Hey everyone! Welcome to all the Grow Your Blog Hoppers who will be stopping by today! This is my day to be in the “spotlight” blog-wise with this fun group of fellow Sweat Pinkers! I loved how Kristen of Run Away with Me did her post on Monday, so I’m also going with the ABC method since it was a lot of fun to read. Specifically a bit about me through the letters of the alphabet. 🙂
A is for animal lover. I love animals of all kinds. Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, goats, cows, you name it and I love the animal.
B is for biking. It’s my second favorite workout for cardio. I have a great bike, but have a tendency to head to the gym these days and get on a stationary bike. Definitely need to get back on the road.
C is for cookies. They are my favorite snack treat. I’ve become a big fan of The Complete Cookie lately which also has about 10 grams of protein in it. There’s nothing like a good cookie!
D is for Donna. My favorite race every year is the 26.2 with Donna in Jacksonville. I ran the marathon in 2013 as my first 26.2, and the race has had a special place in my heart ever since. The race’s mission is to finish breast cancer.
E is for extrovert. I’m an outspoken person, and love making friends wherever I go. I have no trouble just striking up conversations with anyone.
F is for Florida. I’ve lived in Florida since I was very young. I currently live in the Orlando area and love it. So much going on in Central Florida.
G is for God’s girl. God is first and foremost in my life. It’s a day to day trial to keep Him at that top spot, but I know that it’s because of Him that I’ve been so blessed in life.
H is for headbands. I exclusively wear Bondi Band headbands when I run. I’ve been fortunate enough to be an Ambassador with them and have been wearing them for over four years.
I is for Indybird. Indy is my sweet lovebird who is about 9 years old. I also have an adorable parakeet, Angel who is 10 years old. They are my babies.
J is for Jillian Michaels. She is my favorite fitness trainer. I’ve been a fan of hers since I first saw her on The Biggest Loser. I love her DVDs, podcasts and books.
K is for 10k. My favorite distance to run other than doing half marathons.
L is for The Line. I used to write a self-published crime comic book series entitled The Line. Published three issues of the series, but never finished telling the story.
M is for my family. I’m very close to my family, especially my mom. She is my biggest supporter in all that I do. We are best friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
N is for New York. This is where I was born (specifically on Long Island), and where I have a lot of family. Despite living in Florida most of my life, I have an attachment to the Big Apple.
O is for Orlando Galloway. This is the training group I run with three times a week. I began training with them in 2012, and have since become a Group Leader. I’ve made some amazing life-long friendships through the group.
P is for photography. It’s one of my creative passions and outlets. I love being able to express myself through photography. I’ve been taking pictures since I was about 8 or 9. There’s nothing like seeing something through the lens of a camera.
Q is for quotes. I love motivating and inspirational quotes and post them on my instagram feed regularly.
R is for running of course! It’s my favorite sport and way to keep moving. I’ve been running consistently now for about five years and love it. I use the Galloway run/walk/run method due to having an herniated disk in my back. The time walking in between running helps me recover enough that I can keep running.
S is for Skirt Sports. 99% of my running outfits consist of Skirt Sports skirts, tops and capris. I fell in love with their skirts in 2011 and have never looked back. I love being a brand ambassador for them and spreading the skirt love!
T is for teriyaki. I love teriyaki stir-fries and other dishes with this flavor.
U is for unwavering. My passion for my fitness, writing and photography are unwavering. I put my best into them.
V is for vegan. I’ve been a vegan for going on six years. I can’t imagine my life any other way. Originally, I became vegetarian for health reasons, but within a month I went vegan because I just couldn’t imagine having any animal products in my food again.
W is for weight loss. In October 2008, I finally decided to change my life. I began my health and fitness journey and lost 80lbs by the next summer. That journey forever changed my life.
X is for X-Files. When the series was on television, I was a big fan. Now that it’s coming back for a limited series in January, my inner geek is beginning to come back out.
Y is for Yankees. I’m not a big sports watching fan, but I do love the NY Yankees.
Z is for zombie. Which is how I’m now feeling since I need some sleep.
Whew, that was actually more difficult to do that I thought it would be! I hope you learned something new about me. I’d love to know if we have anything in common. Share something about yourself in the comments! 🙂