TGIF! Today I’m linking up with EatPrayRunDC, YouSignedUpForWhat? and MarOnTheRun for the #FridayFive. This week’s theme is, “Five Things About Me.” I had fun digging through old pictures for today’s post. So let’s get to it!
1. I was born in Boston! My dad was in the Air Force at the time, stationed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My growing up years were mainly in Texas (Fort Worth, Abilene and Lubbock.) I later moved back to Boston in my 20s. My family roots are actually in Boston. John Winchester came over in the 1600s and squatted land which is now Brookline (at that time called, “the Muddy District.) In my heart I belong in Boston. It’s in my blood! Can’t wait to run there this spring! Love that Muddy Water!
2. I’ve volunteered around the globe for Habitat for Humanity including Costa Rica, Kenya, India and Nepal. My favorite trip has been to Kenya. It was an all women’s build. After we finished building the homes we spent a few days on safari!
3. In 2001 some girlfriends and I rode our bicycles across Iowa with RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). If you love to cycle this should be on your bucket list! About 500 miles over the course of a week with about 10,000 other cyclists! It is one wild and crazy time! My motivation each day was to try to find home baked chocolate chip cookies in each of the towns we passed through.
4. Some girlfriends and I spent a week hiking the Grand Canyon off the North Rim. The first day my pack weighed 60lbs! It was so heavy because we had to bring in water for the first 2 days and stash water for the last day’s hike out. It was an amazing journey. The Canyon is a magical place. I highly recommend a trip there and if you are fit enough, do some hiking. It’s spectacular.