I also love Reunite Lambrusco!!

  6. Love the ABC's - it's cool finding out how we're all different. Thanks!

  7. I can relate to the treadmill - I hated it at first, but now I love it and use it way to mcuh :).

    Love the 1/2 marathon distance too.

    That was an interesting post and I'm not sure I could come up with something for every letter - fun!

  8. Love it! I am definitely going to start working on an ABCs of me too! thanks for sharing. i love getting to know bloggers with fun things like that.

  9. Wow, I can't believe you consume so much yogurt per day! Yogurt is something I eat every other day.

  10. I LOVE gerber daisies, too!! They are such a happy flower :-)

  11. Thx for stopping by my blog, now following yours :) I love the pink from head to toe!

  12. Here I go...

    A-Adrenaline. Adrenaline 11's are my go-to ultra shoes.
    B-Badwater. The greatest race. In the greatest place. With the greatest people. Can't wait to go back.
    C-Carrie. My wife. The one who puts up my late night gallivanting around town with another woman...My training partner! You pervs!
    D-Dinner. What I didn't eat tonight.
    E-Electolytes. Make sure you have plenty in ya!
    F-Farting. You can't tell me you have NEVER farted on a run.
    G-GO! Get out there and run

    Okay, I'll stop.

  13. So glad you liked the ABC's and I especially like the fact that you personalised them, just FOR YOU!!


  14. I love how much you love your treadmill! You are a MACHINE on your treadmill! Don't know how you do it!
    Thanks for all the fun facts about RDM! This was cute!

  15. I love your post, it is always funny.

  16. too stinken cute LOVE THIS APPROACH to get to know ya:)