1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Stumble into the bathroom, put on my contacts, get dressed in my workout clothes that I lay out the night before. If I'm lifting weights, biking, or swimming - I eat a piece of toast with peanut/almond butter. If I'm running, I chug a big glass of water!
2. What do you eat for breakfast?
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter or almond butter for a pre or post-work out.
Before leaving for work I will make a smoothie with berries, spinach, protein powder, flax seeds, and almond milk.
3. What’s your go-to weeknight meal?
Fish tacos. We always have tilapia in the freezer - and it takes 10 minutes to cook.
I season and cook the fish with peppers and onions. Serve it on a tortilla with spinach, greet yogurt, and salsa. (If I have cabbage, I'll chop up cabbage and make a slaw to serve with it)
4. Do you do any kind of journaling or memory keeping?
My blog is definitely like a journal for me. I also have a book my sister gave me called "The 5 Year Memory Book". I write down my favorite thing from each day in it!
5. How do you fix your coffee, or do you prefer tea (or neither)?
Depends on my mood. I either drink it black (which is a habit I started on our backpacking trip). Or I will put some Coffee-mate sugar free vanilla coffee creamer in it. If I'm drinking it iced, I definitely need it black! (I know, weird quirks)
6. What’s the last good book you read?
The Light Between Oceans. I have a hard time giving the synopsis of this book without giving away too much. But it's really good!
7. If you had a day all to yourself with no schedule, how would you spend it?
(Let me also add that this "no-schedule day" would not be in June with 110-degree temps!)
I'd go for a long trail run at Sabino Canyon, and then stop at Starbucks for Venti iced coffee.
Then I'd shower up, make a lunch of caprese and crackers, and have a picnic at a park with Ryan. After our picnic, we'd play catch or Frisbee, then maybe do a little shopping, stop at Sprouts and get some seafood, and cook a delicious grilled dinner on the patio with a bottle of wine!
Star gaze in our hot tub.
8. What are three things on your life list?
#1 Backpack the Kalalua Trail in Kauai, Hawaii. (It's a hike through the mountains to a private island one can only get to by hiking.) It's listed as one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Hikes by Adventure magazine. We plan on doing it summer of 2015!
#2 Use my nursing experience to do some type of mission work - be it in Africa, India, or even deploy to a national disaster without our own country (through a group called DMAT that triages/treated people during Hurricane Katrina, 911, ect)
#3 Travel Italy. (must see Florence, Rome, and Venice)
9. When you really need to relax or de-stress, where do you go and what do you do?
Run or swim alone. I also distress well with a glass of wine, and a cutting board of ingredients to make a new recipe!
10. What’s on your nightstand?
"The 5 Year Memory Book", my glasses, my Bible, an incense burner (I like to burn incense to distress too...)
11. What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
Brush my teeth. I have to go to sleep with a fresh taste in my mouth. (I'm narcotic about tooth brushing....). Triple check my alarm clock. Kiss my husband good night, and always say "I'm so excited for tomorrow". (even if I'm not excited, if you say it - you believe it, right?!)
Your turn! Answer at least 2!