10 Things You Should Know About Me

Today, in preparation for BlogHer 2013, I am linking up with Steph over at “A Grande Life” with 10 Things You Should Know About Me. This post may help break the ice with some of my new blogger friends, but most importantly it will give my kids at least 10 things about their Mama.

1. I am no longer considered obese after a good 15 years of being so. Granted, I am 0.1 into “Overweight” in the BMI calculator, but I am there. It’s been a long journey, and I have a few more things to work on, but after dropping 102 pounds, I feel pretty darn proud.

2. Do you really need this post to tell you I love the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates? Well, just in case. I bleed black and yellow.

3. Water buffalo. That’s me. I consistently drink around 125 ounces of water a day and then a coffee or two.

4. I have lived in three states–Pennsylvania, Ohio, and South Carolina. My favorite place, hands down, even after living at the beach, is Pittsburgh.

5. I hate running on a treadmill. I hate running in my neighborhood (perhaps due to this?). However, I love running. Give me a track or the beautiful city and I am all over it. You know, like the Half Marathon. On Friday, I’ll be doing a 5k in Chicago during BlogHer and have inspired my kids. Arianna, who will be five, really wants to do the Kids Marathon next year. I say YES.

6. Flip flops should always be on my feet unless I am running, see number 5.

7. I have only broken two bones. One was a finger and the other a toe. Even though the finger was severely broken (by an ex), I didn’t realize it until the next day. The bone was busted off the joint, it was so broken. My toe was broken at the Half in May, but I didn’t realize it until June 22. Related, I never felt any contractions while in labor with Arianna. High pain tolerance, perhaps? (I did feel contractions with Evan for three weeks leading up to my C-Section.)

8. Bright pink is my favorite color. I even tried to use it in our wedding, but settled for “watermelon” instead.

9. My daughter is a super hero in so many ways, more than just wearing a cape every now and then. She really saved my life and brought me to my husband, Greg.

10. I tried to sleep train my son while I was on maternity leave. His daddy and his Pop Pop both are night wakers. They stay awake most of the night and sleep chunks of the day away. While on my leave, I had ‘lil Man trained to sleep at night and wake in the day. Within a week, Daddy had him on the Willis man schedule. I gave up.

And those are 10 things about me that make me unique. If you’re coming to BlogHer, perhaps these will be conversation starters. What should I know about you?

DSCN7086 (Copy)Me tubing last weekend